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Lil’ Rox: The Weekly Rockies Minors Update: Week One

4/9-4/16 In an up and down week for the Rockies minor league system, we watched high-profile hitting prospects get off to hot starts, we watched Jon Gray struggle with his command, and then we watched Roger Bernadina do…whatever Roger Bernadina does. ...

Colorado Rockies Fans, Which NL West Team Do You Hate?

Now that the Colorado Rockies are in the middle of a long streak of games against opponents within the division, we might as well ask: which NL West team do you hate the most? Why? I’ve been working on the ...

MLB Predictions: Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers

  Our Colorado Rockies have played three series.  In each series I have gone against the grain by picking our Rockies to win both their road series and lose their home series.  I stand before you with a perfect record.  ...

Breaking Down The Colorado Rockies 7-2 Start to the Season

The Colorado Rockies have shocked the baseball world nine games into the 2015 campaign, collecting a record of 7-2 including a three-game sweep over the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. After finishing the 2014 season with an abysmal ...

Matt McBride Heads to the Disabled List.

Matt McBride is headed to the 15 day Disabled List retroactive to April 15th. He strained his right oblique during Monday night’s game against Tacoma. McBride has been struggling this season, hitting .175 with two doubles, a homer, two RBI ...

Colorado Rockies Off Day Links, April 16

After a successful series in San Francisco, your Colorado Rockies are enjoying an off day in Los Angeles before three games against the Dodgers this weekend. As you read this, the Colorado Rockies and I are hanging out. The Rox ...

Colorado Rockies Notes From The San Fran Sweep

You SHOULD be riding high after the Colorado Rockies swept the San Francisco Giants in AT&T Park this week. Here are the takeaways from Wednesday’s game, and the sweep as a whole… Boy, how good did that feel to sweep San Francisco at ...

Colorado Rockies bust out the brooms in San Francisco, defeat the Giants 4-2.

Tyler Matzek had a rough go of it in the first inning, needing 27 pitches to get out of the frame. The southpaw settled down however as the Colorado Rockies cruised to a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants ...

Post-Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants

Post-mortem and some miscellaneous thoughts on the Colorado Rockies’ first game in San Francisco against the Giants Monday afternoon. One man’s quick reaction to major story lines in the Rockies’ 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday afternoon. Stop ...

Colorado Rockies Spoil Giants’ Home Opener, Win 2-0

On a day where the San Francisco Giants celebrated their 2014 World Series championship in their home opener, the Colorado Rockies spoiled the party with a 2-0 victory. Eddie Butler tossed 5.1 scoreless innings, but walked six and hit a ...

Analyzing The Colorado Rockies’ First Series At Coors

Some reaction and post-mortem on the Colorado Rockies’ final game in the series against the Chicago Cubs in Denver on Sunday afternoon. Here’s everything you need to know about the Colorado Rockies as we react to Sunday afternoon’s finale with ...

Dex Burns The Colorado Rockies; Cubs Steal Game

The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs squared off in Sunday’s rubber match at Coors Field, the last home game before the Rockies’ big road trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles this week. A two-run Dexter Fowler home run on ...

Colorado Rockies 2015 Crystal Ball: Corey Dickerson

As the season gets underway, RoxPile.com is making some fun (but completely unqualified!) predictions about how members of the Colorado Rockies will fare this summer. In this edition: Corey Dickerson. Corey Dickerson had a career year for the Colorado Rockies ...

Colorado Rockies 2015 Crystal Ball: Kyle Kendrick

As the season gets underway, RoxPile.com is making some fun (but completely unqualified!) predictions about how members of the Colorado Rockies will fare this summer. In this edition: Kyle Kendrick.  After spending his entire career with the Philadelphia Phillies, starting ...

Colorado Rockies News, Notes, and Links For April 11th

As the Colorado Rockies begin the home side of their summer and the season begins in earnest, let’s run down some news, notes, and links you need to know before game two against the Chicago Cubs Saturday night. The Rockies ...

Colorado Rockies Open 2015 4-0, Just Like 1995

Amidst all the giddiness and glee about the Colorado Rockies undefeated streak to start the season, sometimes it’s good to look back.  Let’s reminisce shall we – – or in my case learn – – about the only other time the ...

Know Your Future Foe: Peter O’Brien

Peter O’Brien was a 2nd round pick in 2012 for the New York Yankees. Before that he was the 2010 MEAC Player of the Year in College and drafted by YOUR Colorado Rockies in 2011. He did not sign. He ...

Colorado Rockies Must Consider LaTroy Hawkins’ Role

The Colorado Rockies are starting the season with LaTroy Hawkins as their closer. There are a lot of good things about that, and one bad one: he doesn’t miss bats. I wrote a post yesterday morning predicting LaTroy Hawkins’ 2015 ...

Prospects Open Up During Isotopes Media Day

Earlier this week, I attended media day out at Isotopes park (AKA ‘The Lab’) and had an opportunity to talk to several players and coaches. I briefly talked to Catcher Ryan Casteel about playing at Isotopes park. Casteel was hugely ...

Colorado Rockies 2015 Crystal Ball: Charlie Blackmon

As the season gets underway, RoxPile.com is making some fun (but completely unqualified!) predictions about how members of the Colorado Rockies will fare this summer. In this edition: Charlie Blackmon. Charlie Blackmon enjoyed a breakout with the Colorado Rockies in ...

