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Monday Rockpile: Nolan vs. Charlie for MVP, who is your pick?

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Charlie Blackmon, Nolan Arenado earn MVP buzz | MLB.com

The Rockies have two MVP candidates on their roster. The last time this happened was in 2009 with Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki - the last playoff team the Rockies fielded. This season, Blackmon and Arenado have provided an offensive lift when the team has been in a rut offensively, putting the team on their backs some nights and carrying them towards the playoffs. There's plenty of competition for the MVP race - Paul Goldschmidt, Joe Votto, and Giancarlo Stanton come to mind - but both Rockies have strong cases for the National League MVP.

Carlos Gonzalez is the reason why the Rockies can make a deep playoff run | isportsweb

It's no secret that some of the Rockies' success in the rest of September and into October lies in the bat of Carlos Gonzalez. At this point, it's not about the two MVP candidate's mentioned above, it's how well the supporting cast can fill their roles. If there's something CarGo knows about, it's trying to carry a team with a weak supporting cast. Gonzalez needs to perform up to standard for the Rockies to have a fighting chance at a successful playoff run.

Rockies' Chad Bettis works to improve command | MLB.com

Pitching mechanics are a funny thing; you can make a living off of repeating a motion consistently, but if one thing is microscopically out of line everything else can fall apart. Right now, Bettis is working on finding that consistency with his fastball that took him through a successful 2016 season. Now, Bettis did have this testicular cancer recovery that might have a bit of an effect, but that's never going to be an excuse for Bettis. Right now, it's just about keeping his front side in line.

The longest home run in Coors Field history has an asterisk | The Denver Post

This is a great look at the longest home runs - pre-humidor and pre-statcast era included - at Coors field and poses the question of what really was the longest home run ever hit at a mile high?