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When we look back on the Colorado Rockies’ 2022 season in a decade, what will be remembered most? Is there a chance we may not recall much of anything from the slate of 162 games we just witnessed? Any time a team fails to win the World Series – there are always 29 teams in this situation in a given year – there will always be room to contextualize what was askew in addition to what went properly or even better than expected. We can learn a lot about 2022 by reflecting upon the 2012 Rockies. That squad from a decade ago lost a club-record 98 games. They were three years removed from their last postseason appearance (2009) and would…

Learn which Rockies have hit one into McCovey Cove at Oracle Park over the years and which pitchers have surrendered one. You will be legitimately shocked to learn how many times Barry Bonds brutalized Colorado’s pitching. We also welcome Jackson Olson from the MLB’s Creator Class to discuss his TikTok stardom and recent trip to Hartford. Did he really consume 35,000 calories during his visit? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

New day, new contract for another member of the Colorado Rockies. Ryan McMahon gets $70 million over the next six years to stay in Denver. But there’s a catch….. How does this signing impact the future third basemen waiting in the minor leagues? And where does this offseason’s spending rank among the greatest in franchise history? “Spring Training Notebook: Rolison rebounds despite dose of bad luck in 2021” by Patrick Lyons Isotopes’ Wynton Bernard done it all: world traveler, MVP and Family Feud -DNVR Sports channel DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

For fans coming down to Scottsdale to watch the Colorado Rockies prepare for the 2022 season, the best player you might see all Spring Training will be on the back fields of the complex at Salt River Fields. Mr. Rockie himself, Todd Helton, is working with minor league players as a guest instructor this March.  “It’s good to be back,...

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Two of the greatest in franchise history are back in Scottsdale for the Rockies’ minor league camp. Drew Goodman discusses the impact of having players like Carlos González and Todd Helton back into the fold for an organization with a lot of history. We update the latest on the lockout and discuss a new documentary about Nolan Ryan. What kind of treatment could Colorado see at some point? “Rockies part ways with new head of analytics department, Scott Van Lenten” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

There are 1,000 reasons why Todd Helton should be the next representative of the Colorado Rockies in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We list every one. Joined by Nick Bellopatrick, we break down the metrics that give greater context for why Helton is every bit as good as those first basemen in Cooperstown. Plus, the outfielder deserving of a place in the Rockies Hall of Fame. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

The existence of Coors Field has been relatively short when compared to the lifespan of professional baseball.   While the same can certainly be said of most ballparks, the uniqueness of the grounds at 20th and Blake has made for some memorable moments in the grander sense. Following construction of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992, two-thirds of MLB clubs...

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Drew Goodman from AT&T SportsNet drops by to discuss Colorado’s latest addition to the front office as Clint Hurdle, the manager of the 2007 squad that went to the World Series, will be joining the franchise as a special assistant to the general manager. Goodman details the impact Hurdle will have on the entire organization, not to mention free agents when the lockout ends. He also shares thoughts on which Rockies’ players from the past would also be great additions to the club. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Context is king.  This has very much flown out the window in the last few years as sound bites have joined forces with a 280 character-limit causing society to lose all ability to decipher what anything means in the greater sense.  As such, it feels like a good time to attempt to uncover it all for Brendan Rodgers and put...

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Rooting for any of MLB’s final four teams in the postseason may not be easy, but there are storylines and players worth getting behind. Besides, the games have been fantastic. AJ Haefele of DNVR Avalanche shares his thoughts on the Houston Astros and whether or not a World Series victory this year can help rehabilitate the image of the organization besieged by relentless booing for the cheating scandal a few years prior. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

We heard your requests and Monday Mailbag is here! Our DNVR members ask everything about the Jon Gray’s free agency, Colorado’s next two transactions, best/worst umpires and potential changes to the upcoming collective bargaining agreement. Rocktober Reflections looks back to two games on this date, a win in 2007 and a loss in 2009. Plus, a review of the first postseason for Carlos González. (Spoiler: it was amazing!) Also, an update on the 2021 MLB Playoffs and more changes to the show.

Repeatedly gesturing with a right-hand patting against his heart and pointing outward to all those in attendance, Trevor Story said goodbye on Wednesday in a moment unlike any witnessed in Colorado Rockies franchise history. It wasn’t made unique by the two-hour rain delay that postponed the final game of the season, nor the stadium lights shutting off momentarily in the...

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The comparison game can be poison. Almost all of us do it, though. We compare our own personal and professional successes with others as a way of trying to understand our own place in the world. We do this knowing full well that each of us is an individual who must forge their own unique path. Of course, we do...

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The best starting rotation in MLB – according to earned run average (2.00) through the opening 11 days of the season – turned to their No.5 starter for the first time and were not exactly rewarded. Ultimately, it didn’t matter. In another example of their temerity, the Rockies came back from a 4-1 deficit after managing only three hits against Giants’ starter Johnny Cueto. Thanks in part to their leader, Nolan Arenado, coming out the park to take early batting practice, staying patient at the plate and working through his early season slump, he led via example. “I don’t hit Cueto very well,” the star third baseman said post-game after a clutch home run against his nemesis to put Colorado…

After his fourth season in the big leagues, Carlos González was already a known commodity around MLB. He had earned a Gold Glove Award, a Silver Slugger Award and finished third in the National League Most Valuable Player Award, all from the same dominant 2010 season. The fact he had yet to make the All-Star Team was of minimal concern, but that missing feather in his cap surely seemed next. In 2012, CarGo would finally earn that honor in special fashion. The 26-year-old would be selected to start as the designated hitter for the NL and bat leadoff by manager Tony La Russa, who had returned to the dugout following his retirement upon St. Louis’ World Series win in 2011. En…

Following a magical Major League debut that saw the rookie hit two home runs, few could have expected Trevor Story to keep relative pace with prodigious power totals throughout the start of his career. Yet, when one looks atop the leaderboard of all-time shortstop for least amount of games needed to hit 100 homers, Story’s name is highest among the greats. While he may not have been the youngest to the century mark, he was the quickest, besting Alex Rodriguez (470 games) in his 448th game. During the start to an electric 10 game homestand in 2019 that saw Colorado go 9-1, your pals in purple got behind the Orioles in orange before the duo of Story and Nolan Arenado…

In a fashion seemingly typical for only a player aligned with the Colorado Rockies, Carlos González finished third in the National League MVP voting (2010) before being selected to his first All-Star Game (2012). Against the Pittsburgh Pirates and their manager Clint Hurdle on this day in 2012, González gave the former Rockies’ skipper a taste of what could have been. While both Hurdle and González were registered as part of the 2009 squad that won the NL Wild Card, the eras for these two Colorado icons never overlapped in Denver: Hurdle was fired on May 29 and CarGo made his Rockies debut on June 5 of that season.  En route to his first Midsummer Classic eight years ago when…

On April 5, 1993, the Colorado Rockies played a baseball game in Queens against the New York Mets at the now-gone Shea Stadium. They lost 3-0. Colorado recorded four hits, all from players who would become early faces of the young franchise: Dante Bichette had the first, Eric Young had another, and Andres Galarraga tallied two. Starting pitcher David Neid...

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