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The Truth About Rockies Pitching

June 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

It’s usually right around this time of year that baseball fans start to draw some conclusions.  Of course, for some fans – often the most, let’s say… “passionate” fans – an 0-for-20 or four-game losing streak in April is enough for him or her to write off a player or team for the [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

40-Man Ladder – Offseason

October 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

For baseball’s losers, the offseason comes early. Such is life for the Colorado Rockies. As it turns out, 2015 was not the Rockies’ year. A few months from now, many fans may talk themselves into believing that 2016 will be different. Maybe they’ll be right, probably they won’t. Either way, [...]

Series Recap: 9/3-9/6 – A Clockwork Nolan

September 7, 2015 | 2 Comments

The year 2015 has been devoid of many positives for Colorado Rockies faithful, yet the spiteful amongst us may take some solace in this: the history books will show that it was in Coors Field this Labor Day weekend that the final nail was hammered into the coffin of the defending champion San [...]

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 [...]

Series Recap 8/14-8/16: Bullpen Woes Continue

August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Coming into this home series the Rockies looked to have a good chance to improve upon their 3-7 record in the last 10 games, as they faced only their second opponent under .500 since the blockbuster Troy Tulowitzki trade went down. Over these past 10 games, they have allowed fewer than 4 runs only [...]

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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