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The Outside Corner:
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams.
I always thought there would be some kind of magical turning point, when the Rockies went from a young and talented team on the verge of contending to bonafide World Series contenders, but it didn't happen like that. It didn't happen like that at all, really.To say the Rockies got off to a slow start in 2012 would be an understatement. They underwent a roster overhaul that started at last year's trade deadline, and nothing meshed right at first. Alex White and Josh Outman got off to a slow starts in their new, high-altitude home. Jorge de la Rosa came back slowly from his Tommy John Surgery. Todd Helton's old bones took a while to kick into gear. The Rockies only won eight games in April and when Jim Tracy tossed Troy Tulowitzki under the bus after a ninth-inning looking ...
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As pitchers and catchers report to their respective spring trainings, the Colorado Rockies prepare for a year in which they are determined to be better than this disappointment that was 2011.How are they going to be better?The answer from the front office has been loud and clear in the offseason. They tore up a clubhouse that clearly had become too content with their lack of success...
Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler spent his offseason undergoing a physical transformation.
He worked out with teammates Jason Giambi and Troy Tulowitzki along with a trainer for two months in Las Vegas. Fowler worked on his explosiveness, lifted weights more and ate healthier.
He enters spring training 13 pounds heavier than a year ago, but he also lost 4 percent of...
Helton appears to be back in businessSCOTTSDALE, ariz. — The baseball rocketed off Todd Helton's bat Saturday, inciting a big grin from Rockies hitting coach Carney Lansford.
Casey Blake is 38, played just 63 games during an injury-marred 2011 season with the Dodgers and is 5½ months removed from neck surgery to relieve pressure on a pinched nerve.
Don't look. Just listen. The ball sounds louder coming off Dexter Fowler's bat.
Spring Training is upon us as pitchers and catchers have officially reported to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. That means it's time to get ready for the season with positional previews. Here's the outfield, where the Rockies added Michael Cuddyer this offseason.
It's been a tedious road back for Wilin Rosario, but the Rockies prospect said he's almost there.
After becoming the latest Rockies player to be suspended, minor-league pitcher Joe Torres offered an explanation and apology following his positive drug test for amphetamines.
When Jason Giambi reported to spring training Thursday morning, a hugfest broke out in the Rockies' clubhouse.
Drew Pomeranz didn't have an ounce of magic in his left arm last season in a late-September game against Houston.
The Rockies have seen plenty of Casey Blake over the last few years. It's just now that they're starting to get used to seeing him in purple and black.
Drew Pomeranz made four starts (2-1, 5.40 ERA) with the Rockies in his debut last season. But it was far from an ordinary debut.
Juan Nicasio said he's not the least bit scared about facing hitters again as the hard-throwing right-hander vies for a job in the Colorado Rockies' rotation this spring.
Jason Giambi is at peace with his role with the club -- a reserve first baseman and the go-to guy in late-inning pinch-hit situations -- and understands his value. The Rockies get it, too.