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Purple Row Aug 9, 2022
Tuesday Rockpile: Bullpen leadership vs. bullpen opportunity

Tuesday Rockpile: Bullpen leadership vs. bullpen opportunity

Photo by Doug Pensinger/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, August 9, 2022 At last week’s trade deadline, the Rockies bullpen saw an extension for Daniel Bard and some moves with Triple-A Albuquerque. There were no trade departures, no voids to fill, and no extra opportunities on the horizon for younger arms. For the Rockies to retain extend Bard with a fifth-place divisional record, it may suggest the desire for a bullpen ‘captain’ is being fulfilled. (Bard was once a mental skills coach, after all.) This idea presents a unique situation: Is it better...
Purple Row Aug 8, 2022
Affected by Altitude: A Tired Trade Deadline Tête-à-tête

Affected by Altitude: A Tired Trade Deadline Tête-à-tête

The Rockies’ complete inaction frustrated the die-hards and generated apathy in the casual fans. Mac, Skyler, and Evan sit down and have a long conversation about this franchise. The Purple Row podcast Affected by Altitude is hosted by staff writers Evan Lang, Skyler Timmins, and Mac Wilcox, who are all incredibly proud and excited to be lending their voices to more great Purple Row content for you to enjoy. This week, Skyler, Evan, and Mac discuss Daniel Bard’s extension before having an extended conversation about the Colorado Rockies and their inaction at the deadline....
Rox Pile Aug 5, 2022

Colorado Rockies podcast: After the trade deadline, where are they going from here?

Of the 30 MLB teams, there was only one team that did not make a trade at the trade deadline. That team was the Colorado Rockies. The club has multiple impending free agents, including shortstop José Iglesias and starting pitcher Chad Kuhl. The club extended closer Daniel Bard for another two years, but it was […] Colorado Rockies podcast: After the trade deadline, where are they going from here? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Purple Row Aug 4, 2022
Thursday Rockpile: The Rockies lack a clear direction

Thursday Rockpile: The Rockies lack a clear direction

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Thursday, August 4th, 2022 The Trade Deadline came and passed and the Rockies were the only team to not make a deal. They were, however, the “only team to sign a player to an extension at the deadline” — 37-year-old closer Daniel Bard to a two-year deal. (Of note: the Padres and Braves also extended players, but that’s probably an honest mistake from Bill Schmidt. There are a lot of teams to keep track of.) This, of course, also came after they made no major moves after the 2021 Trade Deadline.(They...
Purple Row Aug 2, 2022
Tuesday Rockpile: The value of 30,000 fans

Tuesday Rockpile: The value of 30,000 fans

Photo by Justin Edmonds/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Welcome to trade deadline day. At 4:00 p.m. MDT, the transactions will cease. If the Rockies serve as bystanders in the remaining hours, the extension of Daniel Bard will serve as their biggest move of deadline season. The value of holding on to Bard goes far beyond the win column. He is someone that people come to see. He is familiar. His comeback story is cherished. With him on the mound, it often means the Rockies are in line for a win. For the 32,450-fan average at Coors Field this...
Rox Pile Jul 31, 2022

Colorado Rockies: Randal Grichuk’s bat, glove fuel win against Dodgers

For Colorado Rockies outfielder Randal Grichuk, it was a second consecutive game with three runs batted in and yet another day of sterling play defensively in center field. For Daniel Bard, it was the perfect way to end a momentous day that will mean so much for he and his family for the future. For […] Colorado Rockies: Randal Grichuk’s bat, glove fuel win against Dodgers - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Purple Row Jul 30, 2022
Colorado Rockies game no. 102 thread: Clayton Kershaw vs Kyle Freeland

Colorado Rockies game no. 102 thread: Clayton Kershaw vs Kyle Freeland

Photo by John Fisher/ With a newly-extended closer, the Rockies will try to celebrate the news with a win The Rockies began the day by announcing a two-year contract extension for Daniel Bard. They’ll try to celebrate the news by besting the Dodgers, who have taken the first two of a four-game series at Coors Field. This will be a rematch of a pitching matchup that took place in late June - a game the Rockies won. Old foe and future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw (7-2. 2.49 ERA) will be handed the ball for LA to make his 390th career start. His last outing against...
Rox Pile Jul 30, 2022

