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It feels like Daniel Bard has been a member of the Colorado Rockies for a very long time. As the oldest member of the team who will play most of 2022 as a 37-year-old, his 90.1 innings pitched is second-most of any Rockies’ reliever and his 410 total batters faced is tops since joining the team two years ago. He…...

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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…

When the next window of contention is discussed regarding the Colorado Rockies, a look towards a cadre of minor league prospects often becomes the source of inspiration and hope. Many players from Class A or lower rookie-level leagues begin to come to mind such as first-round draft picks Zac Veen and Benny Montgomery, as well as international signings like Helcris...

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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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It may have been a far cry from the franchise-record 96 wins prescribed before the season, but the Colorado Rockies had their share of highlights during a 26-34 (.433) campaign. While it would have taken just three more wins to get Colorado into the postseason, many felt the disappointing performances outnumbered the positive ones in the pursuit of the club’s first National League West pennant. And though it may seem that there are even more questions about the team than before the season began, several players rose to the challenge of an abbreviated schedule and made a mark on the organization during this weird and wild 2020 MLB Season. Since the Baseball Writers’ Association of America won’t be giving any…

There’s a new leader in the clubhouse for best starting pitcher on the Colorado Rockies. After lowering his earned run average to 2.10 at Coors Field during the 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Antonio Senzatela staked his claim for a spot as the 2021 Opening Day starter. Minus two base on balls in the seventh inning that expedited his exit, the 25-year-old was en route to becoming the first purple pitcher to notch consecutive complete games at home. It was typical Antonio: ground balls (9 out of 10 outs) and the timely double play. Offensively, Trevor Story extended his hitting streak to 12 games, longest active in MLB, and Kevin Pillar did the same with his single in…

With their season hanging in the balance, the Colorado Rockies traversed an entire mountain range – ascent, descent and back to its peak – to win 8-4 against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night thanks to a walk-off grand slam by Charlie Blackmon. After solo home runs by Jared Walsh and Anthony Bemboom in consecutive innings against the bullpen’s Mychal Givens and Daniel Bard, respectively, Colorado needed a prayer to salvage a win with three outs remaining. In the bottom of the ninth, Ryan McMahon tied it with a dinger the opposite way that kept traveling before Josh Fuentes followed with a stand-up double. Daniel Murphy was announced as the pinch hitter for Tony Wolters and was immediately placed…

The ingredients were procured and the recipe was finally prepared to the chef’s preference. Great starting pitching, solid defense, clutch hitting from the star and a competent/competitive bullpen. Together, it made for a 5-2 victory for the Rockies over the Dodgers, only the second in Southern California in their last 19 contests. The crux of matchup came in the top of the ninth with the score tied 2-2. Yency Almonte had already pitched a 1-2-3 inning and the heart of the order for Colorado was set to take it’s best shot. Raimel Tapia and Trevor Story started with consecutive singles before Nolan Arenado stepped up with a clutch hit the opposite way to give the Rockies their first ninth inning…

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…

The Colorado Rockies improved to 6-2 thanks to another full-team win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon, completing the series win. The offense scored early and often, the starter was fantastic, and the bullpen bent but did not break in the 9-6 victory. Player of the Game: Antonio Senzatela He looks like a whole new pitcher, as we...

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This is the type of game the Rockies won all the time in 2017 and 2018; it’s precisely the type they lost in 2019. There were some key differences is this defeat, but the similarities were blatant. Trevor Story nearly played the hero with a late home run but an implosion from closer Wade Davis wasted an otherwise quality game from Colorado in an heartbreaking 8-7 loss to the San Diego Padres. The home team too a two-run lead in the first when Story hit a hard liner into center field for a single and was able to trot around the bases when Blackmon blasted one 464 feet to right field and into the Rockies bullpen for a two-run jack.…

The Colorado Rockies were heavily criticized in the offseason (the first one) for making very few changes to the roster. Time will tell if their track will be the right one, but there is certainly an irony to the fact that a pair of newcomers helped power them to their first win of 2020. Matt Kemp, making his first start...

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