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  • 18 May 2019
    inning he started with a solo

    homer. Thumbs up for Gary Sheffield.""July
    13 Paul
    O'Neill Jersey
    , 1997—Pro Player Stadium, Miami, FLFlorida Marlins vs.
    Philadelphia PhilliesPhoto courtesy of MLB.comFinal game heading into the
    All-Star break and Gary Sheffield was ready to leave it all out on the field.
    Coming off his best offensive campaign in 1996, the Marlins right fielder
    wouldn’t be participating in the Midsummer Classic this time around. The biggest
    difference in his performance? A lack of over-the-fence power—Sheffield had only
    five homers in his previous 50 contests.On this Sunday evening, the poor
    Phillies found out that potential was still in him.Sheffield was up to bat in
    the fourth inning, with no outs and nobody on, down 1-0 to the NL East rival.
    His iconic bat twitch was in full effect, and his next swing sent one flying
    deep into left field for a solo homer! The Marlins added four more runs to take
    a commanding lead...and then he was up to bat again in the same inning. With two
    outs and a 2-1 count, Sheffield unloaded on another ball and sent it deep into
    left field for a three-run shot. Sheffield’s second home run of the inning!The
    Marlins put up a total of eight runs in the fourth inning, four of those coming
    from Sheffield’s mighty swings. They went on to win the game, 9-3.Sheffield is
    one of 58 MLB players who have hit two home runs in the same inning. During his
    tenure with the Marlins from
    1993-1998 ,
    Sheffield was a 3x All-Star (‘93, ‘96, ‘98), a Silver Slugger (‘96), and a World
    Series Champion (1997). He ranks 26th in MLB history with 509 career home runs.
    Scott Oberg has overcome plenty of adversity in his trek to Major League
    Baseball."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble
    ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceRockpileScott Oberg has
    become one of the Rockies’ best relieversNew,92commentsRockies news and links
    for January 5, 2019MSTShareTweetShareShareScott Oberg has become one of the
    Rockies’ best relieversOberg overcomes odds to be a force out of ‘pen |
    Rockies.comColorado Rockies’ relief pitcher Scott Oberg has faced plenty of
    adversity in his trek toward becoming a Major League player. From Tommy John
    Surgery to blood clots to arthritis, injuries are perhaps one reason why it took
    Oberg until his age-28 season to break out as a relief pitcher. As Thomas
    Harding of writes, Oberg still keeps his cane (which he used to get out
    of bed during his time dealing with psoriatic arthritis in college) as a
    reminder.How Colorado can construct their lineup to compete for the NL West
    crown | BSN Denver ($)Drew Creasman of BSN Denver breaks down several lineups
    that Manager Bud Black could potentially roll out during the 2019 season. If
    Black wants to stick to the status quo, Charlie Blackmon would lead off once
    again, with Daniel Murphy’s propensity for contact taking over DJ LeMahieu’s
    slot as the second man in the order. After Nolan Arenado batting
    third ,
    David Dahl could bat cleanup against right-handed pitching, while Trevor Story
    bats fourth against southpaws. There are a wide variety of options available to
    Black, with multiple opportunities for Blackmon, Dahl, Ian Desmond and Raimel
    Tapia to play center field under given circumstances.When could Brendan Rodgers
    join the Colorado Rockies? | Rox PileKevin Henry of Rox Pile notes that, barring
    an injury situation, it will probably take until after the All-Star Break for
    Rockies’ top prospect Brendan Rodgers to make his Major League debut. With
    Rodgers’ struggles at Triple-A to end 2018 and Ryan McMahon and Garrett Hampson
    already garnering big league experience, the chance of Rodgers making the
    Opening Day roster are slim to none.One goal for each MLB team heading into 2019
    Opening Day | MLB Daily DishWayne Cavadi of MLB Daily Dish runs down one goal
    for all 30 teams prior to Opening Day. For the Rockies, Cavadi says that it’s
    time to ride the wave of talented, young starting pitching and win the National
    League West.Rosenthal: The slow market for Harper and Machado is another sign
    that baseball’s current system is broken | The Athletic ($)Players like LeMahieu
    will likely wait to sign until the mega-deals for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado
    are dished out, writes Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The current luxury tax
    threshold is one of many reasons that teams are citing for not signing free
    agents. Rosenthal argues that this system is outdated and a reform to allow
    players to be paid more when they are on the right side of the aging curve
    (which many teams are starting to believe is much younger than 30) is becoming
    necessary.This new info about Troy Tulowitzki makes you wonder about Yankees and
    Manny Machado | SNYThe New York Yankees were not the only team interested in
    Troy Tulowitzki. The Pittsburgh Pirates (led by former Rockies’ skipper Clint
    Hurdle) were keen on Tulowitzki being their
    shortstop ,
    reports Andy Martino of SNY. The Chicago Cubs also had quite a bit of interest,
    while the Los Angeles Angels were interested in Tulowitzki playing third
    base.With Jonathan Lucroy Signing, Yasmani Grandal Market Shrinks |
    FanGraphsCatcher Yasmani Grandal could make many teams better, writes Craig
    Edwards of FanGraphs. Even though the Los Angeles Angels have already brought in
    Jonathan Lucroy, the Halos still have 10 teams ahead of them in 2019’s catcher
    WAR projections and Edwards primarily argues for them to bring in Grandal.
    Meanwhile, only five teams have lower catcher WAR projections for 2019 than the
    Rockies— the Tigers, Indians, Red Sox, Phillies and Rangers.A.J. Pollock seeks a
    contract similar to Lorenzo Cain’s—is he worth it? | Beyond the Box ScoreA.J.
    Pollock is reportedly seeking a contract akin to the five-year, $80 million deal
    that Lorenzo Cain signed with the Milwaukee Brewers last offseason. B. Ellis of
    Beyond the Box Score argues that Pollock’s issues with durability and Cain’s
    defensive dominance make the former Arizona Diamondback not worthy of the same