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American Beauty: The Colorado high school 6-man state football championship

This story originally appeared in Mile High Sports Magazine. Read the full digital edition. There were 12 men on the field and no penalty was called. A Brazilian exchange student was kicking PAT’s that counted for two points and a field goal that counted for four. The PA announcer kept saying “First-and-15” when no flag had been thrown the play before. And where was the 50...
Via Mile High Sports
3 hours ago

Larry Walker, Rockies forever plagued by Coors Field stigma

  The ballots were in Wednesday to decide the latest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In order for one to be elected, they would need 75% percent of the vote. As the results poured in, Jeff Bagwell (86.2%), Tim Raines (86.0%), and Ivan Rodriguez (76.0%) were the three to be inducted, while Trevor Hoffman (74.0%) fell short by just 1% percent. As for Larry Walker...
Via BSN Denver
3 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: The 5 Different Kinds of Fans You’ll See

With each passing day, the Colorado Rockies inch closer to starting the 2017 campaign. It’s a season that many expect to see improvement and possibly even a run at the postseason. FanGraphs doesn’t exactly see it that way, but it’s still winter and hope springs eternal for what could be at 20th and Blake this […] Colorado Rockies: The 5 Different Kinds of Fans You’ll See...
Via Roxpile
3 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Prospect Countdown – #4: Raimel Tapia

It’s Day Six of our Colorado Rockies prospect countdown and the end is in sight. The list continues today with the only outfielder on the countdown and a guy who has scouts divided about his future. #4: Raimel Tapia Position: Outfielder Bats/Throws: L/L Age: 22 (February 4, 1994) Height/Weight: 6’2″, 160 lbs Highest Level Reached: MLB […] Colorado Rockies Prospect Countdown...
Via Roxpile
5 hours ago

Could The Colorado Rockies Be Good In 2017?

With pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training in little less than a month, and with rosters around the league nearly set, so too begins the season of predicting this year’s biggest surprises. Since 2010, Colorado has had the third-worst winning percentage in all of baseball and has not won more than 75 games in a season. However, General Manager Jeff Bridich’s drudgery...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sidelines gave Anderson valuable perspective

Rockies left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson sat in the Dodger Stadium visiting dugout, watching all of a raucous celebration and enjoying none of it.
Via mlb.com
6 hours ago

The Greatest Colorado Rockies: 88 John Vander Wal

We continue our look at the top 100 Colorado Rockies of all time in this article. Here, we look at No. 88 on our list, John Vander Wal. John Vander Wal played for Colorado for five seasons, more than any other team in his nearly 15-year career. He ranks seventh on the all-time pinch-hit list with 129. He […] The Greatest Colorado Rockies: 88 John Vander Wal - Rox Pile - Rox...
Via Roxpile
8 hours ago

Rockies' Winter Caravan to hit road next week

The Rockies will spend next Monday through Saturday spreading baseball cheer through the Rocky Mountain region. Here are details of the 2017 Winter Caravan across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies prospect Ben Bowden could be on the fast track to the majors

Purple Row Prospect No. 17, Ben Bowden 17. Ben Bowden (395 points, 36 ballots) Ben Bowden seems destined to be the first player from the 2016 draft to hit the big leagues. After all, he was assigned directly to Low A Asheville after the draft and he threw out of the bullpen exclusively—two markers of a fast mover through the system. After being drafted early in the second round...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies finally announce agreement with Alexi Amarista

Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Wednesday, Jan. 18 Rockies ink versatile Amarista to 1-year deal | Rockies.com While seemingly old news, the Rockies officially announced yesterday that they have signed Alexi Amarista. While the agreement has been rumored since shortly after Christmas, it appears that neither side was in much of a hurry to get the physical and final...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Versatile Desmond ready to rock at first for Colorado

Ian Desmond hopes help guide his new Rockies teammates as he makes his latest position change to first base for Colorado.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

Rockies, Alexi Amarista complete $1.25 million, 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have completed a $1.25 million, one-year deal with utility player Alexi Amarista. Amarista gets a $1.1 million salary this year, and the Rockies have a $2.5 million option for 2018 with a $150,000 buyout. He hit .257 with 11 RBIs and nine stolen bases last season for the San Diego Padres. Amarista played all over the field, too, seeing time at...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BSN Rockies Podcast Mailbag: Helton, Walker for Cooperstown and favorite West Wing episodes

  On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman takes questions from Twitter about the Colorado Rockies remaining plans for the offseason, what it would take to land White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana, and how deserving Todd Helton and Larry Walker are for the Hall-of-Fame. Of course, it wouldn’t be a current Rockies conversation without some Ian Desmond talk! Plus, the...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25: No 25: Zach Jemiola

  Welcome to the BSN Denver Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25 where we will rank the organization’s best players who will be 25 years-old or younger on Opening Day 2017. Our parameters for this list are may be different than others it resembles so let us be clear about them: The list was created entirely by the BSN Rockies staff and had no other input from any outside sources...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Colorado Rockies prospect Robert Tyler has the stuff to start

Purple Row Prospect No. 18, Robert Tyler 18. Robert Tyler (374 points, 34 ballots) When the midseason PuRPs list was released, Robert Tyler had yet to make a professional appearance. Colorado’s Competitive Balance Round A pick in 2016 was signed to a $1.7 million bonus and had at times leading up to his draft year been projected as high as a top 10 pick. The 21-year-old righty...
Via Purple Row
2 days ago

Colorado Rockies: work remains before season starts

The Colorado Rockies made a splash early this offseason, signing Ian Desmond to a five-year free agent contract while signing several other key free agents to round out the lineup. The Rockies are now in a prime position to keep their foot on the gas and drive straight into April. The Rockies have upgraded almost every area in which they needed work following another losing season...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Arenado agrees to $29.5 million, 2-year contract

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies and Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a $29.5 million, two-year contract. Arenado will make $11.75 million this season and $17.75 million in 2018. He'll have one year of arbitration eligibility remaining for 2019, after which he would become eligible for free agency. Arenado tied for the NL lead with...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies still tinkering with team as spring training nears

DENVER (AP) A couple more arms for a shaky bullpen. Maybe another utility player or two. Possibly a long-term deal for outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Those are among the priorities for Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich with spring training just a month away. He's not quite done tinkering with a team that's added a new coach in Bud Black , a new first baseman in Ian Desmond...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

15-year-old Fran Belibi becomes the first girl to ever dunk in a Colorado high school game

Regis Jesuit High School’s Fran Belibi threw down a dunk in the team’s game against Grand Junction High School on Friday night, and in doing so, became the first girl to dunk in a Colorado high school game. And Belibi is only a 15-year-old sophomore! Here’s video of the one-handed slam: First Colorado HS Girls Dunk in history. Fran Belibi 15 yr old soph. Regis Jesuit HS...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies have offered Greg Holland multi-year deal

The Colorado Rockies were the worst team in baseball last year in terms of bullpen ERA, and they’re looking to address that problem this offseason. According to a report by Drew Creasman of BSN Denver, the Rockies have approached free agent reliever Greg Holland with a multi-year deal. General manager Jeff Bridich also acknowledged on Wednesday that the team has “checked in”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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