The Rockies called up Eddie Butler from Double A-Tulsa to not only give a struggling starting rotation a boost, but to give a team some life while trying to get out of this funk. So much for that. He gave them absolutely nothing as the Dodgers hit him hard all night long in his major league debut last night. Read More
Walt Weiss sounded like a man that was fed up with the losing after the Rockies were swept by an awful Diamondbacks team last night in a 12-7 loss at Coors Field. He talked about guys needing to step up and how guys are not pressing since it’s their job. He was fed up with the excuses. If one did not know any better, he would have sounded like a Rockies fan than a Rockies manager.
We haven’t completed the first week of June, and June swoon already started for the Rockies. Fresh from finishing a 2-7 road trip, the Rockies are not off to a great start in their 10-game homestand after taking a 4-2 loss last night to a terrible Diamondbacks team that has become a lost cause this season. With the way it’s going for the Rockies, it won’t be long until they join their last night’s opponent in playing out the season. Read More
Something has not been right with Rex Brothers so far. He isn’t pitching at the level he was pitching last year when he was overpowering hitters by striking them out. Read More
The Rockies need some positives in the first two weeks of the season to help them set the stage for a good season. In the first 10 games of the season, it’s about finding players that can provide hope this season. Read More
Something seemed amiss when Troy Tulowitzki did not play in Saturday’s game, and when he was taken out of the game in the Rockies’ 8-1 victory over the White Sox Monday night. It’s early in the season to rest anyone when the season was a week old.
When the Rockies acquired Jordan Lyles from the Astros in the Dexter Fowler trade this offseason, baseball experts viewed him as a filler to complete the transaction. The Rockies did not expect much from him after they viewed him as a project at best.
Charlie Blackmon always had the mindset that he will have a good game whether it’s his defense or offense. It’s that positive mindset that endeared him to second-year Rockies manager Walt Weiss last season when he was called up.
Never mind the Rockies are 1-3. Never mind they showed they are a flawed baseball team after watching them for four games. Never mind the Rockies bullpen stinks. Never mind the Rockies are not as good as one thinks. Read More
Coors Field is the third oldest ballpark in the National League. That’s a long time when one realizes the stadium was built in 1995. Yet, it remains brand new despite the fact it’s 19 years old. Read More
Justin Morneau was once a feared hitter. He had a breakout season in 2006 that helped him won the MVP. He hit 30 or more home runs and drove in 100 or more runs every year from 2006 to 2009. There was no reason to think he couldn’t do this six or seven more years. Read More
Rockies owner Dick Monfort told Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla the Rockies can win 90 games. Most Rockies fans have been optimistic about their team’s chances this season. Hope springs eternal.
One can only imagine what went through Jorge De La Rosa’s mind couple of weeks ago when Rockies manager Walt Weiss told him he was starting on Opening Day against the Marlins in Miami. It’s a good bet the Rockies starter felt emotions of excitement. As a pitcher who never started on Opening Day in his career, he understands that starting on Opening Day is a privilege.
In an ideal world, Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez would play their entire careers with the Rockies. They would also be champions, too. Too bad ideal world has no place in professional sports. Read More