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Rockies' David Dahl undergoes shoulder surgery

It’s a relief for the Rockies that Dahl is on track for next season, as the 26-year-old has largely been a quality member of their lineup since his career began in 2016.

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David Dahl Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Rockies outfielder David Dahl, whose season ended Sept. 23 because of a right shoulder strain, underwent surgery on Tuesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com tweets.

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The Purple Row staff offers their predictions for the MLB Postseason

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Who will win the World Series? How about MVP?

The MLB Postseason is upon us! Even though the Rockies didn’t make it this year, the Purple Row staff still offered their predictions as to how things would play out in the expanded playoffs that are immediately following a pandemic-shortened 60-game regular season:

Pennant Races

In our preseason predictions, seven staffers predicted that the Yankees would bring the AL Pennant to the Bronx for the first time...

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Ranking the Rockies: Scott Oberg

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The Rockies’ closer had his season ended early due to blood clots for the third time since 2016

Welcome to the 2020 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2020. The purpose of this list is to provide a snapshot of the player in context. The “Ranking” is an organizing principle that’s drawn from Baseball Reference’s WAR (rWAR). It’s not something the staff debated....

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Tuesday Rockpile: A left-handed look at the 2021 Rockies bullpen

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Only two left-handed relievers pitched for the Rockies in 2020. They tossed a combined 11 1?3 innings.

One of those arms, James Pazos, was designated for assignment on Monday.

Pazos pitched in six games this year, throwing a combined 5 1?3 innings. His left-handed counterpart in the bullpen, Phillip Diehl, threw six frames over six appearances of his own. For all of September, both...

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Rockies Designate James Pazos For Assignment

The Rockies announced that they have designated left-hander James Pazos for assignment. Pazos, previously with the Yankees, Mariners and Phillies, joined the Rockies in a trade with Philadelphia early in the 2019 season.

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Ranking the Rockies: Ian Desmond

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But his future plans will have an impact on the Rockies’ options

Welcome to the 2020 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2020. The purpose of this list is to provide a snapshot of the player in context. The “Ranking” is an organizing principle that’s drawn from Baseball Reference’s WAR (rWAR). It’s not something the staff debated. We’ll begin with the player with...

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Colorado Rockies 2020 Season Review: Ranking the Rockies

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Reviewing the 2020 Colorado Rockies season by breaking down the individual player seasons

Welcome to the 2020 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2020. The purpose of this list is to provide a snapshot of the player in context. The “Ranking” is an organizing principle that’s drawn from Baseball Reference’s WAR (rWAR). It’s not something the staff debated. We’ll begin...

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Monday Rockpile: The Rockies’ 2020 season bites the dust

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, September 28, 2020

The 2020 season for the Rockies is officially behind us. Some fans had high hopes, some had low expectations. The Rockies performance this season was not an improvement from last year, but it wasn’t a massive decline either. In 2019 the Rockies record ended at 71-91, this year they ended the season at 26-34 which would be approximately at 70-92 in a regular length...

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Diamondbacks 11, Rockies 3: Fitting finale for 2020

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D-backs send Rockies into offseason with blowout loss

In like a lion; out like a lamb.

After such a promising start to the season, the Colorado Rockies finished with a whimper — and it was the last-place Diamondbacks that provided the final blow. Colorado lost, 11-3, on Sunday to cap a frustrating, sometimes exciting and mostly strange campaign. The Rockies conclude 2020 with a disappointing 26-34 record (including a 15-31 slide after their hot...

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Colorado Rockies game no. 60 thread: Kyle Freeland vs. Madison Bumgarner

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Rox face D-backs in season finale

If misery truly loves company, Rockies and Diamondbacks fans can commiserate today on a forgettable, yet weird, season. The NL West foes — and current basement dwellers in the division — square off in the 2020 finale this afternoon in Arizona.

One of Colorado’s bright spots this season, Kyle Freeland (2-2, 3.69), will start for the Rockies (26-33). Freeland has bounced back nicely from his 2019 struggles, but...

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Sunday Rockpile: Previewing the Wild Card round

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Colorado Rockies news and analysis for Sunday, September 27, 2020

Today the Rockies will play their final baseball game of the 2020 season. Speaking for myself, good riddance.

