Las Vegas – Charlie Blackmon, like the rest of us, isn’t getting any younger.

Obviously, this is not news for anyone. But for the man who has managed the expansive central position in Coors Field’s massive outfield better than anyone in franchise history, it might soon become an issue that needs addressing.

Again, this is nothing new. GM Jeff Bridich confirmed that an eventual move was discussed during Blackmon’s recent negotiations when he signed a 5-year extension.

We’ve been talking for a few years about Blackmon’s eventual move to a corner outfield spot, though that conversation has always been reliant on someone else emerging as a more suitable candidate for center field.

David Dahl’s skillset has made him the heir apparent in center since the day the Rockies drafted him in 2012, but an injury history has stopped him from having already taken over the position.

But it looks like it may finally be time for a changing of the guard.

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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of   Education: Studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Colorado along with Music History and Composition.   Career: After six years as an independent musician and doing sporadic political work, I began to write about the Colorado Rockies for PurpleRow.com in the winter of 2013. Three years later, I came to BSN Denver to run the Rockies content. In short time, I found myself interviewing GM Dan O’Dowd and forging relationships with countless individuals in and around the organization.   A few highlights include hosting the only daily Rockies talk show in the world, a podcast that has welcomed Nolan Arenado and Jon Gray among others, and our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Wild Card Game. I’ve also been a regular on 850 koa, 104.3 The Fan, Mile High Sports Radio and numerous podcasts.   Most Memorable Sports Moment: Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, blackout, and the Rockies win their first postseason series.   The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.   One sports movie I can’t live without: One!? Just one!? Ok … Sugar. But Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights come incredibly close.   Most memorable experience as a reporter: Either the aforementioned Arenado interview or, and this is an odd one, spending time swapping stories with other reporters at Marc Stout’s going-away party.   The sport that started it all: Clearly baseball. I’ve been watching baseball since before I can actually remember watching baseball. It’s just always been a part of me. I can still recall the feeling of wanting to be old enough to play T-ball. I love other sports, but I had loved and played baseball for years before I was even aware anything else existed.