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Closer Daniel Bard, Rockies agree to one-year, $4.4M deal

The Colorado Rockies are bringing back their primary closer from the 2021 season for another go-around.

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Daren Gonzalez

Time to begin thinking about a Ryan McMahon extension

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After continuously having fumbled homegrown players, should the Rockies soon look to lock in McMahon?

The Rockies have a lot to get done this offseason. Needs will have to be addressed and decisions need to be made to find success for both the present and future of this club. Once the dust settles on what’s sure to be a frenzy of an offseason for the entire league, the next order of business for the Rockies should be to begin considering an extension...

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Justin Wick

Tuesday Rockpile: It’s time to bet big on starting pitcher prospects — because we have to.

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, November 30, 2021

There is nowhere to turn in the Colorado Rockies starting rotation after Márquez, Freeland, Senzatela and Gomber. A Jon Gray-sized hole has surfaced — an expected reality, one might suggest — but with his departure to the Texas Rangers has come a Rockies cause of concern.

The team needs a workhorse.

Starting pitcher five-and-divers will not play in Colorado for as long as the...

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Robert Walgren

Monday Rockpile: Free swingers? A look at the 2021 Rockies plate discipline

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, November 29, 2021

While the Rockies exceeded expectations this year in terms of overall wins and losses, their lackluster 2021 offense did not go unnoticed and has been pinpointed as a way for the team to improve in 2022. Last in the majors by FanGraphs wRC+ is not the place where the Rockies are used to being, Coors effect or not, humidor or not. Keeping their recent struggles in mind, let’s look at the Rockies...

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Rangers To Sign Jon Gray

The Rangers are nearing yet another notable free agent signing Sunday, as Texas has agreed to a deal with right-hander Jon Gray. Evan Grant of The Dallas

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Skyler Timmins

Sunday Rockpile: Random Rockies you probably forgot about

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, November 28, 2021

Like any sports team, the Rockies have had a parade of players over the course of their almost 30 years of existence. We remember the prominent names of Todd Helton, Larry Walker, Troy Tulowitzki, Aaron Cook, and so forth. But, like any team, there will always be the extra players that fill out the roster and sometimes disappear into the backrooms of club history because they didn’t spend a...

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Skyler Timmins

Purple Row Sim: What if... 2007 World Series Game Four

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Rockies offense looks to continue high-quality production at home

Game 3 of our hypothetical World Series could be summed up by two words: Todd Helton.

The Rockies rode to victory on a six-RBI effort from their longtime first baseman who came a triple shy of the cycle in the 8-6 win against the team formerly known as the Cleveland Indians.

Josh Fogg muscled his way through five innings allowing five runs on seven hits, but it was enough to hold down the fort...

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Kenneth Weber

Saturday Rockpile: A primer for the upcoming tender deadline

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, November 27, 2021

Earlier this week it was announced that Major League Baseball and the player’s union reached an agreement to move the tender deadline up from December 2nd to November 30th. This decision relates to the upcoming CBA deadline of December 1st, meaning that players can know their status for the 2022 season prior to the expiration of the current CBA.

This agreement will allow...

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Black Friday Rockpile: Dreams and options for Rockies fans

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, November 26, 2021

Imagine this: Bill Schmidt and Dick Monfort waiting outside the free agent marketplace, elbows out and ready to rush through the doors, knocking other teams out of the way to hunt down deals to stock their carts with talent. Focused only on winning and pleasing fans, they spend with reckless abandon. It would be a baseball Black Friday of epic proportions.

Can you picture it?

Me...

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Evan Lang

Thursday Rockpile: There are indeed things to be thankful for from your Colorado Rockies

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Thursday, November 25, 2021

With another tumultuous offseason underway for the Colorado Rockies, there is already negativity swirling around the fanbase like a winter storm preparing to blanket the roads that lead to the 2022 baseball season. Having lost Trevor Story in exchange for a compensatory draft pick, the possibility of Jon Gray having played his last in purple, and general...

