Isotope McMahon knows he is being watched | Albuquerque Journal
Ryan McMahon has been mashing the baseball between Double-A Hartford and his current home in Triple-A Albuquerque and is drawing a crowd. The no. 7 PuRP is hitting an absurd .390/.415/.648 for the Isotopes and has re-established himself as a top prospect after a down year in Double-A last year. There are plenty of reasons for McMahon's down year - a season-long road trip, learning a new position, extremely young for the league - but Double-A has broken many prospects as talented as he is.
The third-baseman has been exposed to first and second base over the last two seasons, expanding his defensive utility and his value. The Rockies have already had a busy trade deadline by their standards, acquiring reliever Pat Neshek from the Philadelphia Phillies and catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Texas Rangers, and McMahon could be a piece to land a larger prize.
Rockies Get Catcher in Severe Decline, Improve| FanGraphs Baseball
FanGraphs has been ... critical of the Rockies' catching situation most of the year and the acquisition of Lucroy - one of the worst position players in baseball this year - isn't a major step forward. But it's still a step forward, and that's coming from one of the few left on Wolters' Island.
Minnesota Twins Blueprint for 2018 Happening in Colorado | Puckett's Pond
I guess the Rockies are a franchise to be modeled after? Puckett's Pond examines the Rockies' resurgent season and looks to see how the Twins can manufacture similar success by following the same plan.
Our friends at Rox Pile completed a tour of Coors Field and discovered a few quirks about our lovely home ballpark. Did you know there are only two silver seats in the entire stadium behind the visitors dugout? They're a part of a giveaway through Coors Brewing Company and are called the Silver Bullet Seats. That's pretty neat!
The Rockies won, lost, the Dexter Fowler trade | Purple Row
When Jordan Lyles was designated for assignment this weekend, the book finally closed on the Dexter Fowler trade. Our own Eric Garcia-McKinley takes a look back at the trade.