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Rockies fans fondly remember Yorvit Torrealba as the catcher who helped lead Colorado throughout the 2007 season and hit .500 in the playoffs on the way to the club’s first and only World Series. As a 13-year veteran in major league baseball, the Venezuelan-born backstop has been a valuable member to several contending organizations during his time, including five postseason…

Remember Jorge De La Rosa’s critics? Good luck finding them now. Remember Ramon Ramirez? Some Colorado Rockies fan do. With all due respect to the right-handed middle reliever, there isn’t a single Rockies fan who wants him back on the team. Why bring up Ramirez? When he showed up to spring training out of shape in 2008, Dan O’Dowd shipped…...

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Remember when Tulo wasn’t a clutch hitter? He’s one of the best now. There isn’t much to complain about when it comes to Troy Tulowitzki. Unless you are an opposing pitcher. On Tuesday night in Cincinnati, the All-Star shortstop heaved the other 24 members of the Colorado Rockies onto his back and snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat.…...

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Fowler delivered for the Rockies on Saturday. It would figure that the Colorado Rockies would start the 10th inning with two outs before getting two runners on, when Dexter Fowler lined the first pitch he saw down the first base line, allowing Yorvit Torrealba to score from second base. The Rockies have had a tough week at the plate. Since…...

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Juan Nicasio was brilliant on Sunday. Elich Gardens has nothing on these Colorado Rockies. On Sunday, a day the Rockies generally forget they are playing, the club put together arguably their best game of the 2013 season. They defeated the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants in shutout fashion, 5-0 to complete a four-game series victory. With his job on…...

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Yorvit Torrealba came through in the clutch on Wednesday. When it is still snowing, it is too early to tell what kind of baseball team a fan base will be watching as spring turns to summer. The Colorado Rockies are not exempt from this rule. Over the course of time, in the history of this great game, there are countless…...

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Is it time to start believing in the 2013 Colorado Rockies? Call them gritty, call them resilient, call them relentless, call them anything in that you want, but the time has arrived to quit calling them a bad team. On April 16th, late into the night, the Colorado Rockies became just the third team in all of Major League Baseball…...

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I never question why a fan falls in love with a player. That is part of the fun of being a fan. Finding something in a particular player that makes you root for that guy. It might be his talent, it might be his character, it might be his work ethic, it might be his looks, it might be his…...

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The Colorado Rockies and their fans have plenty to be excited about in 2011. Despite the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants residing in their division, many believe that the Rockies have as good of shot as anyone to take home their first-ever National League West crown.The offseason was busy for the Rockies. Not just because they signed Troy Tulowitzki…...

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Off-days are nice sometimes. They give the chance to take a step back from the game and really analyze what is going on.With the Rockies playoff chances on life support and not much fight left in the team, the question has to be asked. Why has this Rockies team, essentially the same team as the Colorado team that won the…...

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News flash: Ubaldo Jimenez is good.The San Diego Padres found that out for the second time in 2010, losing to Jimenez and the Rockies 5-2 on Monday night.Jimenez, as Rockies fans are getting accustomed to hearing, was nearly untouchable. The game was a testament to how good Jimenez is, he struck out a career-high 13 batters, including Adrian Gonzalez three…...

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There has been a great debate going on in Rockies Nation for almost a year. Check out the Rockies blogs out there and it will be easy to find. Many passionate Rockies fans believe that Chris Iannetta needs to be the everyday starting catcher for the Rockies.These fans have done their research, they have the numbers to back up why…...

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It must be the end of January.The Broncos have been done for almost a month and 45 degrees feels really warm. Another sign of the end of January is a flurry of baseball moves waking the sport from its winter of slumber. These moves warm the heart of baseball fans around the country.This offseason has been a strange one for…...

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After the Colorado Rockies found themselves in the playoffs for the second time in three years there were questions as to what would happen as the offseason approached. One of the Rockies self imposed offseason priorities was resigning clutch hitting catcher Yorvit Torrealba. For the past three seasons Chris Iannetta has been seen as the catcher of the future for…...

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I was asked by Will from TheNatsBlog.com to help him with a collaborative article on grading how well each team did in last week’s winter meetings. Obviously, for my part I will be covering the Rockies.Team Name: Colorado RockiesTeam Record: 92-70 (Wild Card winners)Team Needs: Back up catcher, backup infielder who can play 1st and 3rd base, and pitching depth.Team…...

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As temperatures in Denver struggle to reach 20 degrees, the depression sets in for the typical baseball fan. Days are spent following rumors as to where journeyman catcher and career .251 hitter Brian Schneider will sign as a backup catcher.Despite the lack of activity, many decisions are being made in the front office that are making an impact on the…...

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A Major League Baseball season lasts a long time. Very few fans are able to watch all 162 games that their favorite team plays. With day games and night games, weekend games and weekday games, the thought of watching a team religiously is nearly impossible. Very few find a way to accomplish the task. For this, and a variety of…...

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