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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 [...]

Pen Adjustments

February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Colorado Rockies could spend 90-percent of their payroll on the bullpen, but the fate of those arms still rests in the hands of the starters. Rockies starters tossed the least amount of innings, 857.2, of any rotation in major league baseball last year. Thus it is not shocking that the bullpen [...]

The Plan

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

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

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 [...]

The Strangest Games in Rockies History: The Conclusion

January 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

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 [...]

Revisiting ZiPS Projections, Part III: The Bullpen

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

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 [...]

Revisting ZiPS Projections, Part II: Starting Pitching

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 [...]
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