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David Dahl is expected to return to the Rockies this season

Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Wednesday, July 19

David Dahl progressing on rehab assignment |

Contrary to reports yesterday, the Rockies are expecting David Dahl to be ready to return to the Rockies this season. While Dahl's early results in his rehab stint have been extremely positive, the Rockies are still planning on giving him an extended rehab assignment to try and mimic spring training for Dahl.

Jerry Schemmel cycles non-stop across Colorado to raise funds | Paws for Purple Hearts

Jerry Schemmel one of the Rockies radio announcers is a very accomplished extreme cyclist. Last year, Schemmel road across the country in seven days as part of a two man relay team to support an orphanage in Haiti. This year, his plan is to ride 468 miles across Colorado non-stop. He's also hoping to break the current record of 32 hours and 9 minutes while raising funds for Paws for Purple Hearts.

Rockies announcer Jerry Schemmel will cycle 112 miles with a heavy heart to remember the 1989 Iowa plane crash | The Denver Post

Schemmel was also the subject of this piece by Nick Groke at the Denver Post. If you don't know the full Jerry Schemmel story, be sure to read this to get caught up on one of the most interesting members of the Rockies media.

Colorado Rockies are contenders for a change -- and their TV ratings show it | Denver Business Journal

The Rockies have made impressive strides this season on the field. Their TV ratings have reflected that as well. Hopefully both continue to progress and the Rockies can eventually leverage it into a new TV contract whenever the current one expires sometime in the next century.

Which teams are the biggest Wild Card challengers? | RoxPile

The RoxPile took a look at who might be the Rockies biggest challengers for the final wild card spot. With the Diamondbacks own struggles and the Rockies being only half a game behind them in the race for the first wild card spot, their exclusion from the list is a bit weird.

Purple Row

MLB Trade Rumors: Rockies prepared to upgrade at deadline | Purple Row

Bud Black and Jeff Bridich did the radio tour Tuesday morning and clarified David Dahl’s status as well as talked about the Rockies plans for the deadline.

Rockies interested in Orioles pitchers Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy | Purple Row

According to Jeff Passan's source, the Rockies have inquired about a pair of young right-handers from Baltimore.

MLB Trade Deadline 2017: The Baltimore Orioles are a good partner for the Colorado Rockies | Purple Row

There are lots of ways an Orioles-Rockies trade could work and Jordan explored them all.