Series Recap 5/18 – 5/21: You Incredible Nincompoops

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For the Rockies, to put together a win lately has been like trying to finish off a complicated 2000 piece puzzle. Even as they start to make progress on one part, with solid performances recently from starters Jordan Lyles, Jorge De La Rosa and even Kyle Kendrick, they suddenly lose the ability to hit, well, […]

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Rockies Zingers On The Sports Show

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Woody Paige and Les Shapiro from The Sports Show at the Denver Post are trying to understand the bloggers better. For my part, I’m still trying to understand the media better… and they’ve been very helpful in leading me along. So, I tried my best to answer Woody and Les’s questions. Why do we write? […]

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Talking with LaTroy Hawkins: Little League and Arm Health

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I recently sat down with LaTroy Hawkins, the Rockies veteran pitcher. Hawk was drafted and signed by the Minnesota Twins in 1991, and made his big league debut on April 12th, 1995. He has now made over 1,000 appearances in MLB but he has not forget his roots in youth baseball. When Jackie Robinson West the […]

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What is Tulo’s Trade Value?

Now that the mass hysteria following the overly vague New York Post report that Troy Tulowitzki will meet with his agent while the Rockies are in Los Angeles has somewhat passed since Tulo said he will not request a trade from the team, we have reached a point in time to logically discuss (is that even possible with Tulo […]

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Series Recap 5/14 to 5/17: Four Strikeouts and the Rockies

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Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers One of the most fascinating (and confusing) rules in the sport of baseball is the dropped third strike. In my exhaustive research (read: 10-minutes’ worth), there doesn’t seem to be a solid, coherent explanation for why this rule developed. It seems that someone decided early on that if that 3rd strike […]

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Hale Storm

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David Hale was born in Marietta, Georgia. He grew up in the peach state, played college baseball at Princeton and came back home when he was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 3rd round of the 2009 MLB draft. To top it off Hale holds the Braves record for strikeouts in a pitcher’s debut with nine. Hale couldn’t […]

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Luck on the Rocks

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Before the 2014 season, Eric Garcia McKinley and I had predicted the Rockies would win 80 games in 2014. ESPN’s panel of experts (which took my prediction and averaged them with about 100 other experts), had them at 75 wins and Dan Szymbroski’s ZiPS Forecasting system had them for 76 wins. As we know, last […]

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Series Recap 5/12 to 5/13: Please Make It Stop

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It sucks to be a Colorado Rockies fan right now. There’s no way around it, the team is playing terrible baseball, trapped in the worst losing streak since 2005 and tied for second longest all-time. Fans complained last week as the Rockies faced intermittent baseball due to ceaseless rain, and even snow, in Colorado. Upon arrival […]

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A Year Abroad: A Month of Sundays

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This week, I felt compelled to use musical verse to attempt to encapsulate the sentiment surrounding the Rockies’ horrendous May reality. I believe I’ve found the perfect equation in Passenger’s “Month of Sundays.” In this song, Michael David Rosenberg sings about being in a rut, suspended in this place where hope is wearing thin and […]

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CU Boulder Team – 2015 SABR Analytics Diamond Dollars Competition

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In March while at the 2015 SABR Analytics conference, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that a team of undergraduate students from the University of Colorado at Boulder would be presenting for the Diamond Dollars Case Competition. The presentations done by each college for the competition can be pretty intriguing and, sometimes, even ominous. Last […]

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