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09-08

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Circle Change: Rockies Rookies and Barriers to Greatness
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Zach Crizer

08-14

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Transaction Analysis: Spending Time on the Borderline
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Bryan Grosnick

08-11

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The Call-Up: Ryan McMahon
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Fallen Star at Mile High
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Colin Anderle, Nicholas Zettel and Craig Goldstein

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Altitude Frisbee
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Aaron Gleeman, Zack Moser, Greg Goldstein, Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Anderson

07-05

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Short Relief: Witt's End, and the Ruminations of a LaMahieu
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Patrick Dubuque and Matt Ellis

05-19

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Rubbing Mud: The Rockies' Many Starters, and What to Do With Them
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Matthew Trueblood

05-19

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Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Rising Odds
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Aaron Gleeman

05-01

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Rubbing Mud: New-Stats Rookie Antonio Senzatela
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Matthew Trueblood

04-07

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The Call-Up: Kyle Freeland & Antonio Senzatela
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

03-23

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Short Relief: Playing the Right Way, Baserunning the Wrong Way, and Pitching the Rockies Way
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David Temple, Mo Bjonski and Zack Moser

03-22

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Colorado Rockies
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Wilson Karaman

03-06

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Flu-Like Symptoms: One Not-So-Fine Day
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Rob Mains

02-24

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

02-16

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Rubbing Mud: Corey Dickerson is Weird
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Matthew Trueblood

02-06

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Transaction Analysis: Bargain Bin Bullpens
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Bryan Grosnick, Eric Roseberry and Jared Wyllys

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: Dented Cans and Safety Nets
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Bryan Grosnick and Jared Wyllys

12-22

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Deep, But Playable: What are the Rockies Doing?
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Craig Goldstein

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Colorado Chronometer
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Kenny Ducey, Aaron Gleeman, Patrick Dubuque and Jared Wyllys

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Texas Two-Step
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Bryan Grosnick

09-02

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The Call-Up: Raimel Tapia
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

08-30

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Rubbing Mud: Incremental Improvement In Denver
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Matthew Trueblood

08-20

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The Call-Up: Jeff Hoffman
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James Fisher and Scooter Hotz

07-25

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The Call-Up: David Dahl
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Just For the Record
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Ashley Varela

06-28

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Prospectus Feature: Tulo's Bat Is As Cold As The Rockies
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Aaron Gleeman

06-23

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What You Need to Know: Yankees/Rockies 2: The Beltran Rises
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Demetrius Bell

06-21

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What You Need to Know: Eight Solo Shots!
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Daniel Rathman

06-15

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What You Need to Know: Don't Ever Get Used to Coors Field
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Nicolas Stellini

05-24

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Baseball Therapy: Framing the At-Bat
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Russell A. Carleton

05-21

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Raising Aces: Shades of Gray
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Doug Thorburn

04-29

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Prospectus Feature: Goodbye, April: You Are Not Special
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Rob Mains

04-25

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What You Need to Know: FernandoMaedaia?
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Ashley Varela

04-14

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What You Need to Know: The Return Of The Four-Out Save
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Demetrius Bell

04-11

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What You Need to Know: The Fella's Last Name Is Story
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Ashley Varela

04-07

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What You Need to Know: Need Cano Basehits!
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Demetrius Bell

04-06

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Rubbing Mud: An Aptitude for Altitude
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Matthew Trueblood

03-31

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Rumor Roundup: Tim Lincecum, Still Exists
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Demetrius Bell

03-28

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Winter Is Leaving
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R.J. Anderson

02-08

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Tools of Ignorance: Forget It, Jake
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Jeff Quinton

01-27

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Rubbing Mud: The Latest Rockies Identity
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Matthew Trueblood

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: There Were Four In the Bed and the Little One Said...
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Daniel Rathman

12-23

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Rubbing Mud: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Charlie?
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Matthew Trueblood

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: A Motte in the Dark
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R.J. Anderson, Dustin Palmateer and Christopher Crawford

11-25

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Players Prefer Presentation: Baseball Players Hit Women, Too
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Meg Rowley

09-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Searching for Silver Bullets
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J.J. Jansons

05-14

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Rubbing Mud: Very Bad But Not (Altogether) Boring
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Matthew Trueblood

04-14

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Baseball Therapy: Hit the Pitcher Eighth?
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Russell A. Carleton

04-08

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What You Need to Know: A Shift in Colorado
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Chris Mosch

04-07

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Rubbing Mud: Don't Trade Tulo
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Matthew Trueblood

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The other circumstance victimizing Rockies pitchers.

