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Blackmon Makes LoDo Magic, Spoils Giants’ Fun

  Beating the Giants is fun. Especially in September. It was a long day of baseball at Coors Field, 12 innings split between two games. The first picked up with 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th inning of ...

Rockies September call-ups: Colorado recalls Yohan Flande, Ben Paulsen, Rafael Ynoa

Goodness knows that the current iteration of the Colorado Rockies’ roster could use some reinforcements. There is at least some help on the way on Monday, as the Rockies took advantage of September call-ups and brought up three players from ...

Rockies will be able to use expanded roster for suspended game against Giants

Life was so much simpler back when the Rockies had their May 22nd game against the San Francisco Giants suspended until September. With that game tied 2-2, the Rockies were not yet horrible, Troy Tulowitzki was healthy and had not ...

Jonathan Broxton and another trade the Colorado Rockies did not make

Let us establish the same qualifiers here that we did for the outfield trade that the Colorado Rockies did not make: there is no way to know how these trade negotiations have gone around the league or whether the Rockies ...

Nolan Arenado is on pace for greatness

It seems as though the younger you enter the league, the more expectations are put on your shoulders. Nolan Arenado was brought up to the Rockies as a 21-year old prospect in 2013. Since his debut (on his birthday, no less), ...

Yes, the Colorado Rockies need a new catcher

In case you needed a different way to put the Colorado Rockies’ situation at catcher into context, just consider how relieved you are to see Michael McKenry behind the plate on any given night instead of Wilin Rosario. McKenry is ...

2015 Outlook: Rockies Starting Pitching

Despite losing several position players to injury, the Rockies have done an impressive job of plugging in new faces and keeping the National League’s best offense. The same cannot be said about Colorado’s starting pitching; 15 different players have entered the five-man ...

Charlie Blackmon splashes down with home run (GIF)

First Corey Dickerson got a baseball wet by launching it into the bay in San Francisco. Now Charlie Blackmon has done the same by sending a home run into the pool beyond the outfield fence in Arizona. One of the key ...

Tyler Matzek shines as Colorado Rockies pick up rare win in pitching duel

Tyler Matzek was great on Saturday.A silver lining in the black, dark sky that is the Colorado Rockies season, Tyler Matzek took another step forward on Saturday night in Arizona.The rookie went seven strong innings, giving up just three hits ...

Alejandro De Aza and another trade the Colorado Rockies did not make

As a reader of Rox Pile, you might have been inclined to think that you would never see an article focused on anything that had to do with outfielder Alejandro De Aza. You thought wrong. On Saturday De Aza was traded ...

Wilin Rosario: the Rockies’ biggest enigma

It wasn’t long ago that Wilin Rosario was one of the rising stars in the Colorado Rockies organization. In fact, before this year, the 25-year-old was seen as a key part of the lineup for at least the next five ...

Troy Tulowitzki refuses to move from shortstop

Troy Tulowitzki will not be a full-time shortstop for his entire career. It is just a matter of whether he transitions to a part-time/designated hitter role in the twilight of his career or whether he makes a switch at a ...

Is the Michael Cuddyer deal a bust?

Everybody loves Michael Cuddyer. He is friendly, hardworking, and classy. He is accountable, shows great leadership, and sets an example for everybody around. As such, it is difficult but also necessary to pose the following question: Is the Michael Cuddyer deal ...

Colorado Rockies rumors: Justin Morneau trade discussed with Milwaukee Brewers

There is no way for anybody to say for sure if the Colorado Rockies should have traded first baseman Justin Morneau to the Milwaukee Brewers or not earlier this month. That argument cannot reasonably be made without knowing what the ...

Buster Posey delivers walk-off home run, puts the Rockies in their place

If you really thought that the little winning streak that the Colorado Rockies had against the San Francisco Giants was the sign of better things to come, you were sadly mistaken. If you honestly thought we might have a break ...

2015 Outlook: Rockies Outfield

  The Rockies probably aren’t going to lose 100 games, and their record at AT&T Park this year is highly impressive, but we all still know it’s over. This team does not have another 21-of-22 streak in them, much as ...

Madison Bumgarner nearly throws perfect game as Colorado Rockies come back to earth

Jorge De La Rosa had to leave with an injury on his pitching hand.Something had to give.In their last 10 games, the Colorado Rockies were winners in seven of them. With the way the 2014 season has gone, it simply ...

The rising star of Corey Dickerson

To say that Corey Dickerson is a rising star is quite unoriginal at this point. Entering the season, the young outfielder was the subject of some buzz among baseball writers outside of Colorado. He has long been a hero of ...

Michael Cuddyer back on disabled list: are you mad now?

Michael Cuddyer is on the disabled list for the third time in 2014. For the second time it is a bum hamstring that has forced him to the shelf, with a busted shoulder sandwiched in between. It is at this ...

The symbolism of the Rockies’ 13-5 loss to the Marlins

There are many different threads to the story of any given baseball game. When it comes to the Colorado Rockies and their 13-5 loss to the Miami Marlins, the narrative of this game can be found in the box score. ...

The fallout from Michael Cuddyer hitting for the cycle

Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle on Sunday evening at Coors Field. Thanks to some creative defensive from Jay Bruce in right field, Cuddy had a “triple” in the first inning and the rest was history. When he came up ...

