Colorado Rockies: 5 Must-Read Articles Before Spring Training

As spring training for the Colorado Rockies draws even closer, we’re wanting to make sure you’re in the know as the team heads to Arizona.

We’ve put together five articles that will help you be prepared for what potentially could happen with the team in Arizona, as well as the early part of the season.

Best of all, we’ve ensured that when you click on one of the articles below, you won’t leave this article or lose your place on our site. We know how frustrating that can be so we’ve tried to help eliminate that problem.

3 Battles to Watch Heading into 2017

While the Rockies may have answered some questions in the offseason with the signings of Ian Desmond and Greg Holland, there are still a few more to be answered.

We took a look at three positions that we think will be up for a battle heading into the season. Those decisions will likely be made in spring training so know what to watch for by reading this article.

Who Will Be the Fifth Starter?

The Rockies have a solid four-man starting group in Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson, Tyler Chatwood and Chad Bettis. However, they’ll need a fifth starter who can keep the team humming along when one of those four doesn’t take the mound.

Nolan Lees takes a look at the candidates for the job (and what each could bring to it) in this article.

3 Players Who Will Bounce Back in 2017

Not every member of the Rockies can have numbers like Nolan Arenado … and not every Colorado player needs to have those kind of stats (although it would be nice) for the team to succeed.

We picked out three members of the team who struggled last season but should put together better numbers in 2017. Take a look at our forecast in this article.

Looking at the Batting Order Possibilities for 2017

It seems simple, but it’s anything but that. Who do you place where in the batting lineup? You may think you know, but check out our predictions in this article. We’ve looked at who might be where when a left-hander or right-hander is on the mound, as well as who might be in the lineup if the Rockies are in or out of contention for the postseason when September rolls around.

Is the Rockies’ Future the Brightest in Denver?

With the hiring of Bud Black and a solid core of young talent, we asked readers to let us know if the Rockies had a better short-term future ahead of them than the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets or Colorado Avalanche. You might be surprised what they said in this article.

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