The Rockies have signed former Phillie and current unstoppable force of unfettered baseball Ryan Howard to a minor-league contract. The 37-year old inked a minor-league deal with the Braves in April after his contract with the Phillies came to an end in 2016. His eleven games in Triple-A looked something like this: .184/.238/.263. While Howard would be postseason eligible for the Rockies, let’s tackle one mountain at a time.
Here’s what else is going down in the National League West:
- Chris Hatcher has been activated from the DL, Kyle Farmer has been sent to OKC to open up the roster spot.
- The rise and fall of Brandon Drury is a tough pill to swallow.
- Why the Giants probably won’t call up Andrew Suarez or Chris Shaw this year.
- The Neil Walker trade is official. The Milwaukee Brewers will receive the second baseman and cash for PTBNL.
- Who should start a possible Wild Card game for the Rockies?
- Clayton Kershaw’s most recent bullpen session went ‘better than fine’, so that’s a good sign.
- Jake Lamb and J.D Martinez reenact famous 1990s movie scenes. On helium. This is exactly what you needed for your Monday morning.
- The Giants have a plan to improve for next year, and it’s not good.
- Colorado has placed Brendan Rodgers on the 7-day disabled list.
- AZ Snake Pit presents to you, the case for Chris Herrmann.
- More position players are pitching than ever before, and there’s a simple explanation why.