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The practice fields for the Colorado Rockies have been a bit more quiet than normal the past few days. You can thank advances in technology for that. And recent sign stealing scandals. It’s called PitchCom and allows the catcher to communicate with the pitcher without a series of hand signals. “It’s almost like a video game controller,” catcher Brian Serven…...

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Kyle Freeland unveiled his new changeup grip against Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels. Kris Bryant made his Rockies’ debut and looked sharp at the plate. The batting lineup on Tuesday may be what we get on Opening Day. Patrick Lyons breaks down a few simple alternatives that we could also see this season. “Banter From The Bench: Garrett Hampson adds bulk to bag of tricks” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

The delayed start of Spring Training due to the 99-day lockout means preparation time for the 162-game season has been halved.  Most around the Colorado Rockies camp aren’t overly concerned about the change in timeline, especially manager Bud Black.  “Starting pitching is, for me, the requirement for the six weeks to really feel good about the stamina – the volume...

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Adding a superstar of Kris Bryant’s caliber is going to change a lot of things on any team. Learn how Patrick Lyons thinks the addition of Bryant will alter the lineup, the defensive alignment and even the 40-man roster. Rockies start Spring Training with a 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks thanks to a home run from Bret Boswell and two scoreless inning from Ty Blach. Hear from both of them at the end of this episode. “Ty Blach to start the Rockies’ Cactus League opener; Get to know the Colorado native” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

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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It’s the time of year in baseball when certain players will, at least for a moment, separate themselves from the pack and have fans, coaches, and teammates wondering “is this guy legit?” It can be difficult to discern the difference between someone who is blossoming into a breakout and a guy who just got hot for a few days. This...

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It looked like the Colorado Rockies were in for a lackluster loss at the hands of the Texas Rangers on Wendesday afternoon but Bret Boswell kept his hot spring alive with a huge late swing of the bat to give his club a 4-3 win. Player of the Game: Ubaldo Jimenez He wasn’t anything special on the mound, giving up...

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If it was unclear whether or not the Colorado Rockies would score in 2020, Tuesday’s 12-6 drubbing of the Chicago Cubs at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ washed away any concerns. Scoring 12 runs for the second straight day, Colorado did the most damage to the most veteran pitchers on new manager David Ross’ staff. Starter Jon Lester undoubtedly got in his work; however, the veteran left-hander faced nine Rockies’ batters over one-plus inning than the prescribe two. Even without the full lineup through the first two games of the spring, Colorado has struggled to score in the early going, pushing across only one run combine in each of the opening two innings. That changed quickly with three runs in the…

The Cleveland Indians starters outplayed the Colorado Rockies starters for the handful of innings in which they were on the diamond but the reserves for the Rox rallied late for a 12-8 win in their second game of the spring. Play of the Game – Francisco Lindor 2-Run Jack In another game that was lacking in fireworks, Lindor provided the...

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On Wednesday, Major League Baseball released the rosters for the six-team Arizona Fall League, the premier extended-season league for all 30 MLB team’s top prospects.  The Salt River Rafters have six Colorado Rockies representatives so far, with room for two more pitchers to eventually be added.  Only 1B Roberto Ramos is at Triple-A, while the other five players are currently...

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The 2019 MLB Draft takes place this week, June 3-5. For three days, teams will make selections for 40 rounds, drafting over 1200 amateur players from high school and college. This year, the Rockies hold the 23rd pick after earning consecutive National League Wild Card and finishing with the ninth best record last season. Last year, Patrick Lyons and Rich Allen highlighting the Rockies’ haul in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In a continuation of our MLB Draft series, let’s examine the 2017 edition. 2017 MLB Amateur Draft Rockies 1st Round Under GM Jeff Bridich’s second full season at the helm, the 2016 season gave the Rockies a glimpse of what-would-be in the coming years. Spending over $100MM on…

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