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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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It’s been an excellent spring season for just about every member of the Colorado Rockies pitching staff. Kyle Freeland talks about building on his incredible 2018 campaign, Jon Gray gets into the adjustments he has made, Tyler Anderson says he is feeling great, and Bryan Shaw discusses the increasing sharpness on his cutter and slider. Plus, top pitching prospect Peter…...

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Something peculiar happened when I first walked into the Colorado Rockies spring training clubhouse this season. It might seem an innocuous thing to highlight but this one small moment spoke volumes more than the countless interviews and interactions I’ve had with Jon Gray over the years. Typically, there would have been the standard greetings, questions about fun offseason activities, what…...

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Every day, Peter Lambert is taking steps closer to the dream. And on Saturday, he took a big one. It may have seemed innocuous on the surface but it was the first time he was making a start against an MLB lineup, a scenario that would bring out the butterflies in anyone. “I was a little nervous going in,” he…...

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Baseball is a paradox; A phenomenally complicated game that you can spend a lifetime trying to better understand, it also remains remarkably simple in its execution. You have to run, you have to hit, you have to catch, you have to throw… and most importantly, you have to pitch. The Colorado Rockies have discovered over their 25-year history that they…...

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On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman fields questions including a few about whether or not it might make sense for a team trying to win the division to look for even more elite pitching. Also, the reasoning behind why the club could decide to carry Pat Valaika into the regular season and send Garrett Hampson to…...

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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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There wasn’t a ton of news made for the Colorado Rockies at the 2018 Winter Meetings. A bit of an understatement, to be sure. A few rumors cropped up here and there and they hired a new hitting coach which may actually turn out to be a big deal. But the 40-man roster looks the same as it did meaning…...

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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 – On April 12, 2017, Denver native Kyle Freeland made the second start of his major league career against the San Diego Padres. You may not remember that start. You’re likely far more familiar with the one right before it; the opening day extravaganza against the Los Angeles Dodgers that stole the heart of this baseball city, the shutout…...

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When German Marquez takes the mound takes the mound on Wednesday night, he will be five strikeouts short of becoming the Colorado Rockies’ single-season crown. If he punches out a handful of Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field, he’ll pass Ubaldo Jimenez’s mark of 214 that he reached in his legendary 2010 campaign, as teammate Kyle Freeland tries to best Ubaldo’s…...

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I had one simple question for three complex men. The Colorado Rockies have existed for 25 years and for 23 and a half of them, the idea that they could ever boast a dominant pitching staff seemed more far-fetched than anything ripped from the pages of a comic book. And yet, as I stood before a player who has worn…...

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On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman fields some questions on the Colorado roster moving forward with a specific focus on Brendan Rodgers, David Dahl, and… Matt Holliday? Then, Drew sits down with starting pitcher Jon Gray who has been spectacular since returning from a brief stint in Triple-A. Gray speaks candidly about his response to being…...

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DENVER – For 150 years, it has been understood that in order to consistently win baseball games, it all starts with pitching. But for 25 years in Colorado, the Rockies have been known for their famous sluggers. Debating the Top 10 position players in Colorado Rockies history brings up names known around the nation like Walker, Helton, Bichette, Galarraga, Castilla,…...

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DENVER - In order to make it as a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, you can't just have extraordinary velocity, exquisite command, or uncommon poise. In fact, all three combined will only get so far if they aren't filtered through an intricate gameplan informed by an almost endless flow of data, years of coaching experience, and sometimes just good...

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In the ever-changing world of Major League Baseball, the Rockies are looking to take a page out of the game’s history. In a game that puts a premium on experience in a pitching staff, the Rockies underwent a major overhaul last year—in part because of injuries—and created the groundwork for a rotation that won’t have a rookie in 2018 but…...

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DENVER – One of the trickiest lessons of baseball making it an excruciatingly difficult game to master is knowing the difference between when a bad result means a change to the processes required and when it does not. For Colorado Rockies starter Jon Gray, Monday night’s drubbing at the hands of the San Diego Padres fit firmly into the latter…...

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The Colorado Rockies haven't exactly been known for their pitching throughout their history. That is, until now. These are the men responsible.

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Pitchers and catchers have reported. Winter is over. The Colorado Rockies have unofficially kicked off their 2018 quest for glory by having the battery-mates report for duty in Scottsdale, Arizona to begin team-specific workouts and training. Every great journey starts with a single step. It is sweet serenity from the Rockies perspective that the first group of players to arrive,…...

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Where do the Colorado Rockies rank in relation to those elite teams?

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