Rockies links: Jon Gray, De La Rosa, and free agency

With August of the 2014 baseball season rapidly approaching, the Colorado Rockies find themselves in familiar territory. They are in last place and will now play out the remainder of the season focusing on what next year and the seasons ...

Rafael Betancourt could pitch for Colorado Rockies in 2014

Entering the 2014 season, there was a strong argument to be made that the Rockies would benefit from handing the high-leverage roles in the back of the bullpen to younger, fresher arms. It was reasonable to think that it was ...

Carlos Gonzalez has knee surgery, could miss start of 2015 spring training

Carlos Gonzalez has endured a miserable 2014 season. It has been a campaign marred by injuries, one that was ultimately ended by the news that he would require season-ending knee surgery. A most unfortunate theme has emerged when it comes ...

Same old story as Colorado Rockies bullpen blows it again; time for Walt Weiss to put his foot down

Walt Weiss needs to put his foot down.At some point, the question has to be asked, why do the Colorado Rockies insist on employing a strategy that has been nothing short of a failure?That was the case again on Tuesday ...

Cincinnati Reds Bullpen Capsizes in Nightcap

If the opening game of the doubleheader did not kill off any remaining morale for the Cincinnati Reds, the night cap certainly did the trick.  Falling by a final of 10-5, the Reds were trounced late once again by the ...

It was a great day to be a fan of the Colorado Rockies

Todd Helton overshadowed a great day for the Rockies.Todd Helton showed up at Coors Field, and apparently dropped off some of his bats.In what will go down as one of the best days in the 2014 season, but also one ...

Cincinnati Reds Stunned by Rockies Comeback

The final rusty nail may have finally been driven into the Cincinnati Reds coffin by a familiar face on early Sunday afternoon.  Drew Stubbs‘ walk-off three-run home run gave the Colorado Rockies a 10-9 comeback win that left the club ...

Five-Run 9th Lifts Rockies to Victory On Todd Helton’s Day

Today was a red-letter day for Rockies fans. Never in our team’s history has a player’s jersey number been retired. Some would argue that one should have been before now, perhaps Larry Walker‘s or Dante Bichette‘s. You’ll get no argument ...

Reds vs. Rockies: RHP Mat Latos vs. LHP Yohan Flande

Cincinnati Reds (61-61) vs. Colorado Rockies (47-75)   RHP Mat Latos (4-3, 2.95 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, .195 OAV) vs. LHP Yohan Flande (0-5, 5.36 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, .279 OAV)   Sunday, August 17, 2014: 4:10 p.m. at Coors Field   ...

Todd Helton gave me my favorite sports moment

Todd Helton gave me my favorite sports moment. I have been fortunate enough to see the Denver Broncos win two Super Bowls, to see a couple Stanley Cup championships from the Colorado Avalanche, and to see plenty of playoff appearances ...

Reds vs. Rockies: RHP Dylan Axelrod vs. RHP Jordan Lyles

Cincinnati Reds (61-61) vs. Colorado Rockies (47-75)   RHP Dylan Axelrod (8-8, 4.09 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 7.3 K/9 IP) at Triple-A Charlotte & Louisville vs. RHP Jordan Lyles (6-1, 3.70 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, .247 OAV)   Saturday, August 16, 2014: ...

Johnny Cueto, Kris Negron Lead Cincinnati Reds to Victory

Scraping their way back to the .500 mark once again, the Cincinnati Reds clawed tooth and nail to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.   On the hill, it was the Johnny Cueto show.  Earning his ...

As Colorado Rockies kick off Todd Helton weekend, get ready for the local hatred

Todd Helton takes far too much criticism.Some things aren't meant to be understood.For years, when Todd Helton was in his prime, I thought that the only thing that would hold him back from Cooperstown was the perception from national writers ...

Todd Helton’s Case for Cooperstown

#Retire17 This has been the theme the entire 2014 season as Todd Helton is set to become the first player to have his number retired by the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, August 17th. The whole weekend series against the Reds ...

Carlos Gonzalez to undergo season-ending knee surgery

We’re all getting older. Carlos Gonzalez is no exception. At age 28 and facing season-ending knee surgery, CarGo might never be the five-tool player that he was early in his career ever again. As it is, his last two seasons ...

Reds vs. Rockies: RHP Alfredo Simon vs. LHP Jorge De La Rosa

Cincinnati Reds (60-60) vs. Colorado Rockies (46-74)   RHP Alfredo Simon (12-7, 3.08 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, .234 OAV) vs. LHP Jorge De La Rosa (11-8, 4.34 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, .242 OAV)   Thursday, August 14, 2014: 8:40 p.m. at Coors ...

Troy Tulowitzki is out for the season: What it means for the future

Troy Tulowitzki is out for the season again. As reported by Thomas Harding in the late hours on Wednesday night, Tulowitzki will undergo season-ending hip surgery and will be out for the remainder of the season. This news halts a ...

The Rockies Celebrate Todd Helton

It’s been hard to find anything truly great about this Rockies season. Even though the team started strong (at least once they left Miami), and even though there have been some pleasant surprises (Jordan Lyles, Corey Dickerson, Charlie Blackmon), the ...

New Low For Tulo; Colorado Rockies season keeps getting worse

Maybe it's time to turn the page on the Tulowitzki era.The sad reality is that it is extremely tough to be a fan of the Colorado Rockies.If the disrespect of an owner, if the excuses of a front office, if ...

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