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Despite not hearing his name on Tuesday during the Baseball Hall of Fame announcement, Todd Helton took another step closer towards reaching Cooperstown. David Ortiz received 77.9% of votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and was the only one on the 30 player ballot to reach the required 75% mark.  Ortiz slugged 541 home runs during his 20-year…...

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Exactly two years ago, the president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stepped to the podium and announced on MLB Network that Larry Walker was going to Cooperstown. Not only had the suspense been building for the past decade since Walker was first put up for election by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, but the early…...

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Now that Gil Hodges has been selected by the Golden Days Era Committee to be enshrined in National Baseball Hall of Fame, every player who has received at least 50% of the vote in a year has made it to Cooperstown. Todd Helton appears set to reach that mark in his 4th appearance on the ballot. Before you make a…...

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Two days before the first game in franchise history, the Colorado Rockies signed a player many believed would be their first member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dale Murphy was released by the Philadelphia Phillies in the early hours of April 3, 1993  and was just two home runs short of 400 for his career. (At the time, only…...

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Despite a lockout preventing typical Hot Stove League business during baseball’s offseason, the Colorado Rockies made an announcement on Friday that suggests a promising end is coming sooner than later. Colorado will play the Arizona Diamondbacks for two Spring Training games on March 18 and 19 at Las Vegas Ballpark in Las Vegas, NV. The pair of exhibition games will…...

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Children born in 2004 are nearing graduation and starting to consider life after high school.  Those kids, now approaching 18-years-old, have never seen Larry Walker play for the Colorado Rockies. Even those of a more advanced age may have observed from afar, never making it down to the cathedral on 20th and Blake Street.  Of course, good parents surely showed…...

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As part of the lockout enacted by Major League Baseball, transactions as well as communication have officially ceased.  This means those rumors and rumblings during the coldest months of the Hot Stove League have become null. While no one truly believes back-and-forths have been entirely nonexistent, the typical whispers to media members have become little more than a cold shoulder.…...

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The existence of Coors Field has been relatively short when compared to the lifespan of professional baseball.   While the same can certainly be said of most ballparks, the uniqueness of the grounds at 20th and Blake has made for some memorable moments in the grander sense. Following construction of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992, two-thirds of MLB clubs…...

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After 2020 was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and with the 2022 season in jeopardy of starting on time due to the lockout, the Colorado Rockies baseball brought back some normalcy to the Front Range in 2021 and provided a service in which should all be somewhat thankful. Sure, that service meant coupling the ups with the downs, winning some…

When the 2021 All-Star Game moved from Atlanta to Denver, a major opportunity opened up for quite possibly the last person you’d expect: Colorado Rockies bullpen catcher Aaron Muñoz. “It was one of those things that they had asked us if we were willing to catch (the Home Run Derby) and at first, I said, ‘Yeah, absolutely,’ Muñoz said about…...

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If things hold as planned, the James Webb space telescope will be shot off French Guiana around 5:30 a.m. tomorrow, on Christmas morning. The project is literally locked and loaded into the nosecone of an Ariane rocket and awaiting the moment and weather that gives it its best shot off this rock, and about a million miles away. If it…...

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When the lockout comes to end at some point in 2022 and Major League Baseball can have free agent signings and trades of typical offseasons past, the Colorado Rockies will need to not only improve their lineup in the power department, but will also need to add a notable name.  On Opening Day of the 2019 season, the Colorado Rockies…...

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Last December, the Colorado Rockies signed RHP Chi Chi González, LHP Zac Rosscup and RHP Joe Harvey to minor league deals that came with invitations to Spring Training.  While all three had their contracts selected to the big league roster at one point during the season – only González and Rosscup would actually appear for the club – these transactions…...

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When thinking about the all-time greatest Colorado Rockies players and managers in the club’s relatively brief history, a short list immediately comes to mind from the past 29 seasons. Larry Walker, Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos González, Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon comprise the player side with each man having spent at least eight years in Denver. Only seven managers…

There will be four new faces in the dugout and bullpen for the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in 2022. On Monday, manager Bud Black’s staff for next season was announced with bench coach Mike Redmond, hitting coach Dave Magadan, third base coach Stu Cole and first base coach Ron Gideon reprising their roles from 2021. New to the staff…...

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When RHP Jeff Hoffman was out of options to the minor leagues and opportunities on the 26-man roster following the 2020 season, the Rockies also struggled with this apparent limitation. Yet former GM Jeff Bridich managed to trade Hoffman to the Cincinnati Reds for a useful asset in Colorado’s bullpen by the name of RHP Robert Stephenson. (RHP Case Williams…...

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There may be a lockout preventing the Colorado Rockies from improving their on-field talent, but that hasn’t prevented them from adding a notable free agent to their front office.  On Thursday, it was announced that Clint Hurdle would be returning to the organization as a special assistant to the general manager.  Manager for the beloved 2007 Rockies that won 14…...

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Despite spending $80.75 million this offseason, the Colorado Rockies 2022 roster looks exactly like the one from 2021, minus two important cogs. Free agent SS Trevor Story is favored to sign elsewhere, and RHP Jon Gray signed a four-year, $56 million deal with the Texas Rangers. Colorado’s expenditures did well to keep some of their top performers in purple pinstripes…...

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