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