Colorado Rockies Beware: Chicago Cubs Traps Ahead

  Amazing how much a sports fans perspective can change in 3 days.  At the beginning of the season when I predicted our Rockies winning their opening road series, it was a quasi-bold prediction (especially given their recent road struggles).  ...

Colorado Rockies Trade Candidate: Carlos Gonzalez

As the season begins, we are profiling some potential trade candidates the Colorado Rockies might consider moving this summer. Next up is a big one… Carlos Gonzalez. Rumors have swirled all winter about the Colorado Rockies getting rid of either ...

Colorado Rockies 2015 Crystal Ball: LaTroy Hawkins

As the season gets underway, RoxPile.com is making some fun (but completely unqualified!) predictions about how members of the Colorado Rockies will fare this summer. In this edition: LaTroy Hawkins.  LaTroy Hawkins is the man. By all accounts, he’s one ...

What We Know About The 3-0 Colorado Rockies

Here’s what we know about the 3-0 Colorado Rockies after they swept the Opening Series in Milwaukee and are now heading home to Denver to take on the Chicago Cubs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. What a sweet, sweet come-from-behind, extra ...

Colorado Rockies complete the three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-4.

The Colorado Rockies completed the three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers in extra-innings Wednesday night, thanks to a pinch-hit home run from Wilin Rosario. Colorado came away with the win by the final score of 5-4. Rockies number two prospect Eddie ...

Colorado Rockies 2015 Crystal Ball: Nick Hundley

As the season gets underway, RoxPile.com is making some fun (but completely unqualified!) predictions about how members of the Colorado Rockies will fare this summer. In this edition: Nick Hundley.  The Colorado Rockies made a splash this offseason (well, as ...

Jorge De La Rosa is the Opening Day Starter, Kinda

Okay. Sorry. I’m playing with you a bit. De La Rosa is the opening day starter. Just not the one you wish he was starting. DLR is starting April 9th. That’s not opening day, you say? Sure it is! In ...

Colorado Rockies Trade Candidate: Bullpen Lefties

As the season begins, we are profiling some potential trade candidates the Rockies might consider moving this summer. Next up in the series, let’s analyze lefties out of the ‘pen: Rex Brothers, Boone Logan, and Christian Friedrich. It must feel ...

Do The Monfort’s Truly Want to Win or Just Take Your Money?

Let me clarify, I don’t mean that in a way where they’re particularly adept at it, I mean it in a way where they try to sign over the hill, oft injured, or just plain ineffective players. They hope that out ...

Colorado Rockies 2015 Crystal Ball: DJ LeMahieu

As the season gets underway, RoxPile.com is making some fun (but completely unqualified!) predictions about how members of the Colorado Rockies will fare this summer. In this edition: DJ LeMahieu. DJ LeMahieu became the first Rockies second baseman to win ...

Colorado Rockies, behind six doubles, defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2.

The Colorado Rockies tied a Major League record 12 doubles in the first two games of the regular season, leading them to a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Matt Garza and Jordan Lyles were pretty much identical in the ...

Colorado Rockies: Let’s Meet The Albuquerque Isotopes

The Colorado Rockies AAA affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes open their season Thursday with Jorge De La Rosa on the mound in a rehab start (that’s a hell of a AAA Opening Day starter!). With the Colorado Rockies changing AAA affiliates this ...

Trade Candidate: Wilin Rosario

As the season begins, we are profiling some potential candidates the Rockies may trade this summer. Today’s focus: catcher-turned-first-baseman-turned-maybe-right-fielder Wilin Rosario. There’s no doubt Wilin Rosario can hit the ball. He’s got power and hits for a decent enough average ...

Colorado Rockies’ Kyle Kendrick Proves His Worth

After tossing seven shut out innings in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon, Kyle Kendrick proved why the Colorado Rockies picked him up this winter and decided to start him on Opening Day.  No, Kyle Kendrick will not win 20 games for ...

Colorado Rockies And Milwaukee Brewers And Kyle Kendrick

If AJ Preller can run the San Diego Padres like a fantasy league team making opening day trades, then the time is right for the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers to make a deal with other. The premise of my ...

Colorado Rockies down Milwaukee Brewers on Opening Day, 10-0.

The 2015 season couldn’t have started off any better for the Colorado Rockies, earning an Opening Day victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on the road, 10-0. We saw a glimpse of just how deadly this lineup could be if everyone ...

Colorado Rockies News and Links, Opening Day Eve Edition

It felt like we would never make it, but here we are – Opening Day is less than 24 hours away! Let’s get you caught up on some Colorado Rockies news, notes, and links on the Sunday off-day before the ...

Trade Candidate: Jorge De La Rosa

As the season begins, we are profiling some potential trade candidates the Rockies may be able to move this summer in return for younger players. Today’s focus: Jorge De La Rosa. Jorge De La Rosa is the de facto ace ...

Colorado Rockies Opening Day Appetizers

The trip to the grocery store this weekend will undoubtedly include an extra bag of chips, peanuts or small candy that can popped into your mouth easily during tenuous 3-2 counts. Of course, that’s not exactly what I meant by ...

Trade Candidate: Charlie Blackmon

As the season begins, we are profiling some potential trade candidates the Rockies may be able to move this summer in return for younger players. Let’s take a look at a dark horse, Charlie Blackmon.   Charlie Blackmon broke out ...

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