Imagine that you’re a young baseball fan again, maybe 10 years old, and you’re at the stadium to see your favorite baseball team play a game. Before the Diamondbacks faced the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt decided to give out autographs to fans.
A few fellow ball writers and I have taken to celebrating draft day by recalling our favorite old scouting descriptors, some of which are real, some made up but close enough to sound sort of legit. Think of these being side-mouth mumbled by a well-tanned
The Albuquerque Isotopes and Colorado Rockies extended their affiliation agreement through the 2020 season on Friday afternoon. Rockies player development director Zach Wilson joined Isotopes general manager John Traub and manager Glenallen Hill for the informal ceremony at the ballpark before batting practice. “It’s an absolute no-brainer that we were going to renew,” Traub said. “Zach and I have been discussing this for some time. It was just more of a matter of scheduling this to get Zach in here formally.” The Isotopes and Rockies originally signed a four-year player development contract for 2015 to 2018. Colorado had abandoned Colorado Springs due to inadequate facilities, while Albuquerque