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Sunday Rockpile: It’s Quiet in Lower Downtown

Sunday Rockpile: It’s Quiet in Lower Downtown

Photo by Doug Pensinger/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, January 19, 2020 The state of Rockies fandom: Nolan Arenado trade talk, lack of free-agent moves stirs frustration | The Denver Post ($)Kyle Newman of the Denver Post spoke to a dozen Colorado Rockies season-ticket holders about the state of the team. The general consensus is the team’s most dedicated fans are not pleased with the direction the team has taken this offseason. For one, the team has not signed a single free agent to a guaranteed major league contract. Another reason is trade rumors surrounding Nolan...

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Colorado Rockies podcast: Change in the broadcast booth, scandal in baseball, and a familiar topic

With all of the news happening this week, we decided to do two episodes of the Rox Pile Colorado Rockies Report podcast. This past week was probably the dramatic and newsworthy week in baseball in over a decade so my co-expert Kevin Henry and I decided to talk about some of the news of the […] Colorado Rockies podcast: Change in the broadcast booth, scandal in baseball, and a familiar topic - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Colorado Rockies: My 2020 Mock Hall of Fame ballot

The real Baseball Hall of Fame results will be released on Tuesday on MLB Network but starting today, we will look at some the mock Hall of Fame ballots for us here at Rox Pile. For the last number of years, for me personally, I have had ten players on my mock Hall of Fame […] Colorado Rockies: My 2020 Mock Hall of Fame ballot - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile 17 hours ago

The players Colorado Rockies fans chose for this year’s Hall of Fame class

If you’re a Colorado Rockies fans, your eyes will be fixed to the Baseball Hall of Fame results when they are announced on Tuesday afternoon. Of course, Colorado Rockies fans are hoping that Larry Walker will be elected to Cooperstown in his 10th and final year of being on the BBWAA ballot. It seems a […] The players Colorado Rockies fans chose for this year’s Hall of Fame class - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Jan 18, 2020
Saturday Rockpile: Walker will be inducted as immortal—at least by one team

Saturday Rockpile: Walker will be inducted as immortal—at least by one team

Photo by Justin Edmonds/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, January 18, 2020 Rockies to retire Larry Walker’s No. 33 before game against Cardinals in April | The Denver Post Larry Walker has achieved baseball immortality by one big league team for certain. His jersey retirement will come on a Sunday afternoon this April, and we’ll find out within the next week if his immortality will be furthered in Cooperstown. Walker’s number 33 is to join Todd Helton’s 17 as the only Rockies numbers adorned on the face of the right field mezzanine. Walker spent his first six big...
Rox Pile Jan 17, 2020

Colorado Rockies to retire Larry Walker’s #33 in April

Colorado Rockies fans have been wondering if and when the franchise would retire Larry Walker‘s number. On Friday morning, they didn’t have to wonder any longer. The Colorado Rockies will retire Walker’s number in a Sunday afternoon game against the St. Louis Cardinals (another team Walker called home at the end of his career) on […] Colorado Rockies to retire Larry Walker’s #33 in April - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Jan 17, 2020
Rockies to retire Larry Walker’s number

Rockies to retire Larry Walker’s number

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/ The Rockies have announced they will retire Larry Walker’s number 33 and hold a celebration weekend at Coors Field in April The Colorado Rockies announced on...
Purple Row Jan 17, 2020
Friday Rockpile: Schemmel out for KOA, madness in for MLB

Friday Rockpile: Schemmel out for KOA, madness in for MLB

Photo By Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Rockies news and links for Friday, January 17, 2020 Thursday was probably the craziest day in the baseball newscycle the offseason has ever seen. It was all very hard to keep up with and, trust me, we’ll get there. But first, there is some Rockies-specific news to cover first. Jerry Schemmel loses job as voice of Rockies on KOA radio | Denver Post ($) In a day that was, and this is a scientific term, bonkers across baseball, the most consequential news for the Rockies was that one of the voices many of us associate with Rockies baseball...
Rox Pile Jan 17, 2020

