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It may have been only 23 years between All-Star Games, but it sure as heck felt like a century since all eyes were firmly focused on Denver for its baseball. In 1998, it was the Blake Street Bombers – OF Larry Walker, 3B Vinny Castilla and OF Dante Bichette – representing the Colorado Rockies in the Midsummer Classic, leading the…...

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Nearly two months after the final out of the World Series, someone forgot to tell Major League Baseball that the Hot Stove is supposed to provide some warmth during late December.  At least the Colorado Rockies are doing what they can raise the temperature. Little has transpired this offseason by way of significant transactions, and more questions exist than answers…

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. After a strange 60-game regular season and even weirder 16-team playoff format set in  neutral site locations, Major League Baseball did the improbable and…

The list of players to have hit .400 is short and illustrious. Wee Willie Keeler. Ty Cobb. Rogers Hornsby. Fourteen Hall of Famers, all of whom managed to bat .312 or above in their career, including Cobb’s career .366 batting average, decorate the list of the most elite hitters to play the game of baseball. The most recent and memorable…

Prior to the 2019 Colorado Rockies season, it was speculated that one of the reasons the club could fail would be due to the loss of a few essential members of their clubhouse. On paper, they had made wise on-field baseball decisions to finally part ways with veteran outfielder Carlos González and Gerardo Parra, opening up more opportunities for young…...

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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…

On Monday, Colorado Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich and manager Bud Black spent the entirety of a 70-minute video conference with local media discussing everything from roster construction to new rules to the obvious impact of the ongoing pandemic. 60-Man Roster Colorado submitted 52 names on Sunday for their 60-man roster. Comprised of 28 pitchers, five catchers, 13 infielders and…

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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DENVER – On Tuesday afternoon, approximately 48 hours after the conclusion of game 162, the top brass of the Colorado Rockies – owner Dick Monfort, General Manager Jeff Bridich, and manager Bud Black – spoke with media about what went down with the 2019 season. Questions came in from the local press about many of the concerns that turned consecutive…...

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DNVR Rockies reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics in-and-around the game of baseball. Creasman vs Lyons… who you got? Managing the blame of disappointment Topic #1: Is the manager most often the blame when a team fails to meet expectations? Lyons – The firing of Andy Green in San Diego on September…...

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Home is often where the heart is.  But when your career involves being an athlete for hire, you have to go where the opportunity takes you.  Those who spend the beginning of their career in one place grow as a person and as a professional, making a connection with the people and places. This becomes a home in some…...

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DENVER – What a difference three months can make on a baseball season. When the Red Sox and Rockies squared off in Boston for a two-game set on May 14-15, Colorado was in the midst of clawing back from an awful start to the season. Even after whiffing 17 times against Chris Sale in the opener, the boys in purple…...

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