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Spring Training Storylines: Tyler Anderson

All eyes are on Jon Gray and Eddie Butler in spring training this year, but what can we expect from Tyler Anderson? While the Rockies’ front office did not make many significant offseason moves to bolster the roster, there does ...

The Critical Importance of the #2 Starter

Who matters more than the ace in a starting rotation? Quite a lot of people, it turns out. It’s a snowy Sunday in Colorado, and I’m sure I’m not alone in wishing that I was in Scottsdale watching workouts. I ...

Eddie Butler’s Moment of Truth

The pressure’s on for Eddie Butler in 2015 spring training. Eddie Butler was called up too soon last season. I will never forget turning on the radio to listen to the Rockies game the night of June 3rd and hearing ...

Jason Giambi retires: Farewell to the Giambino

Longtime slugger Jason Giambi announced his retirement on Monday afternoon. At 44 years old and after 20 years in the big leagues as a player, the man known as the Giambino is finally hanging them up. From the middle of ...

Yes, the Rockies are delusional

The Colorado Rockies have a very odd definition of what it means to have a “new-look” team. Sitting here as a writer inclined to give the people in charge of the Rockies the benefit of the doubt insofar as they ...

Rockies Preview Series: The immense pressure on Eddie Butler and Jon Gray

With pitchers and catchers set to report soon for the Colorado Rockies, we start our preview series with a look at the organization’s two top pitching prospects. For as long as any Rockies’ fan can remember, the big “if” hanging ...

Rockies Spring Training: Jon Gray headlines non-roster invitees

Real baseball news has arrived, as the Colorado Rockies announced their non-roster invitees this week. All eyes will be on the pitcher who is expected to be a savior. 2013 first round pick Jon Gray headlines the list of Spring ...

Rockies Sign Kyle Kendrick As Fifth Starter

The pitcher shopping spree continues with the acquisition of free agent Kyle Kendrick, formerly of the Phillies. The Rockies might have been in on James Shields, but once they realized he didn’t want to pitch in Colorado they didn’t have ...

John Axford and David Hale added as Rockies’ bullpen takes shape

With the news that the Colorado Rockies have signed former Brewers closer John Axford and traded for Braves pitcher David Hale, the team has put together most of the bullpen that it will carry into 2015. Despite Axford’s middling numbers the past four seasons ...

The Man, The Mustache, The Legend: John Axford is a Rockie

Very recently one of the best relievers in the game, John Axford looks for a comeback season in purple pinstripes. I’m starting to feel convinced that general manager Jeff Bridich does intend to make changes to this team. Less than ...

The glorious return of Omar Quintanilla

Omar Quintanilla is back with the Colorado Rockies, signing a minor league deal this week. The Rockies don’t need your negativity. I don’t need your negativity. Omar Quintanilla doesn’t need your negativity. I’m talking to you, naysayers. And you, Twitter-snarkers. ...

Who is David Hale?

The Colorado Rockies acquired David Hale from the Atlanta Braves this week, along with Gus Schlosser, as they try to bolster their pitching staff. Should I feel good that the Rockies just traded for a pitcher from the Braves, an ...

Troy Tulowitzki rumors: Well, there are no rumors, actually

Troy Tulowitzki will not be traded, but the rumors about even a glimmer of a possibility of a trade are still emerging. The Colorado Rockies played it coy for a while this off-season. They let on that they were “willing ...

Rockies prospect news: A setback for Tyler Anderson

Top Colorado Rockies’ pitching prospect Tyler Anderson has suffered a setback with an elbow injury as he prepares for the start of the 2015 season. Tyler Anderson is on the 40 man roster. He might have had a chance to ...

Reminder: The Rockies’ farm system no longer stinks

The Colorado Rockies minor league system boasts more depth than it once did, making things a bit more intriguing for the otherwise flailing franchise. Here’s the thing that we Rockies fans know: when the high ranking comes from this particular ...

Reminder: The Rockies love Brandon Barnes

The Colorado Rockies still have a lot of outfielders, and they still love Brandon Barnes. Brandon Barnes probably won’t be a big contributor for the Rockies in 2015. He very well might struggle to be better than a replacement level ...

Jeff Bridich brings The CaRavan through Albuquerque

Baseball starts early this year. On January 26th, baseball kicked off in Albuquerque, NM as Rockies’ general manager Jeff Bridich, manager Walt Weiss, NL batting champ Justin Morneau, Rockies’ All-Star Charlie Blackmon and Dinger the Mascot invaded “The Lab” in ...

The Importance of Adam Ottavino

Many things will have to fall in place for the Rockies to succeed in 2015. One guy who simply has to maintain is right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino. The Rockies’ bullpen was ten kinds of bad in 2014. I wrote about ...

Wilin Rosario is a better right fielder than a turkey

The Colorado Rockies cleared up some rumors yesterday, but the news wasn’t good. This week, Patrick Saunders wrote an article revealing a few things about the Rockies rumors that have been circulating over the past few weeks. The first is that the ...

Michael McKenry: more important than he should be?

Michael McKenry is going be in the mix at catcher for the Colorado Rockies, but are they counting on him for too much? Hello, my name is Hayden Kane, and I am here to rain on the Michael McKenry parade ...

