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Nolan Arenado grew up while Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki were down

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Two years ago, Nolan Arenado was a rookie who trailed veteran Todd Helton around the Rockies' clubhouse like a lost puppy.
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Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez flashing some fancy leather

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez flashes some fancy leather at spring training Friday at Salt River Fields.
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With Walt Weiss' help, Jordan Lyles undergoes pitching makeover

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — When Jordan Lyles takes his spot in the Rockies rotation to start 2015, he'll be remaking himself into a Coors Field-appropriate pro.
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Rockies prospect Jon Gray impresses in bullpen session

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Top prospect Jon Gray threw an impressive bullpen session to live batters Thursday, deftly mixing his fastball with his off-speed pitches. Gray is considered a longshot to break camp as a member...
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Rockies' Walt Weiss: 'Wilin Rosario very serviceable at first'

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — The Rockies are counting on catcher Wilin Rosario to be able to play some first base in 2015.
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Rockies' Tyler Matzek has ridden a rocket since spring of 2014

Denver Post (Nick Groke and Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — This time a year ago, Tyler Matzek was sinking fast. He had gone from heralded first-round draft pick in 2009 to struggling rookie to a pitcher running out of options.
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Colorado Rockies build a bullpen that really brings the heat

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — The quiet, young Rockies pitching prospect wasn't boasting, just telling it like it is. Asked how hard he throws his fastball, Jairo (pronounced High-row) Diaz said he hurls it "97 or 98....
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Tyler Anderson, Rockies prospect, not throwing at spring training

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — Scottsdale, Ariz. --- For Tommy Petty, the waiting is the hardest part.Ditto for Rockies pitching prospect Tyler Anderson.
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Brett Anderson, discarded by the Rockies, finds welcome opportunity with Dodgers

Denver Post (Nick Groke, On the Rox) — Brett Anderson. (John Locher, The Associated Press)The Rockies' pitching rotation, so gut-punched in 2014, will start this season with mostly familiar faces.
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New Rockies pitcher David Hale OK with competing for job in rotation

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — David Hale threw in just about every situation except as a closer for the Atlanta Braves last season. He started games. He worked long relief. He threw situational relief.
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Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins will retire after season at age 42

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Rockies closer LaTroy Roy Hawkins, 42, the oldest active player in the major leagues, will call it quits after the 2015 season.
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Hurry up! MLB's new rules could lead to batter's box fallout

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — Lunch Special: Each weekday near noontime, a Denver Post sports writer dares to dish. In this installment, Nick Groke comments on MLB's plans this season to shorten the length of a ballgame.
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Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki learning to live with trade rumors

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — Scottsdale, Ariz. --- Troy Tulowitzki remains a hot trade topic in New York, but the truth is that the Mets and Rockies never came close to consummating a deal during the offseason.
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Rockies' acquisition of Nick Hundley looks good for pitching staff

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — New general manager Jeff Bridich decided change was needed, so he signed free agent Nick Hundley this offseason to a two-year, $6.25 million contract to become the Rockies' No. 1 catcher.
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Tyler Chatwood hoping to pitch for Colorado Rockies by summer

Denver Post (Nick Groke and Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Chatwood had Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July to rebuild a ligament in his right (pitching) arm. It was his second major elbow reconstruction; he had one as a teenager.
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A-Rod back early with Yanks, still avoiding PED specifics

Denver Post (Mark Didtler Associated Press) — TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule.
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Troy Tulowitzki reports for Rockies spring training aware of injury doubts

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — Troy Tulowitzki reported to the Rockies' spring training headquarters Monday eager to erase any doubts about his surgically-repaired left hip.
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Saunders: Rockies' Wilin Rosario has value, either as player or trade

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — As Rosario told me Saturday, and as Weiss reiterated Sunday, Rosario remains primarily a catcher.
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Frei: Baseball games still run too long despite recent changes

Denver Post (Terry Frei The Denver Post) — An average MLB game of this era is - and this is being nice - a decent, yet bloated film running 3:02, leaving you fidgeting and spotting the obvious spots for cuts.
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Diaz, Murphy and Friedrich are 3 Rockies worth watching this spring

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. --- Under-the-radar stories are one of the great joys of spring training.
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Blog Articles

Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez flashing some fancy leather

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Patrick Saunders) — Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez is taking style to another level. He shagged balls Friday with a white glove adorned with a gray Nike swoosh.
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Colorado Rockies Dickerson and Gray showing their skills at spring training

Purple Row (Jay Tymkovich) — Jon Gray is back to throwing heat and Corey Dickerson wants to work on his plate discipline. Prospect Gray shows off highly touted velocity - Rockies .com Jon Gray , the Rockies' best...
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Rockies' Walt Weiss: 'Wilin Rosario very serviceable at first'

