He might be the forgotten member of the Colorado Rockies rotation, but he also might be the key to the club becoming respectable. Jordan Lyles and the Rockies avoided arbitration on Wednesday, signing a 1-year $2.95 million deal. The deal makes sense for both sides, giving Lyles a modest raise after an injury-shortened season. The righty was acquired by…

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David would leave Vanguard University in California with a journalism degree and go on to write for the Colorado Springs Gazette. He was the Rockies beat writer for The Rocky Mountain News spin off "In Denver Times" in 2009 and recently wrote and managed RockiesReview.com. David was able to crank out over 1000 columns on the Rockies in the last five years, including almost 400 in the last two years alone.

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