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Despite Friday’s struggles, Belisle has been huge for the Rockies. Don’t dust off the parade confetti just yet. The Colorado Rockies couldn’t hold a 3-0 early lead over the Chicago Cubs. They were plagued by poor work from the bullpen, and the sloppy defensive play that Rockies fans have become accustomed to in the 2012 season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz…...

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Apodaca is done as the Colorado Rockies pitching coach. Ten years is a long time to do one thing. That is how long Bob Apodaca held the position of pitching coach of the Colorado Rockies. He was relieved of his duties on Tuesday, reassigned within the organization as Special Assistant to the General Manager. The reality is, it was time...

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Dan O’Dowd should have gone with youth. Let’s face it. The Colorado Rockies are in the middle of a throw-away season. The Rockies aren’t going anywhere in 2012. They know it, their fans know it, everyone knows it. The sad part about it is that the front office knew it before anyone else did. The reality is, when general manager...

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Alex White dominated the Dodgers on Sunday. Sunday’s are supposed to be a day where the fans go out to the ballpark, enjoy the weather and the scenery. Most of them, however, have learned not to expect a win on the Sabbath. These Rockies seem to find ways to lose games on Sunday. Alex White apparently didn’t get the memo...

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It’s time to get the youth some experience in 2012. The Memorial Day doubleheader sweep of the Houston Astros by the Colorado Rockies gave the few remaining believers hope. In reality, however, this team has dug itself such a huge hole that the dream of climbing out of it and back into contention is extremely unrealistic. Crazy things happen sometimes,...

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Opening Day will come to Coors Field on Monday. It is that time of year for baseball fans. Christmas might come in December for the rest of the country, but for baseball fans, Christmas comes at the beginning of April every year. Opening Day is upon us. After a long offseason, baseball is finally back. For Rockies fans, Friday’s opener...

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Ubaldo Jimenez wasted no time in showing what he thinks about the face of the Colorado Rockies. With his first pitch, he drilled Troy Tulowitzki in the back, dropped his glove and enticed Tulo to charge the mound. The benches cleared and Tulo left with an apparent elbow injury. Everyone knows the history. Jimenez, jealous of Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez’s...

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July 30th, 2011 will be remembered by Colorado Rockies fans as a very dark day. Few fans pictured this image before the 2011 season began. As news that the team had indeed traded their ace, Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians, fans stood in shock. Despite a disappointing first half of 2011, Jimenez was the first true dominant pitcher in...

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The Colorado Rockies had their window. They had their chance to be in the Denver sports spotlight. That chance came and went, thanks in large part to the new face of Denver sports, Tim Tebow. The scene was set for the Rockies to take over. The Broncos were coming off a 4-12 season in which their head coach was fired...

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There is no way to sugar coat it. The 2011 Colorado Rockies season was one to forget. A team that was destined to win their first-ever National League West title fell on their faces. They came out of the gate winning 11-out of-13, then proceeded to win just 62 of their next 149 games.Injuries were a huge part of the...

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If watching the Colorado Rockies pathetically stumble their way through a 2011 season that had so much promise wasn’t bad enough, it only got worse with the words from the front office and the clubhouse. As the season grew increasingly worse, with the Rockies falling further and further out of contention in a division that was theirs for the taking,...

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Losing Ubaldo Jimenez can’t be a good thing.How many people would have predicted that the Colorado Rockies would have traded their first-ever ace by the end of July back in March? The answer to that question is easy. Zero.The departure of Jimenez marked the severity of how disappointing season the Rockies are in the midst of. Some predicted that the...

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The Colorado Rockies made a bold, if not crazy move, trading Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians on July 30th.The move sent the first true ace that the Rockies had ever raised through their farm system less than a year after he won 19 games for them. If nothing else, the move had many loyal Rockies fans wondering if their...

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So much for butterflies.With the season all but over, and Colorado Rockies fans shifting their attention to the Denver Broncos season, the Rockies gave one last reason to continue paying attention. When the team announced that Drew Pomeranz would start on Sunday, it became a “can’t miss” game for fans.Let’s face it. The future of this current Rockies team hinges...

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In his first season as hitting coach, Carney Lansford has critics everywhere. The former big leaguer who was known for his gritty work ethic and ability to always take a good at-bat stepped into a position that had so much potential. The Colorado Rockies lineup is chock full of talent. It sports two of the league’s premier young hitters in...

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One night after Jason Giambi delivered a walk-off, no doubt home run to right field, manager Jim Tracy decided to play that card again. This time, however, Tracy forgot that the club was down by three runs when Giambi stepped to the plate instead of Chris Iannetta in the bottom of the ninth inning. The logic of the move is...

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There is no doubt about it, the Colorado Rockies trading Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians revived a fan base lulled to sleep by the the team’s lackluster play on the field.Most of the thoughts have been extreme. Most believe that it is a terrible move on the Rockies part, and that Dan O’Dowd should be fired as general manager....

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The Colorado Rockies scored 10 runs on Saturday night in San Diego. Their offense looked good. They came up with clutch hits, they pitched well, they looked in sync. However, that was the last thing anyone paid attention to, as the Rockies shipped off their first true ace to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for two former first round draft...

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When his name first came up two weeks ago, it seemed like desperate baseball writers trying to stir the pot in an otherwise boring trade deadline.Now, with three days left before the deadline, there is a real chance that the Colorado Rockies move Ubaldo Jimenez.Could this move seriously happen? It doesn’t seem like a deal will get done. By all...

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