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The rotation after Opening Day starter Kyle Freeland has been set and the reasons behind the order may surprise you. Plus, we’ve got Jason Hirsh from the 2007 Colorado Rockies who shares his favorite memories from that magical run to the World Series. F.A.S.T. Performance: Denver’s Top Training Professionals DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher…

Between fans, family and media, the entirety of the baseball world has descended upon Coors Field this week to celebrate the sport we love and embrace the abilities of those who play the game. For all the men and women on the field, there’s a story behind how that person got to where they are today. A struggle and a…...

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We at BSN Denver are running a series where we rank how valuable each of the Colorado Rockies’ 51 players was to the team in 2015. Value was calculated by statistics, viewing, and how memorable each player’s contributions were. The rankings will be from last to first, you may view the full rankings (here) Player: LaTroy Hawkins Stats: (with Colorado) 24 G, 22.1 IP,…...

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It was a highly criticized move when the Colorado Rockies reached into the high school ranks to make Walt Weiss their sixth manager in club history. The criticism wasn’t fair. It wasn’t like Weiss was a high school coach who had never been in a Major League clubhouse, or endured the grind of 162 games. Weiss played for more…...

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In the midst of a five game losing streak and a series that has been heavily reliant on the bullpen, the Rockies have made a couple of changes to their roster. Hawkins placed on DL for Rox, Oberg recalled #rockies — Adam Kinney (@AdamRKinney) April 22, 2015 Hawkins is headed to the DL with a biceps injury and the…...

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Earlier in the week Walt Weiss decided to make a change in his bullpen. It didn’t take long for him to find his new closer. Weiss first gave Betancourt a chance who slammed the door shut in Monday’s victory over the Giants, but its now Ottavino’s job to lose. Ottavino only had one career save heading into 2015 but has…...

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After a rough weekend Walt Weiss has decided to make a change in his bullpen. #Rockies LaTroy Hawkins getting “a break” from closing duties says Weiss. Betancourt will close today. — Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) April 13, 2015 Hawkins blew a save on Sunday giving up a home-run to former Rockie Dexter Fowler in the top of the ninth inning in…...

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What goes up must come down. Apparently the laws of gravity also are true of sports teams. On Sunday, the high-flying Colorado Rockies got punched in the gut by an old friend. Dexter Fowler hit a 2-out, 2-run homer off of Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins. The blast gave the Cubs a 6-5 lead and a series victory. The Rockies had…...

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In preparation for trimming the roster down to 25 players before Sunday’s deadline, the Rockies have opted for other talent over some of their key players from 2014. Colorado has sent both LHP Rex Brothers and OF Brandon Barnes to the minors. Brothers has long been thought to be the closer of the future for the Rockies, but struggled in…...

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Playing out the string isn’t too much fun to watch. On Tuesday night it was the Pittsburgh Pirates, a few nights before it was the Angels. Tomorrow night could be the Dodgers turn. Meanwhile, the Colorado Rockies finished a 3-1/2 hour game in San Diego that literally means nothing. It would have been a nail biter–if anyone still cared. Instead,…...

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Michael Cuddyer needs to be allowed to test the market. If nothing else, the Colorado Rockies are a loyal bunch. However, if Dick Monfort and his brother Charlie decide that Dan O’Dowd and company are still the best men for the job in Colorado, then they must be prepared to make some major changes on the field. If you’ve followed…...

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Tyler Matzek showed great growth on Monday night in his win. When DJ LeMahieu laced a Jake Peavy fastball to left field with two outs in the top of the 7th inning, it looked like it might be the worst thing for the Colorado Rockies chances of winning in what ended up a 3-2 win for the Rockies. That might…...

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Walt Weiss needs a magic wand to make this season go away. Apparently Walt Weiss isn’t the magician in this circus act. When Weiss addressed the media after the Colorado Rockies lost yet another game in a new embarrassing way. He was asked about a team meeting that was held before the game in which Weiss addressed the team. He…...

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The Rockies should have dealt LaTroy Hawkins. “If it is broken beyond repair, don’t fix it.” Those were the words of Dan Fellman, producer of seemingly every show on Mile High Sports Radio, on Thursday afternoon when talking about the Colorado Rockies lack of a move at the trade deadline in a season going down the toilet. On their way…...

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Years of overuse has finally caught up to Matt Belisle. **EDITORS NOTE: Cameron Parsons completes his Rockies Review coverage filling in for David Martin. BY: CAMERON PARSONS Another strong pitching performance, this one by Tyler Matzek, was wasted by the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Each game of the three game set against the Pirates, was very much the same. The…...

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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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Ryan Wheeler put together a huge pinch hit RBI single in the 9th. Seven runs? Seven runs in San Francisco? In one game? Colorado Rockies fans who couldn’t stay up late enough to watch the end of the game on Friday night will wake up to a huge surprise on Saturday morning when they check the score. The Rockies beat…...

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Eddie Butler got knocked around, but showed promise in his debut. With his new team needing CPR, Eddie Butler was called in to be the lifeguard. The problem is, he hasn’t taken the certification tests yet. The Colorado Rockies got to see first-hand what Butler is all about. He throws three strong pitches, a sinking fastball, a changeup and a…...

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Time for Bill Geivett to shake things up for the Rockies. It is going to take a minor miracle for the Colorado Rockies to make the playoffs. One bad road trip and suddenly a fan base that was injected with optimism is jumping from the bandwagon as if it is filling up with smoke and flames. When things go bad…...

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