Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on February 13

Normally, we’re not big fans of Monday. After all, that means the weekend is over and it’s time to get back to work. Well, that hasn’t changed on this Monday … but this Monday has a little extra special feel to it. We’re on the doorstep of spring training opening and the Colorado Rockies being back on the diamond. That helps Monday not have the usual level of suckiness, doesn’t it?

While we’re not clicking our heels in excitement that it’s Monday, we’re doing our best to find that silver lining. If you’re right there with us and counting the start of spring training as one of the best things about the week ahead, then let’s look at some of the latest news surrounding the Rockies.

No Really, He Means It

It seems like ever since new Rockies manager Bud Black first stepped foot in Denver, he’s been asked about putting together pitching at Coors Field and if this year’s team can really compete for a postseason spot.

Well, our friend Paul Klee in Colorado Springs asked him and put a little twist on the interview in the way that only Klee’s writing can do. You’ll have to check it out for yourself by clicking here.

Strength in Numbers

There’s no question that one of the strengths for the Rockies this season will be their outfield. When you have All-Stars in Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon and an up-and-coming star in David Dahl, it’s a great thing. Add to that potential pieces in Gerardo Parra, Raimel Tapia and Jordan Patterson, as well as a pretty darn good outfielder who is now a first baseman in Ian Desmond, and you see why Colorado’s outfield should shine in 2017.

Our friends at Purple Row took a look at the outfield situation in this article. We’re pretty sure the depth for the Rockies in the outfield will put a smile on your face, even on a Monday.

This Jake Isn’t Wearing Khakis

So what will Jake McGee bring to the Rockies this season? Many are believing he’ll bounce back from a rough patch he went through last season, including McGee. We’ll see a little of McGee and what he’ll bring to the table in the 2017 World Baseball Classic when he pitches for the United States.

See why McGee and others are thinking he’ll bounce back just fine for the Colorado bullpen this season by clicking here.

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