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After Bill Schmidt added yet another new piece to the Rockies’ roster in the form of OF Randal Grichuk, Colorado appears a lot different than the one that came out of the lockout less than three weeks ago. Drew Goodman from AT&T SportsNet discusses the new look Rockies and reveals the newest member of their coverage for this season. “Spring…

With an opposite field home run on Wednesday, Sam Hilliard may have put himself out in front for the center field role. Yonathan Daza has only recently reported to camp while Garrett Hampson has been showing well through four games thus far. Hear audio from Kris Bryant following his first game and first base hit with Colorado. Kyle Freeland discusses getting ready in time for Opening Day and bench coach Mike Redmond shares thoughts on both players. Noah Yingling from RoxPile and Call To The Pen joins the podcast to determine if one reliever could join the starting rotation in 2023 before we play a round of everyone’s favorite Rockies’ trivia game, Taco’s Or Tears. “Colorado Rockies 2022 player projections:…

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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Kyle Freeland unveiled his new changeup grip against Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels. Kris Bryant made his Rockies’ debut and looked sharp at the plate. The batting lineup on Tuesday may be what we get on Opening Day. Patrick Lyons breaks down a few simple alternatives that we could also see this season. “Banter From The Bench: Garrett Hampson adds bulk to bag of tricks” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

We’ve got Spring Training updates on Rockies’ camp, including an injury to a key member of the club, the theory behind Colorado becoming contenders in 2022 and the future of Trevor Story. Plus, more analysis on Kris Bryant’s contract. Would it have been better to sign both Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos like the Philadelphia Phillies did? “What are the Colorado Rockies getting in Kris Bryant? Four intangibles of the $182 million man” by Patrick Lyons “Spring Training Notebook: Shortened buildup to Opening Day poses some issues” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

The first four spots in the rotation are locked up. But who’s going to be the fifth starter? And if I told you Ryan Rolison was out of the running, would you believe there’s a way he could still make the Opening Day roster? Plus, we provide Power Rankings of the best looks in Spring Training so far on the Rockies. “Rotation providing biggest strength to Colorado, signing of Kuhl adds critical depth” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify 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…

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 ago – with the Cubs worked out. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy As a kid, going to Sunday school, I noticed a pattern in my praying. I realized that my most fervent and heartfelt prayers were coming down the pipe when I felt the most...

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The Colorado Rockies won the first and only National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 2002 thanks to a 16-8 season by 23-year-old Jason Jennings.  There were also two instances of runner-up seasons – Todd Helton in 1998 and Troy Tulowitzki in 2007 – but the franchise has otherwise been left out of the honor for the...

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Jackie Robinson won the first Rookie of the Year Award in 1947. Forty years later, it was renamed to honor the Civil Rights trailblazer. Colorado may have developed many talented All-Stars during their time, but starting pitcher Jason Jennings is the only player to ever earn the prestigious award. Jason Jennings Award for Rookie of the Year Lucas Gilbreath A...

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Noah Yingling from RoxPile joins the podcast to discuss the best odds for the Rockies to win an end-of-year award, plus why Ryan McMahon may not get his recognition in the Gold Glove Award voting. The fans in Texas – along with the beat writers – are very interested in acquiring Trevor Story, but another American League team could also be a sleeper this offseason. “Why Ryan McMahon will (probably) be robbed of his first Gold Glove Award” by Noah Yingling DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Steve Reed represented the Colorado Rockies through their first five seasons of existence and pitched in more games than any other for the franchise, spending half his 14-year career in purple. His 140 ERA+ is often overlooked, and remains a staggering figure during era pitched mostly before the advent of the humidor.   Steve Reed Award for Unsung Hero Elias Díaz...

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Before he entertained on AT&T SportsNet and starred on MLB Network Radio, the player known as Ryan Spilborghs and the man known simply as Spilly has been delighting Rockies fans since the 2007 World Series with his play on the field as well as his antics off the field. Ryan Spilborghs Award for Fan Favorite Connor Joe Heading into the...

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When the Colorado Rockies dropped off their minor league invites during the 2020-21 offseason at the Post Office, they received some quality RSVPs. C.J. Cron, a player who probably should have been picked up by a car service a few years ago before making if official this February, solidified the middle part of the lineup throughout the year and won...

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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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The prototypical batting lineup probably looks the same for most folks when they dream up a perfect team. The speediest player on the roster – center fielder or shortstop – has traditionally batted first. (Of course, having a player with the best on-base percentage leading off may take some precedence in the modern age of sabermetrics, but the position is...

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Major League debut. First big league hit. First home run.  For many players, it’s the moment they’ve been envisioning their entire life. It’s what makes all the youth tournaments, minor league bus rides, all those days playing through soreness and time spent away from family worth the grind of being a professional baseball player. “When you look at a players...

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DNVR Rockies beat reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics pertaining to the inhabitants of 2001 Blake Street as well all the scuttlebutt in and around the game of baseball. Winter is coming and never has it meant more. The Old Farmer’s Almanac hints at colder days ahead during a time of pandemic in which most people are safer indoors than outdoors, regardless of how many layers of clothes protect them from the elements. The Gospel According to Ken Rosenthal – and numerous other journalists – details a challenging position for the Players’ Association following claims of billion dollar losses by their bosses. The literal stance is for wages to be shrunk, if not…

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