Most-read Colorado Rockies stories of 2020, from Nolan Arenado trade rumors to Jake McGee’s success out of Denver – The Denver Post

Here’s a look back at The Denver Post’s top 10 most popular Colorado Rockies stories of 2020, as determined by our readers.

10. Analysis: What led Nolan Arenado to feel “disrespected”? A confrontation last fall created rift that remains, sources say.

Published Jan. 21, 2020. Frustrated and disillusioned by the Rockies’ 71-win season, the Rockies’ all-star third baseman met with general manager Jeff Bridich shortly after the 2019 season ended and argued that the team needed to make aggressive moves in the offseason in order to improve. But when Bridich told Arenado that the Rockies were largely going to stand pat this winter, he expressed his displeasure.

9. Rockies Mailbag: Why is Jake McGee succeeding with the Dodgers when he couldn’t with Rox?

Published Sept. 2, 2020. “The Rockies originally signed McGee primarily because they thought his fastball would play at altitude. Sometimes it did, sometimes it didn’t,” Patrick Saunders writes.

8. Nolan Arenado’s offseason enhanced by former Rockies star Matt Holliday

Published Feb. 10, 2020. Nolan Arenado, born, bred and raised on baseball in Southern California, needed a baseball fix this winter. So where did he go?

Stillwater, Okla., naturally.

Why? Because it’s the home of former Rockies and Cardinals all-star Matt Holliday, a longtime mentor.

7. What potential returns could the Rockies get if Nolan Arenado is traded?

Published Jan. 13, 2020. With a trade of Nolan Arenado looking more likely by the week, three particular clubs keep getting tied to a potential deal for the Rockies third baseman.

Those teams are St. Louis, Texas and Atlanta. But who could Colorado feasibly get from each of those organizations that would make it worthwhile to trade a once-in-a-generation third baseman?

6. Rockies’ Nolan Arenado: Breaking down the trade rumors on star third baseman

Published Dec. 8, 2020. The possible trade of Rockies all-star third baseman Nolan Arenado, 29, remains a hot topic. For good reason. Sources have told The Denver Post that a trade remains a “realistic possibility,” but also cautioned that a deal will take time to work out and that a number of obstacles remain.

5. Emotional Trevor Story on Rockies’ decision not to play Thursday: “We had a chance to stand up for our guy last night. We didn’t do that.”

Published Aug. 27, 2020. Matt Kemp stood alone in the visiting dugout at Chase Field on Wednesday as the only Rockies player to take a stand against racial injustice by sitting out Colorado’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

A day later, with the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., weighing heavy on the national sports conscious, Colorado shortstop Trevor Story welled with emotion at a missed opportunity for solidarity.

4. Charlie Blackmon, two other Rockies test positive for coronavirus following workouts at Coors Field

Published June 23, 2020. Rockies players Charlie Blackmon, Phillip Diehl and Ryan Castellani all tested positive for coronavirus following workouts at Coors Field in June, major-league sources told The Denver Post. Several Rockies had been working out at Coors Field in June, including taking live at-bats.

3. Jerry Schemmel loses job as voice of Rockies on KOA radio

Published Jan. 16, 2020. Jerry Schemmel, the longtime sports broadcaster on KOA radio who has called Rockies games for the past 10 seasons, lost his job in January. Schemmel said he was laid off as part iHeartMedia’s massive job cuts around the country. KOA is part of iHeartMedia, the largest radio conglomerate in the United States.

2. Rockies’ Nolan Arenado might have, quietly, played his final home game at Coors Field

Published Sept. 20, 2020. Obscured by the victory was the possibility that it have been Arenado’s final game at Coors Field as a Rockie. And, perhaps, Arenado’s final game ever with Colorado. Manager Bud Black said after the game that Arenado is undergoing tests on his shoulder and there is a possibility the third baseman will be shut down for the last week of the season.

1. Nolan Arenado feels “disrespected” as Rockies GM Jeff Bridich nixes trade talks

Published Jan. 20, 2020. On the same day Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich put the brakes on the Nolan Arenado trade rumors, the all-star third baseman broke his silence saying he felt “disrespected.” Bridich made it clear that Arenado would be with the Rockies when they opened spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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