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Dan O’Dowd sounds burned out. Dan O’Dowd has thrown his 75 pitches. He is ready for a reliever. As he Colorado Rockies continue down the road they have never been before. On Wednesday at Coors Field, the club lost 11-5 to the Washington Nationals, a sobering display of two franchises headed in different directions. With the Rockies looking lost and…...

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Apodaca is done as the Colorado Rockies pitching coach. Ten years is a long time to do one thing. That is how long Bob Apodaca held the position of pitching coach of the Colorado Rockies. He was relieved of his duties on Tuesday, reassigned within the organization as Special Assistant to the General Manager. The reality is, it was time…...

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Dan O’Dowd has resorted to excuses. Winning is tough. Only one of 30 Major League teams can win every year, and in a league with no salary cap, the Colorado Rockies have an even tougher time winning than some of the other franchises. With that in mind, franchises in some of the smaller markets have two choices. They can either…...

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The Rockies are the only ones who can’t see how bad this guy is. The Colorado Rockies made an announcement before Tuesday night’s game in Philadelphia. It wasn’t the announcement that many were expecting. Most thought that Jeremy Guthrie, the biggest trade mistake Dan O’Dowd has made, would be dealt. Instead, the announcement was that Guthrie was going to the…...

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Someone needs to be fired, and Bob Apodaca is an easy choice. The Colorado Rockies are in trouble. Read blogs, read newspaper articles, listen to the radio and the talk is how, despite the horrible showing from the team, Rockies fans continue to show up at a rate of 30,000 plus per game. Those who really want change at 20th…...

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Jeremy Guthrie’s career may be ruined by his 2012 campaign. It’s the curse of loyalty. The Colorado Rockies lose night in and night out using the same script. Forget feeling comfortable with a big lead. Forget feeling like any game is in the bag. The Rockies starting pitching is so bad it is beyond a joke. In the Rockies 8-5…...

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When will Dick and his brother make a move? No one called this Colorado Rockies team a World Series contender. No one said they would win 100 games. However, even the biggest critic couldn’t have thought that this team would be this bad, this soon. On Sunday, the Rockies were swept at home for the second straight three game series,…...

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The Colorado Rockies may be at rock bottom. Can it get any worse than this? How bad can this team really be? A day after playing one of the worst games in franchise history in a 9-7 loss at Coors Field, the bumbling Colorado Rockies were shutout by veteran and former teammate, Kevin Millwood on Friday night. The pitching got…...

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When does Bob Apodaca start getting heat? An exciting night at Coors Field on Tuesday night came to an end with the Colorado Rockies hottest hitter, Carlos Gonzalez, striking out to end the game, leaving the Rockies one run short. Three innings earlier, the Rockies were down 7-0, struggling at the plate against lefty Ted Lilly, but more importantly, out…...

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In his first season as hitting coach, Carney Lansford has critics everywhere. The former big leaguer who was known for his gritty work ethic and ability to always take a good at-bat stepped into a position that had so much potential. The Colorado Rockies lineup is chock full of talent. It sports two of the league’s premier young hitters in…...

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One night after Jason Giambi delivered a walk-off, no doubt home run to right field, manager Jim Tracy decided to play that card again. This time, however, Tracy forgot that the club was down by three runs when Giambi stepped to the plate instead of Chris Iannetta in the bottom of the ninth inning. The logic of the move is…...

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There sure is a lot of elbow room on the Colorado Rockies bandwagon these days.Even the most hardcore of Rockies fans are finding new things to do with their three hours every day. It doesn’t make sense anymore to watch a team that, in reality isn’t going nowhere, they are on a steady pace backwards.True Rockies fans are the definition…...

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Twenty losses in May. Twenty. With one day to go.It almost takes effort for a Major League team to lose 20 games in a month. The nature of baseball would suggest that just by showing up a team should be able to avoid losing 20 games in any month. There is no reason a team should lose 20 games in…...

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Ubaldo Jimenez is in the middle of a storied collapse. After starting the 2010 season 15-1, Jimenez has limped to a record of 4-12 since starting the 2010 All-Star game, including an 0-5 record so far in 2011. His record is terrible, but his lack of dominance is far more concerning than the record. Jimenez, Jim Tracy, and the Rockies…...

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The Colorado Rockies are struggling. That line is something that has been all too common over the course of the last four years. For Rockies fans, its getting old. The question is, why does this team have so much talent, yet lack the ability to put it all together early in the season?It’s the reason that Clint Hurdle, barely a…...

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The Colorado pitching staff is chalk full of talent. They have Ubaldo Jimenez who throws 99 MPH heat with movement, to go along with breaking pitches that buckle opposing hitters knees. They have Aaron Cook, an All-Star a year ago who throws a sinker that ranks in the top 10 in all of baseball. They also have Jason Marquis, the…...

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Jason Marquis has been a huge reason why the Colorado Rockies have raced back into contention. Coming into Wednesday night he was 9-4, one win shy of the National League lead. When the Rockies struggled in the first two months, Marquis pitched well, ending five losing streaks in April and May.Unfortunately for the Rockies, even the best pitchers have bad…...

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Jim Tracy quickly put his mark on the Colorado Rockies when he took over on Friday. He moved Troy Tulowitzki to the seventh spot in the lineup, Clint Barmes to the second spot, and Garrett Atkins back to the cleanup spot. The moves seemed to work beautifully as Barmes went 5-for-11 in the first two games after the change. Atkins,…...

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At the end of the 2008 season Rockies manager Clint Hurdle sat down with general manager Dan O’Dowd to discuss what would need to change in order for the team to succeed in 2009.Two conclusions were made during the meeting. First, the Rockies needed to get back to basics. They needed to be disciplined and move runners over instead of…...

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