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With a “balanced scheduled” set for 2023, Colorado plays all 29 teams in MLB. Who will be visiting Coors Field? Which former Rockies will be returning? And where will the Rox travel? Patrick and Suzie also recap the two-game set with the Rangers and discuss Jon Gray’s return to Denver. There’s a Mets series preview and a crazy fact about…

The life of a relief pitcher can be a challenging one replete with changing addresses more frequently than one would prefer. For Ashton Goudeau of the Colorado Rockies, that meant moving to seven different organizations in less than a year. Yes, every time the 6’6” right-hander was claimed on the waiver wire, he would invariably learn a few weeks later…...

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The Colorado Rockies have acquired OF Randal Grichuk and cash from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade for OF Raimel Tapia and IF Adrian Pinto. Tapia, signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2010 at the age of 16, has been one of the few recognizable faces on the Rockies since the departures of Carlos González, DJ LeMahieu, Nolan…...

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Since the MLB-imposed lockout began on Dec 2, the two sides have not had a meaningful conversation on core economic issues. Thursday is the finally the day. What’s the future of free agency and arbitration? Will the universal DH definitely be coming? Is a draft lottery really possible? Plus, we’ll get into the details of the international signing period. What…

When thinking about the all-time greatest Colorado Rockies players and managers in the club’s relatively brief history, a short list immediately comes to mind from the past 29 seasons. Larry Walker, Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos González, Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon comprise the player side with each man having spent at least eight years in Denver. Only seven managers…

What does the Rockies’ Opening Day 2022 lineup look like right now? Who’s batting leadoff? Where should Brendan Rodgers hit? And is Ryan McMahon ready to bat third? We answer these questions and look at free agent options, highlight the history of Colorado’s free agent spending and examine how that Tyler Chatwood deal – signed on this date four years…

Tuesday marked the non-tender deadline and the Colorado Rockies were once again eager to bring back the 2021 roster in hopes of a brighter 2022 season. Colorado avoided arbitration with RHP Daniel Bard, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $4.4 million. The 36-year-old was entering his final year of club control and the deal will keep him decked in purple…...

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If you haven’t seen the Jolly Olive video entitled “Raimel Tapia is the Best ‘Bad’ Player in Baseball,” then please start there. Or just listen to us break down many of the statistics that cause his struggles and, conversely highlight his potential. Tom Sutaris, hitting coach for the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, discusses some of the big prospects he’s been…

The Hot Stove Season turned on the flame following Sunday’s deadline for teams to extend a qualifying offers to impending free agents.  While Trevor Story received the $18.4 million QO, Jon Gray did not get a qualifying offer, a choice that may come to haunt the organization much like the one to not re-sign DJ LeMahieu following the 2018 season. …...

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Our guest Kevin Larson shares his thoughts on the Rockies’ selection of Bill Schmidt as the team’s fourth general manager in franchise history and why they did not look outside the organization. We discuss the free agent market for Trevor Story and Jon Gray while considering the impact of contracts given to Antonio Senzatela and C.J. Cron. Plus, Kevin discusses…

MLB Trade Rumors released their arbitration projections for the Colorado Rockies and a few players could go the way of David Dahl last season. How do these figures impact the offseason spending for Colorado? Plus, coaching changes for the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks have looked quite different while the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants do battle…

Entering the final homestand of the 2021 season, the Colorado Rockies had an opportunity to impact the postseason with six games against the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. With the Dodgers and Giants locked in a heated battle for the top spot in the National League West, the Rockies were poised to shift the balance with three-game sweeps,…...

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When the Colorado Rockies dropped off their minor league invites during the 2020-21 offseason at the Post Office, they received some quality RSVPs. C.J. Cron, a player who probably should have been picked up by a car service a few years ago before making if official this February, solidified the middle part of the lineup throughout the year and won…...

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For as long as human beings have known of its existence, we have had an obsession with gold. We set the gold standard, named the golden boy or the golden child because they’re “good as gold” or at least “worth their weight in gold.” We try to follow the golden rule, maybe using the golden compass, and who doesn’t love…...

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