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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…

Evan Lang from Purple Row joins the show to help answer the question: would extending a qualifying offer to free agent Jon Gray be a wise decision? Lucas Gilbreath came out of nowhere to become a weapon in the Rockies’ bullpen. We’ve got the next diamond in the rough. “Marvin Freeman conquered altitude almost 30 years ago” by Evan Lang DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

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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When the next window of contention is discussed regarding the Colorado Rockies, a look towards a cadre of minor league prospects often becomes the source of inspiration and hope. Many players from Class A or lower rookie-level leagues begin to come to mind such as first-round draft picks Zac Veen and Benny Montgomery, as well as international signings like Helcris...

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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…

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