In Rockies news today Chris Nelson has been named the starting 3rd baseman. The question of Nolan Arenado, as it relates to the 25 man roster, was answered when the team announced that he would be reporting to the Sky Sox until further notice.
It’s disappointing. It was always my goal to be on the team, but I’ve learned a lot from this experience, mainly to control the controllables.
Overall it makes a lot of sense. There is no reason to burn a year of team control for 3 weeks of extra playing time this season.
The rest of the roster should be announced later today.
Today’s game against the Brewers is a glimpse of what opening day might look like. The Brewers will have their newly acquired gem on the mound, Kyle Lohse. The Rockies will counter with…Schmidt? Yep, Nick Schmidt will be starting for the Rockies in today’s Spring Training / Opening Day preview.