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Adam Peterson

Ranking the Rockies: No. 33, Mike Dunn

A season marred by injuries made it one to forget

You’re reading the 2018 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at the season had by every player to play for the Rockies in 2018. 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 least amount of rWAR and end up with the...

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Ben Kouchnerkavich

Tuesday Rockpile: Walking On Sunshine

Rockies news and links for October 16, 2018

Colorado Rockies: Near future is brighter than Denver Broncos | Rox Pile
I don’t follow the Denver Broncos much myself, aside from scrolling through Twitter and throwing in a “bonco’s” tweet here and there. If you’re looking at both the Broncos franchise and that of the Colorado Rockies, it’s clear that one is trending in a more positive direction on the pathway to success, Kevin Henry of Rox Pile opines. The Broncos are off to a 2-4...

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One of their competitors could be rebuilding

After a terrible last half of the season in which they went 35-44 from July 1 on and an even worse 8-19 record in the month of September, the Arizona Diamondbacks have found themselves in a bit of a predicament of what their future is. The Arizona Diamondbacks, like the Colorado Rockies and many other […] Colorado Rockies: One of their competitors could be rebuilding - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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AFL Week 1: Rockies’ position player prospects start AFL with hitting streaks

Arizona Fall League prospect news and updates from October 9-13, 2018 Arizona Fall League play began on Tuesday, and each of the Rockies seven prospects saw action in at least two games each for the Salt River Rafters. Ryan Castellani (no. 7 PuRP) was the exception since he started Tuesday’s opener. All three position players — Tyler Nevin (no. 12 PuRP), Sam Hilliard (no. 13 PuRP), and Josh Fuentes — began play with hits in back-to-back games. Of the three, Fuentes was the only one to...

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nick.the.walsh

Ranking the Rockies: No. 34, Mike Tauchman

Primed to break out, Mike Tauchman struggled to meet expectations at the big-league level

You’re reading the 2018 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at the season had by every player to play for the Rockies in 2018. 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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Hannah Auringer

Monday Rockpile: A 2019 checklist

Rockies news and links for October 15, 2018

2019 Rockies face big questions about lagging offense, second base and late-game relievers | Denver Post ($)

There were some complicated feelings for the Rockies following their loss to the Brewers that ended their season. There was some serious frustration over the lack of offense in the 6-0 loss. However, there was still some optimism about the fact that the team made the playoffs two years in a row and that they showed some real promise. They...

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Eric Garcia McKinley

Ranking the Rockies: No. 35, Ian Desmond

Desmond was pretty good in June and July, but at other times he dragged down the lineup

You’re reading the 2018 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at the season had by every player to play for the Rockies in 2018. 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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nick.the.walsh

Sunday Rockpile: Looking for answers in a sea of questions

Rockies news and links for Sunday, October 14, 2018

5 biggest questions facing Rockies going into ‘19 | MLB.com

The Rockies advanced to the NLDS for the first time since 2009 this season, but if they hope to make it further and compete for a World Series title in the next year or two, they’ll have to address some lingering issues. Thomas Harding of MLB.com discusses the five biggest questions heading into next year and how the answers may affect the Rockies’ chances of improving their...

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Kyle Freeland’s 2018 pave the way for free agents?

Kyle Freeland of the Colorado Rockies put together an amazing season in 2018. Now, could that success equal an opportunity for the Rockies to lure in other starting pitchers in free agency? It has long been thought that Denver’s altitude and the challenges of pitching there would be a deterrent for many starting pitchers who […] Colorado Rockies: Kyle Freeland’s 2018 pave the way for free agents? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Getting a catcher needs to be a focus this offseason

This past offseason, the Colorado Rockies signed Chris Iannetta to help their catching situation. However, Iannetta and the rest of the Rockies platoon of catchers, which included Tony Wolters, Tom Murphy, and Drew Butera, all of them struggled offensively and, according to Baseball Reference, all but Wolters were at or below league average defensively. This […] Colorado Rockies: Getting a catcher needs to be a focus this offseason - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site -...

