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DENVER – Charlie Blackmon waited until his 82nd at bat of the season to hit his first home run of the season and his timing couldn’t have been any better. Down 3-2 in the 12th inning with two outs and two strikes, the man known as Chuck Nasty added his second walk-off home run to his already impressive resumé on…...

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Eight days after signing a contract extension for five years, $43 million, German Marquez showed exactly why the consensus around these parts was that, despite him being just 24-years-old, the Colorado Rockies got an absolute steal. He is already the owner of some franchise and even MLB records for strikeouts and on Sunday, he may well have pitched the best…...

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With one swing of the bat, Nolan Arenado reminded the Colorado Rockies what success looks like. With a pair aboard in another tight game in the fifth, he jumped all over a fastball and crushed it into the left field bleachers for a three-run jack. And you could feel the entire squad exhale. It was his first home run of…...

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The Colorado Rockies looked every bit like a team suffering from multiple injuries in their loss to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. The 6-1 defeat gives the club just one win in the last 10 games. A lineup filled with players that were expected to either be back-ups or in Triple-A at this time in the season could not…...

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On Saturday, when the press piled into the media room beneath Coors Field, they shared the space with several of German Márquez’ teammates and coaches, including Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, and Tony Wolters. GM Jeff Bridich started the press conference with praise for his young hurler and acknowledged the impetus for a long-term marriage between the two parties. “It’s something…...

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On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman wraps up the Florida road trip with some overall thoughts on the Colorado Rockies 3-4 performance. Plus, thoughts on the German Marquez contract and the upcoming series against the Los Angeles Dodgers....

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If you like good pitching, it was a perfect Wednesday in Tampa, Florida. Charlie Morton was dazzling and devastating against the Colorado Rockies lineup but German Marquez matched him step for step in silencing the Tampa Bay Rays. Not until the 11th was a single run scored in this one, a solo home run from Chris Iannetta that turned out…...

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The Colorado Rockies have a vision for their future. Midway through last season, and maybe even as recent as a month ago, most of the national media and more than a handful of the local crowd, saw their window of contention as one that was quickly closing. But they had other plans. It began innocuously about this time a year…...

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On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman breaks down the second game of the season against the Miami Marlins. The Rockies continue to look at least solid in every aspect of the game. The aggressive base running pays off this time. And we got some positive early signs from relievers needing a rebound....

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With a 2-0 start to the 2019 season and their first consecutive victory at Marlins Park in the same calendar year, the Colorado Rockies have a lot of positives to reflect upon. Starting Pitching Opening Day ace Kyle Freeland was perfect going into the fourth inning, retiring eleven straight batters – four on strikeouts – to start the game. He…...

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The Colorado Rockies know their formula for success in 2019. They are going to need to rely heavily on their starting pitching, so it bodes well that for the second straight game right out of the gate, the man who took the ball for the first six innings gave up only two hits. This time it was German Marquez, who…...

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On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman looks at a few more intriguing spring training performances. What has Colton Welker done for his long term future with the organization? Has Pat Valaika gotten back into the mix for a bench role to begin the season? And what can we learn about him and these types of games from…...

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Back at the Winter Meetings in December, I asked Colorado Rockies GM Jeff Bridich a question about the possibility of extending some of his young players, buying out their arbitration years in a similar fashion to the way the club has in the past with players like Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. Bridich understandably was reluctant to go into details…...

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DENVER – It can be easy to forget sometimes, especially these days, that Major League Baseball isn’t a video game. Or a fantasy sport. It’s the real deal. And in a new season of projections and speculations and declarations that some teams have definitively improved while others have assuredly gotten worse, the truth of where wins come from over the…...

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For years – 25 of them in fact – hot stove conversation around the Colorado Rockies always had something to do with starting pitching. But not this offseason. No, during this break between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, all the chatter, rumors, and fan questions have been about how the club can acquire a big bat, maybe at catcher, first…...

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Why are the Colorado Rockies good? We can squabble over the details all day and we will continue to for the rest of 2018 and well into 2019. Should they have gone after more offensive weapons? Could a more proactive approach have led to a more satisfying end to the season? Will the Rockies be content with simply making the postseason…...

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DENVER – A lackluster Rockies that recorded only three hits led the way in disappointment for the first Rockies playoff game at Coors Field in nearly a decade. Getting shutout for the second straight time, the Rockies were swept out of the NLDS after a 6-0 loss in their final game of the season. German Marquez improved upon his Opening…...

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DENVER – Sunday afternoon will not only feature the first postseason baseball game in Denver, Colorado for nearly a decade, it will also be the second straight time that 23-year-old German Marquez will pitch in the single most important game of his life. Acquired in 2016 innocuously via a trade “headlined” by Corey Dickerson and Jake McGee, Marquez has since…...

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DENVER – There is a lot for Colorado Rockies fans to love about what they see when they watch German Marquez pitch. But as awe-inspiring as his stuff can be, his demeanor may be what ultimately sets him apart. For someone who is still just 23 years of age, he has showcased an incredible level of maturity since making his…...

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