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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This seemed timely.
And so, we turn to baseball.
The Colorado Rockies made another minor-league signing as they continue to refill their pool of relief pitchers.
Rockies sign LHP Fernando Abad to a minor league contract with a non roster invite to big league camp— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 9, 2023
- Kenneth Weber turned his trade focus to the Detroit Tigers this week.
The rumors between the Rockies and Marlins may have fizzled out. But if Colorado is still targeting a young SP the Detroit Tigers could offer what they’re looking for. https://t.co/JthPg7CvS4— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) January 9, 2023
- New drinking game! Take a shot when someone remembers bizarre injuries involving Rockies. Paul Elliott provided a cheat sheet.
In the 162 game marathon of the MLB season, there are bound to be injuries, but sometimes players get hurt in bizarre ways. https://t.co/nz59PriboH— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) January 10, 2023
- Skyler Timmins went back to the mall to make sure he hadn’t missed anything in the post-holiday free-agent clearance sales.
- This week, Scott Oberg announced his retirement from baseball. Evan Lang revisited Oberg’s career as a Rockie (and his place in Rockies history).
- Joelle Milholm finished up the week with Part II of her series on the Rockies’ leadoff hitter options.
The Rockies prospects are going to be what makes 2023 fun. From those who made MLB debuts in 2022 like Ezequiel Tovar, Sean Bouchard, and Michael Toglia, to those that could debut in 2023, like Zac Veen and Brenton Doyle, should any of them be leadoff? https://t.co/lfiLYby3iI— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) January 13, 2023
Mario explained why signing Nick Mears was a potentially good move.
The Rockies love their sinkerballers, but when they added righty Nick Mears, they went the other way: Mears has a great four-seamer that thrives on carry and lives up in the zone. And he could be small breaking ball adjustments away from being dominant. https://t.co/CbxNxQvfi8— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) January 10, 2023
The Rockies unveiled their commemorative jersey patch this week.
New merch, anyone?
Tweet of the Week
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Justin Lawrence is on TikTok, and you can follow him here. Here’s a sample video.
His account is in its early days, but, hopefully, he’ll keep posting videos.
Weekend Discussion Topic
What is going on with the Padres? They’ve signed, like, everyone that the Mets didn’t, and this week, they added Nelson Cruz. The talent is undeniable, but can they win with this team?
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