Found September 23, 2013 on Rockies Review:
Todd Helton added to his career numbers on Sunday.When they hit, they don't pitch, when they pitch, they don't hit. That is the story of the Colorado Rockies in 2013.On Sunday, the issue of the back end of the rotation rared it's ugly head, as Juan Nicasio couldn't make it out of the 3rd inning, while giving up seven runs on seven hits. It was a day that showed one of the spots that desperately needs attention in the off-season.Nicasio has had flashes of the talent that got him to the big leagues. When he throws strikes, he gets outs, but more importantly, he must have a secondary pitch or he is toast from the get-go. The Rockies failed to develop Nicasio in the minors, then rushed him from Double-A to the Majors when Jorge De La Rosa when down in 2011.The Rockies have two huge needs; bats that can get timely hits, and the back-end of the rotation. Of course, about 25 of the 30 teams in Major League Baseball are looking for extra arms from three through five in their...

Who is Todd Helton? Fan exposes the dark truth

The Colorado Rockies' long-time first baseman, Todd Helton, announced last week his plans to retire following the 2013 regular season. In response to that, there were a few things that were sure to happen: There would be an outpouring of support (deserved) There would be claims that he is the best first baseman in Rockies history (he is) There would be claims that he was the...

Colorado Rockies limping to the finish line

Time for changes in Colorado.Who isn't injured for the Colorado Rockies.In Todd Helton's final week in the big leagues, the Rockies look like they are trying to give him a reminder of what he dealt with the majority of his career. Saturday night was a flashback to the 2005 team dubbed "Todd and the Toddlers."Jorge De La Rosa was bumped off of the mound because of...

Fan Paints Creepy Image of Todd Helton As a Centaur

Todd Helton is retiring at the end of this season, and now he has a solid piece of artwork to commemorate his time with the Rockies. Not sure which fan took the time to create this masterpiece but we are officially in love with it and creeped out at the same time. [MLB] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Surgery for Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, front office to blame

  Carlos Gonzalez was going to be MVP. The Rockies All-Star outfielder was back. Through the first half of 2013 he was Colorado’s biggest threat at the plate. An amazing hitter with power to all fields, speed to steal bases nearly at will, and a cannon that could throw out runners from the deepest recesses of Coors Field, Cargo’s game was on full display. He was showing that...

Winless McHugh roughed up D-backs in Rockies' loss

Collin McHugh hopes to be in the Colorado Rockies' rotation next season. His outing Saturday night didn't help his cause. McHugh was hit hard early and gave up a three-run homer during a game-turning third inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Rockies 7-2 on Saturday night. ''It was kind of disappointing, too many balls up in the middle of the plate,'...

Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis expected to pursue Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki

The Colorado Rockies could have two of the most coveted hitters in baseball. Those hitters would be Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. Both of them are among the best at their positions. Carlos Gonzalez is going to draw heavy interest this offseason, but lets not forget about his 'ol friend Troy Tulowitzki. The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to pursue Colorado Rockies...

The Hall of Fame case of Todd Helton

This week, TOC will be looking at five players who recently announced their retirements from the game and their potential Hall of Fame cases. Today, things get a lot more difficult, as we look at Todd Helton. Todd Helton's Hall of Fame case isn't easy, because of two words: Coors Field. Helton has has a great career, but the effect of Coors Field on his offensive numbers...

Corbin looks to get back on track against Rockies

The Diamondbacks used a big third inning to pull away from the short-handed Rockies on Saturday. They could use another strong offensive showing in Sunday's series finale in Colorado considering starter Patrick Corbin's recent struggles, though he has excelled against the Rockies. Arizona (78-76) bounced back from Friday's 9-4 defeat with a 7-2 victory on Saturday, using...

Rumors: Mets, Rangers 'covet' Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez

Yesterday I wrote that the Rockies are unlikely to trade Carlos Gonzalez, but that isn't going to stop teams from pursuing him. The Chicago Cubs will heavily pursue him this offseason and others will as well. Over the offseason, you can expect to see about half the league check in with the Rockies about their star outfielder. Two teams that reportedly really like Gonzalez...

Davidson homers to lead D-backs past Rockies, 7-2

Matt Davidson homered and drove in three runs, Gerardo Parra had three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Saturday night. Chris Owings also had three hits for the Diamondbacks, who won for the first time since being eliminated from the NL West race Thursday. Charlie Blackmon had three hits for Colorado. Arizona starter Trevor Cahill (8-10) lasted...

D-backs down Rockies to snap two-game skid

DENVER (AP) -- Matt Davidson homered and drove in three runs, Gerardo Parra had three hits, and the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies 7-2 on Saturday night. Chris Owings also had three hits for the D-backs, who won for the first time since being eliminated from the NL West race Thursday. Charlie Blackmon had three hits for the Rockies. Arizona starter Trevor Cahill (8-10) lasted into...

Todd Helton 17 Year Career Coming To An End

Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettite are getting all the headlines as both Yankee greats are retiring at the end of the season, but they are not the only big names retiring. The best player so far in Colorado Rockies history Todd Helton is also retiring. You wouldn’t know that this was his final season if […]

How we see it goin' down: Red Sox - Rockies series

First Pitch: Tuesday 8:40, Wednesday 8:40  Arms: Tuesday: John Lackey, RHP (10-12, 3.44 ERA) vs. Tyler Chatwood, RHP (7-5, 3.36 ERA)   Wednesday: Jake Peavy, RHP (3-1, 3.68 ERA) vs. Roy Oswalt, RHP (0-6, 7.71 ERA)      Yard: Coors Field   Watch it: NESN   Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup   ...
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