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Colorado Rockies closer Greg Holland never doubted his return to baseball’s elite

Colorado Rockies news and notes for Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Greg Holland's return among baseball's elite closers was never risky for Rockies reliever - The Denver Post
Rockies closer Greg Holland has reaped the rewards from a strong first half, leading the big leagues in saves and being selected to his third All-Star Game. Holland came to the Rockies from Kansas City after missing all of 2016 rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He told Nick Groke that he never viewed coming to Colorado as a risk and he was confident he could help the team compete for the postseason.

Charlie Blackmon drops Home Run Derby showdown - MLB.com
Charlie Blackmon turned in one of the best performances by a Rockie in the Home Run Derby, but lost a nail-biter in the quarterfinals to the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, 15-14. Blackmon said he even surprised himself with his strong showing.

2017 Trade Value: #31 to #40 - FanGraphs Baseball
Nolan Arenado checks in at No. 31 in FanGraphs' trade value rankings, with Dave Cameron citing his relative lack of team control, not his talent, as being the primary factor in not climbing higher on the list.

Captain Earthman dies at 61: Iconic Coors Field beer vendor battled brain cancer – The Denver Post
Legendary Coors Field vendor Brent Doeden, better known to fans as Captain Earthman, passed away Monday from brain cancer at the age of 61. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.