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All Things Rockies:
This will be the first of a semi-regular look back at each player’s 2011 season and a look ahead:
Troy Tulowitzki, 27, shortstop
2011 Final Statistics: .302 batting average, .372 on-base percentage, .916 OPS, 30 HRs, 105 RBIs in 606 plate appearances
Contract status: Under contract through 2020 with club option for 2021. Will make $8.25 million in 2012.
What went right: He will likely finish in the Top 10 in the NL MVP voting for the third consecutive season. Tulowitzki remains the standard at his position offensively, combining power with average. He finished with 68 extra-base hits. Tulowitzki is also a strong favorite to win his second consecutive Gold Glove after committing a career-low six errors in 684 chances.
What went wrong: Tulowitzki struggled in May hitting .209 as the Rockies went 8-21, a stretch from which they never recovered. The shortstop only played in five games after Sept. 7 because of bursitis in his left hip which will heal with rest this offseason he said.
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AROUND THE WEB
Everything that could go wrong, did for the Rockies in 2011. Injuries and ineffectiveness gave them a double whammy this year. The Rockies finished in 4th place in the N.L. West with a 73-89 record, 21 games behind the Diamondbacks. Here is a look at some things that stood out to me in 2011:
TEAM MVP: 27-year old righty swinging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki proved once again in...
The 2011 baseball season was an up and down roller coaster ride for fans of the Colorado Rockies. After a long 6-month season, Colorado finished 73-89 and 4th place in the N.L. West. Though it was disappointing for some fans, there are many reasons for optimism going forward.
Three reasons for optimism for 2012:
Troy Tulowitzki will anchor the Rockies lineup for years...
29-year old righty reliever Jim Miller has elected to become a minor league free agent. He pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Rockies in 2011 and he was 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Miller also pitched in 65 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball last year and he was 8-5 with 24 saves, a 5.25 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP. The Rockies won’t miss Miller going forward.
The Rockies are next in our arbitration eligibles series.
First time: Seth Smith, Dexter Fowler
Second time: Ian Stewart
Third time: Ryan Spilborghs
Having signed Troy Tulowitzki, Jason Hammel, Matt Lindstrom, Chris Iannetta, and Carlos Gonzalez to multiyear deals, the Rockies are left with only four arbitration eligible players.
Stewart and Spilborghs are...
This is part of a semi-regular look back at each Rockies player’s 2011 season and a look ahead:
Todd Helton, 38, first baseman
2011 Final Statistics: .302, batting average, .385 on-base percentage, .850 OPS, 14 HRs, 69 RBIs in 491 plate appearances
Contract status: Under contract through 2013. Will make $4.9 million in 2012, $5 million in 2013.
Hyoung Chang, The Denver PostTodd...
The Rockies announced that they claimed Andrew Brown off of waivers from the Cardinals (Twitter link).
The Rockies today made a move to upgrade their organizational outfield depth, acquiring 27-year-old Andrew Brown off waivers from the Cardinals.
Brown, a right-handed hitter, spent most of last season at Triple A Memphis, where he hit .284-20-73 in 107 games, earning a spot on the Pacific Coast League mid-season all-star team. The 20 home runs marked the third time in his minor-league...
The Rockies announced on Wednesday that they have claimed outfielder Andrew Brown off waivers from the Cardinals.