Don’t get me wrong, those first two weeks were incredibly fun, especially after waiting an extra three months to even start the season. But the fact that the team is 25-33 (pending Saturday’s result) tells you just how ugly things have been since then (refer to my Rockpile last week...

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Rockies 10, Diamondbacks 3: Overall great team effort helps Rox bounce back, win

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Rockies avoid last place in NL West with win against Arizona

If you would’ve said that the Rockies would win this game 10-3, I wouldn’t have believed you. They struggled embarrassingly so in the first inning but luckily snapped out of it in the second to get back on track. Germán pitched a great game; he had plenty of run support, and even with the teams’ defensive troubles, his final line on the night came to: 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 7 SO. It wasn’t...

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Colorado Rockies game no. 59 thread: Germán Márquez vs. Luke Weaver

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Rockies face D-backs in penultimate game of the season

With postseason hopes long gone and a doubleheader sweep on Friday, the Rockies search for a W to end the regular season on a somewhat high note. Germán Márquez is scheduled to make his final appearance of the regular season. Márquez has had a rollercoaster of good and bad starts, leaving himself with a 3-6 win-loss record going into tonight’s game. Márquez will look to piggyback off of his most...

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Saturday Rockpile: Tim Melville would have been perfect for 2020

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, September 26, 2020

Colorado’s pitching misfortune in 2020 has unfolded before our eyes. Scott Oberg missed the entire season due to blood clots in his arm. Peter Lambert’s forearm strain progressed into Tommy John surgery. Jon Gray ended his season in early September with shoulder inflammation. Bryan Shaw, Jake McGee and Wade Davis were unable to complete year three of their three-year deals.

With...

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Rockies get swept in the desert

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Too little too late, Rockies mathematically eliminated from playoffs

Game 1: Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 0

After an extra-inning win in San Francisco on Thursday, the Rockies offense was sluggish against the Diamondbacks. Zac Gallen had their number, instigating two double plays (both to Ryan McMahon) and striking out a career-high 10 batters.

With the loss, the Rockies were officially eliminated from postseason contention.

Not very senza-tional this...

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Colorado Rockies game no. 58 thread: Antonio Santos vs. Taylor Clarke

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Two young pitchers face off in Game 2 of Friday’s doubleheader

The Rockies enter Friday’s doubleheader needing a miracle to make the playoffs, however, they have not yet been mathematically eliminated. With some key veterans injured, they will need some younger, less experienced players to make the most of the opportunities they have left in the short season. Antonio Santos, ranked as the 20th best prospect in the Rockies’ system by Fangraphs, will...

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Colorado Rockies game no. 57 thread: Antonio Senzatela vs. Zac Gallen

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The Rockies start their last series of the year with a doubleheader in the desert

After splitting the series in San Francisco with a walk-off on Thursday, the Rockies head to Phoenix to close out the 2020 regular season. The Diamondbacks (22-34) have been eliminated from playoff contention, but the Rockies (25-31) are still clinging to hope that they can sneak into the postseason. The two teams will play a seven-inning doubleheader on Friday to make...

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Friday Rockpile: Rockies have 99 problems and the bullpen is many of them

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Rockies news and links for Friday, September 25, 2020

There’s no nice way to say it: The Rockies’ bullpen is terrible.

This no surprise, nor is it a one-year trend. Losing Scott Oberg (blood clots) for the season didn’t help.

It’s a serious problem. We’ve all watched the late-inning collapses and felt that pain of a quality start wasted or a comeback erased, all while the ineffectiveness reaches historic proportions.

Including Thursday’s...

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Rockies 5, Giants 4: Tapia sac-fly in extras wins it for the Rockies

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With the win the Rockies take the season series from the Giants

The Rockies staved off mathematical elimination for one more day by defeating the Giants in extras, 5-4. Twas a sacrifice fly in the top of the 11th off the bat of Raimel Tapia that sealed the deal. The much maligned Rockies bullpen managed to allow just one run in 5 2?3 innings. With the win, the Rockies take the season series from San Francisco, even though the Giants currently occupy the...

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