Saunders: Why do NL champion Dodgers own the Rockies? | The Denver Post ($)
A three-game sweep in a late-season series at Dodger Stadium and a loss in Game 163 (also at Dodger Stadium) were the ultimate undoing for the Colorado Rockies in 2018, as they came oh so close to their first division title in franchise history. The Los Angeles Dodgers were 13-7 against the Rockies in 2018 en route to clinching their sixth consecutive National League West on the final day of the regular season. Over the past six years, the Dodgers have gone 64-50 against the Rockies, and Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post has two big reasons as to why. For one, the Dodgers have routinely had the best pitching in baseball, while the Rockies have typically had the worst.
There’s also the money factor, which the Dodgers have an enviable supply of, and the Rockies… well, they are lacking in this area. The Dodgers have had the highest payroll in baseball every season from 2013-2017, and only dropped to third in 2018. The Rockies have been in the bottom half of Major League Baseball’s payroll rankings from 2013-2017, but peaked at 13th this season.
BSN Rockies Podcast: The questions that will define the offseason | BSN Denver
In the latest episode of the BSN Rockies podcast, Drew Creasman answers many fan questions regarding the offseason and what the Rockies’ roster may look like in 2019.
Nevin continues torrid start to AFL season | MLB.com
Tyler Nevin is absolutely raking in the Arizona Fall League. In a small six game sample, Nevin is producing a .478/.552/.696 slash line. He collected three hits on Tuesday, two of which were triples with exit velocities over 100 mph. After producing a 141 wRC+ with the Class-A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks in 2018, Nevin is continuing to take some big steps forward. I imagine he’ll be climbing up some PuRPs lists in the next round. Miek Rosenbaum of MLB.com has all the details.