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Rockies' Nolan Arenado confident he can become a star

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Nolan Arenado won't turn 24 until April and he has already collected plenty of accolades, including two Gold Gloves. The Colorado Rockies third baseman thinks he can become a star. Many agree, including his manager. But there was a Hall of Famer this week who wanted to make sure Arenado stayed grounded. ''I saw Dave Winfield and he said, `My third year, I...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB's oldest player can't relate to today's youth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) When Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins was drafted in 1991, Colorado Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado was two months old. Right-hander Eddie Butler was also still in diapers. ''It's crazy,'' Butler said. ''The guy's got a career that's lasted my life span.'' Now 42 and the oldest player in the majors, Hawkins is preparing for his final season before retirement...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Season Preview

As we work towards Opening Day, John Pielli will be previewing each team based on past performance, offseason moves, minor league system, and overall outlook for 2015. Today: the Colorado Rockies. The Colorado Rockies are an interesting team. They have put together a very good group of offensive players to hit at Coors Field. If healthy, this group should outscore any team in major...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trade, injury talk takes toll on Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The constant trade talk finally began to affect Troy Tulowitzki over the winter. ''I think this offseason was the first time it really hit me, just because it was every single day and pretty hard,'' Tulowitzki said Monday. ''I do pay attention and, yeah, I saw my name being thrown all over.'' Tulowitzki is still with Colorado -- for now -- and reported to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher John Axford Goes 17-24 … In Annual Oscar Predictions

Each year, well for the last three years at least, MLB pitcher John Axford makes his predictions on who will take home Oscars for their cinamatic achievements and live Tweets during the awards ceremony. The 31-year-old graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in film and television. He actually IS more qualified than most to make these predictions, which he did this in advance this...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford’s Streak Comes to an End

You just knew the streak had to end. After going 18-for-18 predicting the Academy Award winners a year ago, John Axford had a steep hill to climb Sunday night if he wanted to duplicate his performance. Plus, the Colorado Rockies reliever did himself no favors by upping the ante and including all 24 categories up for an Oscar. So…how’d he do? I am not angry at all that Birdman...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher John Axford Snaps Perfect Oscar Predictions Streak, Loses Bet

John Axford pitched a perfect game at the Oscars last year, but the hits came early and often this time around. The Colorado Rockies relief pitcher and film buff drew headlines in 2014 when he amazingly went a perfect 18-for-18 in his predictions for Oscar winners. Naturally, Axford decided to try his hand again in 2015 but upped the ante this time, offering...
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For Colorado Rockies fans, 2015 represents hope for respectability

Salt River Field at Talking StickThe time has arrived.The Colorado Rockies head back to Scottsdale to train for another season. For every baseball fan, this is an exciting time of year.There is reason for every team to hope, and the Rockies are no exception to that. This is a team that has been decimated by injuries in the past few years. Those injuries have particularly plagued...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time for John Axford’s Annual Oscar Picks

Last year, John Axford shocked the world when he went a perfect 18-for-18 with his Academy Awards picks, but, because the internet is what it is, people got all up in arms because the newly inked Colorado Rockies reliever didn’t go full-Oscar and predict winners for all 24 categories. Welp, Axford is at it again. And this time, he included everything. But get this, the reliever...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Colorado Rockies

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (11) | 2013 (21) | 2012 (16) | 2011 (10) | 2010 (10) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [66-96] NL West AAA: [53-91] Pacific Coast League - Colorado Springs (2015: Albuquerque) AA: [71-68] Texas League - Tulsa (2015: New Britain) A+: [43-97] California League - Modesto A: [89-49] South Atlantic League - Asheville A(ss): [33-43] Northwest...
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The Curious Case of Troy Tulowitzki

It cannot be easy being a Colorado Rockies fan. Each year, a couple of promising pieces fall into place but injuries set in, pitching is typically an issue, and the losses pile up. From a competitive standpoint, it cannot be easy being Troy Tulowitzki either. Monstrous contract aside, and dispelling the mind-numbing myth that an abundance of money will automatically make one happy...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cactus League Countdown: Colorado Rockies

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Belly’s 2015 MLB Power Rankings (30-26)

30) Colorado Rockies When it comes to injuries it really doesn’t get any worse than the Colorado Rockies. They have so much talent and you could say they have two of the better players in the game in Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. Colorado’s success this season is going to be based on the prospects that they […]
Via The Majors National
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #56: Corey Dickerson | OF | COL

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! We all have players we love that we seem to bring up incessantly in conversation. For Adam Nodiff and Jake Devereaux, our two intrepid Profcast hosts, one such player is Corey Dickerson...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

