Manager: Walt Weiss (third season). Key newcomers: SP Kyle Kendrick (free agent, Phillies), RP John Axford (free agent, Indians), C Nick Hundley (free agent, Orioles). Key loss: OF Michael Cuddyer (free agent, Mets), 2B Josh Rutledge (trade, Angels), RP Franklin Morales (free agent). Roster
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Three things to watch: Can Corey Dickerson and Charlie Blackmon repeat 2014?
Neither outfielder was an Opening Day starter a year ago and both now appear entrenched in left and center field after breakout seasons. The spring will be an opportunity to solidify their status as legitimate forces in a powerful Rockies' lineup.
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Three things to watch: Is this the year Eddie Butler and Jonathan Gray arrive?
As much as this season relies on the health of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, the Rockies future rides on the team's top two pitching prospects. And they aren't far off -- Butler appeared in 16 innings last season. Both likely are to start this year at Triple-A, but how they perform during spring training could go a long way toward determining when they get the call.
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Three things to watch: How much will Wilin Rosario catch?
Rosario can hit, that much is undisputed. But he was a big liability behind the plate and often was on a different page than the Rockies pitchers. Colorado signed defensive-minded Nick Hundley in the offseason, and he is listed atop the depth chart. How long will that last, or how else can the Rockies get Rosario's bat in the lineup?
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