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Tyler Anderson, Rockies pitching prospect, still battling elbow problems

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Left-hander Tyler Anderson, considered one of the franchise's top prospects, will be a limited participant in spring training because of a troublesome elbow injury.
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Adam Ottavino avoids arbitration, agrees to 1-year deal with Rockies

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — The Rockies and Adam Ottavino avoided arbitration Monday when the right-handed reliever agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
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Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

Denver Post (Don Babwin Associated Press) — CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday.
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Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez hope to bounce back for Rockies in 2015

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — After an offseason filled with physical rehabilitation and swirling trade rumors, Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are itching to play baseball again — and prove they're still
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Jhoulys Chacin looks good after tough 2014 pitching season

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Chacin looks good after his strugglesThe mention of Jhoulys Chacin's name brought a smile to manager Walt Weiss' face.
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Saunders: Start with intriguing story lines for the Colorado Rockies

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — While many teams wheeled and dealed this offseason, the Rockies have been wallflowers.
  • 5 days ago
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Start with intriguing story lines

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — While many teams wheeled and dealed this offseason, the Rockies have been wallflowers.
  • 5 days ago
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Rockies add Doug Jones to minor-league pitching staff

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — The Rockies added a big-name pitcher to their coaching staff Thursday.Doug Jones, a five-time all-star who finished with 303 career saves, was hired as their pitching coach for the
  • 7 days ago
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Rockies notes: Rosario plans, Blackmon trade, Shields rumors

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — Wilin Rosario enters spring training as a catcher, but he's working hard to become a competent first baseman.
  • 8 days ago
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Rockies' offseason player moves amount to ...

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 analyzes the Rockies' roster moves this offseason (or lack thereof).
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An alphabetical approach to the Rockies 2015 season

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — I depart for spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz., a month from Sunday. Don't hate me. I will be packing shorts, ballcaps, sunscreen and a plethora of questions about a Rockies team that lost 96...
  • 11 days ago
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Jhoulys Chacin, Rockies agree to new contract, avoiding arbitration

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — The Rockies on Friday agreed to a new contract with right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, according a Major League Baseball source, avoiding arbitration with a pitcher they're counting on as a
  • 13 days ago
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Rockies give pay raises to Drew Stubbs, Jordan Lyles, Tyler Chatwood

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — The Rockies gave pay raises to two pitchers and a veteran outfielder Wednesday, avoiding contract arbitration with right-handers Tyler Chatwood, Jordan Lyles and center fielder Drew Stubbs, the
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Rockies trade RHP Chris Martin to Yankees for cash

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — The Rockies traded right-handed reliever Chris Martin to the New York Yankees Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations.
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Rockies trading for Mets' Dillon Gee makes some sense

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — Mets right-hander Dillon Gee has frequently been mentioned as a trade candidate. Could he end up pitching for the Rockies?
  • 17 days ago
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Saunders: Kirk Herbstreit vows to be objective during title game

Denver Post (Dusty Saunders Special to The Denver Post) — You're probably aware that Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN's award-winning college football analyst, will cover Monday night's national championship game between Oregon and Ohio State.
  • 17 days ago
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More moves must be made by Rockies before spring training

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — As hard-core baseball fans know, following the Rockies can be harmful to one's mental health.
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More moves must be made before spring training

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — As hard-core baseball fans know, following the Rockies can be harmful to one's mental health.
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Rockies name Duane Espy as organizational hitting instructor

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Seeking a consistent hitting approach at all levels of their organization, the Rockies announced Tuesday that Duane Espy will fill the new position of hitting coordinator.
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Woody Paige on the Baseball Hall of Fame: Clemens, Bonds deserves to be in HOF

Denver Post (Jeff Bailey, On the Rox) — Woody Paige, who has a Baseball Hall of Fame vote, talks about the new inductees and who he still wants to enshrine.
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Blog Articles

6 Rockies prospects ranked in Keith Law's top 100 list

Purple Row (TomCat009) — Colorado placed four players on the list a year ago, but breakout seasons from Ryan McMahon and Raimel Tapia and the addition of Kyle Freeland impressed Law. ESPN's Keith Law has released his ...
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Thursday Rockpile: Increasing offense while decreasing length of games

Purple Row (Jordan Freemyer) — New commissioner Rob Manfred has laid out two primary goals for improving the game, and opinions are already coming in on how to do so. Shorter games and more offense? It's possible - FOX Sports...
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Rockies prospect rankings: No. 2 David Dahl only scratching surface of talent level

Purple Row (Jeff Aberle) — Dahl recovered nicely from a lost 2013 season. If what will likely be a quick move through the organization results in further success, perhaps the Andrew McCutchen comparison will ring true. ...
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Rockies No. 8 on Keith Law's farm system rankings

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — Colorado is in the same place it was last year in terms of system strength. That's good. The Colorado Rockies are ranked No. 8 on ESPN baseball analyst Keith Law's farm system rankings , which...
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Kyle Kendrick still linked to Rockies in free agency rumors

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — Colorado needs a fifth starter or, at the very least, rotation depth. Kendrick would provide that, though it wouldn't be pretty. Best fits for top 10 remaining MLB free agents - ESPN We...
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Rockies GM approval poll: How is Jeff Bridich doing thus far?

