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Rockies social media team is phenomenal and that’s in large part due to Julian Valentin. He shares his favorite memories with Colorado, goes through his life as a professional soccer player and details his latest career working with athletes. Plus, the final installment of the Rockies Hall of Fame: relievers and catchers. “DNVR Exclusive: Two years anniversary of Walker’s Hall…

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 the Rockies and Jon Gray? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

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 the past. The Dodgers and Red Sox are on the brink of elimination. Can they win-out on the road to have a rematch of the 2018 World Series? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

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 may have been a far cry from the franchise-record 96 wins prescribed before the season, but the Colorado Rockies had their share of highlights during a 26-34 (.433) campaign. While it would have taken just three more wins to get Colorado into the postseason, many felt the disappointing performances outnumbered the positive ones in the pursuit of the club’s first National League West pennant. And though it may seem that there are even more questions about the team than before the season began, several players rose to the challenge of an abbreviated schedule and made a mark on the organization during this weird and wild 2020 MLB Season. Since the Baseball Writers’ Association of America won’t be giving any…

After snapping the franchise record for longest single-season streak (5) of scoring three or less runs at Coors Field on Friday night, Colorado started a new one as the offense could only muster five hits in the 6-1 loss to Los Angeles. Understandable as it may have been against Clayton Kershaw who lowered his earned run average to 2.15 and WHIP to 0.75 on his way towards passing Sandy Koufax for 10th-most innings pitched in Dodgers’ history, it was disappointing for the Rockies to be put on the precipice of a four-game sweep. Quickly down 2-0 after L.A. got first licks, Raimel Tapia manufactured a run with his legs. First, it was the spry outfielder hustling into second base for…

While the Dodgers prepared for a bullpen day, the Rockies were caught off guard in a 15-6 drubbing at the hands of the neighborhood bully. Ryan Castellani hoped to earn his first win at home and improve upon a no decision against Los Angeles on September 6 at Chavez Ravine. The 1-2-3 first inning appeared promising until his five-pitch walk to Max Muncy and a 438ft moon shot by Cody Bellinger in the second inning set in rhythm an offensive onslaught by the National League’s best. Gavin Lux snapped an 0-for-14 slump to add his own two-run dinger shortly thereafter to push away any hopes had by Rockies to contend on this evening. Then, Josh Fuentes received his first opportunity…

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 lead to San Diego and found himself in search of the same answers he could not find for all of 2018. To make matters worse, the best reliever in the bullpen may be done for the season as Scott Oberg is on the 45-day injured list with blood clotting in his pitching arm. With a bullpen lacking the veteran presence…

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. We’re also talking one game in which anything can happen. Instead, let’s talk about three games. Fact David Dahl will in a National League batting title With all three hits on Opening Day and another in game two, Dahl extended his hitting streak to 12 games dating back to July 24, 2019. During that string of play, he batted .340…

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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Much debate this offseason about the Colorado Rockies biggest needs this offseason. After a year in which so many things went so awry, it’s understandable for the club that went 71-91. It also underlines the fact that they also have more potential spread across the roster than some are willing to give them credit for. But potential is always trapped in the future. It has been suggested that the Rockies must prioritize adding a catcher and seeking improvements at starting pitcher and possibly center field, all of which make sense in a vacuum, but less so in context. If one was inclined to generalize, the easy answer is to say that the area in which Colorado most needs an upgrade…

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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