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3 things that stood out from the spring opener

After a washout on Saturday, the 2020 version of the Colorado Rockies made its collective debut on Sunday in Tempe against the Los Angeles Angels in the spring training opener for both teams. While it is impossible to put a great amount of stock into any numbers from spring, there were a few things from […] Colorado Rockies: 3 things that stood out from the spring opener - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Ben Kouchnerkavich

State of the Position, 2020

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A top to bottom look at the Rockies organization, from the field to the owner’s box, ahead of the 2020 season

Previewing the Colorado Rockies 2020 season by examining every position on the diamond, in the dugout and in the front office.

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Joelle Milholm

Sunday Rockpile: After rain wipes out Cactus League opener, Rockies try again Sunday

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Rockies news and links for Sunday, February 23, 2020

Rodgers (shoulder) way ahead of schedule | MLB.com

After waiting 146 days to see the Rockies back in action, even if it is just a Cactus League game, it turns out we have to wait one more due to Phoenix’s heaviest rainstorm since 1913.

Is it a sign? Can a rainout for a spring training opener be a good sign? Washing away the 2019 season for a new beginning? Or is it...

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Jeff Hoffman’s biggest test starts today

Sure, it’s easy to shrug your shoulders and say it’s “just spring training.” Absolutely, you wouldn’t be scolded at all if you said the numbers don’t matter. However, for certain members of the Colorado Rockies, how they test this spring could well determine their roster or role fate in late March and beyond. We have […] Colorado Rockies: Jeff Hoffman’s biggest test starts today - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Justin Wick

Saturday Rockpile: Welcome to the 2020 Cactus League.

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, February 22, 2020

Every team plays TODAY! Here’s what to look for | MLB.com

We have arrived. By day’s end, we’ll have a box score to look at, something other than Nolan Arenado trade rumors to discuss, and a longing to make it to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick if we aren’t already in Phoenix.

Colorado Rockies action in the Cactus League is finally off and running. Jeff Hoffman will throw the first pitch...

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Ubaldo Jimenez could salvage a bad winter

The Colorado Rockies open up spring training Saturday afternoon against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick marking the official end of what might have been one of the most unproductive, yet, controversial offseasons in club history. After not signing a single free agent to a Major League contract and upsetting one […] Colorado Rockies: Ubaldo Jimenez could salvage a bad winter - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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There’s “nothing” to the Yasiel Puig rumors

According to Nick Groke of The Athletic, there is “nothing” behind the rumors of Yasiel Puig coming to the Colorado Rockies. Héctor Gómez of Deportivo Z 101 reported on Twitter that the Colorado Rockies (and Chicago White Sox) were the frontrunners to land outfielder Yasiel Puig. That sent Rockies Twitter into happiness (at least mostly […] Colorado Rockies: There’s “nothing” to the Yasiel Puig rumors - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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Samantha Bradfield

Call for writers: Be part of the Purple Row team!

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Want to write for Purple Row? Now might be your chance!

Have you always wanted to write about your favorite baseball team? Now might be your chance! Purple Row is hiring 2-3 writers to join our team — previous baseball writing experience is not required. Keep reading to find out if this the perfect opportunity for you!

Here’s what you need to know:

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Rockies sign relief pitcher Daniel Bard

Daniel Bard’s latest comeback attempt is officially underway. The former Red Sox reliever has agreed to a minor league deal with the Rockies and will head to Major League camp, per Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham reported last week that Bard was working toward a comeback. Now 34 years old, Bard once looked like a potential closer in waiting for the Red Sox. The No. 28 overall pick in the 2006 draft debuted in 2009 and made an immediate impact with a...

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Report: Rockies, White Sox are front-runners to sign Yasiel Puig

Spring training is underway across the major leagues, with players getting ready for the upcoming season. While free-agent outfielder Yasiel Puig remains without a team, that may not be for long. The 29-year-old slugger is reportedly close to signing a deal. According to Héctor Gomez, the Chicago White Sox and Colorado Rockies have emerged as the front-runners to sign Puig. Furthermore, Puig is reportedly close to making a decision and signing with a team for the 2020 season, according to...

