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MLB Trade Deadline: Rockies prospect Ryan McMahon getting scouted

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Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Monday, July 31

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.

Colorado Rockies: Some facts you nay not know about Coors Field | Rox Pile

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.