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The 2021 Colorado Rockies bullpen ended up being a little bit better than advertised despite some issues at the closer’s role. Is there a chance the same will happen again in 2022? Who is the closer of the future? And which player can be the next Lucas Gilbreath or Jordan Sheffield? We dip our toes in the latest ZiPS projections…

Friday, Nov. 19 marked another important day in the future of the Colorado Rockies. The franchise added three players to their 40-man roster, bringing the total to 39 players, while witnessing the end to another successful season for their prospects in the Arizona Fall League. LHP Ryan Rolison, RHP Noah Davis and SS Ezequiel Tovar had their contracts selected and...

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Jackie Robinson won the first Rookie of the Year Award in 1947. Forty years later, it was renamed to honor the Civil Rights trailblazer. Colorado may have developed many talented All-Stars during their time, but starting pitcher Jason Jennings is the only player to ever earn the prestigious award. Jason Jennings Award for Rookie of the Year Lucas Gilbreath A...

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The finishing school known as the Arizona Fall League (AFL) is in full gear in the Phoenix metro area and the Colorado Rockies have an interesting bunch of prospects looking to become the future faces of the franchise. After the cancellation of the entire Minor League season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AFL returns for its 29th season of...

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Justin Wick is on the scene in Phoenix covering the Arizona Fall League and he’s got the first look on the Rockies’ eight participating prospects. Michael Toglia is stealing the show so far and the four pitchers have been quite good as well. One prospect – the only left-hander on the Salt River Rafters – may be the most intriguing of the bunch. Plus, an interesting and fitting tribute we may see in the coming season at Coors Field. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Examining the 2021 Arizona Fall League rosters illuminates some intriguing Colorado Rockies prospects suiting up for the Salt River Rafters. All eyes will be on SS Ezequiel Tovar and 1B Michael Toglia, but one interesting story looms large on the roster. Plenty of former Rockies are scattered around MLB like never before and several will be making appearances this October. It may even surprise you to hear a few names who could end up winning a World Series ring if everything goes their way. Host Patrick Lyons shares his predictions on the American and National League representatives as well as the historical significance should things play out that way.

Colorado has one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball right now. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last. The 2015 MLB Draft produced Brendan Rodgers, Peter Lambert and Sam Hilliard, all of whom have expired the rookie qualifications. In 2016, only Garrett Hampson has contributed in the majors as players like Colton Welker, Ben Bowden and Riley Pint continue to develop. Worst yet, the Rockies forfeited the 11th overall pick in 2017 to sign Ian Desmond and came away with only three appearances by Tommy Doyle to show for their draft class so far. The futures of Ryan Vilade, Lucas Gilbreath and Bret Boswell may weigh heavy on how this plays out in…

DNVR Rockies beat reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics pertaining to the inhabitants of 2001 Blake Street as well all the scuttlebutt in and around the game of baseball. The coldest, hardest winter on record for supporters of the Colorado Rockies has finally come to an end. Spring Training has begun and along with it positional battles, offseason tales of intrigue and – just maybe – a glimmer of hope about the future. (By glimmer, we could be talking about a sliver or morsel. And future? Well, 2026 will be here before you know it.) Following consecutive sub-.500 seasons and the loss of the greatest player in franchise history, the potential for a…

The 2021 National League West Champions, San Diego Padres. At least its not the Dodgers again, right? Following the acquisition of two front line starters and an international free agent, the Friars are not planning to contend for a Wild Card, nor do they just want to win the division. They want to be the best in the sport. And they may have just done it. Last week, GM A.J. Preller swung deals to acquire 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell from the Tampa Bay Rays and 2020 NL Cy Young Award runner-up Yu Darvish from the Chicago Cubs, all while keeping the core of their top prospects intact.  In picking up Korean Baseball Organization star Ha-seong Kim,…

Since the end of the shortened 2020 season, it seems a lot has gone wrong for the Colorado Rockies. Following baseball’s best record (11-3) on August 8, the team crashed and burned to a second consecutive fourth-place finish in the National League West only to see their rival and bully Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series. From there, things have not gotten better and many supporters of the club are concerned about the future of the team, especially after the events of the past few weeks. MiLB: Constant sees a change Plans for the future of Minor League Baseball took shape this week when invitations to 120 affiliates went out for all 30 Major League teams. With short-season leagues…

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