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A very special AD FREE(!) edition of the DNVR Rockies Podcast runs through the news of the day for the Colorado Rockies while breaking down the latest free agent signings. How big of a deal is the Wander Franco contract? And how could the Steven Matz signing with the St. Louis Cardinals be a harbinger of things to come for…

While the Rockies waived and outrighted four players off the 40-man roster, there’s a chance a few move on to other organizations. Details on the entire history of the qualifying offer! Plus, Colorado may offer Trevor Story the $18.4 million QO, but will he accept it? The odds may surprise you when learning how this scenario has played out in…

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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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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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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When the Rockies were held scoreless on Friday night against the Texas Rangers, it snapped a National League record of 11 straight Opening Day games in which they had hit a home run. Considering the streak produced only three trips to the playoffs, such a detail should not warrant major conclusions about the future of this or any other season.…

As a part of our Quest for the Asterisk series, we’ll be taking a look at the players who will be most pivotal in taking the Colorado Rockies back to the postseason in 2020. Every team needs their stars to lead by example, both on the field and statistically. It’s a waste of time to tell you that Nolan Arenado…...

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Parting isn’t always such sweet sorrow. While it can always be tough on a personal level whenever someone leaves an organization, especially one as tight-knit as the Colorado Rockies, there is no question that from a professional perspective the release of Jake McGee and Bryan Shaw comes as welcome news to fans. Both were signed to three-year, $27 million contracts…...

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For those who aren’t interested in giving the Colorado Rockies a nuanced look, they are a 71-win team with no substantial changes coming in the offseason and so should expect to win roughly the same number of games in 2020. If you are disinclined toward such simplicity, however, you may find yourself pontificating on the sheer magnitude of possibilities, both…...

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As Americans, we love to root for the hero almost as much as we love to root for the downfall of the villain. Nothing quite matches the feeling of seeing the bad guy get his comeuppance as evidenced by the recent popularity of Game of Thrones, a story rife with opportunities for schadenfreude. The worst ones for us as an…...

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The Colorado Rockies came out swinging in their first game of this road trip against the Los Angeles Dodgers, taking an early lead and playing some solid baseball until the wheels came off the wagon in a bottom of the fourth that decided the game. The visitors took the lead in the top of the first with back-to-back home runs…...

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With Colorado’s lone silver lining of Sunday’s 11-4 loss and four-game sweep by St. Louis game being Nolan Arenado’s 3-for-5 performance, which included his 33rd home run of the season, the perennial Gold Glover recorded his 100th run batted in of the year, his fifth-straight season at the century mark. As for the more lurid details of the affair, it all…...

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DENVER – Sunday morning before their 1:10 pm ballgame, the Colorado Rockies placed closer Scott Oberg on the 10-day Injured List with a blood clot in his right arm, retroactive Saturday, August 17. “Yesterday afternoon we became aware of Scott’s situation,” manager Bud Black said of the issue with Oberg before a crowd of reporters in the Rockies dugout. “His…...

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DENVER – Las Cucarachas don’t die easily. If you were one of the 38,181 at Coors Field who witnessed any of Colorado’s three comebacks on Sunday, you know the cockroaches usually have the last laugh. The 7-6 win wasn’t how the Rockies would have drawn it up, but Garrett Hampson’s walk-off single in the tenth inning punctuated Colorado’s fourth-straight victory and secured…...

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DENVER – While it took only two pitches for the Rockies to fall behind the Giants on Sunday, LHP Kyle Freeland settled down to deliver five innings of solid work in a 6-2 win. On a day when the first 15,000 fans at the ballpark received his bobblehead, Freeland waggled for five frames, surrendering only two runs, both on solo…...

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