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Imagine a player with Garrett Hampson’s speed, Brendan Rodgers’ power and Trevor Story’s defensive ability. Then imagine those skills being a notch above what you’re expecting. Now place it all inside a 20-year-old shortstop. That’s Ezequiel Tovar. The youngest player on the Colorado Rockies’ 40-man roster has been turning heads since batting .550 (11-for-20) with three home runs and seven…...

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Colorado needs to flush the disappointing homestand as seven games in six days against the Giants and Padres are ahead this week. Brendan Rodgers makes us examine the history books while Rockies’ affiliates teach us importance of winning in the minors. Plus, the one problem with the City Connect uniforms that isn’t actually a problem and Matt Holliday’s pride of…

Over 22,600 human beings have been fortunate enough to play in the Majors. Each player can recall that first base hit or batter they struck out, in addition to the experience of simply putting on a big league uniform for the first time. Many can even recall the phone call or meeting with the manager when they learned of their…...

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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…

Early in the offseason, Denver native Kyle Freeland assembled a shadow box highlighting all twelve players native to the state who appeared in MLB last season. Set in front of the iconic Colorado flag, the autographed baseballs featured notable names such as All-Stars Kevin Gausman, Mark Melancon and Taylor Rogers. Included in the project that raised money for Special Olympics…...

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Even if you haven’t examined the prospect rankings for the Colorado Rockies’ farm system, you know the name Ezequiel Tovar from his stellar play this spring.  Recently named the sixth-best prospect in the Rockies organization by MLB Pipeline, Tovar has shot up the rankings on nearly every list since the start of last season. “He played well in Fresno, had…...

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The Rockies’ 2019 draft pick joins us to discuss his life inside baseball, from watching the likes of Carlos González, Troy Tulowitzki and Todd Helton at Coors Field alongside his father Yorvit to being selected by the Rockies. Yorvis shares details of his rise through college baseball and the minors while sharing insight on teammates Michael Toglia, Ezequiel Tovar and…

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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Friday, Nov. 19 marked another important day in the future of the Colorado Rockies. The franchise added three players to their 40-man roster, bringing the total to 39 players, while witnessing the end to another successful season for their prospects in the Arizona Fall League. LHP Ryan Rolison, RHP Noah Davis and SS Ezequiel Tovar had their contracts selected and…...

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Ezequiel Tovar. This is a name you now need to know. Colorado adds three players to the 40-man roster, including the 20-year-old shortstop who has impressed at every stop in the minor leagues. Spencer Smith from Big Drive Energy Podcast shares his experiences attending games at Coors Field as well as his take on 2022 Colorado Rockies so far. DON’T…

GM Bill Schmidt does it again, locking up Elias Díaz to a three-year, $14.5 million contract that keeps the 31-year-old catcher in purple pinstripes through the 2024 season. Rumblings of Ryan McMahon at shortstop are intriguing, as are possibilities of Brendan Rodgers moving back to his natural position. One thing is for sure: there cannot be a platoon at this…

Players from the Arizona Fall League discuss the new rules changing the game across Minor League Baseball as well as one new element that some are refusing to adopt. Jhoulys Chacín is back in purple, but who’ll be playing shortstop for the Rockies on Opening Day 2022? And which AZL representative could make their MLB debut next year? DON’T FORGET…

The Hot Stove Season turned on the flame following Sunday’s deadline for teams to extend a qualifying offers to impending free agents.  While Trevor Story received the $18.4 million QO, Jon Gray did not get a qualifying offer, a choice that may come to haunt the organization much like the one to not re-sign DJ LeMahieu following the 2018 season. …...

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The finishing school known as the Arizona Fall League (AFL) is in full gear in the Phoenix metro area and the Colorado Rockies have an interesting bunch of prospects looking to become the future faces of the franchise. After the cancellation of the entire Minor League season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AFL returns for its 29th season of…...

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