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Move over Tulo, Nolan Arenado is the new face of the Colorado Rockies franchise. The Rockies won 5-4 on Monday, scoring the winning run against Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in the 9th inning. That makes it three straight wins for the purple pinstripes. Three straight might not sound like a big deal, but considering the fact that this team…...

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Dan O’Dowd has resorted to excuses. Winning is tough. Only one of 30 Major League teams can win every year, and in a league with no salary cap, the Colorado Rockies have an even tougher time winning than some of the other franchises. With that in mind, franchises in some of the smaller markets have two choices. They can either…...

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The Colorado Rockies are struggling. That line is something that has been all too common over the course of the last four years. For Rockies fans, its getting old. The question is, why does this team have so much talent, yet lack the ability to put it all together early in the season?It’s the reason that Clint Hurdle, barely a…...

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The Colorado Rockies are coming off perhaps their finest season. They finished with a club record 92 wins and were the front-runners for the National League Wild Card for the final month of the season. Despite losing to the eventual National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies, most would agree that the Rockies ’09 squad was more talented than the ’07 team…...

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At the end of a year there is always an abundance of stories about the year that is coming to a close. Just because the Rockies have not played a game since the middle of October does not mean that they are exempt from a year in review article.2009 was a roller coaster ride for the Rockies and their fans.…...

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I was asked by Will from TheNatsBlog.com to help him with a collaborative article on grading how well each team did in last week’s winter meetings. Obviously, for my part I will be covering the Rockies.Team Name: Colorado RockiesTeam Record: 92-70 (Wild Card winners)Team Needs: Back up catcher, backup infielder who can play 1st and 3rd base, and pitching depth.Team…...

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The Colorado Rockies are becoming known as a come-from-behind team. In 2007 the Rockies completed the best three weeks to end a season in the history of the game. In 2009 the Rockies recovered from a such a huge deficit that Congress may want to call Jim Tracy for some advice.The Rockies are quickly gaining notoriety around the baseball world…...

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As temperatures in Denver struggle to reach 20 degrees, the depression sets in for the typical baseball fan. Days are spent following rumors as to where journeyman catcher and career .251 hitter Brian Schneider will sign as a backup catcher.Despite the lack of activity, many decisions are being made in the front office that are making an impact on the…...

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The Colorado Rockies are used to games at the end of the season that don’t matter. This is the 15th time in 17 seasons that the Rockies season finale has been a moot point. This time, however, they are not headed out for vacation. On Sunday the Rockies lost to the Dodgers 5-3 while most fans turned their attention towards…...

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The Colorado Rockies lost the division on Saturday night, losing 5-0 to the Dodgers, but that may not have been the worst thing about the game. Two pitches into the fourth inning, De La Rosa was perfect with his arm, but his groin was not. The lefty grimaced after getting behind Rafael Furcal 2-0. Trainer Keith Dugger and manager Jim…...

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At Coors Field on Wednesday night fall was in the air. The wind blew trash around the ballpark all night long and the temperatures dipped. It was a feeling that the Rockies are looking forward to getting used to. Behind the wild, and somewhat effective Jason Hammel, the Rockies picked up their 90th victory of the season, winning 10-6, tying…...

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When the Colorado Rockies stumbled out of the gate, winning less baseball games than any team in the league besides the Washington Nationals, Jason Marquis was the silver lining. In the first 2-1/2 months, Marquis won eight games after a Rockies loss. His sinker was nearly unhittable. When he took the mound a Rockies win seemed nearly automatic. The right…...

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September. It is the month when memories are made. Two years ago the memories that were made for the Colorado Rockies and their fans was the famous run to the National League pennant, it was of erasing a six game deficit and finding themselves playing the Padres at Coors Field in a winner-take-all one game playoff. It was Matt Holliday…...

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Jason Marquis is a man of many labels. Not many of them are too desirable. For whatever reason, Marquis has critics all over baseball. Despite winning at least 11 games in each of the last six seasons, Marquis gets labeled. Experts say that despite the win total, Marquis is not really a good pitcher, he is just an inning-eater, meaning…...

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After a lackluster loss to the Mets on a sunny Thursday afternoon at Coors Field, the Rockies squandered an opportunity to gain another game on both the Giants and the Braves in the Wild Card race. With Jason Marquis facing Pat Misch, it looked like the Rockies were a shoe-in for the victory. Unfortunately, Marquis and the Rockies did not…...

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If they were pitching on the east coast people would be following their every moves. The major sports networks would be talking about them before each and every start. Instead, on a night where both teams are playing for their spots in the playoffs, they might get a blip in the nightly shows. Ubaldo Jimenez and Tim Lincecum are as…...

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There are no words to describe it. The English language is not equipped with an adjective that properly describes the Rockies game on Monday night. After a pitcher’s duel that turned into an extra inning game in which both teams blew scoring opportunities, the Giants finally broke through against Adam Eaton in the top of the 14th inning. San Francisco…...

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Good teams win bad games. In a season that lasts 162 games, there are certainly going to be games where certain aspects of a team do not hit on all cylinders. Wednesday night was that night for the Rockies. Early on it looked as if the Rockies would be on the fun end of a laugher, as Nationals starter Collin…...

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With the Rockies leading the wild card race by one game and trailing the Dodgers by 4-1/2 games in the National League West, games against the Washington Nationals are huge. Starting on Friday night, the Rockies play 10 straight games against the Giants and Dodgers. Those 10 games could make or break the 2009 season. However, before the team can…...

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The third time is the charm for Rockies starter Jason Marquis. On a Thursday matinee at Coors Field, Marquis dominated the Pirates for seven innings, winning his 13th game of the season, which ties him for the league lead. Marquis had been stuck on 12 wins for nearly half a month, giving up a three run lead in Cincinnati and…...

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