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Purple Row Feb 16, 2024
Friday Rockpile: For Rockies Jones, Doyle, and Tovar, the odds are against a sophomore slump

Friday Rockpile: For Rockies Jones, Doyle, and Tovar, the odds are against a sophomore slump

Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, February 16, 2024 The dreaded sophomore slump. I know it exists. It’s very real. And yet, I didn’t allow the idea to penetrate my hope-springs-eternal mindset going into the 2024 Major League Baseball season. I’ve been dreaming of full seasons for Nolan Jones and Brenton Doyle and the new heights they could reach. I’m excited about watching the glove work continue to amazing and seeing the power grow in Ezequiel Tovar’s second year. That allusion of purely positive...
Purple Row Feb 7, 2024
Wednesday Rockpile: An introduction to the difficulties of playing outfield at high elevation

Wednesday Rockpile: An introduction to the difficulties of playing outfield at high elevation

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Regarding the Colorado Rockies, the conversation about the effects of playing at altitude is dominated by offensive results and the difficulty of pitching. Bloated ERAs and inflated power numbers are all the rage in conversation but at RockiesFest last month, outfielder Nolan Jones brought up another oft-forgotten aspect of the game that altitude influences; defense. Specifically, he talks about the challenges of playing in the outfield. “I think that I had trouble going back on...
Purple Row Feb 5, 2024
Affected by Altitude: Where’s our invitations?

Affected by Altitude: Where’s our invitations?

Photo by Chris Coduto/ Skyler and Evan discuss spring training invites, organizational coaching staffs, and Nolan Jones! For more information on the future of podcasts here at Purple Row, please click here! ★ ★ ★ The podcast Affected by Altitude is hosted by Purple Row staff writers Evan Lang and Skyler Timmins, who are incredibly proud and excited to be lending their voices to more great Rockies content for you to enjoy. Joining Evan and Skyler is a rotating cast of guests hosts to talk shop about everyone’s favorite purple baseball team. This week, Evan and...
Purple Row Jan 30, 2024
Tuesday Rockpile: Nolan Jones looks back at 2023 and explains his 2024 plans — plus notes from RockiesFest

Tuesday Rockpile: Nolan Jones looks back at 2023 and explains his 2024 plans — plus notes from RockiesFest

Photo by Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Colorado Rockies News and Notes for Tuesday, January 30 Last Saturday, RockiesFest returned for the first time since 2019 with players, staff, and Dinger signing autographs and answering questions. Nolan Jones was one of those players. He participated in an “Outfielders” panel with Charlie Blackmon, Sean Bouchard, and Hunter Goodman that involved taking questions from Jack Corrigan as well as fans. He later spoke with the media. Below are some of the takeaways from his conversations as Jones described what...

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