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — The Rockies have been mostly inactive this offseason under new GM Jeff Bridich. Is that bad, good or neither? Just a few months into his tenure as Colorado Rockies general manager, Jeff Bridich...
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Corey Dickerson could be primed for an excellent encore

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — Dickerson didn't see quite as many fastballs in the second half of 2014 as he did in the first half. Eno Sarris explains why that says something good about Dickerson's future. Plus, some prospect...
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Purple Dinosaur Podcast seeking tracks from local musicians

Purple Row (Purple Dinosaur Podcast) — Give us your music, please. We'll compensate you by giving you ALL THE EXPOSURE Much to your anticipation (or dejected dismay), we're just weeks away from the one-year anniversary of the Purple...
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Rockies, Adam Ottavino avoid arbitration

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — Ottavino and the Rockies worked out a deal a few days before the Feb. 1 deadline. The Colorado Rockies and relief pitcher Adam Ottavino avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal on...
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Rockies prospect rankings: No. 3 Eddie Butler entering a pivotal year

Purple Row (Jeff Aberle) — Butler needs to prove 2014 was an anomaly. The Rockies better hope that was the case. Editor's note: We've made a change with the PuRPs list this year, deciding to unveil each player...
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Rockies game recap for the cold, cold days of January

Purple Row (Eric Garcia McKinley) — On May 15, 2012, the Rockies edged the Giants, 5-4, in San Francisco. The hindsight filled recap is below. Hello. Hey there. Hi. My name is Eric. Here’s something about me: I like baseball. In...
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It's starting to sound a bit like spring training

Purple Row (Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)) — Rockies Fest was held at Coors Field over the weekend, so we get some fresh takes on some old stories. It's not quite spring training yet, but you know were getting close when versions of the...
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Coors Field will host NHL Stadium Series Game next year

Purple Row (Jared Buck) — The Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings will play in the first-ever non-baseball pro sporting event at 20th and Blake. The Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings will play at grassy Coors...
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Rob Manfred contemplates banning shifts, angers many

Purple Row (Eric Garcia McKinley) — In an interview for his first day as MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred said he would consider banning extreme shifts Rob Manfred has been MLB Commissioner for a day, and he’s already  doing things to...
  • 4 days ago

Sunday Rockpile: The Rockies a possible sleeper team in 2015?

Purple Row (Nick Stephens) — With the Rockies current roster and a bit of luck, they just might be able to contend in 2015. The Rockies as a 2015 sleeper team – FanGraphs Kevin linked this yesterday, but it's worth...
  • 4 days ago

Rockies prospect rankings: No. 4 Kyle Freeland poised for quick move through system

Purple Row (Jeff Aberle) — Freeland has a mid-rotation future in the majors -- a level he could reach sooner rather than later. PuRP No. 4: Kyle Freeland (424 points, 16 ballots) -- Summer 2014 Ranking: 7 -- High...
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Comparing Ryan McMahon to past Rockies power hitters

Purple Row (Kevin V. Minor) — Will get to some Rockies and baseball news in a little bit.  Prior to that, I want to share some information I learned this week after reading Jeff Aberle's article on  #7 PURP Ryan McMahon ....
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Rockies prospect rankings: No. 5 Raimel Tapia

Purple Row (Jeff Aberle) — In his first year of full-season ball, Tapia did not disappoint talent evaluators who shot him up their prospect boards in 2013. PuRP No. 5: Raimel Tapia (410 points, 16 ballots) | Summer...
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MLB Draft 2015: Updated order

Purple Row (Jay Milnes) — Below is the current draft order in the upcoming 2015 MLB Draft, which is always an exciting time for those of you out there who enjoy keeping up with our prospects. It's never too early to talk...
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Laying odds on the starting pitching

Purple Row (Jay Tymkovich) — What are the chances the 2015 starting pitching will be effective? When Jeff Bridich was promoted to General Manager, he was straightforward about the most important task the Rockies faced:...
  • 6 days ago