The Royal Way

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Much has been written about the similarity between this year’s Kansas City Royals and the Colorado Rockies of 2007, including here at Zingers  The narratives really are quite similar, up to and including coming up short in the final series against a super annoying team.  Anyway, in the midst of rooting heartily for the Royals […]

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Third Base Superstar

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The briefest argument one could have about the 2014 Rockies is about who the team’s best position player was. It was Troy Tulowitzki. Fin. That isn’t terribly surprising. What is surprising is that the debate about the team’s second best position player might be just as short. Corey Dickerson has a case because of his […]

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Michael Cuddyer: Match Made in Purgatory

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Since signing Michael Cuddyer in the winter of 2011, the Rockies have had an abysmal record of 204 and 282. In that time, the club has had two different managers, three different hitting coaches and three different pitching coaches. The talented team has been as inconsistent as can be. The prime example of this is their top […]

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Revisiting the Ubaldo Jimenez Trade from Cleveland’s Perspective

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I remember exactly where I was when Ubaldo Jimenez was traded to the Indians on July 30, 2011. I was playing golf with my father at Arrowhead Golf Course, a course south of Denver known for its incredible scenery. I didn’t have a smartphone at the time, but I had text alerts for any Rockies’ […]

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Inside the Numbers: Baserunning and the Rockies, Part 2

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A couple of weeks ago we took a look at baserunning for the 2014 Colorado Rockies. We found that, among other things, they were the among the league leaders in being tagged out on the base paths (TOOTBLAN). A primary reason the Rockies were at the top of the leaderboards was their proclivity for getting […]

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MILB Rotation Round Up

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The Rockies rotation struggles and injuries were no secret in 2014.  From broken hands to bulging discs, the Rockies staff experienced it all.  With no reasonable expectations for change whether that be through free agency or trade, the Rockies must look from within and hope the dice they rolled on previous draft picks pay off […]

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Rocky Road

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You know, I know, heck your grandma knows that Coors Field is a launching pad. A mile high and a mile gone. Colorado finished with a .322 home average as they scored runs (6.2 per-game) and went deep (119 HR’s). For a great in-depth look at all the factors involved with hitting at Coors Field including which […]

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Denver Baseball: A Love Story

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The last few seasons have been tough, really tough with the playoffs escaping the Rockies for the past five years. Over the past four years, the Rockies have failed to finish higher than fourth in the NL West while ownership has completely deteriorated following the death of team president Keli McGregor. This leaves us, the fans, […]

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Free Agent Targets for the Rockies to Seriously Consider

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Denverites would love it if the Monforts ponied up a little extra cash for the Rockies to make significant waves in the free-agent market. Perhaps they learned that shelling out sacks of cash to lure players to come to Colorado wasn’t the way to go about success based on the disaster signings of Mike Hampton and […]

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Comparing the 2014 Royals and the 2007 Rockies

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The Kansas City Royals have swept their way to the 2014 World Series. They became the first team in baseball history to win 8 straight playoff games to get to the Fall Classic. Of course, fans in Denver know that record also comes with an asterisk.  The 2007 Colorado Rockies won 7 straight games in a single […]

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