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Hometown - Champaign, IL College - Northern Illinois University, 1988 Sports Editor for my high school newspaper. Travels frequently - I can be found anywhere in the world.

Rockies Roster Becoming More Clear

It should be the final off season post before Opening Day on April 3rd in Milwaukee.  The roster crunch time is two weeks from now.  Injuries, thanks to BobinWV, has been a factor in the competition to determine who gets on the plane to Milwaukee.  The

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Rockies Muscle Past Dodgers, 10-9

It was a typical spring training game where the Rockies had beaten up the Dodgers’ regulars 8-2 over the first seven innings.  Then the Rox pitching staff let the scrubs of the Dodgers rally to make the game close with Colorado prevailing 10-9. 

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Colorado Bows to Milwaukee, 9-4

Colorado did not exactly show up today taking a 9-4 loss to the Brew Crew.  Chad Bettis and Kyle Freeland pitched the first four innings and they were impressive except for the solo shot given up by Bettis.  Then Jason Motte comes in the fifth inning an

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Rockies Lose to Mariners, 4-3

It was more of a pitching duel than a slugfest when the Rockies allowed the Mariners to score the go ahead run in the ninth.  Jon Gray was dominant except for one pitch which was a solo shot by Mike Zunino in two innings of work.  Then Yency Almonte and

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Hot Stove Season Ends

The hot stove season has officially ended except for transactions during spring training.  I purchased both the 2017 Bill James Handbook of Baseball and Baseball Prospectus 2017 books.  There was some good information in both of these books that can hel

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Rox Caravan Ends at Coors Field

I went to the Q & A session hosted by the Rockies at Coors Field.  I came away with higher expectations of the team and impressive answers to some excellent questions.  I will paraphrase the various things said at the session and then follow that wi

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2017 Is Here!

This is volume II of the Hot Stove thread started by sdcarp.  A review of what has happened so far: Bud Black hired as new manager; coaching staff named. Ian Desmond biggest signing so far and supposedly will play first base. CarGo and Chuck_Nazty has be

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Bud Black Is Next Manager for Rockies

After a two-month long discussion among the RWO community led by managerial search expert sdcarp, the Rockies selected Bud Black as the next manager to guide the Rockies to the upper echelon of the NL West.  A lot of names were thrown around during the r

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Rox Slow Cards’ March to Wild Card

After JDLR ended his Rockies career on a bitter note Tuesday night, Colorado did not waste any time demolishing St. Louis 11-1.  For what it’s worth, the Rockies has not been officially been eliminated from the wild card birth yet. Today German Ma

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