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It’s been 48 hours since the disappointing news about Todd Helton and the debate continues to rage, especially after one ballot was lost in the mail. How voracious was one teammate about Helton’s exclusion? What’s the biggest misconception about the Coors Field vs. PED debate? And what player was even closer than Helton, but didn’t get elected by the BBWAA?…

In exactly one month, baseball returns from its winter slumber with a simple pop of the mitt on back fields all across Arizona and Florida.  Laughs, good-natured ribbing and loud barking from seasoned coaches will fill Salt River Fields when pitchers and catchers report to the Spring Training home of the Colorado Rockies on February 15. Not everyone will be…

There is simply no place in the world that can produce mind-bending baseball games quite like Coors Field. Friday night against the upstart Arizona Diamondbacks was easily the wildest game of the season. The back-and-forth contest during the second game of the June 1 doubleheader against the Miami Marlins that ended with a walk-off home run by Brendan Rodgers, his…

Kyle Freeland loves to pitch against Milwaukee about as much as Yonathan Daza loves multi-hit games. After a loss on Labor Day, Rockies take the next two and win a series over the contending Brewers. How dramatic was Tuesday’s victory? Who made franchise history? And whose homer on Wednesday was an extreme rarity? Rockies Notebook: Estévez poised to make noise…

The Colorado Rockies have produced 11 batting title winners in their 29 seasons thanks in part to the largest outfield in the National League that readily permits bloop singles (and doubles) and fortunately placed baseballs between defenders spaced by larger than normal gaps. On the road, the Coors Field Hangover presents hitters with breaking balls possessing exaggerated movement compared to…

Monday represented the perfect opportunity to ask any manager about the state of their team as four months remain and the season is roughly one-third complete. As the baseball adage goes, one doesn’t worry about the standings until Memorial Day. The unofficial start of summer was greeted with a come-from-behind victory over the Miami Marlins to open a seven-game homestand…...

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The life of a relief pitcher can be a challenging one replete with changing addresses more frequently than one would prefer. For Ashton Goudeau of the Colorado Rockies, that meant moving to seven different organizations in less than a year. Yes, every time the 6’6” right-hander was claimed on the waiver wire, he would invariably learn a few weeks later…...

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The altitude of Denver is a silent killer of many athletic performances, particularly as it concerns marathon runners and pitchers. One of the more visible variables of sport is that of the wind. Chicago may be well known for its chilly gusts, but San Francisco and it’s ballpark on the bay may be even more infamous. According to outfielder Yonathan…...

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