Rex Brothers: a Risk Well Worth Taking for the Rockies

Rex Brothers is back with the Colorado Rockies on a one-year deal, with the team sincerely hoping for a big turnaround in 2015. This one’s on me, guys. I will at least take my portion of the blame for the ...

Drew Stubbs, a bargain in every sense of the word

Drew Stubbs signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Rockies this week to avoid arbitration. Outfielder Drew Stubbs will probably never be better for the Rockies than he was last season. Serving as a platoon player at times and as ...

The Rockies believe in Tyler Chatwood; should they?

Tyler Chatwood will be back with the Colorado Rockies on a two-year deal after the right-handed pitcher avoided arbitration this week. It’s not clear when Tyler Chatwood will pitch for the Rockies again after he underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery in ...

Rockies Targeting Former Closers: A Good Idea?

The Colorado Rockies are rumored to be targeting several former closers, but is it a good plan? Outside of the Dillon Gee and Ryan Vogelsong rumors, outside of the idea that the Rockies may or may not have offered James ...

Rockies Trade Chris Martin to Yankees For Cash

In lunchtime news, the Rockies have traded away reliever Chris Martin for some cash. While we’re all holding our breath waiting for Jeff Bridich to make a big move, hopefully for a pitcher, he has mostly been in the business ...

Grading every Rockies’ first round pick in franchise history

Since the Rockies joined the National League as an expansion team in 1992, the franchise has made 23 first round draft picks. 16 of those picks have been pitchers, the most selected of any position. Eleven of those picks were ...

Wilin Rosario: 2014 Player Grade

The Rockies are trying to find ways to use Wilin Rosario that don’t involve squatting behind the plate. Look no further than his abysmal 2014 performance for the reason. Much has been written in recent weeks about Wilin Rosario and ...

Spring Training Is Almost Here, The Rockies Need To Make A Move

The Colorado Rockies are only six weeks away from the start of Spring Training and they have yet to make a big move this offseason. Do they still have time to make one? Going into this last offseason, most Rockies ...

Wilin Rosario: The Rockies are bluffing, probably

Wilin Rosario is the main person of interest for the Colorado Rockies this off-season when it comes the rumors and speculation. Is the team serious about keeping him, or are they bluffing? At the Winter Meetings, the main subject for ...

Why Dan Haren Is A Bad Fit For The Rockies

There is reportedly “mild interest” in a trade for Dan Haren coming from the Rockies. It’s not only a bad trade, but one that shouldn’t even be considered.  The Colorado Rockies have reportedly expressed “mild interest” in trading for right-handed pitcher Dan ...

Rockies 2015 ZiPS Projections: Is Nolan Arenado surpassing Carlos Gonzalez?

Let’s take a look at the Rockies 2015 ZiPS Projections and attempt to analyze what they might tell us about Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez. Dan Szymbrowski’s ZiPS computer-generated predictions have been released on FanGraphs for the last number of ...

Rockies Announce Spring Training Dates

The Colorado Rockies have announced their Spring Training workout dates. Pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 21 and full squad workouts will start on Feb. 27. Spring Training is almost here. So close you can almost smell it. On Thursday, ...

Rockies To Face Diamondbacks In Mexico This Spring

The Colorado Rockies will be taking their talents international. It was reported yesterday that the Rockies will face the Arizona Diamondbacks in Mexico during Spring Training. It looks like the Colorado Rockies will be getting a little extra international exposure ...

About keeping Wilin Rosario, about playing him at first base

It appears that the Colorado Rockies are likely to keep Wilin Rosario and give him some playing time at first base. What follows is an attempt to think through and even analyze that situation. I pose the following question as ...

Larry Walker stays on Hall of Fame ballot

Larry Walker received enough votes to remain on the Hall of Fame ballot when the class of 2015 was announced on Tuesday. As voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), the class of 2015 for the Baseball ...

Who Should Be The Face Of The Rockies?

As we head in 2015, the face of the Colorado Rockies franchise, in my opinion, is unknown. Will someone emerge as a leader and face of the Rockies before the season starts? The annual MLB Network Face Of The MLB tournament ...

Justin Morneau: 2014 Player Grade

Fully establishing himself as a comeback player, Morneau brought a powerful bat and a capable glove to the Rockies in 2014. For all our constant griping about the moves we wish the Rockies would make, occasionally we need to stop ...

Colorado Rockies: What to look for in 2015

With the New Year and holiday season behind us, let’s look ahead to the 2015 MLB season and offer some analysis of what we can expect from the Colorado Rockies. For how quiet things have been for the Colorado Rockies thus far ...

Charlie Blackmon Should Be The Starting Centerfielder In 2015

If the 2015 season were to start today, the Colorado Rockies would have substantial depth in the outfield. The Rockies should look to Charlie Blackmon to be the everyday starter in centerfield. With the possibility of a Carlos Gonazlez trade looking ...

Rockies Links: Pitching, the bullpen, and NL West general managers

In today’s links, we take a look at what the Colorado Rockies can do to address their need for pitching, where their bullpen stands, and some of the rival general managers in the National League West. The Colorado Rockies need ...

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