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Mets Claim Antonio Santos

The Mets have claimed right-hander Antonio Santos off waivers from the Rockies, per a club announcement. Between this claim and the Mets’ earlier signing of outfielder Nick Plummer to a Major League contract, the team is up to 39 players on its 40-man roster.

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Wednesday Rockpile: The Rockies and their baserunning history

Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

Let’s cut to the chase: baserunning is one of the most enjoyable parts of baseball. Watching people running fast in general is exciting, even more when there’s a payoff waiting for them at the end. The decline of the stolen base across baseball as front offices attempt to reach maximum efficiency is well documented, and it is obviously a shame that we’ve mostly lost one of the best things about this wonderful...

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Athletics sign former top-10 prospect Ryan Castellani

Castellani appeared among Baseball America’s top 10 Colorado farmhands entering each of the 2017, 2018 and 2020 campaigns.

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Justin Wick

Tuesday Rockpile: Ezequiel Tovar’s giant Fall League steps were worth it

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Ezequiel Tovar is 20 years old.

The average age of a player in the 2021 Arizona Fall League was nearly four years older than he was.

This was not unfamiliar territory for the breakout infielder.

The Colorado Rockies threw Tovar into the fire this fall, well aware that the shoes he was sent to fill were far bigger than the High-A sizing he was coming from. His numbers declined...

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Affected by Altitude: A Podcast Turkey Stuffed with Offseason Discussion (and Cranberry Sauce on the Side)

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Gather your loved ones around the table for an extra big helping of monthly podcast, and keep your bellies full during the long offseason.

The Purple Row podcast Affected by Altitude is back for 2021 with all new hosts. Staff writers Evan Lang, Skyler Timmins, and Mac Wilcox are incredibly proud and excited to be lending their voices to more great Purple Row content for you to enjoy.

In the first monthly iteration of Affected by Altitude during the...

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Justin Wick

Pebble Report: 2021 Arizona Fall League Recap

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A combined 2.88 ERA by four Rockies pitchers was a welcome sight for prospective big league needs.

Friday, November 19 was our final taste of Colorado Rockies uniforms until spring training.

We’ve got 97 days until big league jerseys are pulled back out for the spring training opener—and we’ve got a collection of Arizona Fall League now-alums that will look to further themselves in those spring training contests.

Eight prospects in the Rockies’...

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Robert Walgren

Monday Rockpile: A look back at the Bridich era free agents

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, November 22, 2021

The 2014 Colorado Rockies finished their season with 66 wins, exactly 30 games below .500. The resignation of Dan O’Dowd shortly followed the end of the season, and thus began the era of GM Jeff Bridich.

The Bridich era ended abruptly this April, beginning the time of (the initially interim) GM Bill Schmidt who, like Bridich, inherited a team well sub-.500, and with a bleak...

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Skyler Timmins

Sunday Rockpile: Rewinding to Rockies commercials

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, November 21, 2021

Growing up watching Rockies baseball from 2007-2013, one of my favorite things was the goofy commercials the team made. The humorous sketches combined with the hilariously amateur acting skills of the ballplayers made me nostalgic to revisit them and see if they still hold up. Lucky for us, the Rockies have an entire playlist on YouTube dating back to their commercials in the early ‘90s all...

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Saturday Rockpile: A buy-low target for the Rockies’ SS conundrum

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, November 20, 2021

Trevor Story is officially no longer a member of the Colorado Rockies. After declining the $18.4 million qualifying offer last Tuesday, the six year chapter with Story as a stalwart at shortstop for the Rockies seems destined to close and the Rockies will need to figure out who will slot in his vacancy on the infield.

The Rockies know who that is in the long-run. Ezequiel Tovar,...

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Rockies select contracts of Davis, Rolison, and Tovar

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The Rockies’ selections are unsurprising; some of their omissions are

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have selected the contracts of pitchers Noah Davis and Ryan Rolison and shortstop Ezequiel Tovar.

Noah Davis

Noah Davis was part of the trade that saw the Rockies sending Mychal Givens to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Davis as well as former Rockies draft pick Case Williams. In High-A Spokane, Davis went 3-1 with a 3.60 ERA (35.0 IP, 14...

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