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The Colorado Rockies had a Big Bang moment that helped them form into a real baseball franchise and it wasn’t Opening Day 1993. No, that pivotal moment that created the Rockies universe happened with the 1992 Expansion Draft. Held at the Marriott Marquis in the New York City on November 17, 1992, two groups of baseball professionals gathered to make…

Trevor Story has not yet made a decision about the Rockies qualifying offer, but Eduardo Rodriguez has made up his mind: he’s joining the surging Detroit Tigers. On this day in 1992, Colorado signed Andrés Galarraga to a one-year deal and the next day they assembled the rest of their club in the Expansion Draft. The Rockies won the day acquiring Vinny Castilla and Dante Bichette, as well as 12 total players that appeared in the 1995 postseason. Also, they drafted three catchers that went on to become managers. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

It’s hard to believe the heart of Eddie Butler’s run with the Colorado Rockies was five years ago already. Coupled with the third overall selection of Jon Gray in the 2013 MLB Draft, it seemed the Rockies had a tandem of starting pitchers to lead the organization into the next decade. If we’ve learned anything from Aesop and the fable of the milkmaid, don’t count your chickens before they hatch. The 1st round pick out of Radford University in 2012, Butler was pegged as a can’t miss prospect following outstanding showings his first two seasons in the minors, jumping to the big league club with only one start in Triple-A. The Virginia native made his MLB debut two years after…

In a 14-4 drubbing of the Diamondbacks in 2004, the performance of one Rockies player may have gone overlooked in a box score filled with crooked numbers. The onslaught on Arizona starter Elmer Dessens lasted for four innings and nine runs, culminating with two innings and four runs against knuckleball reliever Steve Spark. Five players recorded two or more hits on this day, including Vinny Castilla and Todd Helton. But the player of the game was undoubtedly Aaron Miles: three-for-five, two home runs (one of which was a leadoff shot) and six runs batted in. A serviceable infielder for nine season in the majors who also won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006, Miles won’t have easily…

It was not until Eric Young stepped to the plate at Shea Stadium against Dwight Gooden and the New York Mets that the state of Colorado and the city of Denver was finally deemed as the Big Leagues on April 5, 1993. For years, the Mile High City was home to top flight minor league clubs like the Denver Bears/Zephyrs and producing start-studded talent on their way to larger cities with storied franchises. Numerous championships for the New York Yankees in the 1950s and ’60s can be attributed back to their Triple-A club playing at Bears Stadium – later renamed Mile High Stadium – and Hall of Famers such as Andre Dawson and Barry Larkin played in the Mountain Time Zone.…

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