Troy Tulowitzki and Larry Walker are on the short list of the most talented Rockies ever

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Former Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is set to make his return to Coors Field Monday night, marking the first time back in Denver since...
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26 days ago

Build a Better WAR metric: neutralizing players

Larry Walker is a great hitter. He’s a great hitter at Olympic Stadium. He’s a great hitter at Coors. He’s a great hitter at Busch. He’s a great hitter at any ballpark named after a beer. Whereas the average hitter might create 120 runs per 162 games at Coors, Walker would create 190. That’s +60%. Whereas the average hitter might create 85 runs per 162 games in every...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

More support for Larry Walker needs to be a Colorado standard

It is time for Major League Baseball’s writers to stop ignoring Larry Walker. Walker, the man popularly regarded as the second best Rockies player of all time, behind Todd Helton, has been on the Hall of Fame ballot for a few years now and his percentage has hovered between 20-25 percent of the votes. Walker played a total 17 years in the major leagues, 10 with the Rockies...
Via BSN Denver
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Harold Reynolds Plans to Address Canadian Baseball Comment

Yesterday in game three of the ALDS between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays, Fox broadcaster Harold Reynolds had this to say about Canadians growing up playing the game. Overnight, Reynolds became the most hated sports broadcaster in Canada. Of course, his comments set Twitter on fire with many igloo and maple syrup inspired tweets. I don’t care what he says, Harold Reynolds...
Via Baseball Essential
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ode to Hochman

What did we ever do to you, St. Louis? First Larry Walker. Then Paul Stastny. And now this? Serves you right that our – err, “your” – owner will soon be relocating the Rams to beautiful, sunny, downtown Los Angeles. A little payback from our Stan the Man, perhaps. You’re not getting Benjamin Hochman without a fight. But if you do – if he indeed leaves us – know this...
Via Mile High Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking Tulowitzki among the Rockies greats

Todd Helton. Larry Walker. Dante Bichette. And now Troy Tulowitziki. All names, as of Monday, of former Rockies considered among the team’s all-time greats. With the trade of Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado says goodbye to one of the most prolific offensive and defensive talents to patrol Coors Field. Ten years ago the Rockies’ No. 1 draft pick signed with the...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Rockie Walker falls short in HOF vote

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown just gained four new members – unfortunately, former Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker wasn’t one of them. Pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, as well as Craig Biggio – who played most of his career at second base – were all elected Tuesday, the first time four players have been elected at the same time...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Voting is Already Getting Stupid: Part Two

I try to stay away from seeing who voted for whom when it comes to the Hall of Fame, but, sometimes…well, sometimes you just can’t. Enter writer Phil Rogers. Filled out my HOF ballot — Bags, Bigg, RJ, Pedro, Moose, Piazza, Raines, Schill, Smoltz, Tram. Dropped Murphy, Walker for newcomers. — Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) December 22, 2014 Nothing wrong there, right...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Former MLBer Larry Walker announces he bowled a '300'

Uh oh…it looks like Jonah Keri is going to need to add a new chapter to his book on the Montreal Expos. Thursday, Canada’s favorite son Larry Walker proved that he’s not just a badass on the diamond.  Turns out, the 1997 National League MVP is also a pretty darn good bowler. I must share with all. Bowl in a league and tonight got my first perfect game!! 300! Never thought...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Walker Scouting Report From 1985 – ‘Below Average Defensively’

The results of the balloting for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 will be announced on Wednesday (2 p.m. EST on…
Via Busted Coverage
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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