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Spring Training is underway! Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler is taking extra precautions early on by wearing this astronaut-like suit. Just what is this thing? Is it totally necessary? Will it get him back in his 2010 form when led the majors in triples?
Lets take a look.
This thing is called the NormaTec MVP Recovery System. According to the website:
The NormaTec MVP Recovery System provides dynamic compression and performance recovery for athletes at all levels.
A unique, synergistic waveform that mirrors typical physiology. Incorporates pulsing compression and directionality of flow and leaves muscles refreshed and rejuvenated.
Here was Fowler’s tweet announcing why he is using this wacky contraption:
We get that he wants to stay healthy, we really do, but does this suit seem entirely necessary about a week into camp? It would make sense to see players utilizing this suit during the season, as the wear-and-tear accumulates.
Does the batting practice and fly ball s...
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Jhoulys Chacin must perform well for the Rockies.Baseball is almost back!I was asked by Chat Sports to write a preview on how the Colorado Rockies would do in 2013. A quick preview would suggest that this team has some talent, and really could surprise some people, but it is going to take everything going perfect for that to happen.Click on this link to see the entire article.http...
Key offseason additions: Wilton Lopez, Reid Brignac Key offseason departures: Jason Giambi The Colorado Rockies were very bad last year. At one point they used a 4-man rotation with a 75 pitch count. Their best player was injured for most of the year and they had a very bad pitching staff. … Continue reading »
SCOTTSDALE, Az. – Few expect much from the Colorado Rockies’ pitching staff this season, and understandably so. The Rockies had a 5.49 team ERA in 2012, the worst in the National League by nearly a run per nine innings.
Offensively, though, the Rockies should be a handful for opposing staffs – and they’re deep enough in hitters to possibly swing a trade for another...
What the Colorado Rockies did as a baseball club last year was unsightly. At 64-98, they finished 30 games back of the Giants in the NL West. Only the Houston Astros, who mostly resemble a AA team, kept them from baseball’s worst record.
The Rockies’ pitching staff gave up a startling 890 runs on the season. No other NL team allowed more than 794. Colorado, playing 81 games...
The Colorado Rockies would like to add one more capable
starting pitcher before the start of the regular season, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal believes the Rockies are armed with the position-player
depth to swing such a trade.
While the Rockies have several options at multiple positions
entering the regular season, Rosenthal expects the team to trade...
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Colorado doesn’t have a deep system but it has a few intriguing arms and some promising up-the-middle talents. There are a number of prospects that could be poised for big 2013 seasons.
#1 Nolan Arenado (3B)
Arenado’s season didn’t go quite as hoped and he had a very inconsistent...
As Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this week, the Rockies are looking to add a starting pitcher. This should surprise nobody — the club was an easy last place in the majors in both ERA and FIP last season, and even adjusting for Coors Field leaves them 28th and 26th (last and second-to-last in the NL) respectively in ERA- and FIP-.
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