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In the offseason Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd was criticized by fans and the media for not going after a big name free agent to help the starting rotation. When O’Dowd pulled off a trade of embattled reliever Luis Vizcaino to the Cubs for Jason Marquis, many believed that it was not enough, as Marquis was simply another re-tred trying…...

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When it rains, it pours.That seemed to be the case for the 2009 Colorado Rockies as they could not catch a break Friday night in Detroit. The Rockies lost the opener of a three game series 4-3. This time it was what the Rockies focused on all spring, aggressive base running. That, along with a defensive miscue in the eight…...

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On November 12th of 2008, the Colorado Rockies dealt arguably their greatest slugger of all time in Matt Holliday to the Oakland A’s for two prospects and a deposed closer. Rockies fans were understandably upset. The reality is that Holliday, represented by Scott Boras, would not fit into the mid-market budget of Denver once he hit free agency after the…...

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On Wednesday night in Atlanta, the Colorado Rockies dug their hole in the National League West race a little deeper. The final score was a difficult to swallow 12-4 loss. The game was determined in the fourth inning when Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa lost his composure and control of the game. The inning began with De La Rosa…...

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The saying goes “you don’t know what you got until it’s gone.”Todd Helton had to wait one extra day for his 2,000 career hit after the official scorer in Atlanta ruled his liner past Yunel Escobar. It was a debatable ruling that everyone seemed to care about except for Helton himself.The hit came in the third inning, a hard ground…...

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Monday night the Colorado Rockies’ Jason Marquis pitched a gem in which he dominated the Atlanta Braves lineup and garnered his fifth win of the year.Marquis went eight innings, giving up one run on five hits, striking three and walking three. He induced the Braves into four double plays. In the fourth inning Marquis battled out of a bases loaded,…...

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After a 97 minute rain delay in Pittsburgh, the Colorado Rockies came back from the clubhouse flat and found themselves on the short end of a 7-4 score.It’s not as if the Rockies never showed up. In fact, after the top of the second inning the Rockies held a 3-0 lead on a double by Ryan Spilborghs and a home…...

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On Friday night in Pittsburgh, the Colorado Rockies embarked on a 10 game road trip that, in mid-May, would define whether or not they still have a chance at winning the National League West in 2009.A familiar scene was taking place, as Jorge De La Rosa continued his excellent season, pitching seven innings, striking out 10 and giving up only…...

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The Colorado Rockies will embark on a defining 10 game, three city road trip on Friday. They have struggled in nearly every aspect of the game through the first six weeks of the season.On Thursday the Colorado Rockies completed an eight game home stand in which they went 3-5. The club seemed to find a new way to lose in…...

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On a night in which the Colorado Rockies pitching staff gave up 24 hits and 15 runs, and the offense managed to put up 11 runs of its own, the problem remains with the offense.As was the problem for the first six weeks of the season, the whole of the offense is quite fine. Troy Tulowitzki and Chris Iannetta are…...

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It would be easy to say that the offense broke out for the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night against the Astros.The Rockies scored 12 runs, including four home runs, one of them being a grand slam off of the bat of Ian Stewart. It was Stewart’s second home run of the night, the other two came off the bats of…...

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Sunday’s game at Coors Field had several great moments for the Rockies. However, the day belonged to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.The Colorado Rockies on Sunday became the last team in the Major Leagues to win a one run game this season. Entering Sunday, they were 0-8 in games decided by a lone run. Aaron Cook continued his renaissance, pitching six innings…...

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Todd Helton is no stranger to criticism. Despite a career batting average sitting at .328, Helton has been under fire for the four years due to his deteriorating power numbers. In 2001, Helton hit 47 home runs. He has not hit more than 33 since, and from 2005-2008 he hit a total of only 59.Baseball experts and scouts said that…...

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After Tuesday night’s 2-1 10 inning loss to the Padres, the Colorado Rockies dropped to 0-8 in one run games.That is bad news for the Rockies, who are clearly struggling early. The record sits at 10-15. That is not exactly where Colorado was hoping to be 25 games into the season.After blowing another great performance by a starter, Aaron Cook…...

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The Colorado Rockies were looking for a hot start in April. They knew that in order to get fans to come out to the ballpark in a horrific economy, they would need to win early and often.That never happened.For the third straight season, the Rockies struggled mightily in April. In 2007 they were fortunate enough to play their way back…...

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The Colorado Rockies went into San Francisco looking for to win consecutive series for the first time this season. The end result was not what they were looking for, but their are signs that the Rockies are ready to turn the corner.Sunday’s 1-0 loss in 10 innings was the Rockies seventh one run loss this season, they have yet to…...

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This offseason, Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd knew that he would need to add depth in the starting pitching department. He was only one year removed from opening the season with Kip Wells and Mark Redman as key members of the pitching staff.That may have been why O’Dowd continued to pursue Marquis even after it seemed like there was not…...

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The Colorado Rockies have made a habit of struggling early. For the third straight year the club has stumbled out of the gate and looked like a team that was nowhere near finding their stride. The Rockies were lucky to get out of April with an 8-12 record.Despite playing the majority of the early games on the road, Colorado was…...

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Join me on Sports Overnight America with Patrick Mauro this Saturday night at 11:40 PM Mountain Time. It will be my second time on the show. Patrick and I should be discussing the Rockies, National League West, and baseball in general. To listen online follow this link and click on Listen Live....

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The Colorado Rockies knew that they were in for a difficult April as soon as the schedule was released.In the first three weeks, the Rockies would play 11 of 14 games on the road, where wins have always been a challenge for the club. The fact that there were so many games on the road was not the only part…...

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