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The Colorado Rockies were busy acquiring, extending and non-tendering players just 48 hours after making their second trade of their offseason on a busy Friday afternoon. Colorado claimed LHP Brent Suter off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers to improve an inexperienced bullpen. Originally drafted out of Harvard in the 31st round of the 2012 MLB Draft, Suter had spent his…

The Colorado Rockies have produced 11 batting title winners in their 29 seasons thanks in part to the largest outfield in the National League that readily permits bloop singles (and doubles) and fortunately placed baseballs between defenders spaced by larger than normal gaps. On the road, the Coors Field Hangover presents hitters with breaking balls possessing exaggerated movement compared to…

Since the year 2000, nearly three times as many MLB players have come from the Los Angeles metro area than any other city in the world. But for the Colorado Rockies, San Francisco is the town where most of the American-born players identify with the most. Robert Stephenson, Dom Nuñez and Garrett Hampson all considered the San Francisco Giants their…...

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Following a three-game sweep from a historically bad Cincinnati Reds team last weekend, the Tuesday night loss to the Washington Nationals revealed some skeptical looks from the faces of Colorado Rockies’ fans. With wins in the next two games thanks to a strong pitching performance by Austin Gomber and another multi-hit outing from Brendan Rodgers, the smiles returned. At 15-10…...

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Colton Welker was poised to start 2022 with a bang after his first normal offseason in nearly three years.  Then, life happened in the form of a bacterial virus in his right eye that sidelined him through the final week of Spring Training. “I was definitely bummed, but it’s just the hand I was dealt,” Welker said of his time…...

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With a record of 4-1, tied for best in MLB entering Wednesday, and positioned atop the National League West standings, things have been going quite well for the Colorado Rockies. Besides winning their first two games on the road already – it took until the month of May for them to earn that many wins away from Coors Field last…...

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Entering phase two of the offseason following the end of the lockout on March 10, it appeared that the Colorado Rockies might go into Opening Day with several positional battles. Center field was wide open, as was the role of the team’s closer. Left field had a similar feel to it, unless Connor Joe wasn’t convincing enough during his 211…...

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As one of the younger players expected to make the Opening Day roster, Garrett Hampson has been around for a while. He has more than three years of service time and is one of only eight Rockies who remain from the team’s last postseason appearance in 2018. One could characterize a utility player like him as a man without a…...

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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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