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Ben Kouchnerkavich

Rockies reportedly among the frontrunners to sign Yasiel Puig

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The Rockies and the White Sox are reportedly the frontrunners to sign one of the best remaining free agents

The Colorado Rockies are reportedly emerging among the frontrunners to sign outfielder Yasiel Puig, reports Héctor Gómez of Deportivo Z 101. Gómez also mentions the Chicago White Sox as the other team courting Puig.

Puig is one of, if not the best remaining name on the free agent market. The 29-year-old will be best-remembered by Rockies fans for...

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The state of the Colorado Rockies farm system

Photo by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images It’s Brendan Rodgers and everyone else Each time I write up each player who receives votes in our biannual Purple Row Prospects list (this time it was 60 players across 22 ballots), I get a sneak peek into what the future may hold for the Colorado Rockies. Given Colorado’s well known reticence to engage much in trades or the free agent market, a look down at the farm offers a better glimpse of the future for the...

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Adam Peterson

Friday Rockpile: Winter is nearly over. Spring arrives tomorrow.

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, February 21, 2020

I’m going to be honest: I was under the impression Spring Training games began today, Friday, not tomorrow, Saturday. But that’s probably because this offseason has been so exhausting between the cheating scandals and the player-front-office feuds. So needless to say I’m very excited for actual baseball games—even real-fake games like spring training ones—to happen.

On to the...

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The only solution to the Nolan Arenado-Jeff Bridich rift

This week, for really the first time since the rift between Colorado Rockies franchise player Nolan Arenado and the club’s ownership became apparent, the two sides seemed to make some sort of an effort to mend fences … or at least to give that appearance. National pundits have stated with frequency over the past several weeks […] Colorado Rockies: The only solution to the Nolan Arenado-Jeff Bridich rift - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Samantha Bradfield

Thursday Rockpile: Goals for the 2020 Rockies

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Rockies news and links for Thursday, February 20, 2020

McMahon aims to build on last year’s success | MLB.com

Ryan McMahon has bounced around the diamond since being drafted back in 2013. He was drafted as a third baseman, then shifted to first base, and finally seems to have found a spot (for the moment) at second. He is currently pegged to be the starting second baseman for the second year in a row. While the Rockies remained quiet in their...

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Bud Black on the offensive improvements he hopes to see in 2020

On Wednesday, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black spoke to media in morning (as he does daily) and one of the topics covered was his expectations for the Rockies offense in 2020. By the traditional numbers, the Colorado Rockies offense had a good season in 2020. They were first in the National League in at-bats, hits, doubles, […] Colorado Rockies: Bud Black on the offensive improvements he hopes to see in 2020 - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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Report: Nolan Arenado met with Rockies owner, doesn’t want to be a distraction

Nolan Arenado is almost certain to at least begin the 2020 season with the Colorado Rockies, and some remarks he has made recently indicate that was not the outcome he was hoping for. However, the star third baseman insists he is not going to let his personal situation impact the team. Stephanie Aptein of Sports Illustrated reports that Arenado recently met with Rockies owner Dick Monfort to discuss the direction of the franchise. Though Arenado did not reveal any details of the conversation...

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Will Charlie Blackmon be the primary leadoff batter?

The Major League Baseball offseason is officially over! That means we have five weeks of spring training baseball for teams (including the Colorado Rockies) to make difficult roster decisions and adjust lineups as they prepare for Opening Day on March 26. While we already have a good idea as to who will be in the […] Colorado Rockies: Will Charlie Blackmon be the primary leadoff batter? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rockies' Nolan Arenado Says He Has to Be Optimistic Despite Trade Rumors

All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado is looking to move past the issues he had with the Colorado Rockies during the offseason...

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Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, pre-season 2020: Top 30 summary

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Purple Row community’s top 30 Rockies prospects After revealing the Purple Row community’s Colorado Rockies top prospect list over the last few weeks, it’s time to show the whole list at once with some voting stats. I’ll also have some thoughts on the state of the system tomorrow to conclude the series. Without further ado, here is the full pre-season 2020 Top 30 PuRPs list, including some voting stats: It was yet another easy top prospect ranking...

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