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If the 60-game sprint leaves the 2020 Colorado Rockies with strained hamstrings and wicked case of plantar fasciitis, it won’t be a major shock. A disappointment, yes. A surprise, no. With an abbreviated and unpredictable season that increases favorable outcomes for even the worst teams – Baltimore and Miami could actually slip into the postseason – not a lot would…...

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DNVR Rockies beat reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics pertaining to the inhabitants of 2001 Blake Street as well all the scuttlebutt in-and-around the game of baseball. Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association may not have agreed on a lot before the July 23 date for Opening Day was set by Commissioner Rob Manfred. Though the two sides couldn’t work out whether or not the advent of the designated hitter in the National League would benefit one side more than the other, Manfred decided the universal DH was a matter of health and safety, primarily for pitchers. Next year, it all goes back to normal. Until then, let’s figure out if…

On Monday, Colorado Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich and manager Bud Black spent the entirety of a 70-minute video conference with local media discussing everything from roster construction to new rules to the obvious impact of the ongoing pandemic. 60-Man Roster Colorado submitted 52 names on Sunday for their 60-man roster. Comprised of 28 pitchers, five catchers, 13 infielders and 6 outfielders, the organization has plans to add more in the coming days. Righties Wes Parsons and Tommy Doyle received calls from the front office and will be added to the 60-man roster, bringing the total to 54. “Our plan is to have more guys join us… we’ll finalize those decisions this week,” Bridich added. Originally, the Rockies invited 62…

On Tuesday evening, Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association leaped over the final hurdle to announce that baseball is back for a 2020 season. Following Monday’s implementation of a 60-game season by Commissioner Rob Manfred, the MLBPA agreed to report to camp by July 1 and approved health and safety protocols that include much more than washing hands and the prohibition of high-fives. Season Details Following a shortened Spring/Summer Training 2.0 at their home ballpark, Opening Day will commence on July 23 or 24 and run through September 27 for a 60-game schedule. Teams will play entirely within their region (AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central, and AL West vs. NL West). For Colorado, this…

After the final proposal by Major League Baseball was rejected by the MLB Players’ Association, Commissioner Rob Manfred has mandated a 60-game season expected to start on the weekend of July 24-26 and ending on September 27. The only remaining hurdle for the return of baseball is Tuesday’s 3pm vote for the MLBPA on whether players will report to preparatory camp on July 1 and if the healthy and safety protocols are sufficient. On Monday afternoon, the executive board of the players’ union voted against accepting the proposal 33-5. As per the March 26 agreement, Manfred enforced his ability to finally set a season in motion. In a statement issued following the vote, MLBPA and executive director Tony Clark reiterated…

While it may seem a fool’s errand to attempt a prediction at the results of the 2020 MLB season – let alone whether or not it shall even happen – an effort to forecast next year’s MLB Draft may not be much easier. However, the endeavor is incredibly enticing. The more and more unlikely it becomes that we’ll have a 2020 Opening Day parallels the unprecedented possibility of having no draft the following season. After only five rounds this year on June 10-11, the March 26th agreement between MLB and the MLB Players’ Association dictated the 2021 MLB Draft will be scheduled for 20 rounds, down from the standard 40 in previous years. There’s one caveat to this accord, according…

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