Colorado Rockies: Daniel Bard happy with two-year contract extension

The broad smile and gleam in the eyes of Daniel Bard spoke volumes Friday afternoon as he sat on the bench of the Colorado Rockies dugout at Coors Field. The 37-year-old closer had plenty of reasons to be smiling after the Rockies closer, who has converted on 21 of 23 save opportunities this season, inked […] Colorado Rockies: Daniel Bard happy with two-year contract extension - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Purple Row Jul 30, 2022
Rockies and RHP Daniel Bard agree on two-year, $19 million extension

Rockies and RHP Daniel Bard agree on two-year, $19 million extension

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports A new deal for the Rockies closer comes after months of a rumored extension The Colorado Rockies and right-handed closer Daniel Bard have agreed to terms on a contract extension. Per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the extension is for two years and worth $19 million. The move should not come as a surprise for a Rockies team that already stated they would not be major sellers at the deadline, and have been rumored to be interested in extending Bard for months. Bard, 37, was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 2006...
Call to the Pen Jul 30, 2022

Colorado Rockies take reliever off market with Daniel Bard extension

The Colorado Rockies were reluctant to put Daniel Bard on the trade block as they were hoping to sign him to an extension. Those hopes have become a reality. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Rockies and Bard are finalizing an extension. Jon Heyman from the New York Post reports that this will be […] Colorado Rockies take reliever off market with Daniel Bard extension - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Jul 30, 2022

Colorado Rockies, Daniel Bard “finalizing” a contract extension

According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Colorado Rockies and closer Daniel Bard are “finalizing” a contract extension. It will be a two-year deal for $19 million. Daniel Bard’s extension with the Rockies is expected to be for two years and about $19 million, per source. — Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 30, 2022 Bard was […] Colorado Rockies, Daniel Bard “finalizing” a contract extension - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rox Pile Jul 29, 2022

7 trade destinations for Colorado Rockies closer Daniel Bard

The Colorado Rockies have been entertaining offers for their impending free agents. One of them is closer Daniel Bard. In 37 games, he has 21 saves with a 1.91 ERA. He also has a 1.035 WHIP, a 3.55 FIP, and an average of 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings. However, is walking 4.5 batters per nine innings. […] 7 trade destinations for Colorado Rockies closer Daniel Bard - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Call to the Pen Jul 28, 2022

Colorado Rockies trade rumors: Daniel Bard generating interest

The Colorado Rockies find themselves in a familiar place. Once again, as the trade deadline approaches, they are in a position to sell. Of course, that does not mean that they will actually sell off any of these players, as the 2021 trade deadline proved. But that could change. The Rockies have intimated that they […] Colorado Rockies trade rumors: Daniel Bard generating interest - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Jul 28, 2022

Colorado Rockies getting trade interest in closer Daniel Bard

Tuesday is the MLB Trade Deadline so there are plenty of trade rumors being bandied about between the 30 MLB teams. Earlier this week, Colorado Rockies GM Bill Schmidt confirmed to Rox Pile that the club has been receiving trade interest on their impending free agents and that the club would entertain offers. “We’ve got […] Colorado Rockies getting trade interest in closer Daniel Bard - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Purple Row Jul 25, 2022
Rockies 2, Brewers 0: Freeland bests Ashby in pitcher’s duel

Rockies 2, Brewers 0: Freeland bests Ashby in pitcher’s duel

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Freeland delivers his best start of the season while Daniel Bard averts disaster in the ninth After dropping the first three games of the series, the Colorado Rockies were staring down another winless season in Milwaukee. But, for the first time since May of 2019, Colorado was able to best the Brewers on their home turf behind Kyle Freeland’s best start of 2022. The news wasn’t all good, however, as José Iglesias was pulled in the second inning after fouling a ball off his foot and may face time on the IL moving forward. But a...

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