Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, January 27, 2023 Last week, the Purple Row community voted on the best cleanup hitter in the Rockies 30-year history. Todd Helton won with 47% of the vote, but Andrés Galarraga was close behind at 39%. The fun G.O.A.T. debate leads naturally to another question: Who should be the cleanup … [Read more...] about Colorado Rockies: Who’s the best candidate for cleanup hitter in 2023?
Albuquerque Isotopes Kauffman has been aggressively promoted, and might be on the doorstep of the majors 23. Karl Kauffmann (165 points, 18 ballots) Though Kauffmann was Rule 5 draft eligible after 2022 (he was un-protected and un-selected), the 25-year-old righty starter has only two professional seasons under his belt. The 77th overall pick in 2019 (slot $800k signing … [Read more...] about Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 23, Karl Kauffmann
The election of Scott Rolen to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his sixth ballot is a worthy one. Rolen was to his generation of third basemen almost precisely what Nolan Arenado is today: outstanding defender, terrific offensive contributor and a cornerstone player needed for putting together a World Series contender. Welcome to Cooperstown, Scott Rolen! https://t.co/k7LAJV961a … [Read more...] about Lyons Share: This BBWAA member believes Todd Helton should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame
On Tuesday, MLB announced the results of the voting for the 2023 National Baseball Hall of Fame class and one player was notably snubbed from induction as the only member inducted was Scott Rolen. 11 votes was the difference between Todd Helton being inducted into Cooperstown, leaving him on the ballot for at least one more year. However, he did jump more than 20% in the … [Read more...] about Todd Helton Should Be in the Baseball Hall of Fame
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Thursday, January 26th, 2023 “We’re not talking about performance-enhancing drugs here. Sign stealing has been going on for the past 100 years. There are teams who have used hidden cameras for years. Team employees flashed signs from outfield seats and scoreboards.” This is what national baseball … [Read more...] about Thursday Rockpile: Hall of Fame voters continuing to hold Coors Field against Todd Helton is farcical
Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images Carreras bounced back from a rough 2021 season in a big way in 2022 24. Julio Carreras (151 points, 21 ballots) Carreras is the highest-ranked of the three players on this edition of the PuRPs list who weren’t on the mid-season list (and the first position player revealed so far), having bounced back in a big way … [Read more...] about Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 24, Julio Carreras