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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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Nationals, the Rockies made a few transactions, including one that welcomes a new face to the big league roster. Colorado announced the selection of first baseman Yonder Alonso from Triple-A Albuquerque. Signed as a Minor League free agent on July 10 by the Rockies after his release from the Chicago…...

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On Sunday, the Colorado Rockies several moves before Sunday’s matinee, including designating for assignment first baseman Mark Reynolds.  Entering the season with 294 home runs, it looked promising for Reynolds to hit a milestone 300th home run with purple pinstripes and become the first player to do so without having ever made an All-Star Team. “That’s the way it goes,”…...

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Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! When the Colorado Rockies lost six straight to end the first half of…...

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Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! In one of my first forays into the world of analytic baseball writing,…...

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ATTENTION: This is an audio story, meaning that BSN Denver subscribers can listen to it if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! DENVER – During the first three weeks of the season, much deliberation was made over the disappointing performances…...

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The storyline sounds familiar: a young starting pitcher with promising skills set to become the Rockies undeniable ace loses command on abilities and gets sent to the minors in order to recapture his magic. This year’s version pertains to Kyle Freeland. After finishing 4th in Cy Young Award voting in 2018, the 26-year-old hurler now sits at a 7.13 ERA after…

During a brief series at Fenway Park two weeks ago, the Colorado Rockies had an opportunity to steal a two-game sweep from the reigning World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. Colorado had taken the first game even after striking out a club record 21 times over nine innings, 17 of which came during the first seven innings against perennial Cy…...

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