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We at BSN Denver are running a series where we rank how valuable each of the Colorado Rockies’ 51 players was to the team in 2015. Value was calculated by statistics, viewing, and how memorable each player’s contributions were. The rankings will be from last to first, you may view the full rankings (here) Player: John Axford Stats: 60 G, 55.2 IP, 4-5,…...

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The Colorado Rockies made their first free agent signings of the offseason. The Rockies acquired veteran relief pitchers Jason Motte and Chad Qualls. Both are former closers and should help strengthen a bullpen that ranked last in nearly every pitching category in 2015. Motte, 33, signed a two-year deal worth $10 million after going 8-1 with a 3.91 ERA in…...

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Expect different results at your own risk. The Colorado Rockies witnessed their bullpen blow a small lead once again on Tuesday night. What was a 3-1 lead in the 7th inning quickly turned into a 5-3 deficit. Scott Oberg, who probably is miscast and not quite ready for the big leagues, was to blame again in the nightcap. Anyone…...

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The Colorado Rockies starting pitcher didn’t get through the 6th inning. Now fill in the next sentence yourself. Typically, the next sentence would be: Rockies bullpen gives up several runs in the loss. Instead, the next sentence comes as a surprise to Rockies fans. It read as follows: The Rockies bullpen records four shutout innings, completing a scoreless series in…...

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The Colorado Rockies hold the distinction as only one of three Major League franchises that have never lost 100 games. Three weeks ago, it looked like that mark would stay in-tact. Instead, the Rockies have gone from crashing and burning in another terrible season, to dumping kerosene on the fire and trying to incinerate anything remaining. On Monday, for…...

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When Steven Tyler wrote “Walk This Way,” he may have had the Colorado Rockies pitching staff in mind. The same old story was told for the seemingly countless time on Wednesday night at Coors Field. It was the same story that was told on Tuesday night and the same story that was told last Friday and Saturday nights. The…...

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Why even watch? That’s not being cynical, that’s simply being realistic. It is an honest question. Do most Colorado Rockies fans simply turn off the TV when it is time to watch the bullpen come in and either keep a game close or hold on to a small lead? The end result is as sure of a bet as…...

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It just doesn’t have the same feel to it. When the Colorado Rockies were jumping up and down with Michael McKenry, who hit his first-ever walk-off home run in the 11th inning on Wednesday to give the Rockies a 7-5 victory, the celebration rang hollow. Don’t blame McKenry, and don’t blame the Rockies. They showed a ton of fight…...

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There is no such thing as slugging your way to a championship. If there is any reason to question why the Colorado Rockies need to focus on pitching as the trade deadline approaches, the answer has been abundantly clear over the past week. Thursday night would have been enough to make fans sick, if they weren’t still in complete…...

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The Colorado Rockies lost 3-2 on Wednesday at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The reality is, no one cares. It sounds flippant, but the day-in and day-out results really have very little effect on anything anymore in 2015. Essentially, the final results after game 162 will be that the Rockies didn’t win enough games and lost too many. How those…...

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It just doesn’t hurt like it used to. The Colorado Rockies climbed all the way back from a 8-4 deficit, tying the game on Carlos Gonzalez’s three-run blast in the bottom of the 8th inning. It was the second time in the game that the Rockies had erased a four-run deficit. It would have made sense that when John…...

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Break’s over, back to reality. For fans of many baseball teams around the country, the four-day All-Star break is way too long. Their team is in the thick of a pennant race and they are dying to see their team keep the momentum going. For fans of the Colorado Rockies, the break is a much-needed breath of fresh air…...

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No, the Colorado Rockies shouldn’t trade Troy Tulowitzki. Let’s be clear about that. While the Rockies were winning their second consecutive game against the Atlanta Braves 5-3, the second sellout crowd was forced to wait through a rain delay–for the fireworks. The Rockies won a game with two minor league call-ups, Gonzalez German and journeyman Aaron Laffey. The game…...

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Jorge De La Rosa did what he has done 1,000 times. He struck out a bunch of Diamondbacks. In fact, while recording his 1,000th career strikeout, De La Rosa pitched the Colorado Rockies out of their losing streak and gave them some momentum. The Rockies bullpen predictably had fans biting their nails late in the game, but ultimately the…...

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For years the Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone, with the Colorado Rockies being irrelevant. With the exception of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade on July 30th, 2011, the Rockies have done next to nothing around the deadline. Similarly to the offseason, the Rockies seem to ignore this important date on the calendar. For a draft-and-develop organization,…...

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Everyone associated with the Colorado Rockies, including their fans, held their collective breath in the top of the 6th inning. Nolan Arenado, racing in to catch a foul ball near the plate, collided with catcher Michael McKenry, knocking his face against the catcher’s helmet and dropping to the ground. He laid on the ground, only getting up to his…...

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Anyone who watches baseball could have seen it coming. John Axford has been nearly perfect for the Colorado Rockies in 2015. It has been a season in which he has re-established himself as one of baseball’s elite closers. However, even the best closers are bound to blow a few games each season. It is simply the nature of baseball.…...

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The Colorado Rockies have come back to earth. After a brief run of good pitching, coupled with good hitting that inspired fans to believe that the Rockies might be good enough to turn their season around, climb out of the cellar and become a team that might be able to make a ridiculous run to the playoffs in 2015.…...

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As good as Saturday was, Sunday was really bad for the Colorado Rockies. The team was plagued by bad decisions in their Sunday loss to the Marlins, in which the Rockies dropped the game and the series after a 10th inning solo home run gave the Marlins a 3-2 decision. With the game tied 2-2, the Rockies had a…...

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