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Learn which Rockies have hit one into McCovey Cove at Oracle Park over the years and which pitchers have surrendered one. You will be legitimately shocked to learn how many times Barry Bonds brutalized Colorado’s pitching. We also welcome Jackson Olson from the MLB’s Creator Class to discuss his TikTok stardom and recent trip to Hartford. Did he really consume…

The Colorado Rockies won the first and only National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 2002 thanks to a 16-8 season by 23-year-old Jason Jennings.  There were also two instances of runner-up seasons – Todd Helton in 1998 and Troy Tulowitzki in 2007 – but the franchise has otherwise been left out of the honor for the...

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Before the age of analytics, our eyes were the only tools in evaluating players across all sports. While its easy to identify talented players like Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado and Max Scherzer as the current greats of the game, it’s players on every tier below that become hard to quantify. The advent of wins-above-replacement (WAR), a measure with no exact equation, has enabled teams and fans alike to evaluate players from a purely statistical standpoint. That being said, it might be hard to imagine a player with a 6.20 ERA being even remotely valuable, let alone worth 3.1 bWAR. Such is the story of Brian Bohanon. After rejecting a two-year offer to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the left-handed starter…

A decade in purple pinstripes is a lot longer than most players are privileged. When you’re Baseball Hall of Famer Larry Walker, those ten seasons in Denver weigh more like an eternity to a championship-starved fan base. Though a National League Most Value Player only once (1997), Walker was a perennial threat to take the top honors whenever he was healthy; regardless, he still garnered MVP votes five times in years he played 136 games or less. Breaking down the season into smaller increments, the British Columbia born slugger won the NL Player of the Month Award twice with Colorado, named to the NL All-Star Team four times, in addition to winning the NL Player of the Week Award on…

Never trust the weather in Colorado. Especially in the spring.After opening the season with two games played in near-perfect weather, with temperatures in the mid-70’s, the Colorado Rockies were greeted by wind, rain and snow on Sunday in preparation for the finale of their three game set with the Diamondbacks.The season may be just three days old, but the bad...

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