7:22 PM EDT, Tue March 19, 2019
Rox Pile 3 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon putting a stranglehold on starting job

Alright, enough is enough.  The competition is over.  The Opening Day starter at second base for the Colorado Rockies has been decided.  Sorry Garrett Hampson, but Ryan McMahon has all but locked it up. After seven seasons, the Colorado Rockies will enter the season with a new starting second baseman.  With the departure of 3-time […] Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon putting a stranglehold on starting job - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row 11 hours ago
Tuesday Rockpile: Spring is the season for Ryan McMahon

Tuesday Rockpile: Spring is the season for Ryan McMahon

Rockies news and links for March 19, 2019 McMahon using advice to his advantage | Rockies.com Ryan McMahon has had a fantastic showing in spring training. He took some advice from the Rockies coaches about his hitting, and he apparently took it to heart. He worked on bat position and consistency, and it’s worked. He continued his impressive hitting in Monday’s game, with a 466-foot home run. He also had some good defensive moves as well, showing he’s ready to be whoever the Rockies need. While many discount the importance of spring training numbers, it’s still good to see McMahon...
The Denver Post 23 hours ago
Rockies Recap: Kyle Freeland experiments; Ryan McMahon blasts 466-foot homer

Rockies Recap: Kyle Freeland experiments; Ryan McMahon blasts 466-foot homer

Kyle Freeland, Colorado's likely opening-day starter, experimented with some pitches, including a two-seam fastball.
The Denver Post Mar 15, 2019
Rockies Recap: Peter Lambert solid in start; Ryan McMahon hits walk-off single

Rockies Recap: Peter Lambert solid in start; Ryan McMahon hits walk-off single

Ryan McMahon's splendid spring continued. He hit a bases-loaded, walk-off single to lift Colorado to victory.
The Denver Post Mar 14, 2019
Rockies Recap: Indians slam Jake McGee; Ryan McMahon stays hot

Rockies Recap: Indians slam Jake McGee; Ryan McMahon stays hot

The good news for Jake McGee? His fastball is touching 96 mph. The bad news? His ERA is 13.50.
Purple Row Mar 12, 2019
Tuesday Rockpile: Young talent thrives in new season

Tuesday Rockpile: Young talent thrives in new season

Rockies news and links for March 12, 2019 Colorado Rockies: 4 things we learned while covering spring training | Rox Pile The Rockies are looking for their third consecutive playoff appearance in 2019. This year, they are playing without the familiar faces of DJ LeMahieu, Adam Ottavino, Gerardo Parra, and Carlos Gonzalez. The adjustment of replacing these players could be the difference in another Rocktober or not. Luckily for Colorado, there are many young players ready to go. We might be seeing the next generation of Rockies in Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon, and even Trevor Story, who’s...
Purple Row Mar 11, 2019
Monday Rockpile: Surprising performances keep things interesting

Monday Rockpile: Surprising performances keep things interesting

Rockies news and links for March 11, 2019 Colorado Rockies: Pat Valaika playing Mark Reynolds out of a job? | Rox Pile There have been strong performances out of the young Rockies players with spring underway. In particular, Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson, and Pat Valaika have proven they have what it takes. This is fantastic, as it means Brendan Rodgers can take his time developing in the minor leagues. However, with Pat Valaika playing as well as he is, it might also mean more competition with a roster spot for Mark Reynolds. Reynolds signed the minor league contract with the Rockies,...
Rox Pile Mar 10, 2019

Colorado Rockies: Pat Valaika playing Mark Reynolds out of a job?

In my most recent article, I explained how the stellar early spring performances by Colorado Rockies’ Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson, and Pat Valaika were going to allow the front office the luxury of not having to rush prospect Brendan Rodgers to the majors. What I failed to mention in that article was that these performances, […] Colorado Rockies: Pat Valaika playing Mark Reynolds out of a job? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Denver Post Mar 9, 2019
Rockies Recap: German Marquez, Scott Oberg shine, but bats quiet vs Indians

Rockies Recap: German Marquez, Scott Oberg shine, but bats quiet vs Indians

It was a tough day at the plate for Colorado, though Ryan McMahon extended his hitting streak to nine games with a single.
Purple Row Mar 9, 2019
Saturday Rockpile: Hampson and McMahon deserve their chance

Saturday Rockpile: Hampson and McMahon deserve their chance

Rockies news and links for Saturday, March 9, 2019 McMahon, Hampson to be factors in 2019 | MLB.com The hottest story coming out of spring training so far is undoubtedly the second base job competition, and it’s a decision that will come down to the wire. Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson, and Pat Valaika all showed off their weapons again on Friday, with Ryan and Pat hitting homers, and Garrett stealing a base and scoring easily, making Bud Black’s choice for his starting 2B that much more difficult. As Thomas Harding reports, though, it’s exactly the type of difficult decision Bud is...
The Denver Post Mar 8, 2019
Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon, Pat Valaika forcing Rockies into tough calls

Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon, Pat Valaika forcing Rockies into tough calls

Manager Bud lack, along with his coaching staff and the Rockies front office have tough roster decisions to make regarding second base and the bench.
Purple Row Mar 8, 2019
Friday Rockpile: Spring training highs and lows

Friday Rockpile: Spring training highs and lows

Rockies news and links for March 8, 2019 MHS Roundtable: How will Spring Training shake out for the Rockies? | Mile High Sports As the Rockies get ready for the 2019 season, some things are starting to shake out with the team. One big question has been who will play at second base. There’s some real competition, with Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson, and Brendan Rodgers are all looking good. Ryan McMahon has come out as something of a front runner, hitting well along with playing strong defense. He also has some more experience than either Hampson or Rodgers, giving him a slight edge. There...
Purple Row Mar 7, 2019
Ryan McMahon finds himself in a Spring Training position battle (again)

Ryan McMahon finds himself in a Spring Training position battle (again)

What role does McMahon have on this team? Ryan McMahon has played all over the infield during his steady progression through the Rockies’ farm system and to the majors. That flexibility is paying off, as he’s now in a battle for the starting second baseman job. The Rockies drafted McMahon as a third baseman in the second round of the 2013 draft. He quickly rose through the ranks of the Rockies minor league system before making his major league debut on August 12, 2017. However, since he was blocked at his primary position, the Rockies began exposing him to other infield positions —...
The Denver Post Mar 7, 2019
Ryan McMahon’s sizzling spring is good news for the Rockies. Here’s why.

Ryan McMahon’s sizzling spring is good news for the Rockies. Here’s why.

Ryan McMahon woke up Wednesday morning as the current hit king of the Cactus League, sporting a .476 batting average and a ridiculous 1.465 OPS. His gaudy stat line included one home run, one triple and four doubles. Ryan McMahon woke up Wednesday morning as the current hit king of the Cactus League, sporting a .476 batting average and a ridiculous 1.465 OPS. His gaudy stat line included one home run, one triple and four doubles. All of which means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of a marathon big-league season.
The Denver Post Mar 4, 2019
Rockies recap: Ryan McMahon’s red-hot spring continues vs. Brewers

Rockies recap: Ryan McMahon’s red-hot spring continues vs. Brewers

Colorado's Ryan McMahon, who started at third base Monday but is a prime contender to start at second, continued his torrid stretch, batting 2-for-3 with a double.

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