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Patrick Saunders) — Wilin Rosario's conversion into a part-time first baseman is big, because Rockies manager Walt Weiss said their won't be three pure catchers on the roster.
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Colorado Rockies lefty Tyler Matzek set to become key part of the starting rotation in 2015

Purple Row (Jordan Freemyer) — A year ago, Tyler Matzek looked destined for a bullpen role, if any role at all, in the big leagues, and now he enters 2015 as one of the Rockies' most counted-upon starters. Rockies' Tyler...
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Tyler Anderson, Rockies prospect, not throwing at spring training

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Patrick Saunders) — For injured Rockies pitching prospect Tyler Anderson, the waiting is the hardest part as he hopes to get clearance to begin throwing.
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Colorado Rockies fans have reasons to be optimistic, contrary to popular opinion

Purple Row (Jordan Freemyer) — A lot of national media, and a good portion of local media for that matter, view the Rockies as a franchise going nowhere, but that is not the case, and here's why. The opinion of many in the...
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Colorado Rockies ripped by Grantland in spring training primer

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — A beautiful building filled with garbage, they say. NL Spring Training Primer: The Key Question Facing Each Team in Camp " Grantland's Michael Baumann keeps it short and sweet in ripping the ...
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Brett Anderson, discarded by the Rockies, finds welcome opportunity with Dodgers

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Nick Groke) — The Colorado Rockies' pitching rotation, so gut-punched in 2014, will start this season with familiar faces. Except for one big subtraction: Brett Anderson
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The New York writers continue to push Troy Tulowitzki to the Mets rumors. Let's continue to laugh at them.

Purple Row (Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)) — There may come a time where it makes sense for the Rockies to trade Troy Tulowitzki to the Mets, but that time is not now (and hopefully it will never come). Congratulations New York writers! ...
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Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki learning to live with trade rumors

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Patrick Saunders) — Troy Tulowitzki remains a hot trade topic in New York, but the truth is that the Mets and Rockies never came close to making a deal during the offseason.
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Former Colorado Rockies minor leaguer Jason Burch comes out as gay

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — Burch described his experience as a gay minor leaguer to Outsports' Cyd Zeigler. Jason Burch, a former minor league pitcher who spent parts of three seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization...
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Colorado Rockies have been skeptical of analytics, but that may change

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — The Rockies haven't been in tune with the analytics movement in pro sports. That might not be the case for long. The Colorado Rockies rank near the bottom of the league in acceptance and usage...
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The Rockies have an interesting plan on offense this year, and it should probably be getting more attention

Purple Row (Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)) — Let's talk about some of these platoons the Rockies will likely be using this year. While the critics sing their song of jejune doom, the Rockies are shooting for the moon, via a platoon. They...
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Evaluating MLB's new rules forĀ 2015

Purple Row (Chris Chrisman) — Let's get outraged over changes to the National Pastime! Or not. "Much of baseball's popularity," said The Sporting News in March 1956 , "depends on its allergy to change." Baseball fans know...
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Diaz, Murphy and Friedrich are 3 Rockies worth watching this spring

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Patrick Saunders) — Three storylines that have caught my attention as Rockies' spring training got underway: Jiaro Diaz, Tommy Murphy and Christian Friedrich.
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Colorado Rockies reliever John Axford predicts the Oscars

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — Axford went a perfect 18-for-18 last year. How will he do in 2015? Colorado Rockies spring training non-roster invitee and experienced MLB closer John Axford might not have the greatest save...
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Colorado Rockies possibilites for the 25th roster spot

Purple Row (Nick Stephens) — The Rockies have a handful of options for utility roles. There are only 42 days left until the Rockies kick off their season with a three game set against the Brewers in Milwaukee. There are...
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Baseball reading to tide you over as the Colorado Rockies offseason nears its end

Purple Row (Eric Garcia McKinley) — This weekend, the the Rockies pitchers and catchers are having their first full workouts. Next weekend are the first full squad workouts (position players report on Wednesday). And the weekend...
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Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss entering pivotal year

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — A summary of the state of the manager, general manager and owner of the Colorado Rockies. When the Colorado Rockies organization went off the tracks sometime during the 2012 season, the former...
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Purple Dinosaur Podcast No. 34: We are all Lew

Purple Row (Purple Dinosaur Podcast) — The viral 88-year-old joins Tyler and Anthony on the newest PDP episode. Listen now! A very special Rockies legend joins the Pedro Astacio-Shawn Chacon Memorial Edition of the PDP in Episode...
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