Well, that wasn’t much fun. Let’s try and cleanse the palate, shall we?
As announced yesterday, the Rockies came to an agreement with their top pick of the 2017 draft. He signed for a signing bonus at slot value, $1,425,400. Fun fact: Vilade and Story played for the same travel team in Texas, the Dallas Patriots, though they never played together because of the age difference.
Nick Groke has more on the 2017 Draft Class.
Kevin Henry got to chat with slugger Chad Spanberger, who the Rockies drafted in the sixth round out of University of Arkansas. He seems to be a big fan of the state of Colorado.
You can debate whether clutch is performantive or predictive (consider me firmly in the first camp), but either way you can't deny what Nolan Arenado has done in 2017. Case in point: in High Leverage situations he's hitting .419/.486/.871 and none of those are typos.
Carlos Gonzalez hasn't had the year he would like up to this point, but the Colorado Rockies clubhouse is 100 percent behind him.
There has been a lot of talk about the sustainability of the young Rockies pitching staff's success. Tony Blengino offers a look at what's driving the success for one of those hurlers--Kyle Freeland--and provides a hopeful glimpse as to what the rest of the season may hold.
The 30-year run of Triple-A baseball in Colorado Springs will end in 15 months. But don't worry: baseball will remain in the Springs, and it will likely mean you get to see MORE Rockies prospects.