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Rockies news and links for April 6, 2019

Rockies Interested In Additional Extensions | MLB Trade Rumors
The Colorado Rockies signed star third baseman Nolan Arenado to an extension this winter and recently locked up starting pitcher German Márquez for five years and $43 million as well. Now, it appears further extensions may be in the works. Rockies’ co-owner Dick Monfort recently spoke of a desire to pursue further contract extensions with hometown star Kyle Freeland and shortstop Trevor Story, as Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors relays. In his first year of arbitration this winter, Story agreed to a $5 million contract for the 2019 season, while Freeland is not yet eligible for arbitration.

Morning after: Colorado Rockies thrashed on opening day but it was still opening day | Rox Pile
Opening Day did not turn out as Rockies’ fans had hoped as the Los Angeles Dodgers came away with the 10-6 victory. The day began with pregame ceremonies that introduced the newly-extended Arenado to a rousing ovation, but the Dodgers quickly jumped out to a lead and ran away with it. As Jake Shapiro of Rox Pile writes, there was still joy to be had on Opening Day and the Rockies will again be looking to put up a win with Jon Gray on the hill in tonight’s game.

On the farm

Triple-A Isotopes 7, Bees 4 | Box Score

At Triple-A, Rockies top prospect and number one PuRP Brendan Rodgers hit a home run. Roberto Ramos also went 3-for-3 with a double and a homer. From the mound, Peter Lambert had less successful day, as he walked two and gave up six hits in four innings of work.

Double-A: Postponed

High A: Nuts 11, JetHawks 8 | Box Score

Low A: Tourists 5, Green Jackets 4 | Box Score

Ryan Rolison had a lights out debut for the Asheville Tourists on Friday. One might even say it was perfect. Rolison didn’t allow a baserunner in five innings of work while striking out four. Not a bad full season debut for the Rockies 2018 first round draft pick.