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He is known as “the other guy.”That’s what most fans refer to him as when they talk about the Matt Holliday trade that has turned out to be a lopsided deal in the Rockies favor. The conversation generally goes a little like this…”Who did the Rockies get for Matt Holliday?” Answer: “Huston Street and Carlos Gonzalez…oh, and some other guy…”That…...

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Don’t panic yet.For every person in the baseball world saying that the Colorado Rockies are going to be a great team there are two people reminding them that this team is terrible in April.On Tuesday night in Milwaukee the Rockies were beat 7-5 by the Brewers, very much because they failed to minimize damage.Greg Smith, making his Rockies debut after…...

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In this day and age, professional athletes are known as much for their arrogance and ego as they are for their abilities to play their sport. In this day and age, professional athletes are not judged by their character, but rather how many home runs they hit. Sections of stadiums are named after cocky, selfish athletes whose names run across…...

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At the end of a year there is always an abundance of stories about the year that is coming to a close. Just because the Rockies have not played a game since the middle of October does not mean that they are exempt from a year in review article.2009 was a roller coaster ride for the Rockies and their fans.…...

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Name the best shortstop to ever wear a Rockies uniform. The names are deep, but the talent is shallow. Anyone who watches baseball and has paid any attention to the Colorado Rockies knows that their is no argument for who has been the best at the shortstop position in the 17 years of Rockies baseball. Troy Tulowitzki.With all due respect…...

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Talk to anyone about baseball in Colorado and inevitably what will come up is how different the game is at altitude and how many runs are scored at Coors Field. In fact, most believe that it is nearly impossible to pitch at 20th & Blake. The people who continue to refer to Coors Field as the best hitters park in…...

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After a four game series in which the Rockies proved that they are legitimate playoff contenders against the Cubs, the team looked like they were a team that wanted nothing to do with the October baseball on Tuesday night against the Pirates. On Wednesday night, the contending Colorado Rockies, behind emerging star Ubaldo Jimenez, re-emerged at Coors Field. Jimenez was…...

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Go back one year ago. The Rockies were living in a fantasy world thinking that they were still in the National League West race. They knew that the odds of signing upcoming free agent Brian Fuentes was slim to none and Matt Holliday, who had rejected several of the teams offers for a long-term deal, was in high demand. Not…...

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After the final game was played in a disappointing 2008 season for the Rockies, Dan O’Dowd knew that it would be a difficult offseason for fans of the team. In fact, he knew that it would be a difficult offseason for himself.Slugger Matt Holliday had turned down every offer the franchise had put before him and agent Scott Boras. Reports…...

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The Colorado Rockies traded Matt Holliday on November 12th to the Oakland A’s in exchange for Carlos Gonzalez, Huston Street and Greg Smith. It was a trade that angered the Rockies fan base and made most people in baseball question the Rockies desire to be a winner.Holliday had been the Rockies best player for the past three seasons, appearing in…...

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One thing is for sure, winning doesn’t get old.If there was a game in which the Rockies did not feel as confident taking the field, it was Sunday. On the mound for the Rockies was Jorge De La Rosa. The lefty has the only Rockies loss in the last 17 games after getting rocked by the Rays just five days…...

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The 2008 season was a disappointing one for the Colorado Rockies. First they won only 74 games in a feeble attempt to defend their National League Championship Then came the offseason. Just two weeks after the World Series, the Rockies shipped their best player, Matt Holliday, to the Oakland A’s for a package that centered around a prospect who struggled…...

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Troy Tulowitzki hit .291 in his rookie season with 24 home runs and 99 RBI’s. He lost the Rookie of the Year award by only two points, losing out to Ryan Braun. Any other year and Tulowitzki would have won the award in a landslide. The 24 home runs set a rookie record for a shortstop in the National League.His…...

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Clint Hurdle was fired as the manager of the Colorado Rockies on Friday. It was a move that was long anticipated, and frankly, long overdue.The club struggled throughout all of 2008, never regaining the form that landed them in the World Series just months prior. 2009 was supposed to be a fresh start for the club. Instead, the tailspin continued,…...

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The speculation is over for Clint Hurdle. The Rockies have scheduled a 2:30 news conference to announce that Hurdle has been relieved of his duties and that Jim Tracy will take over on an interim basis.The firing comes on the heels of a three-game sweep at the hands of the Dodgers, putting the Rockies 10 games under .500 and 14-1/2…...

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The saying goes “you don’t know what you got until it’s gone.”Todd Helton had to wait one extra day for his 2,000 career hit after the official scorer in Atlanta ruled his liner past Yunel Escobar. It was a debatable ruling that everyone seemed to care about except for Helton himself.The hit came in the third inning, a hard ground…...

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The Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs today 5-2 to earn a split of the two game series at Wrigley Field.The game started out with Cubs pitcher Rich Harden striking out the Rockies in order in the top of the 1st. Harden only needed 13 pitches to strike out Ryan Spilborghs, Seth Smith and Todd Helton.For Rockies fans, it looked…...

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The Colorado Rockies have some finality for the regular season. Entering camp there was a plethora of potential fifth starters, ranging from Josh Fogg and Matt Belisle to newly acquired Greg Smith.It looks as if the field has narrowed itself to one, with Franklin Morales emerging as the winner.Some players quickly showed that they were not up to the task…...

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