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Purple Row Apr 1, 2020
Infielder Region: No. 2 Troy Tulowitzki vs. No. 3 Nolan Arenado

Infielder Region: No. 2 Troy Tulowitzki vs. No. 3 Nolan Arenado

Photo by Justin Edmonds/ Sweet 16 matchup in the Infielder Region Due to the cancellation of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, Purple Row is hosting our own Rockies Madness Tournament this year. We selected the 36 best players in Rockies history to determine the best player in franchise history. We sorted them into four regions to force the most interesting matchups: Infielders, Outfielders, Mile High (for relievers and starting pitchers who began their career before the humidor), and Humidor (for starters who began their career after the humidor). All stats are from...
Purple Row Apr 1, 2020
Wednesday Rockpile: Those pesky Nolan Arenado trade rumors that nobody cares about right now because we all just miss baseball so much

Wednesday Rockpile: Those pesky Nolan Arenado trade rumors that nobody cares about right now because we all just miss baseball so much

Photo by Jason O. Watson/ Rockies news and links for Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Today is April Fool’s Day. Good one, 2020. You got us. Baseball’s delay means dwindling chances for Rockies fans to see the franchise’s greatest player, Nolan Arenado, in purple pinstripes | Denver Post ($) Well, this is a dismal take. “Yeah, there’s no baseball right now, but even when baseball comes back, here are the reasons it’s going to suck.” Is Kyle Newman okay? Should we check in on him? Friends, I’d like your take on this. Is this something you’re worried about right now? Personally,...
Purple Row Mar 31, 2020
Colorado Rockies simulation game No. 6 thread: Jon Gray vs. Alex Wood

Colorado Rockies simulation game No. 6 thread: Jon Gray vs. Alex Wood

Photo by Denis Poroy/ Will the Sim Rockies stay above .500? Find out tonight! The Sim Rockies are above .500 and ahead of the Sim Dodgers! Minus the three defensive errors, last night was a pretty solid team win on all cylinders (including a monster 3-run home run from Nolan Arenado in the third inning). Sim Jon Gray will look to keep the momentum going this evening. Last time we saw the Gray Wolf was on Opening Day, and he looked OK. He pitched really well through to keep the Rockies in the game, but issued four walks. Sim Alex Wood returns to the Sim Dodgers after a one-year hiatus in...
Purple Row Mar 31, 2020
Sim Rockies 4, Sim Dodgers 3: Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon lift the team to victory on Monday night

Sim Rockies 4, Sim Dodgers 3: Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon lift the team to victory on Monday night

Photo by John McCoy/ The Sim Rockies are now above .500 (and ahead of the Dodgers!) for the first time in 2020! Disclaimer: This is the recap from the game on Monday, March 30, 2020. Information about tonight’s game will be found in the Game Thread, which will be posted in about an hour. ★ ★ ★ The Sim Rockies are now above .500 (and ahead of the Dodgers!) for the first time in 2020! After a rough start, the top of the order got going and Wade Davis sealed it with his first 1-2-3 inning of the young season. Overall, a nice team win. ChuckNado to the rescue After the Sim Rockies...
Purple Row Mar 26, 2020
Padres 8, Rockies 4: (Simulated) Opening Day goes to the Padres

Padres 8, Rockies 4: (Simulated) Opening Day goes to the Padres

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Arenado homers but Padres win The simulated season did not get off to a good start for the Rockies as they dropped Opening Day to the Padres, 8-4. Three home runs and a strong pitching performance by Chris Paddack powered the Padres win. The Rockies showed fight but ultimately will have to at least wait one more day to get their first win of the simulated season. Strong Starts Paddack came out of the gate throwing heat and struck out 9 of the first 11 hitters he faced and left the game after one out in the 6th with a 3-1 lead. He struck out 12 Rockies and had an...
Purple Row Mar 25, 2020
Infielder Region: No. 3 Nolan Arenado vs. No. 6 Andrés Galarraga

Infielder Region: No. 3 Nolan Arenado vs. No. 6 Andrés Galarraga

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ First Round matchup in the Infielder Region Due to the cancellation of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, Purple Row is hosting our own Rockies Madness Tournament this year. We selected the 36 best players in Rockies history in order to figure out who the best player is in franchise history. We sorted them into four regions in order to force the most interesting matchups: Infielders, Outfielders, Mile High (for relievers and starting pitchers who began their career before the humidor), and Humidor (for starters who began their career after...
Purple Row Mar 25, 2020
Wednesday Rockpile: A new twist on the Nolan Arenado-Kris Bryant debate

Wednesday Rockpile: A new twist on the Nolan Arenado-Kris Bryant debate

Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Rockies news and links for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Who would you rather have: Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant? | The Athletic ($) Uh, Nolan. Obviously. This article starts by framing teams as gentlemen callers and players as the objects of their affections. So given the title, I guess the article is asking whether we would rather have sexual relations with Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant? I’m not going to think too long or hard about that one. But I’m going with Nolan there too. The article then moves back into the...
Rox Pile Mar 24, 2020

Colorado Rockies: Is Nolan Arenado a fit for the Chicago White Sox?

