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If you blinked, you probably missed one of the best seasons for a starting pitcher in Rockies history. For the members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America who voted on the National League Cy Young Award in 2004, they blinked, too. Ignoring several important factors and simply adopting Wins Above Replacement as the measure for excellence, Joe Kennedy should…

The start of anything new invariably comes with a flurry of firsts. Even after more than a century of professional baseball, the game still manages to surprise. For the origins of the Colorado Rockies in 1993, much is known about the charter members that helped record some of the important firsts: Eric Young Sr, Dante Bichette, Andrés Galarraga and David…

The Colorado Rockies have been known for a lot of pretty cool things over the years. For whatever is made of the ballpark and its impact on stats, nobody denies it is a beautiful place to take in a game. Sure, there has never been consistent winning for the franchise but there have always been a handful of incredible ballplayers…...

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This might not be controversial, but there typically isn’t anything super about a super-utility player. When a player is not overtly skilled at one position or cannot move to another place on the field without issue, their time in MLB may be limited… unless they are adequate enough to carry numerous types of mitts in their equipment bag. For Charlie…

Following a disappointing 1999 season, the Colorado Rockies were set to undergo a seismic shift. Having already traded Ellis Burks in the summer of ’98, Dante Bichette was next to be dealt away in late October to the Cincinnati Reds; finally, Vinny Castilla was shipped to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Of the original five members of Blake Street Bombers…

There may have been 27 seasons of Major League Baseball in Denver, but there hasn’t always been a lot to celebrate. There are nine winning seasons. A handful of  superstars. Five postseasons (thanks, Wild Card). Just one World Series appearance. And now, finally, a Hall of Famer… but that celebration will have to wait another year. So, when an award like…

Long before Trevor Story (2016-present) occupied shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, there existed an era between that of Walt Weiss (1994-97) and Troy Tulowitzki (2007-15). Neifi Neftali Pérez (1998-2001) signed with Colorado as an international free agent at the age of 18 before his organization ever took the field in 1992. So long ago that he plied his trade in…

They say that you are only as strong as your weakest link. Time to find out if that is true. In the first two parts of this series, we named the all-time starting rotation and lineup. But many of you have noted that this leaves out quite a few phenomenal faces of the franchise. As we all know, though, baseball…...

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Rockies fans fondly remember Yorvit Torrealba as the catcher who helped lead Colorado throughout the 2007 season and hit .500 in the playoffs on the way to the club’s first and only World Series. As a 13-year veteran in major league baseball, the Venezuelan-born backstop has been a valuable member to several contending organizations during his time, including five postseason…

In a fashion seemingly typical for only a player aligned with the Colorado Rockies, Carlos González finished third in the National League MVP voting (2010) before being selected to his first All-Star Game (2012). Against the Pittsburgh Pirates and their manager Clint Hurdle on this day in 2012, González gave the former Rockies’ skipper a taste of what could have…

Following his first season as an All-Star as a 31-year-old, Colorado scooped up outfielder Michael Cuddyer for three-years at $31.5M. While his tenure with the Rockies produced only 280 games, the 32-year-old would eventually be named to the National League All-Star Game squad, selected for a Silver Slugger Award, and win the Tony Gwynn Award for leading the Senior Circuit…

By the time he was 29-years-old, Randy Johnson still had difficulty hitting the broad side of the barn after four-plus seasons in the majors. When he finally tamped down a 5.7 walks-per-nine, the southpaw’s fastball could pierce right through that red-painted maple siding. Later, he would manage the same results with the ash bats held by opposing hitters who dared…

Entering their 22nd season of play, the Colorado Rockies had written the names of only two men onto the Opening Day lineup card at first base: Andrés Galarraga and Todd Helton. When Colorado signed Justin Morneau, few imagined the 33-year-old who suffered from lingering complications surrounding a concussion would be able to rebound and carry the torch of All-Stars. Donning…

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