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Ryan Rolison fully expected to make his debut with the Colorado Rockies following a solid showing at the alternate site during the summer of 2020 that served as a pseudo Double-A experience. As if all the havoc that was wreaked on minor leaguers because of the pandemic wasn’t bad enough, then 2021 happened to Rolison. “It was a very frustrating…...

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Ryan McMahon and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a six-year deal worth $70 million. The 27-year-old made strides defensively in 2021 by being named a finalist at third base for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. He also recorded his second consecutive full-season reaching the 20 home run and 80 RBI mark. “I’m really excited to be in Denver for…...

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The delayed start of Spring Training due to the 99-day lockout means preparation time for the 162-game season has been halved.  Most around the Colorado Rockies camp aren’t overly concerned about the change in timeline, especially manager Bud Black.  “Starting pitching is, for me, the requirement for the six weeks to really feel good about the stamina – the volume…...

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The addition of a superstar to the roster of any professional sports franchise is a thing of pure jubilation.  At least that’s been the prevailing thought in almost every instance. There’s always an exception to the rule. In that last 13 months, three notable figures on the roster of the Colorado Rockies have departed the only organization they ever knew.…...

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The Colorado Rockies have come to terms on a deal with 3B/OF Kris Bryant on a seven-year, $182 million, according to multiple sources. The 30-year-old superstar is a former 2015 National League Rookie of the Year and 2016 NL MVP with the Chicago Cubs.  Bryant’s contract is the largest ever given to a free agent by the Rockies and highest…...

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“I don’t think it’s any secret that one of the strongest assets of our team is the starting rotation,” Austin Gomber said on Day Two of Colorado Rockies’ Spring Training.  Helmed by a returning foursome of Germán Márquez, Antonio Senzatela, Kyle Freeland and Gomber, the entire clubhouse is confident of the staff’s ability. The 11.6 fWAR by the rotation was…...

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For fans coming down to Scottsdale to watch the Colorado Rockies prepare for the 2022 season, the best player you might see all Spring Training will be on the back fields of the complex at Salt River Fields. Mr. Rockie himself, Todd Helton, is working with minor league players as a guest instructor this March.  “It’s good to be back,…...

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Less than 48 hours after owners ratified the collective bargaining agreement between them and the players, the Colorado Rockies moved quickly on a trio of free agents to re-open the offseason. SS José Iglesias and RHP Alex Colomé have reportedly signed one-year deals to play in Denver for the 2022 season. Iglesias, 32, will be tasked with replacing All-Star shortstop…...

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Think back to deepest and darkest recessed of your mind. Somewhere, through all the disappointment and frustration caused the 99 day lockout, there exists information about the first month of the Colorado Rockies offseason. Because of the transaction freeze, they’ll now have less than that to complete the second part of the offseason as Bud Black and his squad get…...

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One of my best friends cannot read an analog clock. He literally stares at it for a moment, and finally says, “Why do you not just look at your phone?”. While some small-and-no-I’m-still-not-old part of me rails at this disagreement, it’s a sadly losing one. At this stage in our digital lives, it’s actually hard to fault his argument. Reading…...

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Nearly 100 days after MLB imposed a lockout that could have damaged the sport for fans everywhere, the owners and players came to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. This means baseball can go back to normal, and for the Colorado Rockies that means celebrating Opening Day at Coors Field on Apr 8 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Players…...

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A mere seven months after hiring him as the new head of the revamped analytics department, the Colorado Rockies have moved on from Scott Van Lenten. Van Lenten came to the organization in August ‘21 after four years with the Washington Nationals in a role as an analyst and, following the club’s 2019 World Series triumph, a senior analyst in…...

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There are not many players who have come through the minor league ranks of the Colorado Rockies quite like 1B Michael Toglia. One of the leading Rockies prospects that has excited the fanbase for the future of the franchise, Toglia is a switch-hitter that flashes both mammoth power and elite defense at first base. Praise for him has come from…...

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It feels like Daniel Bard has been a member of the Colorado Rockies for a very long time. As the oldest member of the team who will play most of 2022 as a 37-year-old, his 90.1 innings pitched is second-most of any Rockies’ reliever and his 410 total batters faced is tops since joining the team two years ago. He…...

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Beat reporters Patrick Lyons of DNVR Rockies and Jesse Friedman of PHNX Diamondbacks meet on the corner of their respective states for a discussion of the latest news in the world of baseball. After a week of long but largely unproductive meetings between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association, baseball fans are beginning to wonder if Opening Day…...

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As much as some curmudgeonly folks like to point at analytics as ruining the modern game of baseball, there a countless other reasons why the rise of statistics in the public domain have actually made the sport all the more palatable. For all the flaws of Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it helps give context to what we think our eyes…...

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“I will not be ‘famous,’ ‘great.’ I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.” -Virginia Woolf True greatness is a rarity in any universe, and professional sports recognizes true greatness in special ways. All-Star…...

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Several players of serious intrigue will available when the Colorado Rockies make the 10th overall selection in the 2022 MLB Draft. Much like the last two years when the team possessed the ninth overall pick to take outfielders Zac Veen (2020) and Benny Montgomery (2021), the upside that early is always going to be high. The organization of draft and…...

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