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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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