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Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds is finally turning into a complete hitter

Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Wednesday, May 10

Rockies' Mark Reynolds improves contact rate |

In case you haven't noticed, Mark Reynolds has been really good this year. Prior to last night's game he had homered in four straight games including the day game yesterday. It seems the Cubs wanted little to do with him last night as they walked him three times in the second game. So far this year, Reynolds has become the complete hitter. He's hitting for power and average with good strikeout and walk ratios.

Antonio Senzatela showing Rookie of the Year skills | Roxpile

Antonio Senzatela has gone from a long-shot to make the roster in spring training to an early season favorite for the Rookie of the Year award. Yesterday, he showed his amazing resiliency and also Houdini-like escape abilities giving up two runs in six innings against the Cubs. An outstanding performance that still managed to nudge his ERA up a touch, yet another sign as to how good he's been this year.

Kyle Freeland on his “long journey” to “a dream come true” | BSNDenver

Kyle Freeland has had an amazing journey from being born in Denver shortly after the Rockies started playing to making his MLB debut in the Rockies home opener. Drew chronicles that journey with some great quotes from Freeland.

FPF: 5 Predictions for 2017 - Purple Row

jrockies got oh so close to nailing the most amazing prediction in this fan post from March 25th.

3) Let's get bold for a second (third?): The May 9 game against the Cubs will not only have a rain delay but will be rained out. I don't know why but we are looking for bold predictions and I don't think anyone else would go with something this maddening.

Off by just one day, but I think he deserves credit for nailing the series at least.

Shockingly (or not), Denver did not make the list for best baseball towns in North America - Purple Row

CSCobra wrote this fan post yesterday about an article that Fox Sports did on the best baseball towns. I disagree about why the Rockies weren't listed. The Rockies fan base is not the reason. Considering the average attendance of the team compared to the team's average record since inception and the fan base has shown itself quite well.

The bigger issue is that everyone knows that Denver is a Broncos town. Part of that may be because of the longer history and legacy that has established them as the premier Denver franchise. Their consistent success probably only helps that. Lists like this are based off of national perception, and it’s not surprising at all that they wouldn’t even consider Denver. Whether you agree with me or him, or maybe neither let him know in the fan post.