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Rox Pile Mar 19, 2019

Blake St. Ball: Is Ian Desmond the Colorado Rockies’ key to winning the West?

The term MVP can mean a lot of different things depending on who you ask.  On it’s face, the definition is simple: the Most Valuable Player on a team or in a league.  But the debate goes deeper than that.  Is a player the “most valuable” because of his pure ability or because of the […] Blake St. Ball: Is Ian Desmond the Colorado Rockies’ key to winning the West? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Denver Post Mar 18, 2019
Trevor Story: Rockies’ offense will be more productive than 2018 version

Trevor Story: Rockies’ offense will be more productive than 2018 version

Ian Desmond doesn't put a lot of stock in last year's numbers, nor in this year's projections. He simply believes the Rockies have the talent and mentality for a more dynamic and productive offense.
Purple Row Mar 14, 2019
Thursday Rockpile: The lineup starts to take shape

Thursday Rockpile: The lineup starts to take shape

Rockies news and links for March 14, 2019 Rockies’ Story opens bid to repeat All-Star season | Daily Inter Lake If you browsed social media on Wednesday around the time the lineup for that day’s Spring Training game was announced, you probably saw the following: “Looks like the Opening Day lineup.” That includes our own Twitter feed and a few others. For those who didn’t see it: #Rockies vs. #Dbacks @SaltRiverFields pic.twitter.com/nTszfydu7i— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) March 13, 2019 That does look pretty darn good. Ian Desmond’s name will always stand out, but he...
Purple Row Mar 13, 2019
Wednesday Rockpile: Feel the need... the need for speed

Wednesday Rockpile: Feel the need... the need for speed

Rockies news and links for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 The Colorado Rockies have speed to burn in 2019, and 33-year-old Ian Desmond is leading the way | Denver Post ($) The message is clear: in 2019, the Rockies have the green light. In a recent player’s meeting, running was a primary topic, and causing havoc on the basepaths for opposing teams will be a focus this year. According to Patrick Saunders, Ian Desmond led the meeting and gave valuable insight to the young speedsters around him. There are plenty of guys on this squad with “speed to burn,” but it needs to be used wisely in...
The Denver Post Mar 12, 2019
The Colorado Rockies have speed to burn in 2019, and 33-year-old Ian Desmond is leading the way

The Colorado Rockies have speed to burn in 2019, and 33-year-old Ian Desmond is leading the way

Colorado's roster of roadrunners includes second baseman Garrett Hampson, shortstop Trevor Story and outfielders David Dahl, Raimel Tapia and Ian Desmond.
Rox Pile Mar 8, 2019

Blake St. Ball: Projecting the Colorado Rockies’ best 2019 lineup

The Colorado Rockies have plenty of firepower up and down their lineup. Between Charlie Blackmon, Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, Daniel Murphy, David Dahl, and Ian Desmond, the club has six players who can be counted on to produce at least 20 home runs if they stay healthy.  Throw their young second basemen into the mix, […] Blake St. Ball: Projecting the Colorado Rockies’ best 2019 lineup - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Mar 4, 2019

Colorado Rockies: A conversation with Ian Desmond on playing center field

The Colorado Rockies new center fielder Ian Desmond has had a good start to spring training for the team and yesterday, we had a chance to speak to him. In five games thus far in Spring Training, the Rockies new center fielder Ian Desmond has been excellent as he has 1 home run, 2 RBI, […] Colorado Rockies: A conversation with Ian Desmond on playing center field - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Denver Post Mar 3, 2019
Ian Desmond in center field for the Rockies looks like the right fit

Ian Desmond in center field for the Rockies looks like the right fit

Manager Bud Black's tabbing of the 33-year-old veteran to roam the wide expanse at Coors Field was no doubt met with many raised eyebrows.
The Denver Post Feb 28, 2019
Rockies Recap: Colorado ties Dodgers as Ian Desmond, Colton Welker homer

Rockies Recap: Colorado ties Dodgers as Ian Desmond, Colton Welker homer

Ian Desmond recorded his first spring homer -- and first spring hit -- in his fourth at-bat of the spring, sending Michael Boyle's 3-2 pitch out beyond the left field bullpen.
Purple Row Feb 23, 2019
State of the Position: Outfield

State of the Position: Outfield

Familiar names will be in different spots in that big Coors outfield. The Colorado Rockies have depth in the outfield for the 2019 season. We know that at first glance because we are familiar with the names of those outfielders, from the veterans to the prospects. We also see that depth in some of the projections for the upcoming season. In practice, that depth means that they can afford to move Charlie Blackmon to right field to save his legs and hopefully prop up his offense. In practice, that means shifting Ian Desmond to center field in the hopes of getting more out of his athleticism...

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