3 Up, 3 Down: First Half Surprises and Disappointments

Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison

Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison

The first half of the 2016 season has, thus far, been jammed with fun and unpredictable moments. Now that the All Star Game in San Diego has wrapped up and as the dog days of summer approach for the second half of the season, lets take a look back at some of the surprises and disappointments from the first half of 2016.

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New Faces Can Change the Rockies

jt070215e/sports/jim thompson/Isotopes shortstop Trevor Story moves to reach the ball in Thursday night game against the Reno Aces. Thursday, July. 02, 2015.(Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal.)

(Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

The Colorado Rockies are having a typical season full of frustration and inability to compete at the highest level. The team has added to its excellent minor league talent in hopes of re-writing its future. I wrote in an earlier article that one of those players is Trevor Story, a shortstop for the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A affiliate for the Rockies. Read More

Tulowitzki Trade Provides a Different “Story” for Colorado

Colorado RockiesDan O’Dowd and the rest of the Colorado Rockies front office during O’Dowd’s tenure were subject to much criticism. Rockies new general manager, Jeff Bridich, in his first full season at the helm of the team, has been labeled a puppet of his predecessor. Not anymore with his recent blockbuster trade of the Rockies franchise player. Read More

Rockies Offense Continues To Be A Big Hit For Tickets Throughout August

As usual, the Colorado Rockies have been a considerable disappointment in 2015. Not only have they struggled on their way to a 44-59 record and residency in the NL West division cellar, but they also recently traded away their fan favorite shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki, who had spent his entire career in the organization. Read More

Arenado, Colorado Rockies Travel To Wrigley Field For Most Expensive Tickets In July

nolan arenadoEven with the Colorado Rockies in last place of the National League West Division, currently (as of 6/29) nine games below .500 and nine games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers, their third baseman is arguably worth the price of admission alone. Read More

Colorado Rockies Home Opener Tickets Averaging $139 on Secondary Market

opening weekendThe Colorado Rockies open their home games at Coors Field this season tonight against the Chicago Cubs. The Rockies have had an amazing start to their season, completing a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers in the first series of the season at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Read More

World Series Game 2 Recap: How the Royals Drew Even With the Giants

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City RoyalsGame 2 of the World Series hinged on the decisions of both managers in the middle innings. Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy had decisions to make in the fateful sixth inning of last night’s series-evening 7-2 win by the Kansas City Royals over the San Francisco Giants. They had to decide at which point to remove their starting pitcher and go to the bullpen. Read More