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Dan O'Dowd should have gone with youth.Let's face it. The Colorado Rockies are in the middle of a throw-away season.The Rockies aren't going anywhere in 2012. They know it, their fans know it, everyone knows it. The sad part about it is that the front office knew it before anyone else did.The reality is, when general manager Dan O'Dowd told the media that he had given Jim Tracy a vote of confidence and that he would be his manager for years to come, he was anticipating a disaster of a season.O'Dowd was caught with his pants down in the early part of 2011 when starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa went down with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. O'Dowd's eyes were opened when he realized that he would have to dig beyond his Triple-A rotation and force one of his young prospects to the big leagues before he was ready. That was when Juan Nicasio got the call in late May of 2011.That move almost certainly woke O'Dowd up. He suddenly realized j...
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Jeremy Guthrie's career may be ruined by his 2012 campaign.It's the curse of loyalty.The Colorado Rockies lose night in and night out using the same script. Forget feeling comfortable with a big lead. Forget feeling like any game is in the bag. The Rockies starting pitching is so bad it is beyond a joke.In the Rockies 8-5 loss on Tuesday night at Coors Field, it was the same...
Coors Field has become an excuse for the Rockies.The Coors Field factor is alive and well.Sunday, as the Colorado Rockies were swept at home by the Los Angeles Angels in a 10-8 affair, the park seems to be playing much like it did in the late 90's.Watching young pitchers crumble on the mound at 20th & Blake has become such a routine for Rockies fans that it seems like part...
With players like Lucroy, Avila, Ramos, Hernandez, Soto, and Iannetta on the DL, fantasy baseball owners may be struggling to find a decent replacement for the catcher position. You may even have a guy like Kurt Suzuki who’s just been plain disappointing.
I offer Wilin Rosario as a remedy for your troubles. Rosario hasn’t seen a lot of at-bats this season but has proven...
Pitching in the thin air at Coors Field is not easy to do, not even with the involvement of the humidor the team adopted a few years ago. But even factoring in the high degree of difficulty, the starting pitchers for the Colorado Rockies this season have been absolutely nightmarishly terrible.
Through games on June 11th, Colorado's starters are the not so proud owners...
The Rockies' rotation is in tatters. The overall staff ERA is an unsightly 5.31 because of the starters' ineffectiveness. Their ERA is 6.17, which is historically bad. The highest ERA for the Rockies' starters is 6.19 in 1999, Jim Leyland's forgettable one season as the team's manager. That team lost 90 games, topped only by the 95 losses in 1993, the Rockies...
There may be a reason for the Rockies' poor starting pitching other than, you know, their poor starting pitching.
Coors Field is again playing like a pinball machine.
The park always has been hitter-friendly, posing unique challenges for both the Rockies' pitchers, who often struggle at home, and their hitters, who often struggle on the road. But if the 2012 extremes hold...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-hander Esmil Rogers from the Colorado Rockies for cash, hoping the reliever can get turned around in the American League.
The trade was completed shortly before the Indians started a three-game series against intrastate rival Cincinnati on Tuesday. A roster move will be made when Rogers joins the team.
Rogers went 0-2 with an 8.06 ERA in...
Denver, CO. – Who are the top 7 all time Colorado Rockies players? Although the Rockies have only made the playoffs 3 times, we have been blessed with some incredible players. Looking back at the Blake Street Bombers, Todd and the Toddlers up to the current roster – how do they rank? Surprisingly this was … Continue reading »
The Colorado Rockies announced they have traded right handed pitcher Esmil Rogers to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.
The Rockies designated Rogers for assignment last week. The 26-year old pitcher was off to a rough start with the Rockies in 2012 with a 0-2 record, 8.06 ERA, 1.0 HR/9, 6.3 BB/9 and 10.2 SO/9 in 25.2 innings.
In 2011 he went 6-6 with a 7.05 ERA,...
From the Indians-
“The Indians announced today that the club has acquired RHP ESMIL ROGERS from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the club’s 40-man roster, Cleveland has also designated C LUKE CARLIN for assignment.
Rogers, 26, has made 23 relief appearances for the Rockies this season, going 0-2 with an 8.06 ERA (23 ER/25.2 IP). The right...
After leading the minor league in strikeouts in 2011, Edwar Cabrera has looked good in AA for the Colorado Rockies, though he has not been fanning hitters at the same rate with 68 strikeouts in 83 innings of work. He has posted a 3.25 ERA with a .192 batting average against thanks to a devastating changeup. He has been victimized by the long ball this season with 14 home runs...
The Colorado Rockies are trying to avoid matching their lowest point of the season.
The Oakland Athletics are already there.
Colorado will try to end a five-game skid - and a seven-game home losing streak in interleague play - Tuesday night when it faces the last-place A's.
Since a 7-1 run May 28-June 4, the Rockies (24-35) have gone winless to fall well off the Los Angeles...
Someone needs to be fired, and Bob Apodaca is an easy choice.The Colorado Rockies are in trouble.Read blogs, read newspaper articles, listen to the radio and the talk is how, despite the horrible showing from the team, Rockies fans continue to show up at a rate of 30,000 plus per game.Those who really want change at 20th & Blake insist that in order anything to be different,...