The reasons why the Colorado Rockies can still win in 2020

It was one of the most one-sided efforts of the year. Despite entering the season with so much promise, a 12-0 loss at Coors Field in the final game of the season put a punctuation mark on a very disappointing season that saw a championship favorite miss the playoffs entirely. But one short year after […] The reasons why the Colorado Rockies can still win in 2020 - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Jan 16, 2020

Colorado Rockies: A look at three Nolan Arenado trade proposals

The Nolan Arenado trade rumors have been on the back burner a bit in the last 48 hours or so because plenty of other news items in baseball but MLB.com did publish an article last night on three possible trade proposals for Nolan Arenado. For the article, Mike Petriello of MLB.com acted as Colorado Rockies […] Colorado Rockies: A look at three Nolan Arenado trade proposals - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Jan 16, 2020
Longtime Rockies KOA broadcaster Jerry Schemmel laid off

Longtime Rockies KOA broadcaster Jerry Schemmel laid off

Photo by Tim Warner/ In a series of massive cuts, iHeart Radio has terminated a long-time Rockies voice Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post is reporting Jerry Schemmel has lost his job as a KOA Radio Colorado Rockies broadcaster. Schemmel’s termination comes as as part of iHeart Radio’s massive job cuts. iHeart is the largest radio conglomerate in the United States. Schemmel has called Rockies games for the last 10 years, sharing airtime with Jack Corrigan. As Schemmel told Saunders, “There was never a day in my 10 years with the Rockies that I wasn’t excited to go to the...
Purple Row Jan 16, 2020
The winter of my Rockies fandom discontent

The winter of my Rockies fandom discontent

Rockies fans appreciate Nolan Arenado | Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Why this offseason is just the worst for Rockies fans Two weeks ago, I got a call from Chris in the Rockies ticket office. I hadn’t renewed my Flex Ballpark Pass, and he was calling to see if he could be helpful. Poor guy. While I wasn’t ready to renew, I was eager to tell him what was on my mind as a frustrated—bordering on furious—fan. I’m pretty clear-eyed about how this works. The Rockies cultivate my loyalty by marketing players (Chuck Nazty; #NolanBeingNolan; the Gray Wolf) and (hopefully) a...
Purple Row Jan 16, 2020
PuRP No. 24, Dom Nunez

PuRP No. 24, Dom Nunez

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Dom Nunez made his major league debut in 2019 but still has a lot to prove 24. Dom Nunez (147 points, 16 ballots) It was beginning to look like a MLB role with the Rockies would never happen for Dom Nunez. The lefty hitting, righty throwing catcher, who turns 25 tomorrow, has appeared on 13 out of the last 14 PuRPs lists (and was #31 in the other one) because he’s been one of Colorado’s top two catching prospects basically since 2013 along with Tom Murphy. That’s a title Nunez still holds, but it’s not a credit to him so much as it is a demerit...
Purple Row Jan 16, 2020
Thursday Rockpile: Analyzing Context of Arenado’s Rebuild Comments

Thursday Rockpile: Analyzing Context of Arenado’s Rebuild Comments

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Rockies new and links for Thursday, January 16, 2020 What Rockies Star Nolan Arenado Meant When He Said, “It Feels Like A Rebuild” | Forbes.com We have short attention spans. Memes and sound bites dominate. This leads to a world in which quotes are often taken out of context and reused so many times that they...
Rox Pile Jan 16, 2020

Colorado Rockies: Looking at the 2020 projected win totals

A 71-91 record in 2019 followed by an offseason with no Major League signings has those in Las Vegas and beyond thinking it could well be another rough season for the Colorado Rockies. According to the Action Network, the Colorado Rockies are being picked to finish in fourth place in the National League West with […] Colorado Rockies: Looking at the 2020 projected win totals - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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