19 Jul 19
The Denver Post
Former Rockies all-star DJ LeMahieu has a thing for playing well against his former teams and the Rockies will be no exception this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
LeMahieu was originally drafted by the Cubs back in 2009 when he was selected in the second round out of Louisiana State University. LeMahieu made his MLB debut with the Cubbies in 2011, his lone major league season with Chicago before he was traded to Colorado. The deal for LeMahieu included infield/outfielder Tyler Colvin. In return the Rockies sent third baseman Ian Stewart and pitcher Casey Weathers to Chicago.
LeMahieu has played in 36 games against the Cubs batting .299 with three homers, 24 RBIs and a .463 slugging percentage.
A question in a Rockies Mailbag earlier this summer touched on how LeMahieu is showing GM Jeff Bridich and Co. how they dropped the ball by not even offering him a contract. Rockies beat writer Patrick Saunders had some takes on this issue. Here are a few that stood out to me:
The Rockies miss LeMahieu’s presence on the field and in the clubhouse. This isn’t just my opinion. Several Rockies players told me that in spring training and have reiterated it since then.
LeMahieu, a three-time Gold Glover, was the best second baseman Colorado’s ever had. The Yankees are discovering just how good a fielder he is.
LeMahieu is 30 and in excellent shape.
The Rockies made a huge mistake.
So, as the Rockies head into the Bronx to take on LeMahieu and the first-place New York Yankees this weekend, I would advise the Rockies’ struggling pitching staff to avoid LeMahieu. If not, his .331 batting average this season is sure to rise.
— Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post
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“You have an obligation as a professional athlete. If you play, you post your score,” Duval said. “Am I happy about that? Is there some … embarrassment to it? I don’t know. But I teed off in the Open and I shot 90 today. So put it on the board.” Read more…
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