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Matt Belisle It’s easy to blame Matt Belisle. The reliever has been a shell of himself since before the All-Star Break. The Colorado Rockies have asked him to get the job done in several high pressure situations, and frankly, he hasn’t gotten it done. With Belisle more than willing to admit that he didn’t get his job done, what Rockies…...

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Rockies fans are going to make tough choices if nothing changes. Chad Bettis will have to wait at least one more start before picking up his first Major League win on the mound. The rookie looked like he was going to pick up the win, giving the Colorado Rockies a split of the four game series with Philadelphia before Josh…...

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It is impossible to describe how valuable Jorge De La Rosa is to the Rockies. The Colorado Rockies scored five runs in San Diego on Wednesday night, cruising to a much-needed series victory, winning the rubber match 5-4. Five runs for the Rockies seemed like 15 after the struggles this offense has had on the road in the past two…...

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Belisle has struggled since Betancourt went down. Enough with the talk that it is only June. This homestand is crucial for the Colorado Rockies–and they started off on the wrong foot on Thursday, dropping the first of seven games at home to the weakest opponent that they will face, the Mets. The Rockies have six more games before they hit…...

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Michael Cuddyer should be in the All-Star conversation. A win is a win. Especially considering the Colorado Rockies record on their nine-game road trip. On Sunday, the Rockies held on for a 7-6 victory over the Nationals after holding a 7-0 lead in the early innings. Jorge De La Rosa, a bright spot in the Rockies 2013 season, worked six…...

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Juan Nicasio can’t be trusted with any lead. Welcome back to 2012. The Colorado Rockies saw another large lead evaporate in front of their eyes on Friday night, something that is becoming all-too-common for them in 2013. This time, a 7-2 lead heading into the 5th inning turned into an 8-7 Phillies lead by the time the Rockies came to…...

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Todd Helton can still swing it–every now and then. The Toby Keith song says it perfectly. “I ain’t as good as I once was, but I’m as good once, as I ever was.” No truer words could be spoken about Todd Helton. The former slugger with Hall of Fame credentials has been a disappointment in what is assumed to be…...

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Jorge De La Rosa was phenomenal on Tuesday. Jorge De La Rosa came into spring training as the biggest question mark for the Colorado Rockies in 2013. After a year-and-a-half recovery process from Tommy John surgery, coupled with De La Rosa’s past issues with his own psyche, to come into 2013 leaning on De La Rosa as a dependable starting…...

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Wilton Lopez continued his disappointing season on Sunday. The stage was set for the perfect ending possible on Sunday for the Colorado Rockies. Eric Young, Jr. was at the plate with the tying run at third base and the winning run at first base. With the Rockies giving away Eric Young, Sr. bobbleheads, and having Young, Sr. throw out the…...

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Jorge De La Rosa looks like he is back. Many people in baseball believe that a manager is the most overrated position in baseball. Tell that to the Colorado Rockies and be prepared to be laughed at. The Rockies, winners of eight straight and dominating at home, have made a complete 180 degree turn in attitude from 2012 to 2013.…...

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Troy Tulowitzki homered for the 2nd time in as many days. The Colorado Rockies picked up their first win of 2013 with an 8-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. The win came in the fashion that the Rockies are going to have to make routine in order for the season to be successful. Despite struggles from Jorge…...

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Chris Nelson had the game winning hit for the Rockies. It came down to the last series of the season, but the Colorado Rockies have avoided their first 100-loss season in franchise history. On Monday night, after the Rockies had battled back against Rookie of the Year candidate Wade Miley, Rafael Betancourt came in to finish off the Diamondbacks and…...

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DJ LeMahieu has been a big part of the Rockies great week. Four in a row. That’s right, the Colorado Rockies have won four games in a row. The Rockies are surprisingly playing good baseball. They are actually exciting to watch. On Thursday night the Rockies continued their great homestand, defeating the Miami Marlins 5-3 at 20th & Blake. They…...

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Matt Belisle has been extremely good for the Rockies. The Colorado Rockies won their first series at home since the first weekend in June, barely holding on to an 8-6 victory on Tuesday night. The fact that the Rockies haven’t won a series at home since June is enough of a statement itself of the 2012 season. The victory on…...

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The Rockies should be very hesitant to trade this guy away. Trade season is here and the Colorado Rockies are sellers. There is no doubt about that. The team has already dealt Jeremy Guthrie and Marco Scutaro, two veterans brought in to stabilize the clubhouse. Next in line would be Ramon Hernandez, and Jason Giambi if he wasn’t on the…...

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The Rockies should take whatever they can get for Guthrie. The Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Angels are the only two franchises who have never lost 100 games in a season. That might change if the Rockies keep the same pace in the second half that they have been on in the first. Dropping the Independence Day game 4-1…...

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Amazingly, it keeps getting worse for the Rockies. It was a game the Colorado Rockies should have won. They were one out away from securing the victory before the Phillies stole one away from them, winning 7-6. Rafael Betancourt couldn’t get the final out in the bottom of the 9th inning, partly because of bad defense and partly because of…...

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Scutaro’s first Rockies home run was a game winner. A terrible road trip, one that has made nearly every believer jump off the bandwagon, ended with a bright spot on Tuesday night in San Francisco. The Colorado Rockies won 5-4, thanks to a 9th inning home run from Marco Scutaro, his first in a Rockies uniform. The home run was…...

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It’s over. All the hype. All the anticipation. All the predictions. All the talk. Everything that went into how good the Colorado Rockies were going to be, and, on July 7th, the verdict is in. The Rockies stink.It may sound negative. It may sound like pessimism, but let’s be honest, this team is looking more and more like a team…...

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On November 12th, 2008 Rockies manager Dan O’Dowd frustrated his fan base, trading away club hero Matt Holliday to the Oakland A’s for a displaced closer, a fifth starter and a prospect who had struggled in his brief time in the big leagues.That prospect was some kid named Carlos Gonzalez.All he has done is make the entire Rockies fan base…...

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