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Despite a lockout preventing typical Hot Stove League business during baseball’s offseason, the Colorado Rockies made an announcement on Friday that suggests a promising end is coming sooner than later. Colorado will play the Arizona Diamondbacks for two Spring Training games on March 18 and 19 at Las Vegas Ballpark in Las Vegas, NV. The pair of exhibition games will…...

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The excellent FanGraphs writer and creator of ZiPS joins the podcast to talk all things projection systems and the issues plaguing the Colorado Rockies. Dan Szymborski also shares his thoughts on which players could exceed projections and which could offer the most return in the trade should the Rockies need to get creative. And how many wins could Colorado reach…

When the lockout comes to end at some point in 2022 and Major League Baseball can have free agent signings and trades of typical offseasons past, the Colorado Rockies will need to not only improve their lineup in the power department, but will also need to add a notable name.  On Opening Day of the 2019 season, the Colorado Rockies…...

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What does the Rockies’ Opening Day 2022 lineup look like right now? Who’s batting leadoff? Where should Brendan Rodgers hit? And is Ryan McMahon ready to bat third? We answer these questions and look at free agent options, highlight the history of Colorado’s free agent spending and examine how that Tyler Chatwood deal – signed on this date four years…

On Thursday, the Colorado Rockies announced a three-year deal with catcher Elias Díaz worth approximately $14.5 million. The 31-year-old had an incredibly productive season at the plate, slugging .464 thanks to 37 extra-base hits. His 18 home runs were the fourth-most in franchise history by a catcher. Díaz did most of his damage at the dish after mid-June, homering in…

In 1997, Larry Walker won the National League MVP award on the back of a NL-leading 49 home runs and top-marks in on-base and slugging percentage. Walker was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021. He remains the only player in Rockies history to reach Cooperstown or to have won an MVP Award. Larry Walker Award for Most…...

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The Hank Aaron Award, named after the man who surpassed Babe Ruth’s home run record and still has more RBI and All-Star Game appearances than any other, is given to the best hitter in each league. In the second year of the award in 2000, Todd Helton was awarded the prize. It remains the only one bestowed upon a Rockies…...

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Baseball is pastoral. It allows time to pass between actions and conversation to be shared between audiences. While there are still five months until fanatics of the Colorado Rockies can sit in a plastic green seat at the corner of 20th and Blake, the offseason allows for discussion of what may come to be in 2022 as well as what…...

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The voice of the Colorado Rockies for AT&T SportsNet Drew Goodman joins the podcast to discuss all things 2021 MLB Postseason: Schwarber & Kiké, Dodgers depth and a need for a revamped playoff system. Plus, a first-look at Colorado’s prospects through the first week in Arizona as part of the AzFL. Can Rockies’ fans expect to see any at Coors…

Our guest Kevin Larson shares his thoughts on the Rockies’ selection of Bill Schmidt as the team’s fourth general manager in franchise history and why they did not look outside the organization. We discuss the free agent market for Trevor Story and Jon Gray while considering the impact of contracts given to Antonio Senzatela and C.J. Cron. Plus, Kevin discusses…

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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On Saturday, the Colorado Rockies squared aware a deal for a their permanent general manager and now they’ve locked up two more players all before the offseason has truly begun.  According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, RHP Antonio Senzatela and the Rockies have agreed to a five-year deal worth $50.5 million that includes a sixth-year club option at $14 million to…...

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Time. Space. Reality. It’s more than a linear path. It’s a prism of endless possibility where a single choice can branch out into infinite realities… I am a Colorado Rockies writer. I am your guide to these vast new realities. Follow me and ponder the question… “What If?” It’s November 26, 2018. And a soon-to-be 29-year old C.J. Cron is…...

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Regardless if the Rockies finish towards the bottom of the 2021 power rankings, it’s undeniable that they are at the top when it comes to delivering excitement in the familiar confines of Coors Field.  Their .652 (45-24) winning percentage at 2001 Blake Street is fourth-best in all of Major League Baseball. With a month remaining on the calendar, the club…...

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To paraphrase the great American singer-songwriter and New York Mets superfan Billy Joel: Darling, I don’t know why the Rockies go to extremes. In their 29th season of play, never before have the Colorado Rockies experienced such vacillating results in so many ways. Each day seemingly brings a surprising statistic of excellence – typically when at home – or a…...

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When Dodgers’ Will Smith swung through an 0-2 knuckle curve from Cubs’ Craig Kimbrel to finish a combined no-hitter on June 25, few expected it would somehow be the beginning of the end for the North Siders.  Tied for first in the NL Central with the Milwaukee Brewers and nine-games over .500 at the end of that memorable day, Chicago…...

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