Found February 25, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler spent his offseason undergoing a physical transformation. He worked out with teammates Jason Giambi and Troy Tulowitzki along with a trainer for two months in Las Vegas. Fowler worked on his explosiveness, lifted weights more and ate healthier. He enters spring training 13 pounds heavier than a year ago, but he also lost 4 percent of his body fat. He's listed at 6 feet, 4 inches and 190 pounds. ''It was good to be with some teammates to challenge each other,'' Fowler said. ''It'll help my explosiveness, my jumps, my durability, my endurance.'' Fowler's added strength has made an impression on his manager. ''(He) looks better physically than he's ever looked since he signed his name on a sheet of paper to become a professional player,'' manager Jim Tracy said. ''That's leadership by example.'' Fowler, the Rockies' leadoff hitter, is looking to ca...

You may say I'm a dreamer: Colorado Rockies

What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams. I always thought there would be some kind of magical turning point, when the Rockies went from a young and talented team on the verge of contending to bonafide World Series contenders...

Rockies set pitching schedule; Pomeranz starts March 3 opener; Nicasio on tap for Friday

SCOTTSDALE — The Rockies’ rotation will begin its American Idol-type auditions this week, attempting to narrow the candidates. Close your eyes at the end of spring training and you can practically see pitching coach Bob Apodaca telling the top five, “You’re going to Houston.” Five weeks from opening day, the competition begins in earnest, starting with Friday’s 6-to...

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Rockies' Todd Helton looks to finish strong this season

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Pomeranz eager to build on promising debut

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Giambi ready to supply guidance and late pop

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Tulo thriving as mentor, motivator to teammates

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