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Purple Row Mar 20, 2019
Tom Murphy and other potential difference makers for the Rockies

Tom Murphy and other potential difference makers for the Rockies

Who are the guys who could push the Rockies over the hump in 2019? The Colorado Rockies have a chance to make 2019 a really fun season. We can reasonably think about things like another playoff appearance or even a division title. In order for that to happen, they will need players to step up and make a difference up and down the roster in different roles. We know the obvious names who need to do well for the Rockies to succeed: Nolan Arenado, Kyle Freeland, etc. This a discussion about some other players to consider when you think of the guys who could help push the Rockies over the top....
The Denver Post Mar 18, 2019
Rockies Recap: Kyle Freeland experiments; Ryan McMahon blasts 466-foot homer

Rockies Recap: Kyle Freeland experiments; Ryan McMahon blasts 466-foot homer

Kyle Freeland, Colorado's likely opening-day starter, experimented with some pitches, including a two-seam fastball.
Purple Row Mar 16, 2019
Saturday Rockpile: Making the Rockies’ rotation is not an easy task

Saturday Rockpile: Making the Rockies’ rotation is not an easy task

Rockies news and links for March 16, 2019 Inbox: Who will start the season in the rotation? | Rockies.comHeading into spring training, the Colorado Rockies were planning on using a starting rotation consisting of Kyle Freeland, German Márquez, Tyler Anderson, Jon Gray and Chad Bettis. A few weeks into spring training, the club is sticking with this plan, says Thomas Harding of MLB.com. It’s not that the young hurlers on the outside looking in aren’t trying to push the door down. Antonio Senzatela has absolutely nothing left to prove in the minor leagues and has had a very good spring....
The Denver Post Mar 1, 2019
Rockies Insider: How Nolan Arenado’s contract affects the Colorado futures of Trevor Story, Kyle Freeland and German Marquez

Rockies Insider: How Nolan Arenado’s contract affects the Colorado futures of Trevor Story, Kyle Freeland and German Marquez

With Arenado guaranteed in LoDo until his opt-out after 2021 -- and the entirety of the team's core youngsters under club control throughout that time -- Colorado's World Series window is wide-open for the next three years.
Rox Pile Feb 28, 2019

Colorado Rockies: How does the rotation compare with the Dodgers?

The 2018 Colorado Rockies starting rotation was one of the best in franchise history, and the same pieces are returning in 2019. The Rockies starters posted a 4.17 ERA in 2018 and pitched an average of 5.7 innings per game –critical given the bullpen’s inconsistency. 25-year-old Kyle Freeland and 24-year-old German Marquez were the clear […] Colorado Rockies: How does the rotation compare with the Dodgers? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Feb 28, 2019
Thursday Rockpile: Homegrown stars ready to lead the Colorado Rockies

Thursday Rockpile: Homegrown stars ready to lead the Colorado Rockies

Rockies news and links for February 28, 2019 In next era of Rockies baseball, Nolan Arenado’s buying and Kyle Freeland’s driving | The Gazette The Colorado Rockies look to have the nucleus for their contender now that Nolan Arenado is signed to a multi-year contract. As Paul Klee points out in this article, Arenado joins Kyle Freeland to form a pair of homegrown star players who are the faces of the franchise. Klee makes interesting points about how the Rockies have always been known for their loyalty. That was to their detriment in some cases, but now it serves them well as they have...
The Denver Post Feb 26, 2019
Rockies Recap: Indians beat Colorado in Kyle Freeland’s first start of spring

Rockies Recap: Indians beat Colorado in Kyle Freeland’s first start of spring

Pat Valaika had a fifth-inning double that scored Ryan McMahon, and then Brian Mundell doubled home a pair of runs in the ninth to cut into the deficit.
Purple Row Feb 26, 2019
State of the Position: Starting Rotation

State of the Position: Starting Rotation

Led this time by Kyle Freeland and German Márquez, this rotation looks to be deadly again in 2019 After spending big money on their bullpen in 2018, it ended up being the starting rotation that was the Rockies’ biggest strength. They only used six starters throughout the season (seven counting Jeff Hoffman’s one spot start), with Kyle Freeland, German Márquez, Jon Gray, and Tyler Anderson each starting more than 30 game. Freeland and Márquez both had breakout seasons to lead the way, with Freeland posting the lowest ERA by a Rockies pitcher (2.85) and Márquez setting a club record...

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