The youngest pitcher consistently taking his turns in a starting rotation this year is named German Marquez. Transplanted from the slow-moving Rays organization to the arm-desperate Rockies in the Corey Dickerson deal and quickly tasked with the challenge of, you know, pitching for the Rockies, Marquez has more than survived thus far. At age 22.

Only three younger pitchers have started a major-league game at all in 2017, and none of them have made more than five starts. In this context, his performance (again, for the Rockies) is an unlikely and unqualified triumph. His 22.8 percent strikeout rate is solidly above average for a starter, he has flashed brilliance and chewed through innings without the implosions or erratic outings that might be expected given his youth. He has arguably—depending on your metric of choice—been the Rockies’ best pitcher.

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August 14, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Spending Time on the Borderline

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Bryan Grosnick

Milwaukee adds Neil Walker to the infield mix and Ryan Howard tries again to get back to the majors.

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August 11, 2017 8:08 pm

The Call-Up: Ryan McMahon

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

Quarterbacks turned baseball players have a nice history in Coors.

The Situation: Mark Reynolds is nursing a sore hand, so the Rockies might be able to use an infielder with some defensive flexibility and a .354/.401/.587 line in the upper minors this year.

The Background: McMahon was drafted 42nd overall in 2013 out of Mater Dei High School in California. A prep shortstop, he was moved to third base as a pro and mashed his way to Double-A in short order, posting .500+ slugging percentages at each of his stops on the minor league ladder. He hit a speed bump in Hartford last year, struggling with the jump to Double-A to the tune of .242/.325/.399. A return engagement to the Insurance City went much better—and the cozy confines of the new stadium didn't hurt either—and he’s continued to mash in Albuquerque.

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Texas sends Jonathan Lucroy to Colorado and returns Jeremy Jeffress to Milwaukee.

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Colorado picks up bullpen help in Pat Neshek, Washington calls up Andrew Stevenson, and Minnesota unloads one of the old regime's mistakes.

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An update on a 1990 Upper Deck baseball card, and the stream of consciousness of an All-Star.

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Since when does Colorado have too many capable pitchers?

The Rockies played their 40th game of the season Tuesday night in Minnesota, and did so under an unusual circumstance: win or lose, they knew they would go to bed in first place. For the Rockies, that’s newsworthy. In the club’s 25-year history, they’ve only been in first place at least this far into a season seven times. Not since 1995 have they spent as much time in first place as they almost surely will this year—as they already have.

Having Nolan Arenado around is nice. He’s the best part of a surprisingly good infield. The Rockies were one of the last teams to aggressively adopt infield shifting as a run-prevention strategy, but this year they’re doing a better job of turning ground balls into outs while shifting dramatically less often. For the most part, though, credit for the strong start goes to the pitching staff, and especially to one of the league’s most interesting, youngest rotations.

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It was a good first quarter for the Rockies, Yankees, Nationals, and Diamondbacks.

In this space yesterday, I examined the four struggling teams that have seen their BP Playoff Odds drop the most through one-quarter of the season. Let’s flip things around now and look at the four teams that have seen their odds rise the most since Opening Day.

(All records and odds through Wednesday's games.)

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May 1, 2017 8:38 am

Rubbing Mud: New-Stats Rookie Antonio Senzatela

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Matthew Trueblood

Rockies rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela is a lot more interesting than the raw numbers would suggest.

The cruelest month is over, and although most breakouts still aren’t real and most bad teams still have time to turn things around, we can finally say that anything going on in baseball has lasted for the full first month of the season. We also have a chance to survey the various leaderboards (we have so many leaderboards now! This is The Golden Age of Leaderboards) to see if anything really leaps out at us.

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April 7, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Kyle Freeland & Antonio Senzatela

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

Breaking down the back end of the Rockies rotation.

The Situation: Coors Field is an unceasing, Kakfaesque nightmare for pitchers. It has the same gravitational resistance to big flies as the surface of Ganymede. You might as well be trying to grip a snooker ball when you break off a curve. But somebody has to take two-fifths of these starts.

The Background: Freeland was the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft out of the University of Evansville, and used his advanced four-pitch repertoire to move quickly through the minors despite missing time in 2015 shoulder fatigue and bone chips in his elbow. Freeland wasn’t as dominant in the minors as you’d expect a pitching prospect of his pedigree, but he also didn’t encounter any real bumps in the road—on the field at least.

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David's article may be recorded for quality assurance, Mo asks ballplayers to gather ye TOOTBLANs while ye may, and Zack celebrates the model mid-90s Rockies starter.

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It's all about the gloves, man.

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