Found March 19, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Has Helton done enough to go to the Hall of Fame?There has never been a voting system with more flaws. The Baseball Hall of Fame is voted on by writer's who have covered Major League Baseball for at least 10 seasons for a newspaper, a magazine, or another recognized publication and are members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. So it would make sense that these guys know the game and who is good, right? Wrong.The reality is, many of these writers barely follow the game anymore. Many covered one team, and one division for their whole careers and never paid attention to the other teams, let alone the other league. Many of the voters used to cover baseball, but have long since left the game.For a prime example, look no further than the three voting members from the state of Colorado. The obvious member is Tracy Ringolsby. A Hall-of-Famer himself, Ringolsby knows more about baseball than probably anyone on the planet. The second member from Colorado is Woody Paige. The ...

Rockies an unlikely, hard-to-figure-out group

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Well, this is one fine experiment the Colorado Rockies are conducting. The Rockies spent the offseason collecting a bunch of high-character, thirty-something hitters right fielder Michael Cuddyer, catcher Ramon Hernandez, shortstop Marco Scutaro, third baseman Casey Blake. And now they're complementing that group with a bunch of largely unproven starting...

Rockies Options at 3B: Blake or Bust

There could be unexpected competition at third base where veteran Casey Blake, signed in the offseason to be the primary player at the position, experienced nagging neck soreness that sidelined him after he began the spring going 0-for-9 with four strikeouts. Do the Rockies have enough to get by without him?

The Rain Can't Ruin Rockies Notes (3/19)

The Colorado Rockies had Spring Training games cancelled and postponed Sunday. Inclement weather postponed a split squad game with the Padres and forced the Rockies and Mariners to call it a day in the fifth inning. Monday is a new day and if the weather is nice we'll all get to see the Rockies and Angels play baseball at 4:10 p.m. EST. 

Dodgers drop to Rockies on walk-off homer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Tim Wheeler had a game-ending two-run homer after the Dodgers scored four in the top of the ninth to tie it, leading the Colorado Rockies to an 8-6 win over a Los Angeles split squad Saturday. Tyler Colvin Colvin hit a two-run shot in the eighth and Andrew Brown homered and had an RBI double for the Rockies. Andre Ethier had a pair of doubles for the Dodgers...

Rockies-Mariners rained out in fourth inning

The game between a Colorado Rockies split squad and Seattle Mariners on Sunday was postponed by rain after a delay of 34 minutes in the top of the fourth inning. Seattle was leading 3-2 but the Rockies had runners on first and third with none out against Mariners starter Hector Noesi when a downpour of rain and hail began. Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run...

Rockies 8, Dodgers 6

Jeremy Guthrie is making the adjustment to the National League look easy - even if he says it isn't. Guthrie allowed an unearned run while pitching into the fifth inning Saturday, leading the Colorado Rockies to an 8-6 victory over a Los Angeles Dodgers split squad. ''My goal is to watch as many National League games as I can, against right-handed pitcher, and see if...

Will Ubaldo Haunt the Rockies?

Last August's controversial trade between the Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians saw both clubs out of contention at the end of the season. The Rockies acquired three young pitchers, two have been arrested, one is projected to make the big league rotation, and one has already been sent to minor league camp. But, what's the news from the Cleveland side?

Rockies glad to be flying under the radar

Todd Helton couldn't convey how glad he was that nobody's talking about the Colorado Rockies this year - and that was even before his college buddy Peyton Manning decided to play for the Denver Broncos. A year ago, it seemed everybody had already anointed the Rockies the NL West champions after a busy offseason in which they committed nearly $300 million to their budding...
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