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Baseball Prospectus 2015 is Here!

February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you’re a baseball fan, there are things to love about February. It’s still the offseason, sure, and no games are played in the month, of course. But February isn’t December, when the only excitement is following a team heavily involved in the Winter Meetings (so NOT the Rockies). And it [...]

Jhoulys Chacin the Forgotten Man

November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 season was a disaster for the Rockies rotation, full of injury and disappointment. With the Rockies declining Brett Anderson’s option, having three fifths of their rotation being a disaster, and big free agent pitchers likely to steer clear of Coors, the Rockies are going to need Jhoulys [...]

Revisiting the Ubaldo Jimenez Trade Part 2: Prospects and Verdict

November 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

Last week, I began my two-part series looking back on the infamous Ubaldo Jimenez trade, focusing on Ubaldo’s career before and after he left the Rockies. Jimenez showed a few moments of greatness, but overall, he was an extreme disappointment, posting just 4.4 WAR, according to Fangraphs [...]

Jeff Bridich and a Culture of Value

October 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

The idea of “culture” in the Rockies organization has become a bit of a joke among many fans and media types. This dismissive attitude toward the term developed when owner and president Dick Monfort stated he would fear making any changes which would disrupt the “culture of value” within [...]

In The Not-Quite-Yet Frozen Lands Near Coors Field

October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Going into 2014, owner Dick Monfort thought, with a healthy roster, the Colorado Rockies would win 90 games. Well, the Rockies didn’t stay healthy as injuries not only TKOed the usual culprits in Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, but took bites out of Nolan Arenado, Michael Cuddyer and [...]

Rooftop Deck Summary – Colorado Rockies Links and Tweets — 09/23/2014

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rooftop Deck is a, well, deck (or stack or summary or whatnot) of articles and tweets, primarily about the Colorado Rockies that are either thought-provoking or funny. (Or at least, we think are thought-provoking or funny). In the aftermath of the latest greatest minor league affiliation flip flop, [...]

Something New to Blame?

August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the recurring themes of the Colorado Rockies’ disastrous 2014 campaign has been blame. Who and/or what is to blame for the crappy on-field product this year? There is plenty of blame to go around, of course. Depending on who you ask, General Manager Dan O’Dowd is to blame for 15 years’ [...]

Rooftop Deck Summary — Colorado Rockies Links and Tweets — 08/7/2014

August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rooftop Deck is a, well, deck (or stack or summary or whatnot) of articles and tweets, primarily about the Colorado Rockies that are either thought-provoking or funny. (Or at least, we think are thought-provoking or funny). Don’t miss the next Rockies Bloggers Panel on August 16th at 1pm at [...]

Dick and Dan and Accountability at 20th and Blake

July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s been a very unhappy July for Colorado Rockies Owner, Chairman, and CEO Dick Monfort. If the team’s injury woes and on-field struggles weren’t bad enough, he made matters worse by venturing out on a media and public relations mini-tour that’s run the gambit from clumsy, to tone-deaf, to [...]

The New Kids in School

June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Colorado Rockies made 41 selections in the amateur draft last week, and while not every one of these young men will sign a contract and actually become bona fide professional ballers this summer, most of them will. This may not be the most exciting time on the baseball calendar, at least not [...]
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