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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 [...]

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 [...]

Rethinking Rockies Outfielder Positioning

April 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

One of the things I’ve done for fun the last few years is attend the SABR Analytics conference that takes place in Arizona during Spring Training. Though this year’s conference was sponsored by the Rockies, unlike the prior two years, the Rockies didn’t have representatives on any [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Art of Scorekeeping

April 16, 2016 | 2 Comments

Unlike football, hockey, and basketball, baseball has a system of scorekeeping that can truly be defined as elegant and personal. Since the flow of baseball is rarely impacted by time limits, the metric by which the games passes is broken down into at-bats. Given that each at-bat is a distinct, [...]

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. [...]

Baseball, Muses, and Writing about the Rockies

April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last offseason, I wrote a post enumerating different ways a fan could conceivably get their baseball fix between November and February. At the time, though, it nagged at me that there was one great recommendation on there in which I myself had not yet partaken: Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn. Shortly [...]

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 [...]

Rockies Wars : Episode April 2016

April 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

This is a Rockies Star Wars parody. Any resemblance to any player or droid, in this universe or another, might be coincidental. (Click BB-8 below for a neat intro. Caution: It does have sound.) Outside an abandoned escape pod at the desert city of Scottsdale, Arizona, a tall golden robot and a [...]
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