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40-Man Ladder: To Trade or Not to Trade

July 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

Every once in a while a baseball team finds itself at a crossroads.  I like to think of these crossroads as occurring on a hilltop clearing overlooking a dark and misty forest.  While each team is on a different path, they all stand on their own lonely hilltop intersections and stare off [...]

Not His Lucky Day: The Jon Gray Problem

May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

2012 was a rough year for the Colorado Rockies: between the NL lowest 5.22 ERA, an ultimately poor defense, and position players beset by injury, the Rockies struggled to get by with a 64-98 season. Through the misery of the season came a small glimmer of hope, behind the Astros and the Cubs, the [...]

The Rockies are Closer to Competitive Than We Thought

May 24, 2016 | 2 Comments

It is nearing the end of May, and there are still many double takes coming from baseball fans taking a glance at the National League West scorecard so far. Roughly a month and a half into the season, with just over 40 games played, the Rockies aren’t in the cellar. You can call it the [...]

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, [...]

After a Month of Baseball, Rockies Fans Have Many Reasons to Watch

April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back in March, with spring training winding to a close, most baseball fans — Rockies fans included — would be shocked if someone told them what the standings would look like as the first month of play ended. Sure, the Rockies have a long tradition of playing well through April before [...]

A Tale of Two BABIPs – Nolan Arenado vs DJ LeMahieu

April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the fun things about chatting around #Rockies Twitter is the statistical discussions that pop out of it. Now, 140 characters usually isn’t a great forum for a hypothetical debate, but it is a good venue for getting some ideas to research. Tonight, I posed a question towards the Root [...]

Keep Calm and Rock On

April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

About the front office, “Lost… Clueless…” About “cheap” owners, “Ownership is either unable to roll out big money for a star who can help them win a World Series or they are unable to do it.” About a general manager, “You’re in over your head. [...]

40-Man Ladder – 2016 Kick-off Edition

April 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

First, this: Truth be told, I’m not a huge a Beatles fan.  I mean, I think they’re good and all that.  I recognize the impact they had.  They’re just not my favorite artists from that era.  Regardless, I do love this song around this time of year.  The sonics are flowery, like my front [...]

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 [...]

Rockies Offseason Review And A Look Ahead

March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Another long offseason is in the review mirror, and a lot has happened in the six months since we’ve last seen the Rockies take the field at Coors. The Broncos won the Super Bowl, Leo won an Oscar and Full House got fuller and even more awful. In the baseball world, the Diamondbacks acquired Zack [...]
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