Found February 01, 2012 on
All Things Rockies:
DENVER — While baseball is a concert, it is essentially nine innings of solo performances. Despite the Rockies’ dismal 2011 season, there were still players who delivered outstanding performances. The local chapter of Baseball Writers Association of American announced its Rockies’ winners today. They were as follows:
Player of the Year: shortstop Troy Tulowitzki
Pitcher of the Year: closer Rafael Betancourt
Rookie of the Year: reliever Rex Brothers
Good Guy Award (for cooperation with media): first baseman Jason Giambi
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It won't take much more than a quick look around this spring to recognize the new-meets-old dynamic that will likely determine how the Colorado Rockies bounce back from a disappointing 2011 season.
When the team arrives in full at Salt River Fields Feb. 27, it will do so as a group very different than the one that showed up for camp in 2011 with designs on a spot in the postseason...
DENVER — Every year camp invites provide intrigue, either with a familar veteran name or hyped prospect. In pitcher Jamie Moyer and third baseman Nolan Arenado, the Rockies will have both when spring training opens this month in Scottsdale.
Moyer is attempting a comeback at 49 years old. According to ESPN, if he makes the team, Moyer will become only the second non-knuckleballer...
Among the 21 non-roster players the Rockies invited to spring training are eight players with major league experience.
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was the team's lone All-Star in 2011 and, according to the Denver chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, he was the team's biggest star all year long.
The Rockies have Jorge De La Rosa, who underwent Tommy John surgery last year, on a strict rehab schedule and he is not expected to throw his first Major League pitch until late May or sometime in June.