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Colorado Rockies 2001 Draft: They could have had David Wright if not for Mike Hampton

In 2001, the Colorado Rockies were coming off of a middling 82-80 season under the tutelage of their first-year manager Buddy Bell and GM Dan O’Dowd, who was entering his first full season as the Rockies GM. Since only four games separated them and the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers (who hadn’t been to the playoffs […] Colorado Rockies 2001 Draft: They could have had David Wright if not for Mike Hampton - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Purple Row 21 hours ago
Flashback Friday Rockpile: Colorado baseball history, Part 2: The Denver Post Tournament’s trailblazing integration

Flashback Friday Rockpile: Colorado baseball history, Part 2: The Denver Post Tournament’s trailblazing integration

Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, January 28, 2022 With the lockout holding strong and the start of spring training and possibly the Rockies season opener on March 31 in Los Angeles against the Dodgers in doubt, it’s hard to start previewing the 2022 season. So instead of looking ahead, this series will look to the past at the vast and diverse history of baseball in Colorado. Part 1 looked at 2022 Hall of Famer Bud Fowler and the shifting color line. Imagine it’s the early 1930s. You live in Denver and want to catch a baseball game. You might jump on a trolley or...
Rox Pile Jan 27, 2022

Colorado Rockies podcast: Hall of Fame talk, Fresno Grizzlies deep dive

In our latest Colorado Rockies-focused podcast, we look ahead to baseball season with a specific focus on the Low-A Fresno Grizzlies as well as the next round of voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame. We are talking Todd Helton, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and minor league baseball on this Colorado Rockies podcast With […] Colorado Rockies podcast: Hall of Fame talk, Fresno Grizzlies deep dive - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Purple Row Jan 27, 2022
Thursday Rockpile: Nate Griep deserves to finally get a shot at the majors

Thursday Rockpile: Nate Griep deserves to finally get a shot at the majors

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Thursday, January 27, 2022 It’s a new year, there’s a new season coming, and there are new faces to highlight. There tends to be a lot of negativity towards the Colorado Rockies’ bottom-of-the-pack ranked farm system. However, it remains important to recognize that even a lower-ranked farm system has plenty of exciting and interesting faces that could represent the future of the organization. The top prospects in the Rockies organization are fairly well known, but when you take a deeper dive...
Rox Pile Jan 26, 2022

Colorado Rockies 2022 win total: Early betting preview

Last week, our own Kevin Henry wrote about the Colorado Rockies’ win total listed at WynnBET. It’s currently set at 71.0, just three wins below the 74 they earned in the 2021 season. Betting on this right now would simply be an attempt to capture value before the line moves once the lockout is lifted […] Colorado Rockies 2022 win total: Early betting preview - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rox Pile Jan 26, 2022

The story of Emily Glass: The Colorado Rockies’ first female scout that was hired this offseason

Earlier this offseason, the Colorado Rockies made some moves in their front office that, by and large, went unnoticed, partially due to the lockout. One move that became very public was the promotion of Sterling Monfort to the director of professional scouting. Monfort is the youngest son of Rockies owner Dick Monfort. In replacing Sterling […] The story of Emily Glass: The Colorado Rockies’ first female scout that was hired this offseason - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Purple Row Jan 26, 2022
Wednesday Rockpile: The 2022 MLB Hall of Fame Ballot vs. the Rockies

Wednesday Rockpile: The 2022 MLB Hall of Fame Ballot vs. the Rockies

Photo by George Gojkovich/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 Since the final results of the 2022 Hall of Fame ballot were announced yesterday (or today, the day I’m writing this), I thought it would be cool to look at how all the players on the ballot performed against the Rockies throughout their careers. Unsurprisingly, there’s a lot of big, eye-popping numbers for the position players. Let’s get to it. The Hall of Fame ballot for 2022 was the following: There’s some names here that should be in but won’t get in, some big...
Rox Pile Jan 25, 2022

