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Pyrrhus of Epirus was a Greek king who was considered to be one the great commanders of all-time despite not being the wisest among his peers. It’s for the latter reason his name is given to the type of decision-making that can result in a win whilst suffering severe losses: a Pyrrhic victory. If the Colorado Rockies want to get…...

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Entering phase two of the offseason following the end of the lockout on March 10, it appeared that the Colorado Rockies might go into Opening Day with several positional battles. Center field was wide open, as was the role of the team’s closer. Left field had a similar feel to it, unless Connor Joe wasn’t convincing enough during his 211…...

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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 Colorado Rockies secure one of the top superstars on the free agent market and sign 3B/OF Kris Bryant to a record seven-year, $182 million deal. Hear from Drew Goodman of AT&T SportsNet and get immediate reaction of what Bryant will mean to the defensive alignment and lineup construction of the Rockies. “Kris Bryant signs seven-year, $182 million deal with…

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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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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After 2020 was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and with the 2022 season in jeopardy of starting on time due to the lockout, the Colorado Rockies baseball brought back some normalcy to the Front Range in 2021 and provided a service in which should all be somewhat thankful. Sure, that service meant coupling the ups with the downs, winning some…

There may be a lockout preventing the Colorado Rockies from improving their on-field talent, but that hasn’t prevented them from adding a notable free agent to their front office.  On Thursday, it was announced that Clint Hurdle would be returning to the organization as a special assistant to the general manager.  Manager for the beloved 2007 Rockies that won 14…...

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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…

On Thursday, the Colorado Rockies announced a three-year deal with catcher Elias Díaz worth approximately $14.5 million. The 31-year-old had an incredibly productive season at the plate, slugging .464 thanks to 37 extra-base hits. His 18 home runs were the fourth-most in franchise history by a catcher. Díaz did most of his damage at the dish after mid-June, homering in…

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