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Context is king.  This has very much flown out the window in the last few years as sound bites have joined forces with a 280 character-limit causing society to lose all ability to decipher what anything means in the greater sense.  As such, it feels like a good time to attempt to uncover it all for Brendan Rodgers and put…...

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Salt River Field at Talking Stick The time has arrived. The Colorado Rockies head back to Scottsdale to train for another season. For every baseball fan, this is an exciting time of year. There is reason for every team to hope, and the Rockies are no exception to that. This is a team that has been decimated by injuries in…...

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Is it time for the Rockies to deal Tulowitzki? When the team scores seven runs, fans get tacos for a discounted price. That is the Taco Bell promotion that has run for years for the Colorado Rockies. After a miserable road trip, the question must be asked, can that promotion be used for the entirety of a road trip. The…...

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Arenado responded well to his benching the previous night. BY: ZACH MARBURGER Nolan Arenado told reporters before yesterday’s game he was embarrassed by his lack of hustle in the Rockies’ win over the Pirates Friday. Saturday, he jogged out of the batter’s box again. Everything worked out ok this time, because he kept jogging all the way home. Arenado’s solo…...

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Can De La Rosa pitch everyday for the Rockies? The Colorado Rockies like to use unconventional wisdom in their front office. Maybe they can go back to the baseball thoughts of the early 1900’s when a team had one starting pitcher and he pitched complete games every day, sometimes twice if there was a double header. Why would the Rockies…...

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The Rockies deserved to lose on Wednesday night. Blame the bullpen, blame the lineup, blame the defense, blame the manager. Take your pick, they are all guilty and responsible for the Colorado Rockies walk-off loss to the Phillies on Wednesday night. As bad as the whole team played on Wednesday night, it is amazing that the Rockies were even in…...

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Jorge De La Rosa has the quietest 16-win season in baseball history. Move over Aaron Cook, Coors Field has a new leader in wins. On Wednesday night in Denver, Jorge De La Rosa continued his impressive, but extremely quiet season. The left-hander picked up his league-leading 16th win of the year, carving apart a Dodgers lineup that threatened, but couldn’t…...

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Walt Weiss is figuring out how difficult a 162 game schedule is. Blake Street Bullies? After watching the Colorado Rockies score a grand total of two runs in three games against a team that leads the division that the Rockies are vying for, the title that manager Walt Weiss dubbed his team during spring training seems like an absolute joke.…...

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Dexter Fowler has emerged as a serious All-Star candidate. Maybe Tony Robbins was wrong when he famously said “by changing nothing, nothing changes.” The biggest complaint about the Colorado Rockies after losing 98 games in 2012 was that they stood pat with their roster. The only changes that were made came in the form of management and coaches. However, a…...

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Michael Cuddyer had a tough night at the ballpark on Saturday. Old habits die hard. The Colorado Rockies looked more like the team that took the field in 2012 than the team that has started off April with a sense of urgency. On Saturday night, in an extra innings loss to the Diamondbacks, the Rockies failed to hit with runners…...

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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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Tyler Chatwood is just 22-years-old. One thing is certain. The Colorado Rockies have plenty of options in the outfield in 2013. Make no mistake, the Rockies have been horrible in 2012. However, the interesting thing about the Rockies pathetic season has been how many positives have come out of it. The young players have shown how good they can be…...

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Adam Ottavino may have hit his wall on Sunday. If it’s been said once, it’s been said 1000 times. The Colorado Rockies pitching theory simply doesn’t work. It might work in one particular game. It might work over the course of a week, but the reality is, it simply doesn’t work over the course of a season. Maybe the Rockies…...

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Chris Nelson is making a competition out of third base. The Colorado Rockies are in the stretch run. They play 20 games in 20 days to finish out the worst season in club history. On Friday night, they got off to a good start, defeating the San Diego Padres 7-4 at Petco Park. The hope for Rockies fans is that…...

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***For my regular audience (all three of you), I took a few days off from Rockies Review as I traveled to Minneapolis with friends to check out Target Field over the weekend. I always strive to cover every single game, and have come close to that in the four years that this blog has been in existence, but without the…...

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The end is near for the 2012 Rockies. It almost would have been fitting for the 2012 Colorado Rockies to have a no-hitter thrown against them. It looked like it might happen for six innings as the Braves held on to a 1-0 win in Atlanta on Wednesday night. More fitting, Jordan Pacheco was the Rockie who ended the no-hit…...

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Drew Pomeranz has shown flashes of brilliance. It was ugly. It was a reminder of everything that is wrong with the Colorado Rockies. Then suddenly it looked like the Rockies would overcome everything that was so ugly. Dreams of a sweep ended quickly when the Dodgers put up six runs in the 3rd inning. However, the Rockies mounted an impressive…...

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The Rockies young players are fun to watch. The Colorado Rockies continue their charge. On Tuesday night they soundly defeated the team that has made the most headlines over the past week for the second night in a row, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rockies won 8-4, soundly defeating Chris Capuano, a pitcher who dominated them less than three months…...

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Andrew Brown won’t get back his first HR ball. Someone forgot to tell these young Colorado Rockies players that they aren’t a good team. They also forgot to tell them that they aren’t supposed to win on the road. The Rockies walked away with a 4-3 victory on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Since the youth movement has begun in earnest,…...

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Josh Roenicke has shouldered a huge load for the Rockies. As Giancarlo Stanton’s home run rocketed into the center field bleachers, the Colorado Rockies lead was gone. Three batter’s later the Marlins took the lead for good on John Buck’s RBI double. The Rockies still had a chance to take the lead back in the 8th inning, but ultimately the…...

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