By Manny Randhawa / MLB.com DENVER — One of the major questions facing the Rockies in 2019 is: Will the real Trevor Story please stand up? Following a historic beginning to his career, featuring six home runs in his first four games, the shortstop put together a strong rookie campaign, albeit cut short by injury. […]

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By Manny Randhawa / MLB.com When the White Sox non-tendered right fielder Avisail Garcia on Friday, it brought an end to a six-year union that began with many calling the prospect “Mini Miggy” because of how similar his swing was to superstar Miguel Cabrera. And it was fitting, given that the White Sox acquired Garcia […]

By Manny Randhawa / MLB.com DENVER — Though their season came to an end on Sunday at Coors Field, the Rockies took a step forward in 2018. As the final out was recorded in a 6-0 loss to the Brewers that completed a National League Division Series sweep, there was a sense of optimism in […]

DENVER — When you talk to Kyle Freeland about pitching, one thing becomes abundantly clear in the first seconds of that conversation: he has conviction about his craft. His tone is resolute. Words like “attack” and “relentlessly” are part of the dialogue. So when he explains how he is doing what he is doing, he […]

DENVER — “Are you back?” That was my question to Nolan Arenado, though, to be fair, it wasn’t really fair. You see, Arenado had been mired in a slump for the better part of a month, and the question was posed after one [very] good game. Arenado has maintained that a strained shoulder that had […]

DENVER — In 2017, Nolan Arenado had a Nolan Arenado season: he hit .309/.373/.586 with 37 home runs, good for a 129 weighted runs created plus (and when you play your home games at Coors Field, wRC+ or OPS+ is a requisite measure for any offensive player). Arenado also came through in high-leverage situations — […]

DENVER — Ryan McMahon stopped guessing. “Right now, I’m just staying in my lane,” said the rookie infielder. “Doing my thing.” “Right now” is since he was last called up from Triple-A Albuquerque in late July. And “doing my thing” is hitting .344 (11-for-32) with a double and a pair of homers in 14 games […]

DENVER — Before he moved back to his natural position of shortstop this season, Manny Machado was among the premier third basemen in the game. And by using the word “natural” to describe his place at short, the term is being used in its strictest sense, given how incredible Machado was at the hot corner. […]

DENVER — A few hours before he hit the longest home run at Coors Field this season, Ian Desmond was talking about factory settings. You know, like factory settings on your computer. “It was about resetting back to my swing that I had since I was in my young 20’s — even before that,” Desmond […]