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Hayden Kane

Ranking the Rockies: Jeff Hoffman still didn’t answer the questions about his future with the Rockies

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We’re running out of time for him to be the guy who wins the Tulo trade for the Rockies.

Welcome to the 2019 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2019. 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...

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Wednesday Rockpile: The Meatball Paradigm

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Rockies news and links for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Today’s Rockpile has something for everyone: First, for something a little different, I’ll discuss the Rockies. I’m sure this is not something you were expecting But just for fun, I’ll also briefly mention teams that are not the Rockies!

But wait! There’s more! You’ll also get intangibles. And for those of you rolling your eyes, don’t worry: You’ll get tangibles as well.

We’ll...

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Some of the best Albuquerque Isotopes in 2019

The Colorado Rockies PR team recently released their minor league review for the entire Rockies minor league system so we will take a look back at some of best players on the 2019 Isotopes. Much like their parent club this year, the Albuquerque Isotopes struggled mightily in their league. Unlike the Colorado Rockies, though, the […] Colorado Rockies: Some of the best Albuquerque Isotopes in 2019 - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Two iconic positions have fallen on hard times in Denver

If there are two positions that are synonymous with professional sports in Denver, it is the quarterback of the Denver Broncos and the first baseman of the Colorado Rockies. For a couple of decades, these two spots were manned by sports figures who became household names in all of Colorado, if not the country. However, […] Colorado Rockies: Two iconic positions have fallen on hard times in Denver - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Jordan Freemyer

Ranking the Rockies, No. 27: Yency Almonte piled up the mileage in 2019

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The 25-year-old reliever split his time between Triple-A and the big leagues this season.

Welcome to the 2019 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2019. 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...

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Samantha Bradfield

AFL 2019, Week 5: Bret Boswell and Antonio Santos finally break out

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Arizona Fall League prospect news and updates from October 14-20, 2019

Infielder Bret Boswell has struggled in the Arizona Fall League so far, going 0-for-13 to start the season. However, the tide finally turned for him this week and he went 4-for-19 in five games this week. He started with a two hit game, and he had two single hit games as well. Boswell was drafted in the eighth round of the 2017 draft and made it all the way to Hartford in 2019. He...

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Justin Wick

Tuesday Rockpile: Rockies and Yankees star DJ LeMahieu continues to be overlooked

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Rockies news and links for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Let’s appreciate DJ LeMahieu’s game-tying home run before history forgets it | SBNation.com

Saturday night heroics showed what Rockies fans have known for quite some time, and what the entire baseball community widely knows now: DJ LeMahieu can play.

LeMahieu’s notoriety and fame in ALCS Game 6 was shorted, however, as Jose Altuve still found a way to take the conversation away from him. Patrick...

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How they fared against the 2019 World Series teams

The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros square off in the World Series beginning Tuesday night in Houston. With that in mind, we thought we would look back at how these two league champions fared against the Colorado Rockies during the 2019 season. The Colorado Rockies faced Washington seven times, going 4-3 against the Nationals. However, […] Colorado Rockies: How they fared against the 2019 World Series teams - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion...

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WARPed on WAR: How each site’s WAR views the Colorado Rockies

  In an age where advanced stats and analytics are furthering the game, it’s becoming increasingly important to understand more of the ins and outs of sabermetrics and how exactly to use each stat that’s been created. Casual baseball fans probably don’t know much about things like wRC+, wOBA, DRS, or UZR. It can be […] WARPed on WAR: How each site’s WAR views the Colorado Rockies - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Jordan Freemyer

4 free agent catchers the Rockies should consider

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At least those in the non-Yasmani Grandal category.

Coming off a monumentally disappointing 71-91 season, the Colorado Rockies find themselves with some holes to fill on their roster. One of those holes being behind the plate.

In an article for The Denver Post, Patrick Saunders wrote that incumbent catcher Tony Wolters provides good defense, but that the Rockies need a backup for him.

While Wolters is a great dude, good in the clubhouse,...

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Adam Peterson

Ranking the Rockies: Phillip Diehl and Mike Tauchman will be forever linked

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Diehl will likely be more remembered for how he was acquired than anything he does in a Rockies uniform

Welcome to the 2019 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2019. 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...

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Tuesday Rockpile: How Trevor Story can get better

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Rockies news and links for Monday October 21, 2019

Story aims to sharpen shortcomings this winter | Rockies.com

Thomas Harding reviews Trevor Story’s 2019 season and looks ahead to 2020. Story has established himself as one of the best players in the National League, through his improvements at the plate and major strides at shortstop. Like all players though, Story can still get better. The major area he can improve is the one that led many people...

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What the potential 2021 MiLB changes could mean for the Colorado Rockies minor league affiliates

Late last week, J.J. Cooper of Baseball America reported that Major League Baseball could be revamping the way that Minor League Baseball is as soon as the 2021 season. The proposals that Major League Baseball has made to make the minor league experience better for players is something that would be a drastic change if […] What the potential 2021 MiLB changes could mean for the Colorado Rockies minor league affiliates - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Hayden Kane

Sunday Rockpile: It’s time to make some more noise about Larry Walker

Rockies news and links for October 20, 2019

Colorado Rockies, this is the season to retire Larry Walker’s number | Rox Pile

It’s getting close to that time again - we need to rally support for Larry Walker and his Hall of Fame case. In this case, it’s more a matter of building momentum for general appreciation of Walker’s brilliant MLB career. Kevin Henry makes the case in this piece that it’s time for the Rockies to retire Walker’s number.

Besides the fact that retiring his...

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Adam Peterson

Ranking the Rockies: Joe Harvey was a Colorado Rockie in 2019

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Harvey was the only trade deadline acquisition to make the majors

Welcome to the 2019 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2019. 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 the...

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Report: It was Rockies, not Arenado, that pushed for opt-out clause

When Rockies megastar Nolan Arenado inked a franchise-record $260M contract extension in February, it was assumed that the opt-out clause in his contract was one of Arenado’s demands to increase his leverage.  However, it’s since been revealed that it was Rockies GM Jeff Bridich, not Arenado, who pushed for the inclusion of an opt-out clause. At first blush, that’s a questionable negotiating tactic at best. If a team wanted to lock up its star player for the long-run, why would it...

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Ranking the Rockies: Noel Cuevas was injured two plate appearances back in the majors

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Poor Noel Welcome to the 2019 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2019. 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 the lowest rWAR and end up with the player with the highest. ? ?...

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Eric Garcia McKinley

Saturday Rockpile: MLB’s proposed restructuring of minors would eliminate 42 teams

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Rockies news and links for Saturday October 19th, 2019

MLB proposal would eliminate 42 minor league teams | Baseball America

There’s quite a lot going on in this article about the most recent negotiations between Major League Baseball and minor league affiliates. Here are the big takeaways:

Under this proposal 42 teams, or about 25% of minor league teams, would be eliminated from affiliated baseball. There would be league consolidation and contraction based...

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Colorado Rockies, this is the season to retire Larry Walker’s number

While there are a lot of questions about what will happen with the Colorado Rockies during the 2020 season, there is one thing that should absolutely happen without question. It’s time for the franchise to retire Larry Walker’s number. As Larry Walker enters into his 10th and final season of eligibility for the Baseball Hall […] Colorado Rockies, this is the season to retire Larry Walker’s number - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Jeremy Muesing

Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 6, summary

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Let’s review how to fix the Rockies

Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 1
Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 2
Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 3
Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 4
Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 5

We made it! We’ve talked about pretty much every side of the ball from hitting and pitching down to defense and pitch design. I said we were looking for the Rockies...

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