The Denver Post (penned by Kyle Newman) presents who they feel would make the Rockies All-Decade team. Some of these selections are made with little argument, but other’s could spark a debate. Who would you select on your Rockies All-Decade team? For shortstop would you select Troy Tulowitzki or would Trevor Story edge him out? Would you count Charlie Blackmon as a center fielder or would he land in the right field spot? And where does that put Carlos Gonzalez on your list? Who would land in your starting rotation? And remember, this is just looking at 2010-2019.
My Rockies All-Decade team is very similar to the Denver Post list. This is where my votes land:
1B: Todd Helton (despite his decline his last few years.)
2B: DJ LeMahieu
3B: Nolan Arenado
SS: Trevor Story (it was tough choice.)
RF: Charlie Blackmon (yes, I counted him as RF)
CF: Dexter Fowler
LF: Carlos Gonzalez (yes, I counted him at LF)
C: Tony Wolters (but I was torn between him and Chris Iannetta)
Starting pitchers: Jon Gray, Ubaldo Jimenez, German Marquez, Jorge De La Rosa, Jhoulys Chacín
Middle reliever: Scott Oberg
Set-up man: Adam Ottavino
Closer: Rafael Betancourt (This was a hard choice for me, I loved Huston Street, but his contributions to this decade just didn’t “wow” me.)
Manager: Bud Black
I know, we’re all sick of hearing Nolan Arenado trade rumors. I get it, I really do, I’m sick of it too. (Hey, I rhymed.) According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, any talks with the Braves hinges on where Josh Donaldson ends up. If Donaldson ends up signing with a different team I expect this rumor to continue to grow. But just remember, Arenado has the final say since he has a no-trade clause.
If you haven’t already cast your ballot for the Purple Row Prospects polling thread, do it now. Time is winding down, and voting is only open until December 31st.
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If you’re in Colorado (or even if you’re not) mark you calendars for the return of Rockies Fest. After a few years without Rockies Fest, it returns to Coors Field on January 25.