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Aaron McBride and Tyler Paddor from Blake Street Banter join the podcast to discuss the excitement currently surrounding the 2022 Colorado Rockies. We break down the more underrated acquisitions from this active offseason and highlight those prospects that simply don’t get enough love in the Rockies’ farm system. “Legacy High School’s Lucas Gilbreath continues to find success with the Colorado…

On Friday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post released information obtained in a memo to all 30 of Major League Baseball’s clubs that minor league camps could have an early report date for Spring Training. MLB is currently conducting a lockout of the MLB Players’ Association following the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement at midnight on Dec 1. ...

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Trevor Story came away with a qualifying offer on Sunday, but Jon Gray was not afforded the same respect much like Ryan McMahon was not selected as the NL Gold Glove Award winner. What’s the impact of these decisions and could it possibly make for a better team in 2022? Jeff Dooley, voice of the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, has seen a lot of Rockies’ prospects come through Connecticut over the past five years. He discusses why Dunkin Donuts Park is always sold out, what to expect from Elehuris Montero when he reaches Colorado and which prospect will make the biggest surprise splash at Coors Field. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket…

The ballpark on 20th and Blake is often referenced as being hitter-friendly. According to Monday’s list of finalists for the Silver Slugger Award, it wasn’t that kind to its denizens in 2021.  Of the 31 names in the National League announced by Louisville Slugger, the only member of the Colorado Rockies is Germán Márquez, winner of the 2018 Silver Slugger Award at pitcher. Should Márquez get the nod again, he’d join Mike Hampton for most at the position in franchise history. (Hampton won the award from 2001-02.) Amongst the 46 pitchers with at least 40 plate appearances, Márquez was 2nd in batting average (.264), 1st in doubles (5), tied for 2nd in home runs (1), tied for 1st in RBI…

The Colorado Rockies farm system is not strong enough. What strength there is lies primarily in the lower levels and is, therefore, several years from MLB. The big league club has been stupendous at home but so terrible on the road that it all amounts to a club well under .500 that is now claiming intentions to try to compete...

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Despite the lack of faith in Colorado’s farm system over the past few year, the crop of players in the 11-through 20 range have an opportunity to make tremendous leaps in the first minor league season since 2019. Only five players in this group have ever suited up for a Rockies’ affiliate as two come over in trades, two signed and sat out shortly before the pandemic and one was taken in the abbreviated 2020 MLB Draft. Purple Prospects Week Purple Prospects #21-33 Purple Prospects #7-10 Friday, March 26: #3-6 Saturday, March 27: #1-2 #20 – RP Tommy Doyle (40-Man Roster) Age: 24.9; Throws: Right Acquired: 2017 MLB Draft, 2nd Rd from University of Virginia As closer since his days…

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