Colorado Rockies Wiretap
The Twins recently talked to Colorado about Garrett Atkins, with Juan Rincon as bait. Colorado is happy with Atkins and are in no rush to move him to make way for prospects.
Colorado Rockies first base coach Glenallen Hill isn?t taking any chances following the death of Mike Coolbaugh from a line drive in a minor league game.
For the first time in his short coaching career, Hill donned a helmet for the Padres-Rockies series. "It just makes sense," he said Tuesday night.
According to a source, the Red Sox may be interested in reviving trade talks with the Rockies surrounding Todd Helton.
They attempted to acquire Helton during the off-season.
The Rockies recovered from a first-month mess to find themselves in position to be a part of the National League West race during the second half of the season. They rebounded from a nightmarish trip with a strong homestand.
But in case the Rockies needed a reminder of how thin the line is between their desired success and the failures of the past, they were given a reality check Sunday during an 8-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field.
Though the Rockies were denied an unbeaten homestand, they took five of six.
After sweeping the New York Mets, the Rockies won two of three from the Phillies, leaving them .500 or better at the All-Star break for only the fifth time in 15 seasons.
Reigning Cy Young winner Brandon Webb of the Diamondbacks will replace injured Colorado reliever Brian Fuentes on the NL roster for the All-Star game.
Webb was 8-6 with a 3.27 ERA and tied for the third in the league with 104 strikeouts going into Saturday night's start at Cincinnati. The All-Star game will be Tuesday night in San Francisco.
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