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Colorado created five new openings on the 40-man roster in preparation for next week’s deadline that will determine who could be poached in December’s Rule 5 draft. Which former top prospects have gone elsewhere? What fan favorite may find more opportunities elsewhere? And which center field options make more sense than Brandon Nimmo? Plus, we also break down why Commissioner…

As unbelievable as it may sound, the franchise now known as the Cleveland Guardians made a trade on April 1, 1983 that continues to impact their on-field roster to this day. Nearly 40 years ago, a trade tree began that included a series of players such as six-time All-Star Kenny Lofton, two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and a...

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DENVER – It might be news to a few loyal Rockies fans, but Carlos Gonzalez has not always been with the Colorado Rockies. For some, it may be a hazy memory of a time before he became the player known simply as CarGo. Signed in 2002 by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a 16-year-old out of Venezuela, Gonzalez would spend several...

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DENVER – The 41,988 at Coors Field on Sunday got swept up in the excitement from the first pitch to the last one that secured the 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The win gave the Rockies a three-game sweep at the hands of an AL West club that had entered the weekend as the best team in baseball dating back to June 19th. Entering Sunday’s ballgame, starter German Marquez had given up a first-inning run in eight of ten home starts and opponents were batting .363 (33-for-91) with six of his seventeen home runs allowed in the opening frame. From the beginning, Marquez had his best stuff. It took just nine pitches for him to get through the first inning…

After 20 MLB seasons, Jason Giambi called it a career. The former Athletics, Yankees, Rockies, and Indians slugger released a statement to the New York Daily News. “After 20 seasons, I have decided to officially announce my retirement as a Major League Baseball player. “I really want to thank my wife, Kristian, for going on this journey with me. She’s...

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