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Colorado Rockies general manager Bill Schmidt hasn’t pulled any punches this offseason so far. Even as postseason baseball rages into its second week, he may not soon after the final out is recorded in the 2021 World Series. Schmidt extended RHP Antonio Senzatela to a five-year contract worth $50 million and re-signed C.J. Cron to a two-year, $14.5 million deal…...

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Since May 21, the Colorado Rockies are 55-51. Because of the screwed up economics of baseball, trying to lose is a viable strategy for at least third of the teams in MLB so it makes perfect sense that some would see this not as success but rather as a failure of another kind. After all, they aren’t making the postseason…...

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The prototypical batting lineup probably looks the same for most folks when they dream up a perfect team. The speediest player on the roster – center fielder or shortstop – has traditionally batted first. (Of course, having a player with the best on-base percentage leading off may take some precedence in the modern age of sabermetrics, but the position is…...

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Major League debut. First big league hit. First home run.  For many players, it’s the moment they’ve been envisioning their entire life. It’s what makes all the youth tournaments, minor league bus rides, all those days playing through soreness and time spent away from family worth the grind of being a professional baseball player. “When you look at a players…...

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The Colorado Rockies are just terrible. You’ve heard it. You’ve read it. In fact, you probably came to that conclusion long before you had to hear it or read it. For the last 222 games of competition, they’ve been one of the worst teams in all of Major League Baseball. On top of that, they haven’t signed any key free…

DNVR Rockies beat reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics pertaining to the inhabitants of 2001 Blake Street as well all the scuttlebutt in-and-around the game of baseball. Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association may not have agreed on a lot before the July 23 date for Opening Day was set by…

For the second time this Spring the Colorado Rockies played a baseball game that ended in a tie. Taking on the Cincinnati Reds on an overcast afternoon at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona, the two teams played to a standstill but there were plenty of fascinating tidbits inside of this 5-5 contest. Turning Point – Young Guns Fire Back…...

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A two-game sweep in one day but two different locations was on the table for most of the afternoon but a rough outing from the bullpen in Glendale for the Colorado Rockies against the Chicago White Sox sank that possibility. But the big story from a long term perspective was the return of Brendan Rodgers who was chomping at the…...

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Brendan Rodgers stood at his locker working in a new glove, using a small mallet to pound at the leather, creating that unmistakable popping sound that so gloriously accompanies every baseball game. He hasn’t been able to create that sound the old fashioned way in a live baseball game for eight months. His energy is infectious. He knows what is…...

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Last week, we reminded ourselves how extremely volatile bullpens can be in general and noted that for the Colorado Rockies, this is doubly so. Also this wide window of possibilities, from the best to the worst case scenarios, seems to represent a wide range of possible outcomes for the club in the upcoming 2020 season. This isn’t just the situation…...

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