88-year-old mound-charger Lew Dunlap named Rockies fantasy camp MVP (pics)

Lew Dunlap quickly became the coolest senior citizen on the planet after footage surfaced of the spry and spunky 88-year-old “charging” the mound after he was on the receiving end of a high and tight pitch during an at-bat this week at the Colorado Rockies fantasy camp. In an utter no-brainer, Dunlap of course was...Read More The post 88-year-old mound-charger Lew Dunlap named...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Old-time Rockies fantasy camp participant charges mound

Fantasy camps are fun ideas. Grown men take a momentary trip back to their more virile days and play ball like the pros. You know, just like 88-year old Lew Dunlap. Dunlap is attending the Colorado Rockies version of fantasy camp in Scottsdale, AZ. Never mind the fact that he’s 88. Dude has a youthful spirit. Fantasy camp hurlers take note. Be careful when you pitch Lew inside...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies fans should prepare themselves for the injury propoganda

The Rockies weren't bad in 2014 simply because of injuries.Copy. Paste. Repeat.Those three words seem to be what the majority of Colorado Rockies writers will be busy doing over the next few weeks. For the past four seasons, the standard pieces coming out in the papers and online about the Rockies are all about how the previous season was derailed by injuries.The articles will highlight...
Via Rockies Review
16 days ago  |  Discuss

88-Year-Old Man Nearly Charges Mound During Rockies Fantasy Camp (Video)

You don’t throw at Lew Dunlap. We repeat: You do not throw at Lew Dunlap. Who’s Lew Dunlap you ask? He’s the 88-year-old dude who takes no crap off of nobody, especially when you decided to pitch him high and tight, as the participants at a recent Colorado Rockies fantasy camp learned. Dunlap worked a walk after a pitch sailed up in and on him. Instead of calmly taking his...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elderly man 'charges' mound at Rockies fantasy camp

Just because it’s called a fantasy camp does not mean that stuff can’t get “real” pretty quick. Just ask Lew Dunlap, an 88-year-old participant in a fantasy camp put on by the Colorado Rockies. While spryly standing — for a man of his age — in the batter’s box awaiting his chance at an at-bat,...Read More The post 88-year-old Lew Dunlap ‘charges’ mound at Rockies...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

This 88-Year Old Trying To Charge The Mound At Rockies Fantasy Camp Is An Absolute Boss

Your browser does not support iframes. Meet 88-year old Lew Dunlap. He’s one of the participants in the Colorado Rockies’ fantasy camp this week, and he’s not taking any prisoners. Someone on the rubber decided to give Lew a little chin music during one of his at-bats on Tuesday and found out very quickly that Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Kyle Kendrick is a perfect fit for the Colorado Rockies

Kyle Kendrick signed a one-year $5.5 million deal with the Colorado Rockies Feb. 1. The Colorado Rockies’ dismal pitching rotation gained a glimmer of hope Feb. 1, after signing ex-Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick to a one-year deal worth $5.5 million. After a long and somewhat uneventful offseason, the addition of Kendrick seems to be a step in the right direction for the...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 will be a better year for the Colorado Rockies

Could the Rockies be good in 2015?Something that many people don't know about a Colorado Rockies blogger is that they simply cannot win.That has nothing to do with the baseball team. It has everything to do with what gets written.Trust me. Write something about how the Rockies could be good, or how a player is destined for greatness, and the pitchforks come out. Rabid fans looking...
Via Rockies Review
20 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Coors Field Hangover

Did you know the Rockies tend to put up big home and road splits? Of course you did. The Rockies are the very most important example of why park effects matter. Also, the most obvious. Over the past decade, the Rockies rank first in baseball in total runs scored at home, by more than 200. […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Return of Incredible Rafael Betancourt Fun Facts

This is all the excuse I need: #Rockies sign SS Omar Quintanilla, a utility INF for 2005-09 teams, and re-sign veteran RH reliever Rafael Betancourt — Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) January 30, 2015 I’ve developed a very minor obsession with Rafael Betancourt. If you’ve paid close attention over the years, you might’ve noticed, but I wouldn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Time to shop Wilin Rosario

After signing free agent catcher Nick Hundley to a two-year $6.25 million deal, the Colorado Rockies are faced with a three-way controversy behind the dish, which includes Wilin Rosario and Michael McKenry. Hundley was brought on to be the starting catcher, leaving Rosario, the Rockies starting backstop for the past three seasons, to come up with ways to get at-bats. The power-hitting...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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