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Remember way back when, all the way back in the 4th inning of Saturday night’s Rockies game? It was a long time ago, considering the Rockies lost 5-4 in 14 innings.Jason Hammel probably remembers it well. That is when the Padres scored four runs off of the right hander. The only four runs the Padres scored in the first nine…...

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The talent was never in doubt. Jorge De La Rosa has as good of stuff as any left hander in the league. The only one who ever doubted that was De La Rosa himself. Not anymore. The lefty mixed 94 MPH fastballs with 83 MPH change ups that kept the Padres guessing all day long as the Rockies rolled to…...

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Opening Day is Christmas to a baseball fan. It marks the end of a long, cold winter and the beginning of a new baseball team and renewed hope. Opening Day is when fans come down with a sickness that can only be cured with a Rockie Dog and a sunburn.Opening Day is similar to late September, when everyone is a…...

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When this Colorado Rockies team was put together, it was heralded as a young club with veteran leadership. The two would combine to produce fundamentally sound defense and clutch hitting on offense.That could not have been further from the truth on Wednesday as the Rockies dropped the rubber match of a three game series with the Brewers 5-4.Even in the…...

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Don’t panic yet.For every person in the baseball world saying that the Colorado Rockies are going to be a great team there are two people reminding them that this team is terrible in April.On Tuesday night in Milwaukee the Rockies were beat 7-5 by the Brewers, very much because they failed to minimize damage.Greg Smith, making his Rockies debut after…...

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Ubaldo Jimenez lived up to the hype on Monday in Milwaukee.The Rockies defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 to spoil Opening Day for the 45,808 Brewer faithful at Miller Park, the second largest crowd in the history of the stadium.With all the fanfare involved with Opening Day, Jimenez stole the show. The righty worked six strong innings, pumping a steady fastball…...

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In this day and age, professional athletes are known as much for their arrogance and ego as they are for their abilities to play their sport. In this day and age, professional athletes are not judged by their character, but rather how many home runs they hit. Sections of stadiums are named after cocky, selfish athletes whose names run across…...

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Just as Jeff Francis thought that he was over the hump, he showed up at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque feeling stiff and sore. The lefty had just completed his best spring outing on Thursday, allowing Rockies fans to breathe a sigh of relief. His velocity was back up to where it needed to be and his changeup was hitting its…...

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The Colorado Rockies wrapped up their home Spring Training schedule on Thursday. The Rockies bid adieu to Hi Corbett Field, the only spring home the franchise has known since its inception in 1993. They depart Tucson for the final time, gearing up to start a highly anticipated 2010 season.While excitement for the season heats up, the news on closer Huston…...

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The 2010 Colorado Rockies face a challenge that no other Rockies team before them has faced. They are blazing trails that some baseball fans in the Rocky Mountain region once felt were impossible to blaze. This 2010 Rockies team is dealing with a word never thrust upon them before: Expectations.Sure, the 2008 team had their fair share of excitement surrounding…...

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For years Major League pitchers have been cringing about taking the mound at Coors Field.Veterans who had been extremely successful on other teams around the league watched their career ERA’s vanish into the thin mile high air of Denver after they signed deals with the Rockies. It was bad enough that many baseball experts openly wondered if the Rockies would…...

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Spring Training injuries are as common as the morning sunrise. Everyday there is a new one. When athletes are actually million dollar investments, there is no reason to push a player who has a bump or a bruise. Six weeks of Spring Training is usually plenty of time to get ready for the everyday grind of the season. If a…...

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The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have come to terms with Todd Helton on a contract that will likely allow the slugger to retire with the Rockies.The agreement, according to the Denver Post, is a two-year extension for $9.9 million, with the $13 million owed to Helton over the final season of his current contract, plus the buyout, deferred…...

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In 2009, it took the Rockies nine games before they recorded their first win of the spring.On Thursday, they won their first game of 2010, by a large margin. The Rockies dismantled the host Diamondbacks 11-1.Jason Hammel started on the mound for the Rockies and gave up one run in two innings. The bats were in mid season form. Seth…...

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Spring Training for a Colorado Rockies fan represents more than just the end of a long off season. It also offers an opportunity to get away from the cold weather that Colorado offers in February and March.Hi Corbett FieldThe Rockies have been training at Tucson’s Hi Corbett Field since their inception in 1993. This will be the final season in…...

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For Rockies fans, the wait is over…sort of.On Thursday the Rockies open Cactus League play on the road, about five miles down the road, at the spring home of the Diamondbacks, Tucson Electric Park.The most exciting part of Spring Training is when pitchers and catchers report. Then, when the games start. Games are fun because Rockies fans get a taste…...

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Manny Corpas is a polarizing figure amongst Rockies fans. The right handed reliever has felt just about every emotion a Major League relief pitcher can feel. In his first full season in the big leagues, Corpas took over as the closer for the Rockies after Brian Fuentes stumbled. Corpas did nothing less than notch 19 saves in 20 opportunities, sporting…...

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Compared to teams like the Yankees, Dodgers and Red Sox the Rockies really do not have what anyone would call a storied history. It seems strange to think that the Rockies are entering their 18th season in the big leagues and their 16th season playing at Coors Field. The Rockies are old enough to have fans that have filled out…...

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Some of you may know that I am a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. Tonight at 9 pm Mountain Time I will be co-hosting the second edition of Blog Talk Radio with The Eddie Kranepool Society and Mets blogger Steve Keane. If you want to talk about the Rockies, the Mets, and baseball in general, please call in and…...

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The Colorado Rockies play in one of the most beautiful ballparks in all of baseball. Now their Double-A farm team will have their own beautiful park to call their home.ONEOK Field is scheduled to host it’s first game on April 8th. The future Rockies will no doubt appreciate their home. Check out the video below for a tour. If there…...

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