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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 [...]

The Rockies are Closer to Competitive Than We Thought

May 24, 2016 | 2 Comments

It is nearing the end of May, and there are still many double takes coming from baseball fans taking a glance at the National League West scorecard so far. Roughly a month and a half into the season, with just over 40 games played, the Rockies aren’t in the cellar. You can call it the [...]

Why These Rockies Might Be Different

May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

A version of this story appeared in the ESPN SweetSpot Blog. Coming off a five game winning streak along with a sweep of the New York Mets at home, there was a lot of excitement going into this recent Rockies road trip. The Rockies were fluttering around .500 and in the middle of the pack in the NL [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Choose Your Rebuild: NL Playoffs Edition

October 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

I wanted to take the time to preview the postseason here on Rockies Zingers but, considering the fact that the Rockies are not only not involved but almost pathetically far away, it didn’t seem quite right. Besides, there are plenty of places where you can read up on the strengths and [...]
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