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If you haven’t seen the Jolly Olive video entitled “Raimel Tapia is the Best ‘Bad’ Player in Baseball,” then please start there. Or just listen to us break down many of the statistics that cause his struggles and, conversely highlight his potential. Tom Sutaris, hitting coach for the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, discusses some of the big prospects he’s been…

On Wednesday, the rosters for one of the most elite All-Star Games for prospects was announced and the Colorado Rockies are represented by at least two players. OF Ryan Vilade and LHP Reagan Todd of the Salt River Rafters were announced as participants for the Fall Stars Game. 1B Michael Toglia is part of the Final 2 Vote, which can…...

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Derek Montilla & Jesse Friedman join the show to draft from the cadre of players who have suited up for both the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. SPOILER: Patrick’s team is the best! We commiserate over both teams being stuck in the NL West with those California clubs as well as figure out how bad having good attendance at one’s…

The Hot Stove Season turned on the flame following Sunday’s deadline for teams to extend a qualifying offers to impending free agents.  While Trevor Story received the $18.4 million QO, Jon Gray did not get a qualifying offer, a choice that may come to haunt the organization much like the one to not re-sign DJ LeMahieu following the 2018 season. …...

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In 1997, Larry Walker won the National League MVP award on the back of a NL-leading 49 home runs and top-marks in on-base and slugging percentage. Walker was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021. He remains the only player in Rockies history to reach Cooperstown or to have won an MVP Award. Larry Walker Award for Most…...

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Evan Lang from Purple Row joins the show to help answer the question: would extending a qualifying offer to free agent Jon Gray be a wise decision? Lucas Gilbreath came out of nowhere to become a weapon in the Rockies’ bullpen. We’ve got the next diamond in the rough. “Marvin Freeman conquered altitude almost 30 years ago” by Evan Lang…

Cy Young was the most wins of any pitcher in the history of baseball and is credited with the first perfect game of the modern era. Only one pitcher has started the All-Star Game as a member of the Colorado Rockies and only one has thrown a no-hitter. That man, Ubaldo Jiménez, also finished higher than any other Rockies’ hurler…...

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Producer Extraordinaire Yahir joins the pod to break down the greatest memes of the World Series and 2021 postseason, many of which come at the expense of the Los Angeles Dodgers. We touch on the retirement of Buster Posey, the Tigers acquisition of Tucker Barnhart from the Reds and what the Colorado Rockies should do about Trevor Story and Jon…

The Hank Aaron Award, named after the man who surpassed Babe Ruth’s home run record and still has more RBI and All-Star Game appearances than any other, is given to the best hitter in each league. In the second year of the award in 2000, Todd Helton was awarded the prize. It remains the only one bestowed upon a Rockies…...

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Jackie Robinson won the first Rookie of the Year Award in 1947. Forty years later, it was renamed to honor the Civil Rights trailblazer. Colorado may have developed many talented All-Stars during their time, but starting pitcher Jason Jennings is the only player to ever earn the prestigious award. Jason Jennings Award for Rookie of the Year Lucas Gilbreath A…...

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During his successful career as a Colorado Rockies closer, Brian Fuentes was named to the National League All-Star Team three-times and saved 115 games, most amongst any pitcher in the history of the team. Brian Fuentes Awards for Best Relief Pitcher Carlos Estévez Heading into the 2020 season, the Colorado Rockies featured the return of five solid arms in their…...

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Noah Yingling from RoxPile joins the podcast to discuss the best odds for the Rockies to win an end-of-year award, plus why Ryan McMahon may not get his recognition in the Gold Glove Award voting. The fans in Texas – along with the beat writers – are very interested in acquiring Trevor Story, but another American League team could also…

Steve Reed represented the Colorado Rockies through their first five seasons of existence and pitched in more games than any other for the franchise, spending half his 14-year career in purple. His 140 ERA+ is often overlooked, and remains a staggering figure during era pitched mostly before the advent of the humidor.   Steve Reed Award for Unsung Hero Elias Díaz…...

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Before he entertained on AT&T SportsNet and starred on MLB Network Radio, the player known as Ryan Spilborghs and the man known simply as Spilly has been delighting Rockies fans since the 2007 World Series with his play on the field as well as his antics off the field. Ryan Spilborghs Award for Fan Favorite Connor Joe Heading into the…...

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