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It finally happened. The Colorado Rockies have finally said that Jon Gray has done everything that he can in Triple-A to prove that he deserves a shot at the Major League mound. He will make his much anticipated debut on Tuesday night at Coors Field against the Seattle Mariners. The hard-throwing righy out of the University of Oklahoma was…...

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Roy Oswalt is still a Rockie. Just like late on a Friday afternoon after a long week of work, the Colorado Rockies can see the finish line. Thirteen games remain on the schedule, the results of which are far from consequential. The Rockies have been out of the race since they forgot their bats on a 10-game west coast road…...

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It isn’t everyday that any team gets to Kershaw. The Rockies did on Monday. Colorado Rockies fans would loved to have Monday’s loss to the Dodgers be a heart breaker. Instead, there were positives to be taken away from the game, as well as negatives. However, no one left the park feeling down about the game from Rockies perspective. September…...

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Rockies fans are going to make tough choices if nothing changes. Chad Bettis will have to wait at least one more start before picking up his first Major League win on the mound. The rookie looked like he was going to pick up the win, giving the Colorado Rockies a split of the four game series with Philadelphia before Josh…...

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Roy Oswalt was better than his line showed in his debut. The Colorado Rockies continued down the wrong path on an east coast road trip that is becoming a trend at least once a year for this franchise. The Rockies lost to the Washington Nationals 5-1 in Roy Oswalt’s Rockies debut. With the anticipation of Oswalt, many will look at…...

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The Rockies are a better team if Jeff Francis is part of the pastnot a part of the future. This Colorado Rockies lost their best player last week. However, that didn’t stop them from finishing the week just one-half game out of first place. The prevailing feeling among Rockies fans is cautious optimism. Everyone wants to believe that the team…...

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Sorry Jeff, it’s time for the Rockies to say goodbye. The Colorado Rockies saw their chances at tying the game in the 9th inning on Saturday fade away with one quick grab by Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko. Tyler Colvin, making his 2013 debut after a rough spring training landed him in Triple-A, hit a Luke Gregerson pitch as hard…...

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De La Rosa has been phenomenal. There are sirens going off among Colorado Rockies fans. And for good reason. This Rockies team has scored a grand total of two runs in 21 innings of baseball in Houston. The Astros are dueling the Marlins for the title of the worst team in baseball and have no business beating anyone who claims…...

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De La Rosa continued to surprise on Wednesday. As bad as the Colorado Rockies were playing two weeks ago, they suddenly have re-emerged. On Wednesday afternoon, the Rockies rode Carlos Gonzalez and Jorge De La Rosa to a 4-1 victory, and a series win against the Diamondbacks. It might be time for the critics to admit it, myself included. This…...

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Tyler Chatwood made his case on Saturday. A win on Sunday, and no one will be talking about the Colorado Rockies lackluster offense over the prior two weeks. A win on Sunday, and the conversation will move back to the Rockies being a contender. On Saturday night, the Rockies rode the wave of momentum to a 10-2 victory over their…...

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The Rockies have a pivotal homestand starting on Thursday. One step forward, two steps back. That may be the best way to describe the Colorado Rockies month of May so far. With a chance to win a three-game set in Chicago and salvage a road trip that started off on such a bad note, the Rockies barely showed up on…...

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Carlos Gonzalez had a career night on Tuesday in Chicago. Listen to the national media and it is clear to them. Carlos Gonzalez is a Coors Field creation. Ask the Chicago Cubs the same question, and they would quickly disagree. CarGo had a career night on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, helping the Colorado Rockies route the Cubs 9-4, giving…...

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Juan Nicasio needs some Triple-A seasoning. It’s time. The Colorado Rockies must start making moves to salvage a season that started with so much promise. It may seem early to declare a team in need of wholesale changes when they were expected to finish in the basement of the National League West. The problem is, they have the talent to…...

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The Colorado Rockies finished a three game series with a 3-1 loss to the New York Yankees. The game ended a six-game home stand in which the Rockies went just 2-4. In the series, the Rockies scored a total of five runs. The potent offense suddenly was shutdown, and it wasn’t by the typical set of Yankees pitchers that have…...

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Jeff Francis looked pedestrian at best on Friday night. The Colorado Rockies fought hard, but it was too little too late. Matt Belisle, one of the most dependable members of the bullpen, had his worst inning of the season, giving up three runs in the top half of the 10th inning, giving the Rays a 7-4 victory. The loss came…...

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Jeff Francis might be pitching for his job in May. Much like the month of April in Colorado, the Rockies are getting a dose of cold and snow, something much different than the sun and heat they got to open the season. The Colorado Rockies got off to the best start in franchise history. Following a season in which the…...

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Is it time to start believing in the 2013 Colorado Rockies? Call them gritty, call them resilient, call them relentless, call them anything in that you want, but the time has arrived to quit calling them a bad team. On April 16th, late into the night, the Colorado Rockies became just the third team in all of Major League Baseball…...

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Jeff Francis got shelled on Wednesday in San Francisco. Welcome back to earth, Colorado Rockies fans. After a heartbreaking loss on Tuesday night, a game in which the Rockies had a chance to build off of, the team suddenly looked much like the 2012 Colorado team that was hardly watchable. Jeff Francis looked like the guy who couldn’t get a…...

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Jeff Francis sliced and diced his way through the Padres. Don’t tell Jeff Francis that pitching at Coors Field is impossible. The crafty lefty showed during Friday’s home opener at Coors Field that his dominant spring training was no fluke. He used his 85 MPH fastball and his slow, big-breaking off-speed pitches, to lull the San Diego Padres to sleep.…...

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