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Brendan Rodgers needs to make room for his first piece of hardware as a big leaguer. Rodgers was selected as the Rawlings National League Gold Glove Award winner at second base on Tuesday, the first of his career. Defensive metrics loved what Rodgers was able to do in his first full-season since debuting with Colorado in 2019. His 22 defensive…

Noah Yingling from RoxPile and Call To The Pen shares his thoughts on which infielders deserve acknowledgement in a Colorado Rockies Hall of Fame. Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki and Vinny Castilla seem like obvious guarantees, but who else would join them? MLB and the Players’ Association met on Thursday. Nothing was worked out, but some promising developments transpired. And the…

Context is king.  This has very much flown out the window in the last few years as sound bites have joined forces with a 280 character-limit causing society to lose all ability to decipher what anything means in the greater sense.  As such, it feels like a good time to attempt to uncover it all for Brendan Rodgers and put…...

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Repeatedly gesturing with a right-hand patting against his heart and pointing outward to all those in attendance, Trevor Story said goodbye on Wednesday in a moment unlike any witnessed in Colorado Rockies franchise history. It wasn’t made unique by the two-hour rain delay that postponed the final game of the season, nor the stadium lights shutting off momentarily in the…...

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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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The list of players to have hit .400 is short and illustrious. Wee Willie Keeler. Ty Cobb. Rogers Hornsby. Fourteen Hall of Famers, all of whom managed to bat .312 or above in their career, including Cobb’s career .366 batting average, decorate the list of the most elite hitters to play the game of baseball. The most recent and memorable…

Rockies fans fondly remember Yorvit Torrealba as the catcher who helped lead Colorado throughout the 2007 season and hit .500 in the playoffs on the way to the club’s first and only World Series. As a 13-year veteran in major league baseball, the Venezuelan-born backstop has been a valuable member to several contending organizations during his time, including five postseason…

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