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Today’s sports world is cutthroat. Turnover happens often and it is becoming extremely difficult for fans to keep up with their team’s rosters. It seems as though every season ushers in new faces. For the Colorado Rockies, one face has remained as present as the Rocky Mountains that overlook Denver. Todd Helton first took the field for the Colorado Rockies in 1997, and has covered first base full-time since 1998. Halfway through his seventeenth season, Denver could not have imagined what Todd Helton would become.
Todd Helton, age 39, is reaching the end of his career; a career worthy of Cooperstown over-shadowed by bigger market names on bigger market teams. A career that receives more recognition for being the teammate of Peyton Manning at the University of Tennessee than the numbers Helton has put up as a baseball player in Colorado. A career spent in one city, in one uniform for 17 years. A career built quietly, in the shadows of the Rockies.
Helton has earned 5 All-Star Appearan...
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Tyler Colvin is making fans miss Eric Young, Jr.With a chance to make a statement to the leaders of a division that is very winnable, the Colorado Rockies took advantage and made that statement loud and clear.The statement, however, wasn't what Rockies fans were hoping it would be. The Rockies made it clear on Friday night that they aren't very good, and they have no intention...
Walt Weiss is figuring out how difficult a 162 game schedule is.Blake Street Bullies?After watching the Colorado Rockies score a grand total of two runs in three games against a team that leads the division that the Rockies are vying for, the title that manager Walt Weiss dubbed his team during spring training seems like an absolute joke.Getting swept is one thing, getting swept...
In Sunday's 6-1 loss against the Diamondbacks, the Colorado Rockies lost starting pitcher Roy Oswalt and All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez due to injuries.
As reported by Thomas Harding of MLB.com,
"...on Sunday afternoon, when the Rockies needed someone to pull them out of
the doldrums, the plan went awry when Oswalt limped off with a
hamstring strain after...
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki continues to make progress in his return from a broken rib he suffered during the middle of June.
This continued yesterday, as the All-Star completed what he called his best
batting practice session so far since sustaining the injury, according to
Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
"First and foremost, my focus is on the Rockies, trying...
Colorado Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler completed an
important step yesterday in his recovery from a right hand injury. Fowler has
resumed swinging, as he took dry cuts yesterday afternoon, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
Considering Fowler is dealing with a hand injury, swinging
is the final stage of his rehab before he’s cleared to return or begin a minor...
The Colorado Rockies are hoping to get shortstop Troy Tulowitzki back in their lineup prior to the All-Star break. Before he’s able
to rejoin the team, Tulowitzki will have to prove healthy enough to take batting practice pain-free, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
"I definitely hope for that, but I just don't know how
I'm going to feel these next couple...
Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez suffered a back injury while striking out in the fifth inning of Thursday’s game. It wasn’t
said to be serious at the time, but the Rockies considered it to be enough to
hold Gonzalez out of last night’s lineup, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
While he was forced to exit Thursday’s contest early due to
The Colorado Rockies have watched several heavy-hitters go down with injuries recently, including Troy Tulowitzki, Dexter Fowler, Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer. However, it was an injury to starting pitcher Roy Oswalt that has the team seeking upgrades via the trade market, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post.
Are looking. Not many arms available. A lot of buyers...
Colorado Rockies starter Roy Oswalt left Sunday's game against Arizona with a strained left hamstring with two outs in the second inning.
The veteran right-hander ran to cover home plate after a wild pitch as the Diamondbacks' Eric Chavez came home from third. The throw from catcher Wilin Rosario sailed past Oswalt, who immediately indicated he was hurt.
Oswalt had difficulty...
The return of Roy Oswalt has not gone as planned and now the 35-year-old has landed on the disabled list.
Oswalt lasted just 1 2/3 innings in his start on Sunday against Arizona before leaving with a strained hamstring.
In four starts since returning to the major league level Oswalt is 0-4 with a 7.64 ERA and a 1.75 WHIP.
Currently five games under .500 the Rockies 5.5 games out in the NL West.
With Adam Eaton still on the rehab path returning from the disabled list, the Arizona Diamondbacks need Cody Ross, Jason Kubel or A.J. Pollock to get on a roll.
It's difficult to compare one league to another when talent is distributed all over the world at different levels. How can you determine which minor league has the best pitching or the best hitting? Unless you scout every single one and know the minute details of every player, than you might have a chance. According to Baseball Reference, there are 31 different professional...
It almost seems like that road trip from hell never even happened. It’s amazing how quickly a little win streak will make you forget all about the road trip that put your division lead in jeopardy and caused some panic among your fan base. For the second night in a row, the Diamondbacks got a stellar effort out of their starting pitcher and capitalized, beating the Rockies Saturday...
Tyler Skaggs came up this time with a little more riding on his start. Trade rumors have swirled, the bullpen has been overworked, and the Diamondbacks went over three weeks without a starter win before Randall Delgado’s performance in New York.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Wade Miley pitched eight effective innings and had a three-run double, first-time All-Star Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer and the Diamondbacks jumped on the Rockies early in an 11-1 rout Saturday night. Coming off a shutout in the series opener, the D-backs roughed up Drew Pomeranz (0-2) for five runs in the first three innings and finished with 12 hits....