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The Colorado Rockies highly-vaunted Super Bullpen was an absolute unmitigated disaster… right? Of course it was. You’ve heard the stat. You’ve seen the stat. You lived the damn stat. The club spent $106 million on Jake McGee, Bryan Shaw, and Wade Davis who, in return, put up a combined -0.4 bWAR over three seasons. The trio were cut without lasting…...

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Parting isn’t always such sweet sorrow. While it can always be tough on a personal level whenever someone leaves an organization, especially one as tight-knit as the Colorado Rockies, there is no question that from a professional perspective the release of Jake McGee and Bryan Shaw comes as welcome news to fans. Both were signed to three-year, $27 million contracts...

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Following a night of amateur firework displays around the city to commemorate Independence Day, the professional variety took place during batting practice at Coors Field on Sunday for day two of Rockies summer camp. In the morning, pitching coach Steve Foster spoke with media about the limited preparation of his pitchers required for an abbreviated season. “Right now, we’re on an aggressive approach,” shared the sixth-year pitching coach. “Even though it’s short and the preparation is what prevents panic, we’re going to be well prepared. We’re going to use a piece that we always do. We’re going to get the starters in a routine, they’re going to go every five days or six days, depending on off days. And we’re…

For those who aren’t interested in giving the Colorado Rockies a nuanced look, they are a 71-win team with no substantial changes coming in the offseason and so should expect to win roughly the same number of games in 2020. If you are disinclined toward such simplicity, however, you may find yourself pontificating on the sheer magnitude of possibilities, both...

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Much debate this offseason about the Colorado Rockies biggest needs this offseason. After a year in which so many things went so awry, it’s understandable for the club that went 71-91. It also underlines the fact that they also have more potential spread across the roster than some are willing to give them credit for. But potential is always trapped in the future. It has been suggested that the Rockies must prioritize adding a catcher and seeking improvements at starting pitcher and possibly center field, all of which make sense in a vacuum, but less so in context. If one was inclined to generalize, the easy answer is to say that the area in which Colorado most needs an upgrade…

At 50-58 entering Wednesday’s 2pm MST trade deadline, the Colorado Rockies and their General Manager Jeff Bridich could not plausibly justify adding to an underperforming, yet solid roster. Bridich was able to swing two trades, both of which were not on anyone’s radar nor will have any major impact on the 2019 season. In more of a seller’s mode, the...

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(Let us know how you liked this new audio format in the comment section) DENVER- What a difference a year makes. In 2018, the Colorado Rockies bullpen had the worst ERA (5.78) in the National League, from May 13-June 12. In 2019, they had the best ERA (3.35) in MLB, from May 13-June 12. There are some new faces and...

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If you haven’t been paying close enough attention to the Colorado Rockies, you’ve missed a lot of great baseball. For any hysteria about this year’s team failing to be as good as last year, consider this: Colorado’s record was also 30-27 on June 1, 2018. After starting the year 3-12, the Rockies are 27-15 since April 14, good for the...

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DENVER – Daniel Murphy hasn’t had the beginning to his Colorado Rockies career that he wanted. Playing just a few games before breaking his finger and missing nearly a month, he was one of the few members of the lineup who came into Thursday afternoon’s game without at least decent hitting numbers. But he got the Rockies on the board...

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Before Sunday’s blown save by Seunghwan Oh, the Colorado Rockies bullpen has flown under the radar somewhat during the first month of the season with the starting rotation taking most the plaudits and the offense receiving much of the criticism before the recent swell in Atlanta. Even after Donaldson’s three-run homer, the Rockies bullpen has the 5th best ERA in...

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With a losing streak that reached eight games Saturday – and twelve-of-thirteen – the relative highlights for the Colorado are few and far between at this point. Unable to score in the first inning once again, playing a majority of the game from behind, an adequate performance from starting pitcher Kyle Freeland was far from enough as the offense continued to struggled in innings two-through-nine. Freeland let the leadoff hitter reach base in his first four innings of work, but he’d get an inning-ending double play in the first and work around two base runners in the second and fourth inning. Freeland did not escape harm in the third when back-to-back singles were followed up by a Yangervis Solarte sacrifice…

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Nobody had a worse all-around 2018 season for the Colorado Rockies than relief pitcher Bryan Shaw. And he knows it. After a half-decade in Cleveland consistently managing to be one of the most reliable relievers in the game, he signed in Colorado for three years and $27 million only to have the worst season of his career...

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It’s been an excellent spring season for just about every member of the Colorado Rockies pitching staff. Kyle Freeland talks about building on his incredible 2018 campaign, Jon Gray gets into the adjustments he has made, Tyler Anderson says he is feeling great, and Bryan Shaw discusses the increasing sharpness on his cutter and slider. Plus, top pitching prospect Peter...

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Scottsdale, AZ – With the bridge between the bullpen at large and Rockies’ closer Wade Davis in question after Adam Ottavino’s signing with the New York Yankees, several candidates have emerged as favorites to hold down the eighth inning. Reliever Seunghwan Oh, acquired in late July for first baseman Chad Spanberger, outfielder Forrest Wall and reliever Bryan Baker, posted a WAR (Baseball Reference) of 2.3 or higher and an earned run average of 2.63 or lower for a second time in three seasons. Alongside Scott Oberg, whose career year in 2018 saw the 28-year-old best Oh across the board in most categories, veterans and bounceback candidates Bryan Shaw and Jake McGee, the 36-year-old righty from South Korea is one of…

Las Vegas – The big news heading into the 2018 Colorado Rockies season was the eye-popping amount of money they spent (over $100 million in contracts) in their bullpen that was expected by many, myself absolutely included, to be one of the best collections of relievers in the game. Wade Davis and Bryan Shaw brought with them exemplary resumes and...

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In this edition of Inside the Rockies Clubhouse, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black answers all the Bryan Shaw questions and intimates for the first time all season that a change in role could be coming, especially as the bullpen expects to return to full health soon. Also, hear directly from Shaw who is drawing a distinction between this poor outing and...

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DENVER- The hot Colorado Rockies offense couldn’t find an answer for Miami Marlins starter Trevor Richards who dominated early and kept his team in the game long enough for the home bullpen to fall apart again. Once again, manager Bud Black turned to Bryan Shaw in a close game, and once again, it bit him and the team, ultimately leading...

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DENVER – Colorado Rockies reliever Bryan Shaw keeps a football in his locker, saying he feels at times like throwing it around can help him find the feel for his trademark cutter. Unfortunately for Shaw so far in 2018, his go-to pitch—as pointed out by Manny Randhawa on a recent BSN Rockies Podcast—is being hit hard (95 mph or greater...

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