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During his successful career as a Colorado Rockies closer, Brian Fuentes was named to the National League All-Star Team in three different seasons and saved 115 games with the franchise, most amongst any pitcher in team history. Brian Fuentes Awards for Best Relief Pitcher The step back for the starting rotation for the 2022 Colorado Rockies meant increased opportunities for…...

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In his fourth consecutive strong outing, Kyle Freeland outduels the AL Cy Young Award favorite Dylan Cease to take game two against the White Sox. How long is his scoreless streak against the Southsiders? And which reliever has been downright dominant over the past 2.5 months? We also discuss the performances of Ryan McMahon and Brendan Rodgers in recent weeks. Have they made progress or did they just tread water overall? Plus, how much do you know about Cease, mobsters and the 1920 Chicago White Sox. Fresno Grizzlies providing postseason hope for Colorado Rockies future by Patrick Lyons Score the best seats in the house at Gametime: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1410626/10874

The Colorado Rockies have seven players who will reach free agency at season’s end. Though that group lacks the star power of last offseason’s duo of Trevor Story and Jon Gray, there’s one player who could be highly coveted by clubs looking to contend in 2023. Carlos Estévez may have a career earned run average of 4.67, but his upside over the years has suggested the potential of a closer. The 29-year-old has a 4.12 ERA and an ERA+ of 115 over the last two seasons, and going back to the start of the 2019 season shows he’s been equally as good: 4.38 ERA with a 113 ERA+. What’s most impressive about the 6’6″ right-hander is the durability Estévez has…

Tyler Kinley, the one player who seemed most destined to represent the Colorado Rockies in the 2022 All-Star Game in Los Angeles on July 19, will undergo a procedure that should end his season prematurely.  “Tyler has got an elbow sprain. And he’s got a flexor tear from the imaging that was taken over the last couple of days,” manager...

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The clubhouse that Carlos Estévez witnessed when he made his big league debut on April 23, 2016 is remarkably different than the one he sees in 2022. Literally speaking, the locker room on the home side of Coors Field underwent renovations ahead of the 2019 season. Figuratively speaking, the only recognizable face still on the active roster from six years...

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Following a three-game sweep from a historically bad Cincinnati Reds team last weekend, the Tuesday night loss to the Washington Nationals revealed some skeptical looks from the faces of Colorado Rockies’ fans. With wins in the next two games thanks to a strong pitching performance by Austin Gomber and another multi-hit outing from Brendan Rodgers, the smiles returned. At 15-10...

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The three-game sweep against the Cincinnati Reds was precisely the medicine the Colorado Rockies needed to cleanse the taste of Philly from their palates. Everyone contributed in some fashion to the course correction following four consecutive losses to close out the previous road trip. The starting pitching was on point the entire weekend, producing better-than quality starts from Antonio Senzatela...

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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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Danielle Allentuck from the Colorado Spring Gazette gives us the rundown on covering the Colorado Rockies as a daily beat reporter. Who are the easiest players to talk with and to which cities are the most enjoyable to travel? “Rockies’ Ryan McMahon, once a ‘terrible’ defender, now a Gold Glove candidate” by Danielle Allentuck DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Since the MLB-imposed lockout began on Dec 2, the two sides have not had a meaningful conversation on core economic issues. Thursday is the finally the day. What’s the future of free agency and arbitration? Will the universal DH definitely be coming? Is a draft lottery really possible? Plus, we’ll get into the details of the international signing period. What does it mean and what are the Rockies working with? Will they find the next Germán Márquez or Raimel Tapia? Can they get the next Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Fernando Tatis Jr.? MLB & MLBPA have first meeting of the lockout: what to expect… by DNVR Sports DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link —…

The typical MLB season is defined as having 162 games across six months before the start of the month-long postseason. For most teams, they’re sent packing before the Wild Card Game despite the exciting journey and memorable moments provided to their loyal fanbase during the regular season. How to make up for the other six months of the year? Why not preview the top prospects and recap the greatest moments and players from the greatest marathon on the planet. Purple Prospects Week Depth pieces from varied sources decorate interesting collection, #21-33 The write-up on the 29th prospect Ryan Castellani, now with the Oakland Athletics, was on point: “Everything beyond that sterling (four no-hitting innings in his MLB debut) calls into…

The 2021 Colorado Rockies bullpen ended up being a little bit better than advertised despite some issues at the closer’s role. Is there a chance the same will happen again in 2022? Who is the closer of the future? And which player can be the next Lucas Gilbreath or Jordan Sheffield? We dip our toes in the latest ZiPS projections and discuss the first superstar of the franchise, Andrés Galarraga. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Tuesday marked the non-tender deadline and the Colorado Rockies were once again eager to bring back the 2021 roster in hopes of a brighter 2022 season. Colorado avoided arbitration with RHP Daniel Bard, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $4.4 million. The 36-year-old was entering his final year of club control and the deal will keep him decked in purple...

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During his successful career as a Colorado Rockies closer, Brian Fuentes was named to the National League All-Star Team three-times and saved 115 games, most amongst any pitcher in the history of the team. Brian Fuentes Awards for Best Relief Pitcher Carlos Estévez Heading into the 2020 season, the Colorado Rockies featured the return of five solid arms in their...

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MLB Trade Rumors released their arbitration projections for the Colorado Rockies and a few players could go the way of David Dahl last season. How do these figures impact the offseason spending for Colorado? Plus, coaching changes for the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks have looked quite different while the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants do battle in the NLDS. Ubaldo Jiménez pitched on October 12 in both 2007 and(!) 2009. Breaking down one Rocktober victory and one loss before saying farewell to the Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago White Sox as they’re both bounced from the 2021 MLB Postseason. Expanding the game to alternate sites across North America DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes…

How much difference can one year make? If you’ve been watching the Colorado Rockies lately, you’ve probably noticed that they’ve been a much better ballclub since the end of May. If you’ve been watching closely, you’ve definitely still noticed that several of their fundamental flaws remains the same, though. The offense is unreliable, especially on the road where the whole...

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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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After a week of Spring Training games, the picture is beginning to develop for the Colorado Rockies. We know the results from those contests should be taken with a grain of salt. The highs and lows must be viewed with an err on the side of caution. (Insert any other idiom you can think about for this time of the year.) Suffice to say, the details are still blurry.  If there are any indications by Colorado’s 4-2-1 record, it should be that these are nothing more than exhibition games, as indicated by the tie. Considering an inning can come to an abrupt conclusion with the bases loaded and only one out, we have to get used to the reminders that…

One night after snapping a seven-game losing skid, it was a game to start a new streak and for getting individuals back into a groove as Colorado won 5-4 in Arizona on Tuesday night. Nolan Arenado slugged two RBI-doubles, Garrett Hampson broke a 1-for-21 slump to thump his second home run of the season, and Josh Fuentes made his first start after riding the pine for opening two weeks, adding a double for his first hit of the season. Starter German Márquez was not sharp with his fastball, while command of his off-speed pitches allowed him to improve upon a horrendous start against Houston last week at home. The pitch count reached 95 after five innings, but it was all…

It was not a great night for Colorado’s ace, but a second-straight loss to Texas was down to the offense struggling with runners in scoring position and the bullpen struggling to put up zeroes. German Márquez left the game down only 3-2 after a quality start that required a lot of defensive help. He struggled at times to command the strike zone and miss bats, walking just two while giving up nine hits. In the other dugout, Rangers’ Kyle Gibson looked every bit the pitcher that would have been a welcomed addition to the Rockies’ staff following his first taste of free agency. He gave up two more hard hit balls than Márquez, but it was the 12 ground outs…

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