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Hayden Kane

Ranking the Rockies: No. 36, Daniel Castro

You’re reading the 2018 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at the season had by every player to play for the Rockies in 2018. 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 least amount of rWAR and end up with the player with the most.

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Ben Kouchnerkavich

Saturday Rockpile: Don’t Stop Believin’

Rockies news and links for October 13, 2018

Colorado Rockies: Looking ahead to the 2019 rotation | Rox Pile
There aren’t a lot of pleasant memories that come to mind when thinking about the postseason that the Colorado Rockies experienced in 2018, largely because the offense became nonexistent. However, the starting rotation did not falter, as Kyle Freeland, German Marquez, Tyler Anderson and Antonio Senzatela all held their own and did more than enough to keep their team in position to win...

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Hayden Kane

Ranking the Rockies: No. 37, Chris Rusin

The lefty helped the Rockies during the playoff push.

You’re reading the 2018 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at the season had by every player to play for the Rockies in 2018. 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 least amount of rWAR and end up with...

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Hannah Auringer

Friday Rockpile: Will 2019 be the year of Jon Gray?

Rockies news and links for October 12, 2018

Jon Gray looks to regain strength following disappointing 2018 season | Mile High Sports

Many of us were expecting to see a phenomenal Jon Gray in the 2018 season. While we occasionally saw some glimpses of this, overall, he was something of a disappointment, not even making the playoff roster. Fortunately for the Rockies, other starting pitchers, like Kyle Freeland and German Marquez were able to step up and deliver. Gray plans to use the...

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Renee Dechert

10 great things about the 2018 season

Before it gets too cold outside and the hot stove gets too warm inside, let’s take a look back

Rockies baseball 2018 is over sooner than we’d hoped, but before it gets too cold outside and the hot stove gets too warm inside, let’s take a moment to appreciate 10 of the most amazing things that happened in 2018.

1. Back-to-back postseason appearances — In 2018, the Rockies had their first-ever back-to-back postseason appearances. We were disappointed that the Rockies got swept in...

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Six MLB pitchers who must bounce back from a tough second half

There is no baseball player on the planet who wouldn’t take a strong start to a season. While gaining positive momentum is a wonderful thing, every ballplayer also knows that what appears to be a solid campaign can be soured in an instant by struggling as they cross the finish line. Just as things can turn on a dime for hitters, the same can be said for pitchers. All of a sudden, opposing hitters aren’t swinging and missing as often and those softly-hit balls become hard-hit liners. Even...

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Ben Kouchnerkavich

Thursday Rockpile: Hungry Like the Wolf

Rockies news and links for October 11, 2019

Rockies’ Jon Gray, saying he wasn’t healthy, vows to get bigger, stronger and better for 2019 season | The Denver Post
There was very little that went right for Colorado Rockies’ starting pitcher Jon Gray in 2018. Peripherals painted a brighter picture than bottom-line results, but even they began to desert him as the season progressed. When asked what went wrong by Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, Gray said he believed it to be a lack of...

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Hayden Kane

Ranking the Rockies: No. 38, Jake McGee

Unfortunately the Rockies had just paid him for being his good version the previous season.

You’re reading the 2018 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at the season had by every player to play for the Rockies in 2018. 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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Ted Chalfen

The end of summer

“It follows the seasons, beginning each year with the fond expectancy of springtime and ending with the hard facts of autumn.”

That line from the opening narration of the first episode of Ken Burns’ Baseball always hits home this time of year, but as the Rockies crashed out of the playoffs on a frigid afternoon at Coors Field it felt especially appropriate.

Sunday’s weather was a reminder that winter is around the corner and that baseball’s hours on the stage this season are...

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Eric Garcia McKinley

Ranking the Rockies: No. 39, Bryan Shaw

Shaw had the worst season of his career — by a lot

You’re reading the 2018 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at the season had by every player to play for the Rockies in 2018. 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 least amount of rWAR and end up with...

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