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The Rockies are for real, according to both them and their opponents

Rockies news and notes for Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

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Rockies on track to end six years of futility: 'We're for real' - USA Today
Bob Nightengale of USA Today went in-depth with the Rockies over the weekend in San Diego to talk about the team's 36-23 start to the season, how they've done it and what they expect going forward. The consensus, from both the Rockies and their opponents, is that this team is in it for the long haul in 2017.

Ryan Zimmerman rises in All-Star vote update |
Charlie Blackmon remains in position for a starting spot and Nolan Arenado is behind just the Cubs' Kris Bryant in the latest All-Star Voting update. The vote is still open at

Inbox: Will Hoffman stay in rotation |
Rockies beat writer Thomas Harding takes reader questions about a variety of topics, including Jeff Hoffman's immediate future, Ian Desmond's lack of walks this season and rotation construction going forward. As always, Thomas has some good insight here.