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The Colorado Rockies have one week of baseball games (that do not count) in the books. While it is far too early to be drawing any kind of conclusions, it’s still worth looking at some of the early storylines that have begun to emerge. Here’s what you need to know about the first week of Rockies spring training baseball. At…...

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Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black usually declines to speak at great length about players who have yet to debut in MLB. But he also understands the obvious potential of the top prospect in the organization, Brendan Rodgers. Furthermore, it has become clear as the offseason has transitioned into the spring season, that the Rockies plan to replace their best second...

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The Sheriff of Swattingham is wearing purple once more. The Colorado Rockies defeated the Kansas City Royals 12-5 in their third spring training game on a beautiful Monday afternoon. Raimel Tapia set the pace for a big run-scoring day on the very first pitch, ripping it over the wall in right for his first hit and homer of the spring....

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Before the first full-team practice on Monday featuring all fifty-nine players invited to Colorado Rockies Spring Training camp, each one walked into the clubhouse at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick with a different tale to tell from their offseason. Many played an additional week of baseball in October, from another Game 163, to the Wild Card Game and a three-game Division Series, and several others played into November as part of the six-week Arizona Fall League for organizational prospects looking to develop even further. The best news of the offseason came in the form of wedding bells for Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story and David Dahl, while rookie speedster Garrett Hampson got engaged. “A long time coming. Seven years, we met in…

DENVER – Fans across the Rocky Mountain region have been making their personal fantasy starting lineups for Colorado since the Daniel Murphy signing took place and pushed Ian Desmond off first base and into the final spot in the outfield. With Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story, and David Dahl returning to their respective starting positions and each night’s starting catcher...

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For their entire history until the moment that DJ LeMahieu arrived in 2012, the second base position had been a revolving door of question marks for the Colorado Rockies. Over the next seven seasons, LeMahieu emerged as easily the most prolific and beloved player to ever man the position for the franchise. He began slowly at first, surprising most of...

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Las Vegas – The debate surrounding the Colorado Rockies and their perceived lack of willingness to put faith in their young core has always been an odd one. The club gave Trevor Story a starting gig at a premium position on the first day of 2016 and haven’t looked back since. They have stacked their entire starting rotation with homegrown products...

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DENVER – When Garrett Hampson reported to the Rockies major league camp in Scottsdale in February at the start of the 2018 season, he was a 23-year-old infielder who had never played professional baseball above Class A. By October, he was on Colorado’s playoff roster and a key player off the bench, scoring what would be the final run of...

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DENVER – When most people notice they have three missed calls from their boss, their anxiety may rise. When those phone calls come after midnight, the sweating begins. If you are rookie Garrett Hampson drifting off to sleep in your Albuquerque home—or any minor league player on the brink of the major leagues—it may actually be good news coming your...

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Famed American poet Ice Cube once said, “I think I’m unique to the game ’cause of my versatility.” Versatility was added to the Rockies’ roster on Saturday with the promotion of Garrett Hampson following an injury to DJ LeMahieu. Hampson, a middle infielder, could slot in as the starting second baseman while LeMahieu recovers from an oblique injury. But, the...

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DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced on Saturday that they will indeed need to place second baseman, and multiple time All-Star, DJ LeMahieu back on the Disabled List as he continues to struggle with oblique issues. Taking his spot on the 25-man roster, and being added to the 40-man roster for the first time in his career, is super athlete/super...

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