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Even though the St. Louis Cardinals had invested a lot into their 2006 first-round pick over six years, Adam Ottavino was unceremoniously cut loose like so many others trying to carve out a career. Thankfully, the Colorado Rockies stepped in. Ottavino was a starting pitcher at the time, taking the ball 126 times in the minors and another three with…...

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While the Rockies waived and outrighted four players off the 40-man roster, there’s a chance a few move on to other organizations. Details on the entire history of the qualifying offer! Plus, Colorado may offer Trevor Story the $18.4 million QO, but will he accept it? The odds may surprise you when learning how this scenario has played out in…

Monday afternoon before the Home Run Derby offered a flurry of media availability from players representing American and National League clubs, not to mention several draft picks who took center stage at the Bellco Theater during round one on Sunday night. Minus numerous conversations at performing at altitude, the beauty of Coors Field as well as the hangover effect, the…...

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DENVER – Debut day at Coors Field may not have gone completely to plan, but the game was still a special occurrence with several memorable moments for the recently promoted RHP Rico Garcia and OF Sam Hilliard. Not only was Tuesday’s game the 2,000th regular season game played at Coors Field, it marked only the fourth time Colorado had two players debut…...

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Part of Rico Garcia’s offseason workload involved an art project. No, seriously. Proudly displayed outside the Rockies clubhouse at the Salt River Field complex in Scottsdale, AZ, was a standard 22”x24” poster board Garcia created depicting the history of Hawaiian baseball players, from the initial (Johnnie Williams, 1914) to the first All-Star (Charlie Hough, 1986) all the way to the…...

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I used to have to write these “thoughts on the Avs at the quarter-pole, the halfway mark, the three-quarters pole and final season wrap-up” stories all the time in my former life as a mainstream media person. And, they were almost always manufactured bullcrap, necessitated by the tyranny of some artificial deadline, with only so much space allowed. I have…...

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The Rockies will have plenty of big crowds in 2013 The Colorado Rockies will once again be in the top half of the league in attendance in 2013. Many fans, many members of the media, and observers have long questioned why the Rockies continue to have 30,000 fans pour through the turnstiles at Coors Field on a nightly basis. The…...

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On Saturday, the Colorado Rockies shipped Clayton Mortensen to the Boston Red Sox for Marco Scutaro, filling their need for a second baseman and giving them another veteran presence in the clubhouse. The Colorado Rockies offseason has been unique, to say the least. For the most part, fans have been disappointed with the Rockies moves, or lack-there-of-moves in since the…...

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Opening Day is upon us. Those words will make even the oldest of baseball fans giddy with excitement. For whatever reason, game number one out of 162 is inspiring. Each team throws a big party at their first home game and believes whole-heartedly that this could be their year.While fans are busy being excited about their teams, experts are busy…...

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The Colorado Rockies have proven two facts over the past two nights. First, that baseball is not a game for those who like to go to bed early, and second, that the Rockies have as much depth as advertised.On Friday night in Anaheim, the Rockies beat the Angels 4-3 thanks in large part to Jonathan Herrera. The second baseman finished…...

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The atmosphere felt like October, the weather felt like the beginning of summer.The Rockies, behind a shiny performance from 22-year old Jhoulys Chacin, defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-1 at Coors Field on Tuesday in the opening of a three game series.After the game, outfielder Ryan Spilborghs called the stadium “Fenway West” because of the large number of Red Sox…...

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Residents of Denver take pride in the fact that they are one of only a few cities in the country that can boast four major sports teams. The pride is much larger when you consider the fact that Denver is considered a small to mid market city. Yet, despite having under three million people in the metro area, Denver still…...

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