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Desmond confident he'll thrive in move to CF

At an age that is generally considered to be past an athlete's prime, Ian Desmond will try to rely more on his speed as the Rockies move him to center field.

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Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: 2nd Base, Reynolds, Fuentes, Arenado

We had some news and notes earlier today regarding some of the Colorado Rockies in spring training earlier today but there have been some more items of note that have developed since. In Bud Black‘s daily meeting with the media, including Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Black spoke about the possibilities at second base […] Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: 2nd Base, Reynolds, Fuentes, Arenado - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Story, Second Base, Black, Dunn, Hoffman

There have been some news and notes from interviews with members of the Colorado Rockies in the past few days in Scottsdale, Arizona at Spring Training. One of the biggest changes for the Rockies in 2019 will be at second base, due to the departure of DJ LeMahieu to the New York Yankees. Somebody that […] Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Story, Second Base, Black, Dunn, Hoffman - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Nick Walsh

Sunday Rockpile: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Rockies news and links for Sunday, February 17, 2019

For Nolan Arenado, it’s about more than just the money | Yahoo! Sports

Nolan Arenado has found his name in the center of many baseball articles this offseason, in particular due to his recent record-setting arbitration-eligible contract settlement and upcoming free agency. It seems like it’s been all business, decimal points, and dollar signs, but as Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports, Nolan says his mindset is firmly on baseball.

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Five players to watch as Spring Training opens

The Colorado Rockies have officially returned to the diamond, as Spring Training is officially here. While there are many young returning faces ready to build on the previous year’s success, new faces emerge looking to make their impact. It is an exciting time of year. The Super Bowl and subsequently the NFL season is in […] Colorado Rockies: Five players to watch as Spring Training opens - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Dahl, Rox have confidence in 2019 breakout

Rockies outfielder David Dahl spent last September signing his home runs with his bad dude sashay. He did it then, he'll do it again in 2019.

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Jeff Hoffman’s new approach to get back to his old self

Scottsdale, Arizona — Jeff Hoffman went through an offseason of working on changes to his delivery. He is hoping those tweaks will be enough to get him back to his old self and back into the conversation for a spot in the Colorado Rockies’ plans for 2019. Throughout the course of the last three seasons, […] Colorado Rockies: Jeff Hoffman’s new approach to get back to his old self - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rockies' leadership void figures to be filled by multiple players

Although team chemistry is difficult to gauge and impossible to measure, there’s little doubt to the positive impact made by lead-by-example types Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon, per Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. While Arenado and Blackmon make the culture what it is with their intensity and work ethic – as they should since they’re the two highest paid players on the team – they’re not necessarily vocal leaders. Someone will have to step into the void left by the...

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Blake St. Ball TV: Can Colorado Rockies keep Nolan Arenado long-term?

Colorado Rockies superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado has made a name for himself in Denver. But with only one year remaining on his contract, the biggest question on the minds of Rockies fans is, “Where will Arenado call home in 2020?” Recent comments by Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort following Arenado’s arbitration settlement, have caused […] Blake St. Ball TV: Can Colorado Rockies keep Nolan Arenado long-term? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News,...

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Saturday Rockpile: As You Mike It

Rockies news and links for February 16, 2019

A Comeback With The Rockies Would Be “Almost Storybook” For Michael Saunders | Forbes
After signing a minor-league deal with the Rockies, outfielder Michael Saunders’ path to the big leagues is anything but guaranteed. But the fact that he’s here is important. After failing to crack the Mendoza line in two separate stints in Triple-A in 2018, Saunders considered retiring from the game. Thanks in part to a pep talk from former Rockies’...

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Black likes Blackmon in role of leading man

A year after looking for ways to move Charlie Blackmon out of the leadoff spot, Rockies manager Bud Black is counting the reasons to keep him up top.

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An exclusive conversation with Brendan Rodgers

Earlier today, our own Kevin Henry was able to speak to a few members of the Colorado Rockies, including the Rockies top prospect Brendan Rodgers, at Rockies spring training camp in Scottsdale. Brendan Rodgers is one of the top prospects in all of baseball and he is the number one prospect in the Rockies organization. […] Colorado Rockies: An exclusive conversation with Brendan Rodgers - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Here's Story on Rockies' 2B candidates

Rockies shortstop Trevor Story knows a standout fielding second baseman when he plays alongside one. So Story is a good resource to assess the younger players who are trying to replace three-time Gold Glove Award-winning DJ LeMahieu, who signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Yankees this winter.

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Charlie Blackmon back at the top of the lineup?

Scottsdale, Arizona — Last season, there was plenty of discussion in spring training about where Charlie Blackmon would be batting in the Colorado Rockies lineup. One year later, it seems that any discussion of that has ended early and Chuck Nazty could well be cemented back at the top of the batting order. Colorado Rockies […] Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon back at the top of the lineup? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Friday Rockpile: Can the Rockies get to the 2019 playoffs?

Rockies news and links for February 15, 2019

3 reasons why the 2019 Colorado Rockies won’t make the postseason | Rox Pile

While we hope the Rockies can get to another round of playoffs, there are a few things they need to work to overcome in order to achieve that goal. One issue that might arise is some regression for the pitchers. Both Kyle Freeland and German Marquez had outstanding seasons, and we have to hope they can repeat that, which is no easy task. The Rockies also hope for Jon...

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3 reasons why the 2019 Colorado Rockies will make the postseason

Over the last two seasons, Colorado Rockies fans have enjoyed back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time in franchise history. But will 2019 mark the third straight year of Rocktober? Yesterday, we posted this article stating why the Colorado Rockies would not make the postseason. That was the negative side of the coin. Today, we […] 3 reasons why the 2019 Colorado Rockies will make the postseason - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rockies trio competes for final 2 rotation spots

Having two pitchers of notable accomplishment and one of immense promise is a luxury for the Rockies. But it creates a decision nonetheless for manager Bud Black.

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Arenado won't set hard deadline on negotiations

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado said Thursday he won't make Opening Day a hard deadline for negotiations on a possible multiyear contract.

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2019 Rockies projections: Depth in the rotation and the outfield

The Rockies look to have a lot of capable outfielders Another major projection system released its view of the Rockies in 2019. ZiPS, hosted on FanGraphs, sees the Rockies in a similar manner as Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA. It’s another positive outlook for the upcoming season. The biggest positive is in the rotation. Like PECOTA, ZiPS views German Márquez as not only the best pitcher on the Rockies’ staff, but one of the best pitchers in baseball. It’s lower on Kyle Freeland, but...

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Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Black, Desmond, Shaw, Murphy

With spring training workouts well underway, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black and some Rockies players have spoken to the media recently on their 2019 outlooks. This morning, Bud Black had a press conference this morning with the media and spoke on a few different things. One of them was on Ian Desmond. Per Nick Groke […] Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Black, Desmond, Shaw, Murphy - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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