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Ryan Feltner will need to stop the two-game losing streak on Wednesday following another tough loss at the hands of the Phillies on Tuesday night. Defense was better than Monday, but not sharp; offense was about the same and the pitching was not as effective. Drew Goodman of AT&T SportsNet joins to share his thoughts of the Rockies, umpires and…

As much as some curmudgeonly folks like to point at analytics as ruining the modern game of baseball, there a countless other reasons why the rise of statistics in the public domain have actually made the sport all the more palatable. For all the flaws of Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it helps give context to what we think our eyes…...

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It may not have been a success by the standards of a 74-87 record, but there were numerous highlights and memorable moments for the Colorado Rockies in 2021. Despite exceeding expectations during a year that many suggested would result in 100 loses, the season as a whole will surely be a footnote in the 29-year history of the organization, not…...

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Exactly two years ago, the president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stepped to the podium and announced on MLB Network that Larry Walker was going to Cooperstown. Not only had the suspense been building for the past decade since Walker was first put up for election by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, but the early…...

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After 2020 was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and with the 2022 season in jeopardy of starting on time due to the lockout, the Colorado Rockies baseball brought back some normalcy to the Front Range in 2021 and provided a service in which should all be somewhat thankful. Sure, that service meant coupling the ups with the downs, winning some…

In 1997, Larry Walker won the National League MVP award on the back of a NL-leading 49 home runs and top-marks in on-base and slugging percentage. Walker was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021. He remains the only player in Rockies history to reach Cooperstown or to have won an MVP Award. Larry Walker Award for Most…...

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The Hank Aaron Award, named after the man who surpassed Babe Ruth’s home run record and still has more RBI and All-Star Game appearances than any other, is given to the best hitter in each league. In the second year of the award in 2000, Todd Helton was awarded the prize. It remains the only one bestowed upon a Rockies…...

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Missing the postseason can make a season unforgettable. If that were always true, fans of the Seattle Mariners would still be wondering where the time has gone during the last 20 years of their life.  A season under .500 may also constitute such a claim; however, so much would have been lost for the Colorado Rockies in 1994, 2006, 2008…...

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The Colorado Rockies’ 2021 season can be viewed at various points along the spectrum, including those at the most extreme. A failure due to a fourth-place finish in the National League West, the 74-87 record is the organization’s third consecutive losing season. With cornerstones Trevor Story and Jon Gray approaching free agency and payroll not yet equipped to climb back…

On this day in 1995, Colorado won it’s first postseason game in franchise history, a 7-5 victory over Atlanta on the road in 10 innings. The Blake Street Bombers came through in a huge way, especially Vinny Castilla, against a trio of Hall of Fame starters. The final figures for 2021 attendance show the Rockies ahead of some interesting teams.…

Repeatedly gesturing with a right-hand patting against his heart and pointing outward to all those in attendance, Trevor Story said goodbye on Wednesday in a moment unlike any witnessed in Colorado Rockies franchise history. It wasn’t made unique by the two-hour rain delay that postponed the final game of the season, nor the stadium lights shutting off momentarily in the…...

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