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Dick Monfort has discovered a solution to the recent misfortunes that have plagued his Colorado Rockies: More Monfort.

It’s a bold strategy from an owner whose franchise hasn’t won a single NL West title in its nearly three decades of stewardship. Yet it’s one that Monfort fearlessly inflicted on the masses earlier this month with the promotion of his 30-year-old son, Sterling, to director of professional scouting.

Rockies — D+

Luckily, recently promoted Rockies general manager Bill Schmidt is there to clear up any misunderstandings.

Where some cynics might see blatant nepotism, Schmidt sees a promising youngster poised to rise to the next ranks as supervisor of the Rockies’ professional scouting department.

“I’ve been telling Dick (Monfort) for years. I said, ‘If you sold the club or something, Sterling would be hired – in the blink of an eye,’ Schmidt told The Post’s Patrick Saunders earlier this week. “There are teams that would hire Sterling, as a cross-checker, right now. His work ethic is second to none. »

Grading the Week staff cannot say for sure if Schmidt was flashing Morse code as he spoke.

What we can say is that, by all accounts, Sterling is indeed a very hard worker, focused, affable and driven. If we are to believe Schmidt’s words, he is also “very qualified”.

There are, of course, the eight years Sterling has spent with the organization since 2014, first as a scout and then as assistant director of amateur side scouting operations. There’s also his playing career as a first baseman for a state championship Eaton High baseball team and (we wish we were making this up) the Rockies’ 47th-round draft pick in the MLB Entry Draft. 2009.

Still, for a franchise viewed by outsiders as insular and aloof, this week’s reveal felt a lot like the status quo at 20th and Blake. After three consecutive losing seasons, a reasonable person might think it’s time to add some new blood to the top of their organization. Instead, Dick once again opted for the familiar.

All of this leaves us wondering: when can we expect Sterling to take over Schmidt’s GM chair?

Detroit Pistons—A

We may be in the minority, but the Grading the Week team never wanted to see Bol Bol leave town.

So let’s be the first to tip our hats to the Pistons, who put the kibosh on a trade with the Nuggets earlier this week after the 7-foot-2 center failed his physical.

Say what you will about Detroit’s confusing history of reneging on deals – it was the Pistons’ third canceled trade since 1994 and second since 2016 – we’re just happy to have Bol back into the warm bosom of Mile High Basketball.

Bowl may be broken, but it’s our fallen star. Maybe one day Michael Malone could let it shine.

UC Soccer—Truant

There’s a hot new hangout in Boulder.

It’s called the Transfer Portal, and CU football players flock to it like spring break in Cancun.

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