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On Wednesday, the Colorado Rockies traded RHP Mychal Givens to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor leaguers RHP Noah Davis and RHP Case Williams. Acquired less than a year ago from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade that shipped out prospects 1B/3B Tyler Nevin, IF Terrin Vavra and OF Mishael Deson, Givens hopes to continue his successful season as…...

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Happy Anniversary, Rockies fans. Sort of.  Excluding the mammoth trade of Troy Tulowitzki in 2015, a deal that saved the franchise $50 million in the process, the last deadline deal Colorado made in a losing season was on this date in 2012.  At 23 games under .500, 16.5 games behind the newly-implemented second Wild Card and three years removed from…...

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Having already won seven consecutive games against the Rockies and up 7-2 in the ninth with one of the best bullpens in the National League, the Dodgers were poised to pull within one game of the first-place San Francisco Giants. Max Muncy wasn’t about to pass up an opportunity to put the final nail in Colorado’s coffin, one that would…...

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When Dodgers’ Will Smith swung through an 0-2 knuckle curve from Cubs’ Craig Kimbrel to finish a combined no-hitter on June 25, few expected it would somehow be the beginning of the end for the North Siders.  Tied for first in the NL Central with the Milwaukee Brewers and nine-games over .500 at the end of that memorable day, Chicago…...

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With no shortage of scintillating stories and popular personalities, it was a fiesta of all things fantastic. Minus numerous conversations at performing at altitude, the beauty of Coors Field as well as the hangover effect, the following is a smattering of other exchanges. Kevin Gausman, San Francisco Giants The Grandview HS graduate is one of three All-Star Game representatives to…...

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Monday afternoon before the Home Run Derby offered a flurry of media availability from players representing American and National League clubs, not to mention several draft picks who took center stage at the Bellco Theater during round one on Sunday night. Minus numerous conversations at performing at altitude, the beauty of Coors Field as well as the hangover effect, the…...

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A passing rain shower during batting practice were the only dark clouds on Tuesday for the 91st MLB All-Star Game won by the American League, 5-2.  And while the three home runs hit during the affair seem paltry in comparison to the 309 hit during the previous night’s Home Run Derby, there was still traffic on the base paths and…...

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It may have been only 23 years between All-Star Games, but it sure as heck felt like a century since all eyes were firmly focused on Denver for its baseball. In 1998, it was the Blake Street Bombers – OF Larry Walker, 3B Vinny Castilla and OF Dante Bichette – representing the Colorado Rockies in the Midsummer Classic, leading the…...

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Between fans, family and media, the entirety of the baseball world has descended upon Coors Field this week to celebrate the sport we love and embrace the abilities of those who play the game. For all the men and women on the field, there’s a story behind how that person got to where they are today. A struggle and a…...

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Bang. Zoom. Straight to the moon! With 309 baseballs planted in various sections and tiers of Coors Field, slugged over a combined 25 miles in distance, New York Mets’ Pete Alonso came out on top in the single-elimination tournament. In doing so, he becomes only the third player to win consecutive Derbys, joining Ken Griffey Jr. (1998-99) and Yoenis Céspedes…...

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First, it was Larry Walker in 1998: member of the Colorado Rockies organization representing his club during the MLB All-Star Game held at Coors Field.  Now, it’s prospect Michael Toglia starting at first base on the corner of 20th and Blake Street for Sunday’s Futures Game. For good measure, the slugger playing at High-A Spokane homered in his first at…...

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Pull the plug. The 2021 Home Run Derby at Coors Field will not be using a humidor to store baseballs. And that might right a wrong as far as it concerns a certain Colorado Rockies’ slugger. When Trevor Story went down to one knee to swat the first of three home runs on September 5, 2018, it was recognized at…...

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Robinson Cano hit a sharp ground ball to second base for the final out in the second inning in Anaheim to finish the day for Ubaldo Jiménez. Since that day in 2010, the Colorado Rockies have yet to be represented by another starting pitcher in the All-Star Game. Until now. On Sunday, while Germán Márquez was putting the finished touches…...

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For the 30,410 fans at Coors Field on Thursday night, it was a moment seared into their memory. Nolan Arenado, the greatest player in Colorado Rockies’ 29-year history, came back to Denver as a visiting player for the first time since the collective heart of the city broke on February 1 with the announcement of his trade to the St.…...

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Roughly 13 times each season, Nolan Arenado returned from a road trip and settled into his place downtown located within walking distance of Coors Field. When arriving for the next day’s game, he’d walk beneath the cavernous tunnels of the ballpark and take a right turn to the home clubhouse. On Thursday, for the first time, he turned left. “It’s…...

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Only two numbers hang on the second deck in right-center at Coors Field.  There are also the initials KSM. A building across the street also honors the long-time Team President of the Colorado Rockies, Keli Scott McGregor.  The numbers are 42 and 17. Visit any big league ballpark around the country and you’ll see the same 42 – albeit in…...

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Fans of the Colorado Rockies may get only one player from their club selected to participate in the 2021 All-Star Game, but they’ll now have an opportunity at something even greater: Home Run Derby Champion. On Monday ahead of Opening Day 2.0, Trevor Story announced he would be competing in the derby at his home ballpark, Coors Field. “It’s something…...

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The value of home field advantage is apparent in any sport, any game.  Waking up between those familiar four walls the morning of the event, being surrounded by supporters and nestling comfortably within friendly confines of your arena gives any person those positive vibrations typically absent from unfamiliarity and being away from the most comfortable place in the world. Home.…...

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Major League debut. First big league hit. First home run.  For many players, it’s the moment they’ve been envisioning their entire life. It’s what makes all the youth tournaments, minor league bus rides, all those days playing through soreness and time spent away from family worth the grind of being a professional baseball player. “When you look at a players…...

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It may have taken 628 days, but professional baseball is back along the Front Range. Following a year in which fans were not allowed in ballparks around the country and minor league players were forced to work from home, baseball is beginning to normalize with the return of the Rocky Mountain Vibes in Colorado Springs. The Vibes welcomed the Grand…...

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