Todd Helton once again gains ground in Hall of Fame voting

When the results of the latest round of voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame were announced on Tuesday night, former Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton had, once again, made strides toward an eventual place in baseball immortality in Cooperstown. Another Baseball Hall of Fame voting cycle, another year of former Colorado Rockies first […] Todd Helton once again gains ground in Hall of Fame voting - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Rox Pile Jan 25, 2022

Colorado Rockies 2000 Draft: They could have drafted Yadier Molina

We continue our Colorado Rockies draft series by looking at the 2000 MLB Draft. In 2000, the Colorado Rockies were coming off of a 72-90 season and the resignation of their manager Jim Leyland and general manager Bob Gebhard after a stressful season. By and large, Leyland resigned since the club hadn’t yet figured out […] Colorado Rockies 2000 Draft: They could have drafted Yadier Molina - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Purple Row Jan 25, 2022
Tuesday Rockpile: Today we see Helton’s Hall of Fame progress

Tuesday Rockpile: Today we see Helton’s Hall of Fame progress

Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, January 25, 2022 The National Baseball Hall of Fame has opened its doors for a live unveil on MLB Network today. The results of the 2022 Hall of Fame voting will be revealed shortly after 11:30 a.m. MST. It’s time to see how long Todd Helton will have to wait until his name is etched in bronze. We currently know 46.4% of the final vote, thanks to the hard work of Ryan Thibodaux and his four-person Hall of Fame ballot tracking staff. From that 46.4% of total ballots cast, here are the top...
Rox Pile Jan 24, 2022

FanSided Mock Hall of Fame: Todd Helton loses ground in 2022 ballot

While former Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton may thankfully be making gains in the real National Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, he lost ground year-over-year in the mock Hall of Fame voting by experts representing FanSided baseball sites, including Rox Pile. This year, former Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton fell further from the […] FanSided Mock Hall of Fame: Todd Helton loses ground in 2022 ballot - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Purple Row Jan 24, 2022
Why the Rockies should sign Seiya Suzuki

Why the Rockies should sign Seiya Suzuki

Photo by Gene Wang/ Suzuki presents an intriguing option for a team needing offensive power. In late November — back before the owners locked out the players — the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball posted outfielder Seiya Suzuki, making him available to all 30 MLB teams. The Rockies are reportedly among those interested. With Seiya Suzuki being posted, Japanese reporter Nachi Tomonari has reported that 7 teams are interested:MetsRangersPhilliesBravesPiratesMarinersRockiesThe report also states that the Braves and the Rangers are the most serious...
Rox Pile Jan 24, 2022

Michael Cuddyer impacting next generation of baseball players

As Major League Baseball begins to tease which of the top prospects will be invited to play in this year’s Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) League, former Colorado Rockies first baseman/outfielder Michael Cuddyer has been playing a major role in the promotion of PDP and what it will mean for the future of the game. According to […] Michael Cuddyer impacting next generation of baseball players - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Purple Row Jan 24, 2022
Monday Rockpile: The Rockies 2018 draft class in retrospect

Monday Rockpile: The Rockies 2018 draft class in retrospect

Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, January 24, 2022 In today’s installment of Rockies draft retrospects, we’ll review the 2018 draft. This draft was a continuation of the strategy from previous Bridich era drafts - heavy on college players, especially college pitchers. Ryan Rolison (current no. 2 PuRP) led the Rockies selections as a southpaw out of Ole Miss, and was followed by another 22 pitchers out of 41 total picks. The Rolison pick was followed up by taking Grant Lavigne (current no. 15 PuRP), a high...
Rox Pile Jan 23, 2022

Colorado Rockies 1999 Draft: The Rockies (and 28 other teams) passed on Albert Pujols a dozen times

In 1999, the Colorado Rockies were in the middle of what was, arguably, their oddest year in franchise history and, perhaps, in baseball history. Baseball was in the middle of the “steroid era.” At the time, due to a spike in attendance and TV ratings (and therefore, money), MLB turned a blind eye to it. […] Colorado Rockies 1999 Draft: The Rockies (and 28 other teams) passed on Albert Pujols a dozen times - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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