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The homegrown talent cultivated by the Colorado Rockies in the last decade will be sticking around a little bit longer. On Tuesday, it was announced that LHP Kyle Freeland had signed a five-year, $64.5 million extension to stay in Denver through the 2026 season. With a player option for a sixth-year, he could stay in purple through 2027. The move…

Derek Montilla & Jesse Friedman join the show to draft from the cadre of players who have suited up for both the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. SPOILER: Patrick’s team is the best! We commiserate over both teams being stuck in the NL West with those California clubs as well as figure out how bad having good attendance at one’s home ballpark. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Jorge De La Rosa’s journey to become a LoDo legend took more twists and turns than the Elitch Gardens’ Mind Eraser. Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks out of high school in Guadalajara, Mexico, the left-hander would flame out after 23 games as a professional before returning to his homeland to pitch for the Monterrey Sultanes of the Mexican League. The Boston Red Sox would purchase his contract and following three successful minor league seasons, he would be dealt back to Arizona in a package of players for Curt Schilling. But before continuing with the organization that gave him his first opportunity, the Diamondbacks traded him three days later in a three-team swap with the club that would christen him as…

When the Colorado Rockies did not sign even one major league free agent this past offseason, it was a reminder they had once invested $172.5M in two starting pitchers. It was December of 2000 and less than three years later, neither would be seen in purple pinstripes ever again. Mike Hampton (eight-years, $121M) and Denny Neagle (five-years, $51.5M) were signed to much fanfare in the 2000-01 offseason. Hampton had started games the previous four postseasons, including winning the 2000 National League Championship Series MVP, and Neagle bolstered the Yankees rotation to the 2000 World Series Championship. Entering the game in San Diego, Hampton held a 4.43 earned run average after three starts, one of which was 8.1 innings of shutout…

With three Opening Day celebrations on this date, only one did not result in a win. Although Colorado would lose 8-6 to the Diamondbacks in the first game of 2007, the year would be the most successful in franchise history. Even after the 8-6 loss at the hands of Arizona to begin the season, Colorado would enter play on May 22 with a 18-27 record before having the best record in the National League thereafter (72-46) including a run of 21 wins in 22 games that included Game 163 against the San Diego Padres. Chris Iannetta made the first of six Opening Day starts as catcher, most in franchise history. At 23 years and 359 days to begin the 2007 season,…

Coming off a successful 2017 campaign that saw the Rockies make the playoffs for the first time in eight years by winning the second National League Wild Card, your pals in purple picked up right where they left off for Opening Day 2018: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. The 11-8 loss in the NL Wild Card game the previous season was a rollercoaster of emotions as Arizona knocking out staff ace Jon Gray en route to a 6-0 start through three innings before Colorado immediately responded with a four-run fourth, even coming to within a run of erasing the early deficit until trade deadline acquisition Pat Neshek surrendered a heartbreaking two-run triple to relief pitcher Archie Bradley. Final result be…

The name most Rockies fans hope to see in the lineup in the first game against the Houston Astros for game one of a two-game series is an obvious one. Nolan Arenado, winner of the last three Silver Slugger Award for best offensive third baseman in the National League, has been missing from the lineup for the past two games...

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Rockies fans are hoping this will finally be the year the club can turn things around and be competitive past the all star break. Grantland released a NL Spring training preview yesterday, and didn’t exactly share the same optimism. Colorado Rockies: Y’all want a hug? I’m serious. I spent forever trying to give Rockies fans a reason to be optimistic other...

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Reports say that Dan O’Dowd is out as Rockies GM. Andy Lindahl of 850 KOA is reporting that the Colorado Rockies have relieved Dan O’Dowd of his duties as general manager. Lindahl reported on his show that Rich “G-Man” Goins, famous for spending 33 days on a billboard in Denver in 1990 during a Broncos losing streak, has said that...

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Mark Kiszla is at it again.The Denver Post columnist continues to show why the print media industry is failing. They employ too many columnists who follow a team only long enough to put the franchise’s head in a guillotine. They rile up the passive fans and it sells a few more newspapers, but credibility is lost with fans who pay...

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Hey Rockies fans, you got your wish.Dick and Charlie Monfort, owners of the Rockies, proved many fans wrong on Tuesday, opening their wallets and locking up closer Huston Street to a three-year deal and Rafael Betancourt to a two-year pact.Ever since the failed signings of Denny Neagle and Mike Hampton way back in 2001, the Rockies have been reluctant to...

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The Colorado Rockies are never going to go after big name free agents. They will never be in a bidding war with the Yankees and Red Sox for the highest priced players. Those days are over. After the failed signings of Mike Hampton and Denny Neagle, whom the Rockies spent nearly $175 million on in 2001, the franchise shifted gears...

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The greater Denver community has no clue what they have been fortunate enough to watch for the last 11 years. Todd Helton roped a pitch in the third inning down the right field line. He thought he had hit it well enough to leave the park and tie up the game. The ball ended up hitting the top of the...

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