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Dan O'Dowd sounds burned out.Dan O'Dowd has thrown his 75 pitches. He is ready for a reliever.As he Colorado Rockies continue down the road they have never been before. On Wednesday at Coors Field, the club lost 11-5 to the Washington Nationals, a sobering display of two franchises headed in different directions.With the Rockies looking lost and pathetic on the field, the story lately has been coming off the field. That was the case again on Wednesday. The same day that the Rockies held a fan forum with owner Dick Monfort and general manager Dan O'Dowd, an article was published in the U.S.A. Today highlighting Bob Apodaca resigning as pitching coach and some of the odd routes O'Dowd is taking to try and win.The words out of O'Dowd's mouth paint the picture of a burned out, worn down general manager who has spent so much time dwelling on making the product at Coors Field a good one, that he has lost touch with the rest of baseball.The article details the heavi...
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The Rockies won on Thursday, but the issues remain.Marco Scutaro was the hero of the day for the Colorado Rockies. He laced an 11th inning single that scored the winning run, giving the Rockies an 11-10 victory, and a series split against the Nationals.The game saw the Rockies score seven runs in the first two innings. The offense, using a Jim Tracy style day game lineup, found a...
Michael Cuddyer will remain a member of the Colorado Rockies. Even though the team has allegedly received numerous calls about the veteran outfielder, Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd has insisted that Cuddyer isn’t going anywhere. But with the Rockies already 13.5 games back, and Cuddyer struggling, O’Dowd may want to reconsider.
When Cuddyer signed his three-year, $31.5 million contract...
After nine seasons and 72 more games into a 10th, Bob Apodaca had enough.
The job of being a pitching coach is challenging at any level. Toss in the wild and wacky world of Coors Field, and, well, Apodaca decided, enough was enough.
"I'm fried," he said.
Apodaca asked to be reassigned within the Colorado Rockies organization and was moved into the role of special...
The plight of the Colorado Rockies would be hilarious if the whole thing weren't so dang depressing. Midway through a wretched season that is getting worse by the minute, the Rockies are a team ravaged by injuries, ineffectiveness and, worst of all, poor management both in the dugout and in the front office. They are a franchise that simply screams to be blown up and rebuilt...
The Colorado Rockies are reassigning pitching coach Bob Apodaca to special assistant to general manager Dan O'Dowd at Apodaca's request.
Apodaca approached O'Dowd on Tuesday and asked for the change, Rockies manager Jim Tracy said.
Bullpen coach Jim Wright and Triple-A pitching coach Bo McLaughlin will serve as co-pitching coaches for the remainder of the season. McLaughlin...
Edwar Cabrera was in the Colorado Rockies' clubhouse Tuesday, and while no official announcement was made, the 24-year-old left-hander is expected to make his major league debut with a start Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. Manager Jim Tracy did say that Josh Outman would start Thursday rather than Wednesday. Thursday had been the turn for Alex White, but he was...
The perception surrounding Tyler Colvin has been that the Cubs mishandled their 2006 first round draft pick and a change of scenery would probably do him good. But the perception is really not correct. Colvin has far too many flaws in his game and was given opportunities by the Cubs to prove he belonged in the big leagues and he did not produce. Perhaps the perceptions began with...
Left-hander Josh Outman was sitting on a big lead and in line for a win, but for the second straight start he couldn't make it through the requisite five innings. Saturday at Texas, Outman took the mound in the fifth with the Colorado Rockies leading the Rangers 11-1. Manager Jim Tracy loosened the reins on the 75-pitch limit for his four starters and let Outman throw 92 pitches...
Colorado Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca asked to be re-assigned on Tuesday, and he will now do special assignment work for the Rockies. The Rockies rank last in the Major Leagues in earned run average, runs allowed and opposing team's batting average, but the Rockies insisted that the move was initiated by Apodaca. Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd told the Denver...
Harper’s 8th career home run off Rafael Betancourt in the top of the 9th inning.
I knew Bryce Harper couldn’t get out of town without dialing one long distance in Colorado. He waited until his final at-bat in the four game series to put another notch in his belt. This one tied the game at 10-10 off Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt. The Rockies escaped with an 11-10 victory in...
To say that the Colorado Rockies are going through a tough year would be a gross understatement. The major league club enters Thursday in complete shambles having lost 16 of their last 20 games since Alex White and Christian Friedrich won back to back starts on June 3-4.
Marco Scutaro's RBI single in the 11th inning gave Colorado an 11-10 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday after the Rockies squandered a seven-run lead.
Jonathan Herrera doubled with one out off Craig Stammen (3-1). After pinch-hitter Jason Giambi walked, Dexter Fowler hit a fly ball to deep center that was caught by Bryce Harper. Herrera tagged up and took third...
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