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It’s official. There’s a work stoppage in baseball for the first time since 1995. And it may not be as bad as it seems. At least not yet. The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) – the basic pact that governs employment between the players and the league – expired at 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday night and the league’s 30 owners…...

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Tuesday marked the non-tender deadline and the Colorado Rockies were once again eager to bring back the 2021 roster in hopes of a brighter 2022 season. Colorado avoided arbitration with RHP Daniel Bard, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $4.4 million. The 36-year-old was entering his final year of club control and the deal will keep him decked in purple…...

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It may not be shocking, and it certainly isn’t the conclusion for which many Rockies fans were hoping, but it’s now official. For the first time since June 5, 2013, RHP Jon Gray is no longer associated with the Colorado Rockies. The 30-year-old starting pitcher signed a four-year deal with the Texas Rangers believed to be worth $56 million, according…...

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Context is king.  This has very much flown out the window in the last few years as sound bites have joined forces with a 280 character-limit causing society to lose all ability to decipher what anything means in the greater sense.  As such, it feels like a good time to attempt to uncover it all for Brendan Rodgers and put…...

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy As a kid, going to Sunday school, I noticed a pattern in my praying. I realized that my most fervent and heartfelt prayers were coming down the pipe when I felt the most…...

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Friday, Nov. 19 marked another important day in the future of the Colorado Rockies. The franchise added three players to their 40-man roster, bringing the total to 39 players, while witnessing the end to another successful season for their prospects in the Arizona Fall League. LHP Ryan Rolison, RHP Noah Davis and SS Ezequiel Tovar had their contracts selected and…...

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On Thursday, the Colorado Rockies announced a three-year deal with catcher Elias Díaz worth approximately $14.5 million. The 31-year-old had an incredibly productive season at the plate, slugging .464 thanks to 37 extra-base hits. His 18 home runs were the fourth-most in franchise history by a catcher. Díaz did most of his damage at the dish after mid-June, homering in…

The Colorado Rockies won the first and only National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 2002 thanks to a 16-8 season by 23-year-old Jason Jennings.  There were also two instances of runner-up seasons – Todd Helton in 1998 and Troy Tulowitzki in 2007 – but the franchise has otherwise been left out of the honor for the…...

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If you’ve never attended the Arizona Fall League, you’re in good company. What you’d be missing is the next generation of ballplayers, putting forth an additional five weeks of work to be ready for their major league debuts next season. It was true of AFL start Pete Alonso in 2018 before slugging a rookie-record 53 home runs the next season…...

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Once the final out of the World Series nestles into some fortunate player’s mitt – and then back pocket – the Hot Stove Season is officially ushered in. For the purposes of many in sports media, it should also be referred to as Speculation Season. This week, rumors floated by agents and front office executives have floated through social media…...

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On Wednesday, the rosters for one of the most elite All-Star Games for prospects was announced and the Colorado Rockies are represented by at least two players. OF Ryan Vilade and LHP Reagan Todd of the Salt River Rafters were announced as participants for the Fall Stars Game. 1B Michael Toglia is part of the Final 2 Vote, which can…...

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The Hot Stove Season turned on the flame following Sunday’s deadline for teams to extend a qualifying offers to impending free agents.  While Trevor Story received the $18.4 million QO, Jon Gray did not get a qualifying offer, a choice that may come to haunt the organization much like the one to not re-sign DJ LeMahieu following the 2018 season. …...

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In 1997, Larry Walker won the National League MVP award on the back of a NL-leading 49 home runs and top-marks in on-base and slugging percentage. Walker was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021. He remains the only player in Rockies history to reach Cooperstown or to have won an MVP Award. Larry Walker Award for Most…...

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Cy Young was the most wins of any pitcher in the history of baseball and is credited with the first perfect game of the modern era. Only one pitcher has started the All-Star Game as a member of the Colorado Rockies and only one has thrown a no-hitter. That man, Ubaldo Jiménez, also finished higher than any other Rockies’ hurler…...

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The Hank Aaron Award, named after the man who surpassed Babe Ruth’s home run record and still has more RBI and All-Star Game appearances than any other, is given to the best hitter in each league. In the second year of the award in 2000, Todd Helton was awarded the prize. It remains the only one bestowed upon a Rockies…...

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Jackie Robinson won the first Rookie of the Year Award in 1947. Forty years later, it was renamed to honor the Civil Rights trailblazer. Colorado may have developed many talented All-Stars during their time, but starting pitcher Jason Jennings is the only player to ever earn the prestigious award. Jason Jennings Award for Rookie of the Year Lucas Gilbreath A…...

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During his successful career as a Colorado Rockies closer, Brian Fuentes was named to the National League All-Star Team three-times and saved 115 games, most amongst any pitcher in the history of the team. Brian Fuentes Awards for Best Relief Pitcher Carlos Estévez Heading into the 2020 season, the Colorado Rockies featured the return of five solid arms in their…...

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The ballpark on 20th and Blake is often referenced as being hitter-friendly. According to Monday’s list of finalists for the Silver Slugger Award, it wasn’t that kind to its denizens in 2021.  Of the 31 names in the National League announced by Louisville Slugger, the only member of the Colorado Rockies is Germán Márquez, winner of the 2018 Silver Slugger…

Steve Reed represented the Colorado Rockies through their first five seasons of existence and pitched in more games than any other for the franchise, spending half his 14-year career in purple. His 140 ERA+ is often overlooked, and remains a staggering figure during era pitched mostly before the advent of the humidor.   Steve Reed Award for Unsung Hero Elias Díaz…...

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“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money, and I’ll tell you what they are.” – James W. Frick Mr. Frick knew a lot about how people spent their money. After serving honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he enrolled at Notre Dame as a 23-year old freshman. To make ends…...

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