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Chad Bettis joins a crowded Rockies rotation, but there’s no such thing as too much pitching

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Colorado Rockies news, note and links for Wednesday, August 16

With Chad Bettis back, Rockies found an acquisition hiding in full view. Their rotation seems set. | The Denver Post

The Rockies are currently carrying seven starting pitchers on their active roster. Tyler Chatwood and Antonio Senzatela will be in the bullpen for now. Whether they stay there will depend on the health of the other five. The Rockies are still expecting Tyler Anderson to return this season as well, which will create another difficult decision, though definitely a good one.

Tyler Anderson and Ian Desmond Injury updates | RoxPile

Anderson's knee is feeling good and he's on track to pitch again this year. Desmond on the other hand is still getting the vague updates with no timeline. Hopefully he can provide the Rockies with some solid depth heading into the playoffs.

Nolan Arenado wasn't supposed to be on the field, so Bud Black waved him off it | Rockies.com

In case you missed it on Monday night, Nolan Arenado tried to sneak onto the field and play third base after pinch hitting in the 7th inning. Unfortunately for him, Bud Black caught him and sent him back off the field

Rockies' Ryan McMahon adjusts to bench, Majors | Rockies.com

Ryan McMahon talks about the transition to the big leagues and also the change in his role. While the fans really want to see McMahon make a bigger impact on the game, it appears that the Rockies want to use him in more of a utility role. Overall it's a bit of an odd fit since the Rockies already have 2 utility infielders though McMahon does provide a better backup option to Mark Reynolds.

MLB Trade Deadline Recap: Colorado Rockies - MLB Daily Dish

While Pat Neshek has been a perpetual victim of bad luck since joining the Rockies, Jonathan Lucroy has been everything one could hope for. Besides providing solid leadership behind the plate, he's also returned to the form that made him one of the greatest offensive catchers in the National League.

Ranking the best managers from contending teams | ESPN.com

This is an ESPN Insider article, but I'm going to spoil it just a tiny bit for you. ESPN ranked Bud Black as the number one manager among contending teams ahead of Terry Francona and Joe Maddon.

Rockies, Chad Bettis gave this fan the best baseball game ever | Purple Row

Chad Bettis returned from cancer and that’s all that really mattered