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SAN DIEGO – The Manchester Grand Hyatt has been abuzz for the past three days as the entirety of the baseball world has descended upon San Diego for the annual Winter Meetings. Yasiel Puig, recently charged with being involved in an illegal gambling operation, came by in hopes of repairing his soiled reputation. Nelson Cruz, general manager of the Dominican…...

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A group of journalists walked down the hallway of the Manchester Grand Hyatt ready to speak with Colorado Rockies’ GM Bill Schmidt to discuss their offseason plans and gain insight about the near future of the franchise. As we waited for the elevator to go up to Schmidt’s suite, small talk was made as we each respectively began to think about the questions we’d pepper the fourth general manager in club history. The image of Brandon Nimmo wearing purple pinstripes has occupied space our minds since Colorado was first linked with the left-handed hitting center fielder from the New York Mets this offseason. Their interest even goes back to the end of the regular season. How we phrased our question…

Though he’s been at the helm for nearly two full seasons, Colorado Rockies’ GM Bill Schmidt will be participating in his first Winter Meetings since taking control of the yoke on May 3, 2021. He made the surprise signing of an “aircraft carrier” by the name of Kris Bryant before the start of the 2022 campaign. Who’s to say he may not try to acquire a Boeing 747 or even a Stealth Bomber this time around? For those who saw Colorado make zero moves at the trade deadline in August, the one hope for fans is that Schmidt doesn’t settle for a helicopter or hot air balloon that turns into more of a lead balloon.  National League Champs Philadelphia won…

When all 30 Major League Baseball clubs and the media that covers them gather for the first Winter Meetings since 2019, it will be in the same location as the last: the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. Three years and one pandemic later, not to mention a 99-day lockout last offseason, the Hot Stove League will take center stage from December 4-8 as free agent signings, trades and enough rumors to fill a high school hallway look to make headlines. The Colorado Rockies will look to improve a roster that has a lot of turnover in just a year’s time. Only 18 players – eight position players and 10 pitchers – remain from the club’s 40-man roster from…

Richie Shaffer was one of the last Colorado Springs Sky Sox and he’s got quite the story from his time there. Since calling it a career, he’s been quite busy with several projects, including one for players improving their mental strength. Next week is the Winter Meetings and it baseball world is going to be booming. Will the Rockies take a Rule 5 player? Who’s available for them to draft? Would Nimmo, Bellinger and a starter make them a contender? BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1443269/10874 TAILGATE WITH US: https://bit.ly/3fwCPha ALL THINGS DNVR: https://linktr.ee/dnvrsports SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/DNVR_Sports Visit https://evoca.tv/DNVR/ to sign up for Evoca TV Find the nearest Broncos Country Pale Ale near you at https://www.breckbrew.com/brew-finder/ Visit Lightshade dispensaries and use promo code “DNVR” for 25% off your entire purchase…

The MLB rumor mill keeps on going. The latest rumor about the Rockies is that they might be interested in ex-Dodger Cody Bellinger. Is a deal for the outfielder a real possibility? Also, Suzie Hunter is joined by Sam Levitt of the San Diego Padres. How does Sam go viral so often? Join the show as Suzie talks all things Rockies. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1443269/10874 TAILGATE WITH US: https://bit.ly/3fwCPha ALL THINGS DNVR: https://linktr.ee/dnvrsports SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/DNVR_Sports Visit https://evoca.tv/DNVR/ to sign up for Evoca TV Find the nearest Broncos Country Pale Ale near you at https://www.breckbrew.com/brew-finder/ Visit Lightshade dispensaries and use promo code “DNVR” for 25% off your entire purchase Athletic…

Cody Bellinger, center fielder for the Colorado Rockies. It has an interesting ring to it. A notable player coming from a premier team to find his way in Denver – and not the other way around – would be nothing short of a shocker. Yet, those odds drastically increased last Friday when Bellinger was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Dodgers and made a completely unencumbered free agent at the age of 27. Before creating a scenario in which Colorado signs the former National League MVP, let’s recognize that Bellinger is not the same player that received 19 first-place votes and 362 points in 2019 to become the 18th Rookie of the Year to also win the MVP Award. No, Bellinger…

The Colorado Rockies were busy acquiring, extending and non-tendering players just 48 hours after making their second trade of their offseason on a busy Friday afternoon. Colorado claimed LHP Brent Suter off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers to improve an inexperienced bullpen. Originally drafted out of Harvard in the 31st round of the 2012 MLB Draft, Suter had spent his entire career with the Brewers, including parts of the two seasons in 2015-16 with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. His career earned run average of 3.51 over seven seasons translates to an above average 120 ERA+.  Sep 6, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter (35) reacts after inducing a double play with the bases loaded to end…

Double unanimous Cy Young Awards in the American and National League make for a historic night while Colorado continues to look for new additions to improve their roster. Who’s on the trade market around MLB? Which players have no business being on the Rockies in 2023? And which division rivals have left-handed hitters that would fit well in Colorado’s lineup for the next few seasons? BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1410626/10874 TAILGATE WITH US: https://bit.ly/3fwCPha Visit https://dkng.co/DNVR to sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using the code “DNVR” If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/TN/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit…

