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During his successful career as a Colorado Rockies closer, Brian Fuentes was named to the National League All-Star Team in three different seasons and saved 115 games with the franchise, most amongst any pitcher in team history. Brian Fuentes Awards for Best Relief Pitcher The step back for the starting rotation for the 2022 Colorado Rockies meant increased opportunities for…...

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Back in the early days of the Colorado Rockies, there was a prevailing thought by the Blake Street Bombers that their club could win any game.   Even despite a deficit in the late innings, the sluggers believed their ability to hit three-run home runs in bunches meant no lead was safe for an opposing team, especially at Coors Field. While…...

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It feels like Daniel Bard has been a member of the Colorado Rockies for a very long time. As the oldest member of the team who will play most of 2022 as a 37-year-old, his 90.1 innings pitched is second-most of any Rockies’ reliever and his 410 total batters faced is tops since joining the team two years ago. He…...

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When RHP Jeff Hoffman was out of options to the minor leagues and opportunities on the 26-man roster following the 2020 season, the Rockies also struggled with this apparent limitation. Yet former GM Jeff Bridich managed to trade Hoffman to the Cincinnati Reds for a useful asset in Colorado’s bullpen by the name of RHP Robert Stephenson. (RHP Case Williams…...

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During his successful career as a Colorado Rockies closer, Brian Fuentes was named to the National League All-Star Team three-times and saved 115 games, most amongst any pitcher in the history of the team. Brian Fuentes Awards for Best Relief Pitcher Carlos Estévez Heading into the 2020 season, the Colorado Rockies featured the return of five solid arms in their…...

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When closing your eyes and envisioning a silhouette standing atop the mound in a critical game during the ninth-inning, strong odds suggest you’re thinking about a closer and not a starting pitcher polishing off a complete game. This closer – who may or may not be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame – was elite for a period of…...

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When the next window of contention is discussed regarding the Colorado Rockies, a look towards a cadre of minor league prospects often becomes the source of inspiration and hope. Many players from Class A or lower rookie-level leagues begin to come to mind such as first-round draft picks Zac Veen and Benny Montgomery, as well as international signings like Helcris…...

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How much difference can one year make? If you’ve been watching the Colorado Rockies lately, you’ve probably noticed that they’ve been a much better ballclub since the end of May. If you’ve been watching closely, you’ve definitely still noticed that several of their fundamental flaws remains the same, though. The offense is unreliable, especially on the road where the whole…...

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The Colorado Rockies are not set up to win a whole lot of games in 2021. It’s baseball, and just about anything is possible, but on paper the boys in purple have one of the steepest uphill climbs in front of them if they want to shock the MLB world. As we’ve often discuss on the DNVR Rockies Podcast, though,…...

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The Colorado Rockies highly-vaunted Super Bullpen was an absolute unmitigated disaster… right? Of course it was. You’ve heard the stat. You’ve seen the stat. You lived the damn stat. The club spent $106 million on Jake McGee, Bryan Shaw, and Wade Davis who, in return, put up a combined -0.4 bWAR over three seasons. The trio were cut without lasting…...

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DNVR Rockies beat reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics pertaining to the inhabitants of 2001 Blake Street as well all the scuttlebutt in-and-around the game of baseball. Following two saves on the road during the first week of the season to help Colorado move to 4-1, closer Wade Davis coughed up another ninth-inning…

It’s a question on the minds of all Rockies fans following Friday night’s game against the San Diego Padres: Should you trust your eyes when it comes to closer Wade Davis and his lack of success going back to last year? Oftentimes in baseball, we have to preach analyzing process over results and implore those who wish to take a…...

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