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The excellent FanGraphs writer and creator of ZiPS joins the podcast to talk all things projection systems and the issues plaguing the Colorado Rockies. Dan Szymborski also shares his thoughts on which players could exceed projections and which could offer the most return in the trade should the Rockies need to get creative. And how many wins could Colorado reach…

When the lockout comes to end at some point in 2022 and Major League Baseball can have free agent signings and trades of typical offseasons past, the Colorado Rockies will need to not only improve their lineup in the power department, but will also need to add a notable name.  On Opening Day of the 2019 season, the Colorado Rockies…...

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When thinking about the all-time greatest Colorado Rockies players and managers in the club’s relatively brief history, a short list immediately comes to mind from the past 29 seasons. Larry Walker, Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos González, Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon comprise the player side with each man having spent at least eight years in Denver. Only seven managers…

Tuesday marked the non-tender deadline and the Colorado Rockies were once again eager to bring back the 2021 roster in hopes of a brighter 2022 season. Colorado avoided arbitration with RHP Daniel Bard, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $4.4 million. The 36-year-old was entering his final year of club control and the deal will keep him decked in purple…...

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Cy Young was the most wins of any pitcher in the history of baseball and is credited with the first perfect game of the modern era. Only one pitcher has started the All-Star Game as a member of the Colorado Rockies and only one has thrown a no-hitter. That man, Ubaldo Jiménez, also finished higher than any other Rockies’ hurler…...

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Before he entertained on AT&T SportsNet and starred on MLB Network Radio, the player known as Ryan Spilborghs and the man known simply as Spilly has been delighting Rockies fans since the 2007 World Series with his play on the field as well as his antics off the field. Ryan Spilborghs Award for Fan Favorite Connor Joe Heading into the…...

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JR Smith and John Daly II made their collegiate golf debuts and they didn’t lack any excitement. Rounds in both the 80’s and 60’s, near hole outs, and even a bee attack couldn’t stop these 2 from making a splash. Discussion on what professional athletes would make the best golfers with info from a Golf Digest article and different athletes…

MLB Trade Rumors released their arbitration projections for the Colorado Rockies and a few players could go the way of David Dahl last season. How do these figures impact the offseason spending for Colorado? Plus, coaching changes for the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks have looked quite different while the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants do battle…

On Saturday, the Colorado Rockies squared aware a deal for a their permanent general manager and now they’ve locked up two more players all before the offseason has truly begun.  According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, RHP Antonio Senzatela and the Rockies have agreed to a five-year deal worth $50.5 million that includes a sixth-year club option at $14 million to…...

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Entering the final homestand of the 2021 season, the Colorado Rockies had an opportunity to impact the postseason with six games against the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. With the Dodgers and Giants locked in a heated battle for the top spot in the National League West, the Rockies were poised to shift the balance with three-game sweeps,…...

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When Dodgers’ Will Smith swung through an 0-2 knuckle curve from Cubs’ Craig Kimbrel to finish a combined no-hitter on June 25, few expected it would somehow be the beginning of the end for the North Siders.  Tied for first in the NL Central with the Milwaukee Brewers and nine-games over .500 at the end of that memorable day, Chicago…...

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They say history has a way of repeating itself. And on a hot summer Tuesday night at Coors Field, echoes from the past – ghosts from bygone eras – wandered the hallowed grounds of the baseball diamond ready to etch a new name into the history books; German Marquez. Like a waking dream, this moments felt eerily familiar to Marquez.…...

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If you want to win baseball games, you have to pitch well. It’s that simple. The Colorado Rockies have experienced a dearth of quality prospects in the starting pitching department ever since graduating the players who currently make up the MLB rotation. And while they still don’t boast the high-end possibilities that the system contained back when it was filled…...

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It’s early October 2021. The leaves on the trees are turning color and falling gently onto increasingly snowy streets and driveways. The smell of postseason baseball is in the air. There are more fans in the stadiums now, not to full capacity, but things are starting to feel closer to normal again. The playoff picture is beginning to emerge more…...

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