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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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Do you remember the only Rockie to hit a triple in the All-Star Game? How many have homered during the Midsummer Classic? And which Blake Street Bomber went to the finals of the Home Run Derby? Patrick & Suzie recap Tuesday’s All-Star Game before highlighting the best moments of the Colorado Rockies’ first half, including the top players and favorite moments. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

This might not be controversial, but there typically isn’t anything super about a super-utility player. When a player is not overtly skilled at one position or cannot move to another place on the field without issue, their time in MLB may be limited… unless they are adequate enough to carry numerous types of mitts in their equipment bag. For Charlie Culberson, he’s made a career of playing anywhere he’s needed, and there is definite value in such a player. Plucked from the rival San Francisco Giants in 2012 via trade for the eventual National League Championship Series MVP Marco Scutaro, Culberson finished the season with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. In 2013, he split…

There may have been 27 seasons of Major League Baseball in Denver, but there hasn’t always been a lot to celebrate. There are nine winning seasons. A handful of  superstars. Five postseasons (thanks, Wild Card). Just one World Series appearance. And now, finally, a Hall of Famer… but that celebration will have to wait another year. So, when an award like National League Rookie of the Month is bestowed upon a player like Clint Barmes, it’s something worth celebrating. By winning the April honors, the 26-year-old shortstop became the first position player and second overall to take the prize with the Rockies in 2005. (RHP Jason Jennings in August of 2002 was the first.) In more recent seasons, Trevor Story (2016)…

Entering their 22nd season of play, the Colorado Rockies had written the names of only two men onto the Opening Day lineup card at first base: Andrés Galarraga and Todd Helton. When Colorado signed Justin Morneau, few imagined the 33-year-old who suffered from lingering complications surrounding a concussion would be able to rebound and carry the torch of All-Stars. Donning fellow Canadian and one-time MVP Larry Walker’s number 33, Morneau would be named to the 2014 All-Star Game hosted by the club with which he had spent 11 seasons, the Minnesota Twins. Batting .325 with just one homer and three runs batted in, the British Columbia native started the third week of the season slowly, going 1-for-5 during the first…

Bobby Valentine was in Japan too long.Less than a week after he declared on Baseball Tonight that if the Cy Young had to be given out after a single month, the only two National League pitchers in the competition were the Mets Mike Pelfrey and the Phillies Roy Halladay.Good thing Valentine’s vote didn’t count. On Monday the league announced that...

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