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Todd Helton can still swing it–every now and then. The Toby Keith song says it perfectly. “I ain’t as good as I once was, but I’m as good once, as I ever was.” No truer words could be spoken about Todd Helton. The former slugger with Hall of Fame credentials has been a disappointment in what is assumed to be…...

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De La Rosa has been phenomenal. There are sirens going off among Colorado Rockies fans. And for good reason. This Rockies team has scored a grand total of two runs in 21 innings of baseball in Houston. The Astros are dueling the Marlins for the title of the worst team in baseball and have no business beating anyone who claims…...

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Jon Garland was the victim of bad defense on Sunday. It would be easy to take a series loss in San Francisco from a negative perspective. The Colorado Rockies had the San Francisco Giants on the ropes in all three games, but failed to capitalize in the final two contests, resulting in losses. Sunday’s 7-3 loss was particularly hard to…...

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Tyler Chatwood could set the tone on Friday night. After a tough stretch in early May, the Colorado Rockies returned to Coors Field for seven games against the Giants and Diamondbacks. The homestand was a make-or-break set of games for the Rockies. If the Rockies go on to do anything special in the 2013 season, they very well may point…...

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De La Rosa continued to surprise on Wednesday. As bad as the Colorado Rockies were playing two weeks ago, they suddenly have re-emerged. On Wednesday afternoon, the Rockies rode Carlos Gonzalez and Jorge De La Rosa to a 4-1 victory, and a series win against the Diamondbacks. It might be time for the critics to admit it, myself included. This…...

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Jon Garland might be the odd man out if he doesn’t figure it out soon. Jim Tracy would have loved his post game press conference on Monday night if he was still with the Colorado Rockies. It was the perfect opportunity for him to use a classic cliche line that he seemed to pull out far too often in his…...

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The Rockies have a pivotal homestand starting on Thursday. One step forward, two steps back. That may be the best way to describe the Colorado Rockies month of May so far. With a chance to win a three-game set in Chicago and salvage a road trip that started off on such a bad note, the Rockies barely showed up on…...

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Root Sports should bring back Tom Helmer when Joel Klatt leaves. The Colorado Rockies got dominated by Shelby Miller to start out their six-game road trip. After Eric Young, Jr. led off the game with a single, the Rockies didn’t reach base again. The good news is that the pitching staff is still looking good. Jon Garland is proving to…...

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Nolan Arenado looks like the real deal. Welcome to the big leagues, Mr. Arenado. On Saturday night at Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies top prospect put an exclamation point on his first week in the big leagues. After driving two balls to the warning track that resulted in loud outs earlier in the game off of Rays starter and reigning…...

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Jeff Francis might be pitching for his job in May. Much like the month of April in Colorado, the Rockies are getting a dose of cold and snow, something much different than the sun and heat they got to open the season. The Colorado Rockies got off to the best start in franchise history. Following a season in which the…...

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The Rockies might get a big test if Chacin is out for a while. Seven wins in a row and the talk isn’t about how this Colorado Rockies team is defying the odds. If the noise the Rockies are making wasn’t muffled enough by the Denver Nuggets heading into the NBA Playoffs, it was completely muted when starting pitcher Jhoulys…...

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Jon Garland has been a great pickup so far for the Rockies. Six. That number is significant for the Colorado Rockies. On Thursday, in 28 degree weather, the Rockies won their sixth straight game. In 2012, a year ago, the Rockies accomplished that feat exactly zero times. They won five straight, but never six. On April 18th, the Rockies also…...

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Fowler has been a huge surprise. Who is this guy? Dexter Fowler, suddenly a guy more fitting of the cleanup role, launched two home runs on Friday night, both of which came when the game was tied, helping the Rockies to a 7-5 victory at Petco Park in San Diego. It defies reality. Fowler has always been talented. He was…...

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BY: MICHAEL PINA, ESPN’s TrueHoop The beginning of a fresh baseball season inspires hope in just about everybody: fans, coaches, players, agents, managers, and owners. Everyone peripherally involved feels hope towards April baseball games in a way that very few aspects of life can equal. Dexter Fowler helped propel the Rockies to a hot start. It’s another chance. No matter…...

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Jon Garland made an impressive Colorado Rockies debut. So far, so good for the Colorado Rockies. The team is officially done with the first time through their starting rotation. Who would have guessed that the Rockies would be 4-1? The interesting thing is that none of the Rockies wins have featured the offense climbing back into it. Every win has…...

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The Colorado Rockies are about to enter a season in which even the most optimistic fans think they won’t be a .500 team. Aaron Cook returned to Colorado on a minor league deal. Since exiting the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion in 2009, the Rockies have fallen hard. A 2010 campaign saw them stay in the race until they packed it…...

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Jon Garland could provide some stability to the Rockies lineup. Colorado Rockies fans went from disgruntled to flat out angry when the club did nothing to improve a pitching staff that was laughable in 2012. Instead of upgrading in the offseason, the Rockies insisted that Jhoulys Chacin, Jorge De La Rosa and Juan Nicasio being healthy would change the fortunes…...

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