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What the Colorado Rockies did as a baseball club last year was unsightly.  At 64-98, they finished 30 games back of the Giants in the NL West.  Only the Houston Astros, who mostly resemble a AA team, kept them from baseball’s worst record. The Rockies’ pitching staff gave up a startling 890 runs on the season. No other NL team allowed more than 794. Colorado, playing 81 games at Coors Field, still mustered up the 3rd most runs scored in the senior circuit but their woeful pitching staff made sure that was a non-factor. Consider these pitching stats from 2012: The Rockies had MLB’s worst team ERA at 5.22. Next worse was 4.78 (Cleveland). The starters’ combined ERA you ask? 5.81. Over the course of 162 games, the starting rotation posted just 27 quality starts. 27!! The Twins were second worst with 62 and the Mets led the league with 101. 27? 566 walks were issued by Colorado pitching in 2012, 3rd worst in baseball. Their 1,144 strikeouts ranked 24th best. Opposing hitters hit .290 a...

How will the Colorado Rockies do in 2013?

Jhoulys Chacin must perform well for the Rockies.Baseball is almost back!I was asked by Chat Sports to write a preview on how the Colorado Rockies would do in 2013. A quick preview would suggest that this team has some talent, and really could surprise some people, but it is going to take everything going perfect for that to happen.Click on this link to see the entire article.http...

Will Rockies' depth lead to a trade?

  SCOTTSDALE, Az. – Few expect much from the Colorado Rockies’ pitching staff this season, and understandably so. The Rockies had a 5.49 team ERA in 2012, the worst in the National League by nearly a run per nine innings.   Offensively, though, the Rockies should be a handful for opposing staffs – and they’re deep enough in hitters to possibly swing a trade for another...

Rockies Outfielder Dexter Fowler Looks Like An Astronaut In Compression Suit

Spring Training is underway! Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler is taking extra precautions early on by wearing this astronaut-like suit. Just what is this thing? Is it totally necessary? Will it get him back in his 2010 form when led the majors in triples? Lets take a look. This thing is called the NormaTec MVP Recovery System. According to the website: The NormaTec MVP Recovery...

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Rockies rumors: Colorado targeting capable starting pitcher

The Colorado Rockies would like to add one more capable starting pitcher before the start of the regular season, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal believes the Rockies are armed with the position-player depth to swing such a trade. While the Rockies have several options at multiple positions entering the regular season, Rosenthal expects the team to trade...

Tarnished Todd

Pro athletes can be enigmatic people. So, too, can the people who cover the games pro athletes play. When sportswriters – especially the folks who get paid to cover a team – interject their opinions on their Twitter feed or a blog post, then they become part of the story as well. We see this every year at Hall-of-Fame voting time. Another perfect example in baseball is when...

Will The Colorado Rockies Be The Worst Team In Baseball?

Key offseason additions: Wilton Lopez, Reid Brignac   Key offseason departures: Jason Giambi       The Colorado Rockies were very bad last year. At one point they used a 4-man rotation with a 75 pitch count. Their best player was injured for most of the year and they had a very bad pitching staff. … Continue reading »
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