Found June 20, 2012 on Fangraphs:
The Rockies rotation has been a disaster this year. As a group, they have a 6.31 ERA, and while their FIP (5.15) and xFIP (4.44) are somewhat better, both marks are still among the worst in the league. The main culprits — the rockies are 29th in walk rate (3.71 BB/9), 29th in home run rate (1.5...

Losing continues for Colorado Rockies

Amazingly, it keeps getting worse for the Rockies.It was a game the Colorado Rockies should have won. They were one out away from securing the victory before the Phillies stole one away from them, winning 7-6.Rafael Betancourt couldn't get the final out in the bottom of the 9th inning, partly because of bad defense and partly because of poor pitch location.After getting two quick...

Troy Tulowitzki to have groin surgery

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will have surgery on his left groin area on Thursday and it's unknown when he'll return. Tulowitzki was injured May 30 against Houston, pulling up after running out an infield grounder. The All-Star shortstop took himself out of a game last Wednesday at Triple-A Colorado Springs after feeling not quite right. Rockies manager Jim...

Good Month For Rex Brothers (Singular)

June has been a good one for Rex Brothers.I was hoping for a very different Rex Brothers. Sadly, the Colorado reliever is just one player. When the 2009 MLB Rule 4 draft buzz about Rex Brothers was occurring, my first thought was there were Rex Brothers like the Upton brothers but twins. One lefty and one righty, naturally, but otherwise identical. Ideally, one of them would...

Stupid Colorado Rockies Try to be Cute With Four-Man, Low-Pitch Rotation

In what might be the dumbest move that Major League Baseball has seen since the first and second time they thought a baseball team would work in Florida, the Colorado Rockies have gone to a four-man pitching rotation that will be limited to 75 pitches each start. Say what? We all know the magic number of pitches before a pitcher's arm falls off is 100 every fifth day. ...

Rockies' Decision to Go With Four-Man Rotation Destined to Fail Without Right Personnel (Video)

Are the Colorado Rockies onto something? Or are they just desperate? The Rockies are trying to go with a four-man rotation and 75-pitch limits to find some reprieve from their poor performance on the mound so far this year. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers if they thought that was a good idea or not. Check out what they have to say in the video above. Join...

Troy Tulowitzki Surgery Could Make or Break His Career

Denver, CO – Troy Tulowitzki will have surgery today to repair scar tissue around a nerve in his groin. In his Major League career Tulowitzki has already missed 168 games due to injury in a little over 4 seasons with the Colorado Rockies. That is equal to a season and 6 additional games. Tulo can’t … Continue reading »

Replacing Troy Tulowitzki

You cannot replace Troy Tulowitzki. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The following gentlemen may ease the pain of his absence in your lineup, however. Zack Cozart, SS, Cincinnati Reds- Cozart is probably the best available shortstop in your fantasy league. He has 7 HR, 15 RBI, and his 18 doubles lead all major league shortstops. He is owned in just 37.5 percent of ESPN fantasy...

Desperate Rockies shuffle rotation

In the late '60s, with an expansion franchise that lost 100-plus games in five of its first six years -- and 95 games in the other -- the New York Mets decided they had nothing to lose. With that mind-set, they strayed from the accepted four-man rotation and decided to use a fifth starter on a regular basis. Whitey Herzog, who ran the Mets' farm system at the time, explained...

Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix, June 21, 2012: Tulowitzki gets bad news, needs surgery

William Goldman is a Hollywood screenwriter, who famously wrote in his memoir “Adventures in the Screen Trade,” that “nobody knows anything.” Aside from his movies – “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Princess Bride,” “Misery,” - this quote may be his most enduring legacy. What Goldman was referring to, was the often unexplainable and unpredictable...

Bullpen Blowup

The Rockies lost a real heartbreaker Wednesday night when what would have been the final out of the ninth to send the game into extra innings turned into a walkoff win for the Phillies when Todd Helton's foot couldn't find first base. The Rockies bullpen lost their grasp on the game before that, however, and that's why I'm writing about them today. 

Gameday: Phillies (33-37) vs. Rockies (25-42)

Philadelphia Phillies (33-37) vs. Colorado Rockies (25-42) Vance Worley (3-3, 2.80) vs. Jeff Francis (0-1, 12.46) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Upper 90′s, sunny Media: Twitter and Facebook When the Phillies take the field for tonight’s game against the Rockies, they’ll have a chance to do something they haven’t done yet in 2012–sweep a series of three...

Desperate Rockies go to 4-man Rotation

Rockies Manager Jim Tracy decided to shake things up before Tuesday's game in Philadelphia announcing that the club will be moving forward with an unconventional four man rotation. A puzzling move made purely out of desperation became even more confounding when Tracy explained his thinking. 

Rockies going to 4-man rotation, yes, really

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a front-runner for "Worst Managerial Decision of the Year."  To nobody's surprise, it comes from the mind of Rockies manager Jim Tracy, and boy is it a doozy. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies are going to a four-man rotation and putting a 75-pitch limit on each starter.  The fact that Colorado is adopting...
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