Series Recap: Rockies Complete Sweep, Say Goodbye to Coors Field for 2014


Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies September 18-21, 2014 (Series Preview) With that we bid adieu to Coors Field for the 2014 season. Yes, Rockies fans will have to wait over 6 months to see their team play a home game and everyone else will have to wait until April for the best bar in LoDo […]

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What to Read about the State of Baseball

As the end of the regular season approaches, your time will be well spent reading about some macro-issues concerning baseball. Below, I point you toward a handful of excellent articles about the state of the game. Craig Calcaterra at NBC’s Hardball Talk has a detailed rebuttal to the commentators decrying the ill-health of baseball. He […]

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Series Preview – Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks-9/18/14-9/21/14


Colorado Rockies (69-91) at Arizona Diamondbacks (62-90) COL on road (20-55), last 10 (3-7). ARI at home (32-46), last 10 (3-7). Probable Starters: Yohan Flande (5.5 IP per Start, 5.0 SO/9, 2.9 BB/9 Overall) vs. Vidal Nuno (6.1 IP, 6.9 SO/9, 1.8 BB/9) Jordan Lyles (5.8 IP, 6.6 SO/9, 3.6 BB/9) vs. Chase Anderson (5.5 IP, 8.2 SO/9, 3.1 […]

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Series Recap: Rockies Out-Offense Dodgers in Series Win


Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies Monday-Wednesday, September 15-17, 2014 (Series Preview) In a season where offense is down all across the league, fans were treated to a bit of a throwback Coors Field series.  The Rockies and Dodgers combined for 46 runs on 77 hits over three games. There were 27 extra base hits–including […]

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LaTroy Hawkins: Ageless Wonder


When the Colorado Rockies signed LaTroy Hawkins early last off-season and immediately named him the team’s closer, much of Rockies Nation groaned. Sure, he had performed well enough in 2013 with the Mets. But Hawkins was also about to turn 41 years old, and he looked to be blocking this young, exciting, fire-balling closer-in-waiting named […]

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Carlos Gonzalez’s Trade Value


Ever since the trade talk about Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki ramped up mid-summer, I seem to read the same line every other day. It goes something like this: they’re injured, and their trade value is therefore diminished, so in order to execute a successful trade the Rockies will either have to rebuild their value […]

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Series Preview – Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies – 9/15/14-9/17/14


Colorado Rockies (59-90) at Los Angeles Dodgers  (83-67) COL at home (39-35), last 10 (4-6). LAD on road (45-29), last 10 7-3). Probable Starters: Christian Bergman (5.5 IP, 4 SO/9, 2.1 BB/9)  vs. Roberto Hernandez (5.1 IP, 6.5 SO/9, 3 BB/9) Tyler Matzek (6.2 IP, 6.5 SO/9, 3.4 BB/9) vs. Dan Haren (5.8 IP, 6.9 SO/9, 1.9 […]

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Series Recap: A Visit to Busch Stadium

From a previous visit by the author to Busch Stadium in St Louis MO, Sept 2013.

Colorado Rockies at St Louis Cardinals September 12-14, 2014 The Rockies came into Busch Stadium having just been swept by the New York Mets, an ignominious honor for anyone. Their reward was a trip to see the first place St Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium III, a venue where they have gone 11-22 since it […]

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Series Preview – Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals – 9/12/14-9/14/14


Colorado Rockies (59-84) at St. Louis Cardinals   COL on road (20-52), last 10 (5-5). STL at home (44-28), last 10 (6-4). Probable Starters: Jorge De La Rosa (5.7 IP, 6.7 SO.9/, 3.1 BB/9) vs. Adam Wainwright (7 IP, 6.9 SO/9, 2.1 BB/9) Franklin Morales (5.2 IP, 6.3 SO/9, 4.1 BB/9) vs. Shelby Miller (5.9 IP, 5.9 […]

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Rooftop Deck Summary – Colorado Rockies Links and Tweets — 09/11/2014

Rooftop Deck is a, well, deck (or stack or summary or whatnot) of articles and tweets, primarily about the Colorado Rockies that are either thought-provoking or funny. (Or at least, we think are thought-provoking or funny). In cooperation with SABR, we’re helping out at the Rocky Mountain Super Cyber SABR Summit this Saturday, September 13th […]

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