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Derek Jeter and What We Have Learned About Farewells

  Imagine: You are one of the greatest baseball players of your generation. You are beloved by the fans, respected by your teammates, destined for legend status in the annals of the game. You have announced your retirement, and since ...

Is Corey Dickerson the Rockies MVP?

It feels like we are playing catch-up with Corey Dickerson in terms of well-deserved hype. I know that the young outfielder had his share of buzz while he shot through the Colorado Rockies’ minor league system, but not nearly on ...

Throwback Thursday: Corey Dickerson interview with Rox Pile from March 2011

Corey Dickerson was 21 years old and a prospect in low-A when Rox Pile had the chance to interview him back in March, 2011. That was over a year before I joined the site. The interview was conducted by Logan ...

MLB Rumors: Dan O’Dowd to the Atlanta Braves?

Imagine the scene: longtime Colorado Rockies’ executive Dan O’Dowd is walking out of the office, having informed owner Dick Monfort that he is stepping down from his position to join his old buddy John Hart, now the interim general manager ...

Eddie Butler shines in return to Colorado Rockies rotation

Much of the hope for the Colorado Rockies immediate future rests on Eddie Butler's right arm.On Saturday, Butler gave far more reason for excitement than he did in his lone big league start back in June. His six innings of ...

Michael Cuddyer wows with his bat as Colorado Rockies avoid 100 losses

Michael Cuddyer is fun to watch, but should the Rox re-sign him?Crisis averted.The Colorado Rockies will not lose 100 games, as so many had predicted that they would. A 15-2 drubbing of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field ensured that ...

Should you care if Justin Morneau wins a batting title?

Justin Morneau erupted for a huge game as the Colorado Rockies blew out the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday at Coors Field. With that impressive showing, Morneau retook the lead for the National League batting title. That allows us to ...

Colorado Rockies move Triple-A, Double-A affiliates

“I want to go to the Sky Sox tonight. There’s a player we should go see before he’s up with the Rockies.” “What’s his name?” “Todd Helton.” “What position does he play?” “First base.” “Do you think we can get ...

Grading Charlie Blackmon’s 2014 Season

Sometimes it’s tough to take what you see with a grain of salt. That’s how it was with many Colorado Rockies fans in April, both with the entire team and more specifically with Charlie Blackmon. In April, Blackmon was dynamite. ...

Colorado Rockies 2015 starting rotation might not be all that bad

Tyler Matzek was good again on Tuesday night.In the midst of all of the negative, a few things positive might be coming out for the Colorado Rockies.On Tuesday night at Coors Field, Tyler Matzek proved that his recent success wasn't ...

What should the Colorado Rockies expect from Eddie Butler this month?

The Colorado Rockies are bringing up one of their pitching prospects, again, to try and inject some hope into an otherwise dismal situation. Eddie Butler, he whose name is always mentioned in the same breath as Jon Gray, will give ...

As Others Clinch Postseason Berths, Rockies Continue Their Skid

I think there are five things worth noting about the Rockies after last night’s game. 1. The team is at the business end of a league-leading 7-game losing streak. In that span, they have scored 11 runs. Total. The Dodgers ...

Colorado Rockies lack of scoring on the run has become historic

Admit it, you just don't care anymore.When Matt Holliday drilled a three-run homer to put the St. Louis Cardinals up 3-0 over the Colorado Rockies in the bottom of the 1st inning, the game was over. There were eight innings ...

Colorado Rockies rumors: Carlos Gonzalez most likely to be traded?

The Colorado Rockies are staring down some dicey situations with their payroll between the 2014 and 2015 seasons. They made the decision to re-sign Jorge De La Rosa to a two-year deal, good for $12.5 million over the next two ...

Colorado Rockies shut out again in New York

Maybe the New York Mets are just teasing the Colorado Rockies. With these two teams linked in trade rumors for the last year or so, maybe the Mets just wanted to make sure the Rockies understood how much better their ...

Jon Gray: It’s time to pump the brakes

There were calls for top Colorado Rockies’ pitching prospect Jon Gray to be in the big leagues this season. In reality, the Rockies might be wise to wait until 2016 to have him in the big leagues. There were grumblings, ...

The promise offered by Tyler Matzek

We reached the point a long time ago where we watch the Colorado Rockies in 2014 with an eye towards the future. We look for individual players and general progress that might provide hope for the 2015 season and beyond. ...

Introducing FanSided Deals: Win an iPhone 6 and get 10 percent off this week!

Admit it: you like the latest tech products, gear, gadgets and games, you just don’t like to pay full price for them. As of today, Rox Pile and FanSided can help you with that. We’re introducing the FanSided Deals store to ...

As eyes turn attention to football, Colorado Rockies fans shouldn’t quiet down

Dick Monfort needs to feel the heat all winter long.When Wilin Rosario grounded out to shortstop to end the game and the Colorado Rockies late rally on Tuesday night, something became official that was bound to happen for months.The Rockies ...

Colorado Rockies 2015 schedule: Notes and observations

The Colorado Rockies have been looking forward to next season for a while now. Like a number of teams that have been knocked out of contention, they have been playing out the remainder of their schedule with an eye towards ...

Join Rox Pile for the stretch run

Are you a passionate baseball fan? Do you believe that baseball is a year-round love affair that never ends? Are you ready to step up to the plate and go to bat for your favorite team? The FanSided MLB division ...

Jorge De La Rosa signs two-year extension: The next best thing for the Rockies

Colorado Rockies’ starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa is having an outstanding season. Up until one week ago, he was set to hit free agency at season’s end. The Rockies reasonably had four options with De La Rosa as far ...

Jorge De La Rosa and Brett Anderson were not traded this summer: Revisiting those decisions

Foresight. Does the Colorado Rockies front office have it? Any of it? Even a little bit of it? That is the unfortunate question to consider when it comes to their decision to not trade Jorge De La Rosa and also ...

Lessons that the Colorado Rockies should learn from their three-game sweep of the Padres

Wait, the Colorado Rockies three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres isn't the lead for all of the local late night newscasts?There must have been something else going on in town that overshadowed the Rockies.While the Broncos were destroying the ...

Tyler Matzek throws first complete game shutout for Colorado Rockies since 2011

Be mad at the front office of the Colorado Rockies, be mad at the ownership, but don't be mad at the players.On Friday night, Rockies rookie Tyler Matzek pitched the best game in at least three seasons for the Rockies, ...

Corey Dickerson continues to impress with the bat; Colorado Rockies win, then sign Jorge De La Rosa to extension

The Rockies were wise to re-sign Jorge De La Rosa.The Colorado Rockies launched the ball out of the park all afternoon, then finished off the night with the announcement that they have re-signed Jorge De La Rosa to a 2-year ...

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 ...

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