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The Colorado Rockies highly-vaunted Super Bullpen was an absolute unmitigated disaster… right? Of course it was. You’ve heard the stat. You’ve seen the stat. You lived the damn stat. The club spent $106 million on Jake McGee, Bryan Shaw, and Wade Davis who, in return, put up a combined -0.4 bWAR over three seasons. The trio were cut without lasting…...

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DENVER – Following a second-straight playoff appearance in 2018, Colorado lost a quartet of players to free agency at the combined cost of $54.75MM: Adam Ottavino (three-years, $27MM), DJ LeMahieu (two-years, $24MM), Carlos González (one-year, $2MM) and Gerardo Parra (one-year, $1.75 MM). This offseason, only two players will be free agents: C Drew Butera and 1B Yonder Alonso. Originally acquired…...

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When Colorado was officially eliminated from the playoffs on September 12, it seemed as if this October would bring no joy to most Rockies enthusiasts in search of the next Tony Wolters’ game-winning hit. Despite the happiness to most in the fan base Wednesday evening after the Washington Nationals completed an unlikely come-from-behind win in extra-innings to end the…...

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Scottsdale, AZ – With the bridge between the bullpen at large and Rockies’ closer Wade Davis in question after Adam Ottavino’s signing with the New York Yankees, several candidates have emerged as favorites to hold down the eighth inning. Reliever Seunghwan Oh, acquired in late July for first baseman Chad Spanberger, outfielder Forrest Wall and reliever Bryan Baker, posted a…

Las Vegas – The big news heading into the 2018 Colorado Rockies season was the eye-popping amount of money they spent (over $100 million in contracts) in their bullpen that was expected by many, myself absolutely included, to be one of the best collections of relievers in the game. Wade Davis and Bryan Shaw brought with them exemplary resumes and…...

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DENVER – The official beginning of the offseason is on the horizon and with the Colorado Rockies deciding not to hand out any qualifying offers, club stalwarts DJ LeMahieu and Adam Ottavino are set to become unrestricted free agents. Both are expected to be at or near the top of the food chain at their position, meaning that either or both could…...

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On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman recounts most of the major points to come out of GM Jeff Bridich’s Friday press conference. All the big topics are discussed including Nolan Arenado’s contract, DJ LeMahieu and Adam Ottavino’s free agency, the club’s biggest area of need, and the philosophy regarding young players and looking outside the organization…...

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DENVER – The mood was somber inside a Rockies clubhouse on Sunday still raw after a 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in an elimination game at home, the first in as long as many from the Centennial State can remember. The space was filled coaches, teammates and friends descended upon by numerous members of the press who stuck around…...

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The adage is that hitting is contagious. But is relief pitching as well? The Colorado Rockies’ early bullpen struggles are as well documented as they were stunning. Before June 27, the relief corps. allowed the fifth highest batting average in MLB — and the highest in the National League — the third highest OBP and the second highest wOBA, with their…...

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SAN DIEGO – Sparked by the heart of the Rockies lineup in the fourth inning, Jon Gray’s steady six-innings of work, and three scoreless frames by the bullpen, Colorado snapped a two-game skid and entered their biggest month of their season with a 4-2 victory over the Padres. With only two runs scored in two games this series against the…...

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The Colorado Rockies had, and blew, multiple opportunities to beat the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, taking the lead early and late only to see it slip out of their hands for a 10-7 loss. Starter Jon Gray pitched a game somewhere in between the frustrating first-half version of himself and the borderline dominant one we have seen since a…...

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DENVER – I’ve never fully understood why people go bungee jumping. Voluntarily falling from high places, strapping yourself onto twisty-turny speed machines, or jumping over long distances on foot or in vehicle—y’know, for fun—has simply never appealed to me, though it clearly does to quite a few people. Similar in function, in fact, likely located in a neighboring section of the…...

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DENVER – It is no coincidence—in fact, it is a direct result of the fact—that the Colorado Rockies worst stretch of 2018 came (and possibly went) during a stint on the DL for reliever Adam Ottavino. He has, according to most measures including our own Dynamic Player Rating, been among the most valuable pitchers in MLB this season. He has…...

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Colorado Rockies individual player grades for the series against the Washington Nationals.

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Adam Ottavino tells BSN Denver that the changes he made this offseason may seem small, but they are paying off in a big way.

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Colorado Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino has been unhittable in 2018. We break down all 46 pitches he has thrown to show you how he's doing it.

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On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman gets granular on analyzing Opening Day. Was Jon Gray’s start really that concerning? How good were Chris Rusin and Adam Ottavino? Could or should Charlie Blackmon have made a key catch? And hear what Bud Black had to say about sticking with Scott Oberg against Jake Lamb. Plus, audio from…...

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Adam Ottavino struck out the side in his 2018 debut and says he feels locked in mentally. Which could be huge.

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