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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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Missing the postseason can make a season unforgettable. If that were always true, fans of the Seattle Mariners would still be wondering where the time has gone during the last 20 years of their life.  A season under .500 may also constitute such a claim; however, so much would have been lost for the Colorado Rockies in 1994, 2006, 2008…...

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It’s a classic statement that’s been uttered countless times over and it’s yet to be proven inaccurate. Whenever you go to the ballpark, you’re guaranteed to see something you’ve never seen before. For fans of the Colorado Rockies, it’s a streak of 4,534 games that began on April 5, 1993 and it shouldn’t end anytime soon. This list may not…...

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Baseball is pastoral. It allows time to pass between actions and conversation to be shared between audiences. While there are still five months until fanatics of the Colorado Rockies can sit in a plastic green seat at the corner of 20th and Blake, the offseason allows for discussion of what may come to be in 2022 as well as what…...

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The Colorado Rockies’ 2021 season can be viewed at various points along the spectrum, including those at the most extreme. A failure due to a fourth-place finish in the National League West, the 74-87 record is the organization’s third consecutive losing season. With cornerstones Trevor Story and Jon Gray approaching free agency and payroll not yet equipped to climb back…

It may not have quite been the journey of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, but Colton Welker racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles during his path to the majors. The 24-year-old corner infielder made four different stops after making essentially zero in 2020, given the cancellation of the Minor League season due to the pandemic. At Double-A Hartford in…...

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The finishing school known as the Arizona Fall League (AFL) is in full gear in the Phoenix metro area and the Colorado Rockies have an interesting bunch of prospects looking to become the future faces of the franchise. After the cancellation of the entire Minor League season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AFL returns for its 29th season of…...

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When closing your eyes and envisioning a silhouette standing atop the mound in a critical game during the ninth-inning, strong odds suggest you’re thinking about a closer and not a starting pitcher polishing off a complete game. This closer – who may or may not be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame – was elite for a period of…...

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When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn. – Tom Landry My club face swung back to it’s apogee, and just as I brought it down with terrifying force, someone behind me shrieked like an 11-year old girl. Turns out, it WAS an 11-year old girl. I’d like…...

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Colorado Rockies general manager Bill Schmidt hasn’t pulled any punches this offseason so far. Even as postseason baseball rages into its second week, he may not soon after the final out is recorded in the 2021 World Series. Schmidt extended RHP Antonio Senzatela to a five-year contract worth $50 million and re-signed C.J. Cron to a two-year, $14.5 million deal…...

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On Saturday, the Colorado Rockies squared aware a deal for a their permanent general manager and now they’ve locked up two more players all before the offseason has truly begun.  According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, RHP Antonio Senzatela and the Rockies have agreed to a five-year deal worth $50.5 million that includes a sixth-year club option at $14 million to…...

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Colorado dropped the interim from his title on Saturday to name Bill Schmidt as the club’s fourth general manager, following in the footsteps of Bob Gebhard, Dan O’Dowd and Jeff Bridich. “After five months as our interim general manager, it became increasingly clear that Bill was the right person to lead this franchise forward,” said Colorado Rockies President and Chief…...

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Repeatedly gesturing with a right-hand patting against his heart and pointing outward to all those in attendance, Trevor Story said goodbye on Wednesday in a moment unlike any witnessed in Colorado Rockies franchise history. It wasn’t made unique by the two-hour rain delay that postponed the final game of the season, nor the stadium lights shutting off momentarily in the…...

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After debuting out of relative prospect anonymity to hit two home runs to open the 2016 season, to becoming the youngest shortstop to ever to hit 100 in their career, to becoming the face of the franchise in 2021, Trevor Story’s reign with the Colorado Rockies may be coming to an end. Story will become a free agent this offseason…...

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If the story of 2021 St. Louis Cardinals sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve already heard it once before. It’s the tale of the 2007 Colorado Rockies. At least, that’s how it appears and what fans of the Redbirds are hoping for, minus the World Series result. “I do not want to be the team that runs into them,” said AT&T…...

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Entering the final homestand of the 2021 season, the Colorado Rockies had an opportunity to impact the postseason with six games against the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. With the Dodgers and Giants locked in a heated battle for the top spot in the National League West, the Rockies were poised to shift the balance with three-game sweeps,…...

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What is left to say about Larry Walker? What is left for a Colorado Rockies fan to read or hear or know about Larry Walker? If you’ve come across this, the chances are incredibly high that you know all the stats and anecdotes and moments and milestones. You know he put up more career WAR in less time than Yankees…...

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The summer of Larry Walker is coming to a close on Saturday in a number retirement ceremony for the ages. The 333rd Hall of Famer will be in attendance to see his black and purple no.33 beside Jackie Robinson’s no.42, Todd Helton’s no.17 and the initials KSM that commemorate the life of Keli Scott McGregor and his contributions to the…...

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When the Colorado Rockies dropped off their minor league invites during the 2020-21 offseason at the Post Office, they received some quality RSVPs. C.J. Cron, a player who probably should have been picked up by a car service a few years ago before making if official this February, solidified the middle part of the lineup throughout the year and won…...

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Since May 21, the Colorado Rockies are 55-51. Because of the screwed up economics of baseball, trying to lose is a viable strategy for at least third of the teams in MLB so it makes perfect sense that some would see this not as success but rather as a failure of another kind. After all, they aren’t making the postseason…...

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