The weekend is a great time to kick back and reflect. This Week in Purple is the place to catch up on the news from our team at Purple Row. You’ll find links to Rockpiles and other content below as well as a platform for community discussion in the comments.
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Since much of the national media’s Rockies-related speculation is focused on center field, we should probably start with a John Fogerty classic.
Really, is it possible to listen to “Centerfield” too many times?
And let’s highlight yesterday’s big news: Kyle Freeland will be pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
Kyle Freeland is #ALLIN for Team USA. pic.twitter.com/wphcyid0m0— MLB (@MLB) December 2, 2022
Now to review what happened last week on Purple Row.
- Is it time to offer an extension to Ezequiel Tovar?? Kenneth Weber considers the possibilities.
Teams around the league are locking-up their young stars as soon as possible. The Rockies may be wise to do the same with their young shortstop. https://t.co/u7aI88x1qo— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) November 28, 2022
- Paul Elliott provides a preview of next week’s Winter Meetings.
Previewing the Baseball Winter Meetings and what to expect from the Rockies. https://t.co/ghTdt7hqEo— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) November 29, 2022
- Is Kevin Kiermaier the right center fielder for the Rockies? Skyler Timmins looks at the data.
The search for a CF continues, so let’s check in on the defense-first option the #Rockies could consider adding. https://t.co/Se9EN98z8x— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) November 30, 2022
- Evan Lang recommended paying attention to Coco Montes.
#Rockies prospect Coco Montes was a treat for @ABQTopes fans this season. Let’s explore his professional career so far as the Rule 5 draft approaches. https://t.co/YC2NVHO5k4— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) December 1, 2022
- And Joelle Milholm finished up the week by speculating on Hall of Fame chances for Troy Tulowitzki and Matt Holliday.
The Toddfather. The 1982 and 83 NL MVP. The man who touched home plate to fuel Rocktober. The wizard who turned an unassisted triple play. Colorado Rockies are appearing on and will continue to show up on Hall of Fame ballots over the next few years. https://t.co/jmNS6Hr5Pg— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) December 2, 2022
Ranking the Rockies
Meanwhile, our “Ranking the Rockies” series continues. This week we covered:
You can read the entire thread here.
Tweet of the Week
Last week, the Rockies released a photo album of shots from the 2022 season. There are some gorgeous photos here.
Rockies in black & white https://t.co/IlpenoRmHF— Rockies Club Information (@RockiesClubInfo) November 30, 2022
This week, the finalists for the Colorado Sportswriter were announced, and there are some excellent choices.
COLORADO SPORTSWRITER FINALISTS@d_allentuck@NickKosmider@bylindsayhjones@markkiszla@Peter_Baugh@harding_at_mlb pic.twitter.com/nhxV0JZla5— NSMA Sports Media (@NSMASportsMedia) November 30, 2022
Also, let’s not overlook Ryan Spilborghs.
COLORADO SPORTSCASTER FINALISTS@ChrisMarlowe@ConorMcGahey@katywinge@MichaelCBS4@Romi_Bean@spillygoat19 pic.twitter.com/D4ABn9eEiU— NSMA Sports Media (@NSMASportsMedia) November 30, 2022
Trivia with Trevor May
In the offseason, Trevor May produces pretty terrific content on his Twitch channel. Can you answer this trivia question? (I could not.)
Can you name this player? @awawiffle pic.twitter.com/TFOfEbrCpn— Trevor May (Not Parody) (@IamTrevorMay) November 30, 2022
Perhaps you’re missing the soothing sounds of an evening at Coors Field. No worries. Baseball Ambience has you covered.
Weekend Discussion Topic
Let’s speculate. Where will Aaron Judge sign? Will he be back in the Bronx, or will he return to his West Coast roots? (We can probably agree that he won’t be wearing purple.)
Also, make your Winter Meetings predictions.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Keep an eye on the Hot Stove, and we’ll be back with new articles on Monday!
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