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At the end of a year there is always an abundance of stories about the year that is coming to a close. Just because the Rockies have not played a game since the middle of October does not mean that they are exempt from a year in review article.2009 was a roller coaster ride for the Rockies and their fans.…...

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With all due respect to the Cardinals Tony LaRussa, the National League Manager of the Year award was the easiest in the bunch. On Wednesday, Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy was announced as the winner of the prestigious honor.A week after walking away being told that their gloves are simply made of leather and not gold, the Colorado Rockies were…...

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On May 29th, the Colorado Rockies sat 10 games under .500, they had just been swept by the Dodgers in consecutive weekends and were playing with no heart. That day, manager Clint Hurdle was given his walking papers. Less than two years removed from captaining a young team to a surprise World Series appearance, Hurdle was no longer the manager…...

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Who would have guessed this? Who would have believed that the Rockies, 12 games under .500 and better than only the Washington Nationals on June 3rd, would be heading to the playoffs. The Rockies defeated the Brewers 9-2 on Thursday afternoon at Coors Field. It was a methodical offensive onslaught and the dominating pitching from resurgent and clearly healthy Aaron…...

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At Coors Field on Wednesday night fall was in the air. The wind blew trash around the ballpark all night long and the temperatures dipped. It was a feeling that the Rockies are looking forward to getting used to. Behind the wild, and somewhat effective Jason Hammel, the Rockies picked up their 90th victory of the season, winning 10-6, tying…...

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The Colorado Rockies have stormed back from a 15-1/2 game deficit. They were fighting with the Nationals as late as the first week in June for the worst record in baseball. They lost their manager who was fired for losing the team. They stormed all the way back in just over two months to find themselves leading the wild card…...

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Make no mistake, Jim Tracy is the reason that the Colorado Rockies have a firm hold on the National League Wild Card race. That said, Jim Tracy’s run of pushing all of the right buttons has come to an end. When Tracy took over for Clint Hurdle on May 29th, the Rockies were 12 games under .500 and 15-1/2 games…...

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The Colorado Rockies have played 105 games in 2009. Through 105 games all the Rockies have shown is that they are a 1/2 game better than the Giants. However, it is tough to judge the Rockies based on 105 games as a whole. The Rockies season really has to be split up into two distinct parts. The first two months,…...

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The greater Denver community has no clue what they have been fortunate enough to watch for the last 11 years. Todd Helton roped a pitch in the third inning down the right field line. He thought he had hit it well enough to leave the park and tie up the game. The ball ended up hitting the top of the…...

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The Colorado Rockies finally had on day off on Monday. After 17 games in 17 days, the longest stretch of the season without a day off, Colorado had a chance to take a breather. The only problem, that was the last thing they wanted.This team just finished off their third consecutive sweep, they are riding an 11-game winning streak, tied…...

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Jim Tracy quickly put his mark on the Colorado Rockies when he took over on Friday. He moved Troy Tulowitzki to the seventh spot in the lineup, Clint Barmes to the second spot, and Garrett Atkins back to the cleanup spot. The moves seemed to work beautifully as Barmes went 5-for-11 in the first two games after the change. Atkins,…...

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After beating the San Diego Padres and closer Heath Bell in walk off fashion 8-7 on Saturday, the Colorado Rockies are now 2-0 under Jim Tracy.That may not seem like a big deal to the average fan, but the truth is, in the last two games the Colorado Rockies have looked nothing like the team that is sitting in last…...

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There was no celebration in the clubhouse. The Rockies had just shut out the Padres 3-0 behind yet another stellar pitching performance by Jason Marquis. The victory, however, was bittersweet.On a day that the Rockies turned the page and quit holding on to memories of 2007, even an eight inning shutout performance by Marquis could not steal the headlines. Friday…...

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Clint Hurdle was fired as the manager of the Colorado Rockies on Friday. It was a move that was long anticipated, and frankly, long overdue.The club struggled throughout all of 2008, never regaining the form that landed them in the World Series just months prior. 2009 was supposed to be a fresh start for the club. Instead, the tailspin continued,…...

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The speculation is over for Clint Hurdle. The Rockies have scheduled a 2:30 news conference to announce that Hurdle has been relieved of his duties and that Jim Tracy will take over on an interim basis.The firing comes on the heels of a three-game sweep at the hands of the Dodgers, putting the Rockies 10 games under .500 and 14-1/2…...

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At the end of the 2008 season Rockies manager Clint Hurdle sat down with general manager Dan O’Dowd to discuss what would need to change in order for the team to succeed in 2009.Two conclusions were made during the meeting. First, the Rockies needed to get back to basics. They needed to be disciplined and move runners over instead of…...

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The Los Angeles Dodgers finished their sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday at Coors Field, winning 8-6. Like so many games before this one, the Rockies had several chances to win, however, a lack of performance in clutch situations foiled any chance they may have had.Ubaldo Jimenez started on the mound for the struggling Rockies, he pitched well, but…...

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When it rains, it pours.That seemed to be the case for the 2009 Colorado Rockies as they could not catch a break Friday night in Detroit. The Rockies lost the opener of a three game series 4-3. This time it was what the Rockies focused on all spring, aggressive base running. That, along with a defensive miscue in the eight…...

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On Wednesday night in Atlanta, the Colorado Rockies dug their hole in the National League West race a little deeper. The final score was a difficult to swallow 12-4 loss. The game was determined in the fourth inning when Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa lost his composure and control of the game. The inning began with De La Rosa…...

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Monday night the Colorado Rockies’ Jason Marquis pitched a gem in which he dominated the Atlanta Braves lineup and garnered his fifth win of the year.Marquis went eight innings, giving up one run on five hits, striking three and walking three. He induced the Braves into four double plays. In the fourth inning Marquis battled out of a bases loaded,…...

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