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The Plan

by RyanHammon | Posted February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Well, the Rockies finally made their long-anticipated outfielder-for-pitcher trade.  And, perhaps predictably, everyone seems to think it sucks.  Mostly it sucks, it seems, because it’s emblematic of the Rockies’ incoherent or altogether missing “plan.”  And that’s what I’d most like [...]

Rockies Fest Beckons 2016 Season

by Sarah Ford | Posted February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Denver is coated in orange wherever you look, but for a few hours on Saturday, fans at Rockies Fest 2016 only saw purple. The annual event turned out a few thousand loyal Rockies supporters, sparking excitement for the quickly approaching start of spring training. Rockies Fest is a special event [...]

A Look Back And Forward At Rockies Pitching

by John Bristow | Posted January 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Rockies have a problem and Jeff Bridich knows it. Since the club’s inaugural season in 1993, the team has never finished first in the NL West, even though the team has a hitter friendly park, an ever-changing rotation of NL batting champions, and one of the best infield defenses in all of the [...]
"Please, sir, just one more?" (Lenny Ignelzi, AP)

The Strangest Games in Rockies History: The Conclusion

by Adam Peterson | Posted January 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

Towards the end of the 2015 regular season the Colorado Rockies played a very strange game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a 16 inning marathon that inspired a quick series by an author who was merely looking for something interesting to write about as another dismal season came to a close. The [...]
Improbable History

Revisiting ZiPS Projections, Part III: The Bullpen

by Adam Peterson | Posted December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Welcome another episode of Mr. Szymborski’s Improbable History! This week we conclude our series examining the 2015 ZiPS projection system through the lens of the Colorado Rockies. Previously we looked at Rockies hitters and determined that they did a fine job meeting or exceeding expectations. [...]

Ranking the Rockies Affiliate Caps

by Adam Peterson | Posted December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The holiday season is upon us. Hanukkah wrapped up on Monday and Christmas is just over a week away. Perhaps you are making your wish list for friends and family. And, like any true Rockies fan, you want to increase your team apparel collection in an effort to suppress the anxiety that comes from [...]
WABAC Machine

Revisting ZiPS Projections, Part II: Starting Pitching

by Adam Peterson | Posted December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week we took a trip in the WABAC Machine to see how well Rockies hitters fared in comparison to their preseason ZiPS projection and found, hey, they actually did pretty okay! So how did this team lose 90+ games for the third time in four years? As is typically the answer to such questions, it [...]
Star PItcher

Star Pitcher: A New Hope

by RyanHammon | Posted November 22, 2015 | 3 Comments

Do you remember how excited Rockies fans were about Tyler Matzek around this time last year?   A much-hyped prospect, Matzek had flopped in the minors, recovered (but only sort of), and finally cracked the big league rotation mid-season after enough Rockies pitchers did what all Rockies pitchers [...]
No, not the Akron Zips, Dan's ZiPS!

Revisiting ZiPS and the Rockies – The Hitters

by Adam Peterson | Posted November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite things to do at the conclusion of the baseball season is to look back at predictions made by popular outlets and experts. It’s why I hold onto those MLB Preview Issues from Sports Illustrated for 8 months. Of course, this year was a tough one for prognosticators, but every year [...]

Keep Calm and Let Jeff Bridich Do His Job

by Nick Tremaroli | Posted October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was a trying first season under the Jeff Bridich regime, to say the least. The team plodded its way to yet another 90+ loss season, the face of the franchise was traded to a different country (although is Canada REALLY all that different from the USA?), and some fans’ apathy reached new [...]
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