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Prior to the 2019 Colorado Rockies season, it was speculated that one of the reasons the club could fail would be due to the loss of a few essential members of their clubhouse. On paper, they had made wise on-field baseball decisions to finally part ways with veteran outfielder Carlos González and Gerardo Parra, opening up more opportunities for young…...

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Following a night of amateur firework displays around the city to commemorate Independence Day, the professional variety took place during batting practice at Coors Field on Sunday for day two of Rockies summer camp. In the morning, pitching coach Steve Foster spoke with media about the limited preparation of his pitchers required for an abbreviated season. “Right now, we’re on…

On Monday, Colorado Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich and manager Bud Black spent the entirety of a 70-minute video conference with local media discussing everything from roster construction to new rules to the obvious impact of the ongoing pandemic. 60-Man Roster Colorado submitted 52 names on Sunday for their 60-man roster. Comprised of 28 pitchers, five catchers, 13 infielders and…

Brendan Rodgers stood at his locker working in a new glove, using a small mallet to pound at the leather, creating that unmistakable popping sound that so gloriously accompanies every baseball game. He hasn’t been able to create that sound the old fashioned way in a live baseball game for eight months. His energy is infectious. He knows what is…...

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DENVER – On Tuesday afternoon, approximately 48 hours after the conclusion of game 162, the top brass of the Colorado Rockies – owner Dick Monfort, General Manager Jeff Bridich, and manager Bud Black – spoke with media about what went down with the 2019 season. Questions came in from the local press about many of the concerns that turned consecutive…...

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DNVR Rockies reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics in-and-around the game of baseball. Creasman vs Lyons… who you got? Managing the blame of disappointment Topic #1: Is the manager most often the blame when a team fails to meet expectations? Lyons – The firing of Andy Green in San Diego on September…...

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Home is often where the heart is.  But when your career involves being an athlete for hire, you have to go where the opportunity takes you.  Those who spend the beginning of their career in one place grow as a person and as a professional, making a connection with the people and places. This becomes a home in some…...

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DENVER – What a difference three months can make on a baseball season. When the Red Sox and Rockies squared off in Boston for a two-game set on May 14-15, Colorado was in the midst of clawing back from an awful start to the season. Even after whiffing 17 times against Chris Sale in the opener, the boys in purple…...

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Part of Rico Garcia’s offseason workload involved an art project. No, seriously. Proudly displayed outside the Rockies clubhouse at the Salt River Field complex in Scottsdale, AZ, was a standard 22”x24” poster board Garcia created depicting the history of Hawaiian baseball players, from the initial (Johnnie Williams, 1914) to the first All-Star (Charlie Hough, 1986) all the way to the…...

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Baseball is chaos. And if you are going to survive it, you’ll need someone you can trust. The Colorado Rockies 2019 campaign has been littered with debris that they thought had been marked for the trash bin before consecutive playoff appearances in 2017. They have simply played some of their worst collective baseball of the last four years and…...

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DENVER – Ahead of Tuesday’s game against Arizona, the Colorado Rockies will have a new batter than previously expected only 24 hours ago. Scheduled starting pitcher Jon Gray has been scratched due to an ankle sprain sustained in San Diego on the dugout steps of Petco Park; in his place, Jeff Hoffman has been recalled to make the spot…...

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Queuing up to be the fifth-straight loss on a six-game road trip, Colorado got a taste of victory with pinch hit two-run home run in the seventh before Manuel Margot tagged a center cut fastball 415 ft to put San Diego ahead for good to extend the losing streak. Jairo Díaz struck out all three hitters in the heart of…...

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With Ryan Koenigsberg, AJ Haefele, Harrison Wind and Drew Creasman, the crew goes over what it's like to cover a struggling team, they build a "super coach", and discuss “Who Won the Week”.

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DENVER – On Thursday July 25, Troy Tulowitzki officially announced his retirement from baseball after 13 years in the majors with Colorado, Toronto and New York. “For me to decide it was time, I talked to people I was close to about my decision and everyone seemed to agree. I gave it everything I got and my body was…...

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On Friday, the Colorado Rockies became the latest MLB club to release a statement regarding expanded safety netting for fans at their park.  “With fan safety being a top priority at Coors Field, we are currently evaluating all netting options for the 2020 season with architects and engineers (height, length, weight, materials, wind-load, etc.) to ensure we are making…...

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