Our colleagues at Southside Showdown, FanSided’s site for the Chicago White Sox, pondered whether or not Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is a fit for the White Sox. This offseason, the biggest storyline for the Colorado Rockies has been how Nolan Arenado may be looking to leave the Rockies for greener pastures. Recently, our […] Colorado Rockies: Is Nolan Arenado a fit for the Chicago White Sox? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Redbird Rants Mar 24, 2020

St. Louis Cardinals: The hope for Nolan Arenado is still here

The offseason’s dream trade for Nolan Arenado didn’t happen but heading into the season, there is still hope that the St. Louis Cardinals pull it off. The hopes of the entire offseason for St. Louis Cardinals fans built to a boil at the beginning of January when rumors surrounding a trade for Colorado Rockies superstar, […] St. Louis Cardinals: The hope for Nolan Arenado is still here - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Mar 23, 2020
Monday Rockpile: What are our favorite Rockies players up to?

Monday Rockpile: What are our favorite Rockies players up to?

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, March 23, 2020. We all miss baseball. Opening Day was supposed to be this week. It’s tough, so unlike a normal Rockpile, I wanted to bring you some of the responses we’ve seen from players and coaches. This time looks a little bit different for everyone, some of these are serious, some of these are fun, and some of these will give you insight into what workouts look like for the players right now. Arenado pens letter of support in ‘tough time’ | MLB.com I’m going to start with some more of the serious...
Rox Pile Mar 23, 2020

Another chapter in the Nolan Arenado-St. Louis Cardinals rumors?

On 101 ESPN Radio in St. Louis, Bob Nightengale of USA Today stated that, in a conversation with Nolan Arenado, the Colorado Rockies All-Star thought he would be traded at the trade deadline. Could that potential swap have sent him to the St. Louis Cardinals? Bob Nightengale said on Friday that he talked to Nolan […] Another chapter in the Nolan Arenado-St. Louis Cardinals rumors? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Mar 20, 2020

Colorado Rockies: Could Trevor Story crack the franchise’s Mount Rushmore?

The top four players in Colorado Rockies franchise history are pretty clear. However, could Trevor Story eventually take his place on the franchise’s Mount Rushmore? In an article from November of 2017, one of our writers stated that the Mount Rushmore of the Colorado Rockies would consist of (in alphabetical order) Nolan Arenado, Todd Helton, […] Colorado Rockies: Could Trevor Story crack the franchise’s Mount Rushmore? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Mar 12, 2020

Members of the Colorado Rockies aren’t happy with Sports Illustrated’s projection for them

Most Colorado Rockies fans have some qualms about the team entering the 2020 season but not many are as pessimistic as Sports Illustrated. Coming off an injury-riddled, 71-win season in 2019 and a rough offseason that saw Nolan Arenado express his discontent with the Colorado Rockies front offseason due to no trades or free-agent signings […] Members of the Colorado Rockies aren’t happy with Sports Illustrated’s projection for them - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Mar 5, 2020
Thursday Rockpile: Young players are catching the eyes of Rockies’ veterans in camp

Thursday Rockpile: Young players are catching the eyes of Rockies’ veterans in camp

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Thursday, March 5, 2020 Josh Fuentes impressing Rockies this spring, including cousin Nolan Arenado | The Denver Post ($) Josh Fuentes (a.k.a Nolan Arenado’s cousin, in case you forgot) has quite the journey to the major leagues. The 27-year-old third baseman went undrafted before being signed by the Rockies in 2014. Since then, he’s been a little all over the map. Fuentes didn’t really hit his stride until 2017 when he was in Double-A Hartford. In 2018, he really broke out — slashing .327/.354/.517 with 14 home...
Rox Pile Mar 5, 2020

Colorado Rockies: A new season means more Ian Desmond complaints

Remember the good old days when the only thing Colorado Rockies fans had to complain about was the inept play of Ian Desmond? From all the drama surrounding the Nolan Arenado trade fiasco, the demand for the firing of general manager Jeff Bridich, and, most recently, a call for the release of reliever Bryan Shaw, […] Colorado Rockies: A new season means more Ian Desmond complaints - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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  • Nolan Arenado

    Infielder Region: No. 2 Troy Tulowitzki vs. No. 3 Nolan Arenado

  • Kyle Freeland

    Sim Padres 1, Sim Rockies 0: Lack of offense leads to another Padres win

  • Trevor Story

    Colorado Rockies: MLB Network’s April Fools’ Day commercial with Trevor Story

  • Charlie Blackmon

    Sim Rockies 4, Sim Dodgers 3: Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon lift the team to victory on Monday night

  • Jon Gray

    Humidor Region: No. 1 Ubaldo Jiménez vs. No. 5 Jon Gray

  • Antonio Senzatela

    Colorado Rockies simulation game No. 4 thread: Antonio Senzatela vs. Garrett Richards

  • Wade Davis

    Sim Rockies 4, Sim Dodgers 3: Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon lift the team to victory on Monday night

  • Ryan McMahon

    Breaking down a proposed Colorado Rockies-New York Yankees trade

  • Tony Wolters

    Sim Rockies 5, Sim Padres 4: Jairo Díaz and the Rockies split the series with the Padres

  • Brendan Rodgers

    Colorado Rockies: How does later season start impact Brendan Rodgers?