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Some Rockies-centric Links (2.7.23)
Here’s what I’m reading this week.
Last Friday I wrote about how bad the Rockies’ offense was in 2022, so when this came through Twitter, I felt the need to share as a reminder of some (much) better days.
It’s clear that we’re closer to the start of the MLB season as the articles have become much more plentiful. (Then again, I suppose it helps when the team’s owner has an extended interview with the local media.)
Patrick Saunders’ talked with Dick Monfort about why he thinks tanking is bad, and the Rockies won’t do it (Denver Post — subscription required).
For a contrasting view, Tom Krasovic shares the perspective from San Diego on Monfort’s comments from San Diego (San Diego Tribune).
Turns out, fans like it when the owner spends a lot of money. Dennis Lin provides a case in point with Padres fans (and he’s got the data to prove it) (The Athletic — subscription required).
Brendan Rodgers gets a shoutout in this Elijah Evans piece on up-and-coming hitters — if he can just hit the ball in the air (JustBaseball.com).
Is Elias Díaz a 2023 bounce-back candidate? Eno Sarris thinks so (The Atheltic — subscription required).
Ryan McMahon made Anthony Castrovince’s “2023 All-Underrated Team” (MLB.com).
Shanti Sepe-Chepuru projects each team’s 2023 home run leader — the surprise is her runner up for the Rockies (MLB.com).
Spring Training means seeing some prospects in camp. Danielle Allentuck has five players to watch (Denver Gazette — subscription required).
If I’m going to read anyone writing on Scott Oberg, it’s Jamie Pote. Here’s the conclusion of his three-part series with the recently retired Rockie (Tewksbury Town Crier).
Best all-time Colorado Rockies pitchers? This this list (Geeks Vibe Nation).
There’s big news for Cole Tucker (TMZSports).
Bret Boswell is back.
That’s all for now.
Thanks for reading, and look for a new Rockies Pitch on Friday —