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Seth Smith The Colorado Rockies completed a trade on Monday, shipping Seth Smith to the Oakland Athletics for pitchers Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman. The move should put the finishing touches on the Rockies main priority this offseason. That priority? Not getting better on the field, but getting the attitude right in the clubhouse. The club has now parted ways…...

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As a season full of disappointment came to a close, Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd had a very open conversation with Troy Renck of the Denver Post.”We aren’t going to spend money just to spend money. The one option that you won’t see is adding marginal players in the mix for average dollars,” O’Dowd said. “I have to stop…...

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As a season full of disappointment came to a close, Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd had a very open conversation with Troy Renck of the Denver Post.”We aren’t going to spend money just to spend money. The one option that you won’t see is adding marginal players in the mix for average dollars,” O’Dowd said. “I have to stop…...

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The Colorado Rockies are quietly rebuilding their roster in Dallas at the annual baseball winter meetings.With all of the hype around what the newly-named Miami Marlins are doing, particularly signing Jose Reyes to an absurd amount of money and trying to lure Albert Pujols with an even more absurd amount of money, the Rockies have seemed quiet. However, the club…...

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It’s been ugly in 2011 at Coors Field. There is no way around that.However, as the Colorado Rockies play out the final string of their season, there is still quite a bit to be watched. On a day when prospects Wilin Rosario and Jordan Pacheco made their Major League debuts, the Colorado Rockies rallied for six runs in the bottom…...

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Bob Davidson made a horrible call. That is common for him. Davidson is known more for his bad attitude and hot-head rather than his good umpiring. He calls more balks than any other umpire in baseball, and is commonly referred to as the worst umpire in the game. On Friday night, immediately following a double play in which Dexter Fowler…...

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Here we go again. It is almost getting annoying how predictable these Colorado Rockies are. Under perform for most of the season in nearly every aspect of the game, dig a big hole, make sure every last person who follows baseball has written them off, then suddenly jump out of the grave and come back to life. The Rockies, winners…...

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It wasn’t pretty, but it wasn’t too ugly either. The Colorado Rockies got their first taste of the second most prized possession that they got for their first-ever ace, Ubaldo Jimenez. Not-yet-23-year-old Alex White stepped to the mound at Coors Field with fans eager to see what this guy might be all about if he merited trading Jimenez. The results?…...

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Shhhhh, don’t tell the Colorado Rockies. Everyone who walked into Coors Field on Sunday knew what day of the week it was. Everyone except the team wearing purple pinstripes. Whether they were told it was Saturday, whether they were simply just due, the Rockies pulled off what has proven to be a difficult task. They won on a Sunday. After…...

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Finally, some positive. When Jason Giambi launched a three-run walk-off homer to give the Colorado Rockies victory on Monday night, it seemed like a good point for the team to finally gain some momentum. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, momentum is only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher. After Jhoulys Chacin looked pedestrian on Tuesday night, the Rockies…...

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This is the Colorado Rockies team that was advertised in February. On a rainy night in Cincinnati, the Rockies battled back from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat the Reds 10-7. The win came from a flood of offense that included a Carlos Gonzalez home run, a long ball from Todd Helton, and two bombs from Seth Smith. Gonzalez’s home…...

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The Colorado Rockies lost on Sunday to extend their losing streak on the Sabbath to 16 straight.At this point, the reason for the continued lack of effort on Sunday’s is anyone’s guess. The fact is, the club continues to fall on the first day of the week. It would be one thing if the team faltered in a different manner…...

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The All-Star break is three days long, apparently one day too short for the Colorado Rockies offense.With their ace on the mound, and a chance to go into the All-Star break with a sweep that would erase the bad taste of getting broomed in Atlanta, the Rockies failed to show up offensively. Apparently, Jhoulys Chacin didn’t get that message. He…...

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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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Bless Todd Helton.On the day that he played his 2,000 career game, all in a Colorado Rockies uniform, his team did what they do best. They lost in agonizing fashion.In all 2,000 games in which Helton has played in, how many times has his team gone down in a heartbreaking fashion. The grizzly veteran has to be getting used to…...

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Jason Hammel wound up, made the turn, pulled the ball out of his glove, and then stopped. That’s right. He just stopped. Home plate Umpire Sam Holbrook then made the easiest balk call of his career. With two outs in third inning, runners at second and third base, and Indians DH Travis Hafner down to his final strike, Hammel committed…...

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Seth Smith might not say anything about being used as a platoon player, but his bat is doing some talking.On Tuesday night, Smith gave the Rockies a 3-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning on a no-doubt two-run homer down the right field line. Then, in the top of the ninth inning, when the Rockies bullpen had allowed…...

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Let’s face it. 6-4 at home isn’t going to cut it.The Colorado Rockies finished off their longest homestand of the season by facing the toughest pitcher they have faced all season long. On Sunday, Justin Verlander absolutely dominated an offense that had caught fire. The flame-throwing right-hander tossed a complete game, giving up just one home run on a Ty…...

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It is good to have depth. The Colorado Rockies certainly feel that way. With Jorge De La Rosa out until sometime in the 2012 season, the Rockies season could have been sunk. Instead, they reached to their farm system and brought up one of their top young stars from Double-A.Nicasio has been extremely impressive. On Tuesday night, he continued to…...

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So much for momentum.The Colorado Rockies looked like they were going to shift it into high gear after taking a series in San Diego, then dominating the Dodgers in the first two games of a four game set. Unfortunately for the Rockies, they couldn’t keep that momentum going. On Saturday night they played their way out of a win, and…...

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