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Rockies Pitching with Steve Foster

May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you listen to Colorado Rockies pitching coach Steve Foster you might assume his office is full of motivational posters. That’s just the way he is wired as a coach. The way he approaches conversations and development is about more than results. A phrase he uses is growth step. Simply put, [...]

Inside Isotopes Pitching with Coach Darryl Scott

May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Albuquerque Isotopes pitching coach Darryl Scott knows what it’s like to battle in the minor leagues. Scott’s baseball reference page features 16 games from the 1993 season with the California Angles, the only time he appeared in Major League Baseball. However he did put together a [...]

Isotopes Baseball, One Step Away

April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Baseball rosters change faster than any other sport. That’s the beauty and challenge of minor league ball. Making sure players are ready to fill roles when the phone rings and preparing players to become key contributors at the next level. “Triple-A is a different dynamic between all [...]

Consensus Top 2016 Rockies Prospects

March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Spring Training rolls along we’ll get glimpses of some Rockies top prospects, hearing unfailingly complimentary reports about who these players are and what to expect of them. The question always remains: are those close to the team the only ones who really like this player or might he [...]

Ranking the Rockies Affiliate Caps

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 [...]

Isotopes: Year that was.

October 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

The first season of Colorado Rockies Triple-A baseball in Albuquerque went smooth. Albuquerque is an established baseball town with an exceptional facility. The only hitch, finishing third in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern Division. Development is the key as Albuquerque is where Jon [...]

South Atlantic League Championship Preview

September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

For the second consecutive year, and for the third time in four years, the Colorado Rockies Class-A affiliate, the Asheville Tourists will compete for the South Atlantic League Championship. This run of success is rare in the minor leagues, especially considering the constant roster turnover at the [...]

The Tourist Experience in Asheville

September 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the simplest joys of being a baseball fan is attending a game in person. Watching the hometown nine take the field, with all the sound and fury unfolding before your eyes rather than through a lens, is what connects us to the game and keeps us coming back for more. But, if you’re like [...]

Gray Area After Jon

August 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

There’s dirty jobs, dangerous jobs and then there’s being the pitching coach of the Colorado Rockies. In his first season with Colorado, Steve Foster has seen very little good and plenty of bad and ugly. Despite getting almost as much television time as his pitchers thanks to his [...]

Bridging the Gap, Chris Rusin

August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chris Rusin is not going to blow a hitter away with his 87.5 mph average fastball. Rusin’s numbers are not going to wow the fans; 4.61 ERA, 1.56 WHIP over 70 1/3 innings this season. Before Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals tagged him for six runs Thursday his July was shaping up to [...]
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