Colorado created five new openings on the 40-man roster in preparation for next week’s deadline that will determine who could be poached in December’s Rule 5 draft. Which former top prospects have gone elsewhere? What fan favorite may find more opportunities elsewhere? And which center field options make more sense than Brandon Nimmo? Plus, we also break down why Commissioner Rob Manfred’s comments about the Oakland Athletics finding a new home may be problematic. Super agent Scott Boras speaks, Pete Rose does a thing (legally) and the manager carousel finally comes to a stop. The best, most realistic and incredibly beneficial trade scenario for the Colorado Rockies by Patrick Lyons BUY TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1443269/10874 Visit https://dkng.co/DNVR to sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using…

For those who might grumble about professional athletes getting paid millions of dollars to play a children’s game, take notice of the Little League World Series over the next 12 days. On Wednesday, 20 different teams consisting of players age-11-to-13 years old from around the globe gathered in Williamsport, PA for baseball in its purest form. The 75th anniversary of LLWS brings an expanded pool of teams – up from 16 in 2019 during the last pre-pandemic international tournament – and with it, even more hopes and dreams. A trip to central Pennsylvania in late August is the highlight of many careers especially considering only one out of 200 high school baseball players even gets drafted, let alone the longer…

It’s a classic statement that’s been uttered countless times over and it’s yet to be proven inaccurate. Whenever you go to the ballpark, you’re guaranteed to see something you’ve never seen before. For fans of the Colorado Rockies, it’s a streak of 4,534 games that began on April 5, 1993 and it shouldn’t end anytime soon. This list may not...

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When Cody Bellinger hit an outside-the-park single on Opening Day, it appeared to be one of the more improbable, quixotic plays witnessed in LoDo and was a reminder that anything can happen in any baseball game. Unfortunately for the Colorado Rockies, most of the unusual occurrences this season have been slanted toward the wrong side of history. With a win-loss record of 4-12 (.250), we could see a lot more of this throughout 2021. Three times in their first fourteen contests, the Rockies offense had the smackdown laid upon them in the worst possible ways. In the second game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Trevor Bauer had a no-hitter through six innings, fanning nine. Only C.J. Cron managed to reach…

The 2021 Rockies’ season may not hold a ton of highlights, but Opening Day sure did during a 8-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Approved for 42.6% capacity or 21,363 fans, Coors Field was alight with cheers by the hometown hopefuls, the first time since September 27, 2019 due to safety protocol brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following an offseason that saw the trade of a generational talent, Nolan Arenado, Colorado rolled out an inexperienced lineup that produced all-around against the reigning World Series Champion. While starter Germán Márquez was less than his best – a career-high six walks yielded only one run in four frames – the story in the early-going was the lack of swinging strikes…

Entering the 2020 MLB Draft, the Colorado Rockies were set to make the 9th overall selection. Only seven times in their previous 27 drafts had their pick been higher.  In most of those years, they had opted for a younger, less proven high school player. One of those players never signed (Matt Harrington, 2000). Another still waits in the wings of the minor leagues in hopes of gaining some semblance of command (Riley Pint, 2016). And one tragically passed away at the age of 21 before fulfilling his dreams (Doug Million, 1994) The final of those prep players taken by the Rockies is Brendan Rodgers. In his seventh-year since being taken 3rd overall in the 2015 draft, he remains a…

While the Dodgers prepared for a bullpen day, the Rockies were caught off guard in a 15-6 drubbing at the hands of the neighborhood bully. Ryan Castellani hoped to earn his first win at home and improve upon a no decision against Los Angeles on September 6 at Chavez Ravine. The 1-2-3 first inning appeared promising until his five-pitch walk to Max Muncy and a 438ft moon shot by Cody Bellinger in the second inning set in rhythm an offensive onslaught by the National League’s best. Gavin Lux snapped an 0-for-14 slump to add his own two-run dinger shortly thereafter to push away any hopes had by Rockies to contend on this evening. Then, Josh Fuentes received his first opportunity…

Sunday is typically a day of rest. For fans of the Rockies who noticed Nolan Arenado missing from the starting lineup, they probably understood the rationale for the day off. Unfortunately, the final score reflected a team that also took a respite in the Dodgers 11-3 victory that sealed a three-game sweep and continued the Rockies losing streak to seven games. Anyone in purple who watched this matchup of NL West rivals may need another day of rest. In the early going, Colorado exchanged punches with Los Angeles each time the home side scored a run. Corey Seager homered in the first off starter Antonio Senzatela, who looked to extend upon his recent scoreless outing against Houston five days prior.…

If the first five starts of the season weren’t convincing enough, Kyle Freeland’s start on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers should have made it clear. The Colorado Kid is back. As for the rest of the club, that’s a horse of a different color. Freeland made one bad pitch all night, a changeup to Chris Taylor whose 367ft pop-up is an out 72% of the time. On Saturday, it was a solo home run in the second. From there, the 27-year-old lefty faced just one batter over the minimum for the next four-plus innings until a jam in the seventh chases him from the game. Sam Hilliard put the Rockies on the board in the third inning with a…

In this new series, BSN 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? Young players providing immediate impact Topic #1: How are some of the best and most exciting players in the game typically the youngest? Lyons: Ever since MLB banned performance enhancing...

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Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! It was a good old fashioned pitcher’s duel between the Colorado Rockies’ German...

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