Found March 21, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Juan Nicasio delivers a pitch in his rookie campaign of 2011No one would have guessed it. When Juan Nicasio went down after being drilled in the face by an Ian Desmond line drive back in August, everyone hoped for the best. They hoped for the best, but feared the worst. As word got back to the Rockies and their fans, it seemed as if the worst had happened.The news of Nicasio's broken neck turned the attention from how quickly Nicasio could get back on the mound, to simply hoping that there was no permanent damage and that the young right-hander would be able to lead a normal life, completely regardless of the game of baseball.Then, the most mind-baffling news started being reported by the doctors. Not only was Nicasio back up and walking, he was hoping to return to baseball. If people who followed the situation were honest, they would say that Nicasio's desire to return to the mound was encouraging in that it would drive him to heal, but stepping back onto the field was prob...

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The BP First Take: Wednesday, March 21 by Daniel Rathman

The Rockies need reliable starting pitchers and have a plethora of infielders. The Phillies are running out of infielders and have a surplus of starting pitchers. Perhaps general managers Dan O’Dowd and Ruben Amaro Jr. should have a chat. With two weeks remaining before Opening Day, Colorado’s rotation plan is still to throw a bunch of things at a wall and hope five of them...

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Todd Helton couldn't convey how glad he was that nobody's talking about the Colorado Rockies this year - and that was even before his college buddy Peyton Manning decided to play for the Denver Broncos. A year ago, it seemed everybody had already anointed the Rockies the NL West champions after a busy offseason in which they committed nearly $300 million to their budding...

Padres 10, Rockies 6

Troy Tulowitzki finally homered to drive in his first run of the spring Tuesday night in the Colorado Rockies' 10-6 loss to the San Diego Padres. The Colorado shortstop said his spring numbers have little bearing on what he tries to accomplish during the exhibition season. He also is aware it's a luxury he is afforded because of his five-plus years of service time and the...

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Last August's controversial trade between the Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians saw both clubs out of contention at the end of the season. The Rockies acquired three young pitchers, two have been arrested, one is projected to make the big league rotation, and one has already been sent to minor league camp. But, what's the news from the Cleveland side?
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