Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on February 3
The countdown continues toward the start of spring training. After the start to another chilly day in the Denver area, knowing that Colorado Rockies pitchers and catchers are reporting in just a matter of days in sunny Scottsdale is a very welcome thought.
It may be the start of February but there are still plenty of things in play for the Rockies and other Major League teams as they make their final roster tweaks. There are also plenty of news tidbits to keep up with so here are three of the biggest that we think you should know about today.
Boone Heads to Cleveland
This offseason, the Cleveland Indians have continued to improve their roster in the hopes of returning to the World Series. They continued that strengthening on Thursday with the signing of former Rockies reliever Boone Logan.
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According to sources, the deal is for one year at a base salary of $5.5 million, with a $1 million buyout on a 2018 club option.
Logan was solid for the Rockies last season, going 2-5 with a 3.69 ERA in 66 appearances. He was especially effective as the specialist against left-handed batters, limiting them to a .142 batting average.
A Web Gem from Rockies Fantasy Camp
OK, here’s something to mark down now … my goal is to be a part of the Colorado Rockies Fantasy Camp next year. It looks amazing and, hey, getting to spend part of the winter playing baseball in Arizona surrounded by current and former Rockies can’t be all bad, right?
Now, when I get there next year, will I be able to hit a ball or even cleanly field one? That’s up for debate. What isn’t up for debate, however, is this sweet play turned in by some rookie infielders. ESPN, if you’re watching and looking for any sign of a baseball highlight like we are, here’s an early Web Gem leader.
Pint Gets Praise
The Colorado Rockies drafted Riley Pint with the fourth overall pick in last year’s draft. There’s been a lot of talk about what Pint can bring to the Rockies in the future. This article will whet your appetite even more for Pint’s potential.
Check out the great things said about Pint on MLB.com and why they’re comparing him to Justin Verlander. However, there is a bit of a warning in there about Pint’s long-term health.
We’ll let you read the article and decide what you think. However, we’re excited about what the future holds for Pint and Colorado’s pitching.