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GM Bill Schmidt does it again, locking up Elias Díaz to a three-year, $14.5 million contract that keeps the 31-year-old catcher in purple pinstripes through the 2024 season. Rumblings of Ryan McMahon at shortstop are intriguing, as are possibilities of Brendan Rodgers moving back to his natural position. One thing is for sure: there cannot be a platoon at this…

Does Ryan McMahon make sense as a shortstop option for 2022? Is there another internal candidate that could fill the void left by Trevor Story? And breaking down the issues with the upcoming collective bargaining agreement are not easy, but the solutions are incredibly intriguing for both side. Will the owners and players avoid a work stoppage next month? DON’T…

Kevin Henry from RoxPile joins the show to discuss his National League Rookie of the Year Award ballot and how he viewed one of the more challenging awards to give out. With Trevor Story reportedly rejecting Colorado’s qualifying offer of $18.4 million, we figure out the details of what happens to his free agent market: when does he sign, how…

Trevor Story has not yet made a decision about the Rockies qualifying offer, but Eduardo Rodriguez has made up his mind: he’s joining the surging Detroit Tigers. On this day in 1992, Colorado signed Andrés Galarraga to a one-year deal and the next day they assembled the rest of their club in the Expansion Draft. The Rockies won the day…

Players from the Arizona Fall League discuss the new rules changing the game across Minor League Baseball as well as one new element that some are refusing to adopt. Jhoulys Chacín is back in purple, but who’ll be playing shortstop for the Rockies on Opening Day 2022? And which AZL representative could make their MLB debut next year? DON’T FORGET…

GM Meetings are providing some intrigue by way of free agent negotiations with Jon Gray, between both the Rockies and Detroit Tigers. Will Gray give Colorado a chance to match whatever offer he receives in free agency? Would Story do the same? Rockies need to fill a hole at shortstop as well as add some pop in the outfield. Two…

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…

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…

With the qualifying offer set at $18.4 million and a deal worth a reported $14 million in average annual salary on the table for Jon Gray, it was interesting for the Colorado Rockies to not extend the QO to 30-year-old starter. We discuss the end-of-season awards: Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young Award and MVP Award.…

Trevor Story came away with a qualifying offer on Sunday, but Jon Gray was not afforded the same respect much like Ryan McMahon was not selected as the NL Gold Glove Award winner. What’s the impact of these decisions and could it possibly make for a better team in 2022? Jeff Dooley, voice of the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, has…

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…

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…

With the least amount of wins (88) of any postseason team in 2021, Atlanta has become the World Series Champions! A group of former Colorado Rockies factored in the title, including one man who is now a playoff legend. Drew shares his picks for the Top of the Rockies awards as well as his personal walk-up music, should he ever…

On this day in 1993, Coors Field was approved to add seat to the upper deck in right field and expand capacity to over 50,000. It also kicked off an era of new stadiums with Ball Arena (1999) and Empower Field (2001) following soon after. Top of the Rockies continues and we discuss the best moments of the year, including…

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…

Colorado may be unable to alter the roster during the World Series, but GM Bill Schmidt is working on the coaching staff where changes could signal a different direction for the organization. Houston and Atlanta are tied 1-1 going into Truist Park for the next three games. Will the Game 4 matchup of bullpens be the decider as to who…

Denver Broncos beat reporter Andrew Mason is an Atlanta baseball superfan and he’s here to celebrate the team’s first World Series since 1999. Mase shares tales of his favorite players, feelings towards team mascot Blooper, as well as the up-to-the-second count on his bobblehead collection. (You won’t believe how many he owns!) World Series predictions as well as memories from…

Reports of a work stoppage on December 2 are alarmed, but our guy Drew Goodman lets us know why it’s not time to smash the panic button just yet. The Cardinals hire Oli Marmol as their 51st manager and Goodman shares what he thinks could ultimately be Matt Holliday’s future as a big league manager. Houston faces off against Atlanta…

Previewing the 2021 season through the Top of the Rockies Awards, honoring the best in Colorado baseball while paying tribute to the legends that came before. Rocktober may have gotten snuffed out on this date in 2007, but there were still highlights and fun facts worth celebrating. Plus, how did Seattle Mariners’ legend Ichiro Suzuki cost the Rockies the World…

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