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04-29

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The Call-Up: Nolan Arenado
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Mark Anderson and Paul Sporer

04-02

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Which Pitch Types Work Best at Coors Field?
by
Dan Rozenson

03-29

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21

Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Bottom of the Barrel
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Russell A. Carleton and Ian Miller

03-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 156: 2013 Season Preview Series: Colorado Rockies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-05

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BP Unfiltered: Rockies Must Regain Home Edge Under Weiss
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Zachary Levine

11-13

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Prospect Debate: Who Are the Rockies' Top and Fifth-Ranked Prospects?
by
BP Prospect Staff

11-08

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Manufactured Runs: What the Recent Trend Toward Inexperienced Managers Means
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Colin Wyers

10-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 58: How Accurate Have the Postseason Narratives Been So Far?/Not Jim Tracy Returns
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-08

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BP Unfiltered: Jim Tracy and the Fantasy of Indefinite Extensions
by
Ben Lindbergh

09-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 51: What the Rockies Knew About Ubaldo/The Eternal Torii Hunter/Declining Dan Haren
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 35: Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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Pebble Hunting: The Rockies' Rotation, Before and After
by
Sam Miller

08-24

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Pebble Hunting: The Rockies and Real Home Run Hitters
by
Sam Miller

08-18

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BP Unfiltered: The Longest Home Run Hit Since 2009
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: Bill Geivett
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Jonah Keri

07-28

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4

Transaction Analysis: Scutaro to San Fran
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

06-29

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Right Team for the Test?
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Rany Jazayerli

06-20

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27

Manufactured Runs: Does the Rockies' Four-Man Rotation Make Sense?
by
Colin Wyers

09-22

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Colorado Rockies
by
Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

06-28

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: Home is Where the Wins Are (Not)
by
Geoff Young

04-20

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On the Beat: Heightened Expectations
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John Perrotto

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-24

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Overthinking It: The Half Giants
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Ben Lindbergh

09-14

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Expanded Horizons: Don't Call It a Comeback
by
Tommy Bennett

08-06

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On the Beat: On the Road to Where?
by
John Perrotto

08-03

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Expanded Horizons: Rockpiling On
by
Tommy Bennett

04-04

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29

Pre-Season Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

10-14

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Colorado Rockies
by
Baseball Prospectus

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Rockies LDS
by
Eric Seidman

10-04

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It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
by
Christina Kahrl

08-26

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Prospectus Today: The Rockies' Road to the Playoffs
by
Joe Sheehan

06-15

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Prospectus Today: Rocky Mountain High?
by
Joe Sheehan

05-20

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On the Beat: Mid-week Roundup
by
John Perrotto

04-06

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28

Preseason Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

11-17

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Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-12

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Transaction of the Day: Taking a Holliday in the East Bay
by
Christina Kahrl

09-02

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Prospectus Today: Another Rocktober to Remember?
by
Joe Sheehan

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: The NL Champions
by
John Perrotto

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: Rockies versus Red Sox
by
Nate Silver

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Diamondbacks versus Rockies
by
Joe Sheehan

10-04

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Schrodinger's Bat: A Rocky Mountain Retrospective
by
Dan Fox

10-04

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Lies, Damned Lies: The Greatest Pennant Race Comebacks
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Nate Silver

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Rockies versus Phillies
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Christina Kahrl

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: Padres versus Rockies
by
Christina Kahrl

09-30

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Prospectus Today: The Last Day
by
Joe Sheehan

09-25

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Success at Altitude
by
Bryan Smith

09-13

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Prospectus Today: The D in Denver
by
Joe Sheehan

04-06

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Prospectus Today: Relief in the Mountains
by
Joe Sheehan

04-02

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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August 24, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Rockies and Real Home Run Hitters

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Sam Miller

Giancarlo Stanton's recent rampage against the Rockies inspires two questions: Have the Rockies ever had a "real" power hitter? And if not, why the heck haven't they?

We'll start as soon as Giancarlo Stanton's home run in Coors Field from last Friday night lands.

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The longest home run hit in almost three years went out on Friday night. You know you want to watch it.

On Friday night, with the Marlins losing 5-4 to the Rockies in the top of the sixth and Josh Roenicke on the mound, Giancarlo Stanton hit an important home run. It wasn't important because it tied the game, although the Marlins would go on to win by one run. This was a matchup between two last-place teams, so the outcome was about as inconsequential as the outcomes of baseball games come. It was important because it looked like this:

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Digging through the archives for an interview with the Rockies' new Senior VP of MLB Ops.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

The Colorado Rockies' front office was recently restructured to give Dan O'Dowd's longtime assistant Bill Geivett some of O'Dowd's former duties. Jonah Keri talked to Geivett for BP in the interview reprinted below, which was originally published as a Prospectus Q&A column on May 24, 2006.

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July 28, 2012 12:03 am

Transaction Analysis: Scutaro to San Fran

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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

The Giants help shore up their middle infield by acquiring Marco Scutaro.



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The Rockies have tried to make a four-man rotation work before.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

This season isn't the first time the Rockies have experimented with a four-man rotation: they tried it in 2004, too. It didn't make much sense then, either, as Rany opined in the piece reprinted below, was which was originally published on May 3, 2004
 


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The Rockies are moving Jeremy Guthrie to the bullpen and going to a rotation of four starters on 75-pitch counts. Are the numbers on their side?

Well here’s something you don’t see every day—the Rockies are going to a four-man rotation. And what’s more, they’re going to put their four starters on a 75-pitch limit. Jim Tracy explained his decision like so:

"I felt we had to do something non-conventional," said Tracy of his beleaguered pitching staff that includes a reliever Josh Roenicke who has thrown more innings than one of the team's starters. "I was given the opportunity to tweak this. We are going to see what transpires as we move forward."

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September 22, 2011 2:02 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Colorado Rockies

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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

The Rockies crashed from high altitude this year, and it wasn't Not Jim Tracey's fault.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade—whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines an overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

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June 28, 2011 9:00 am

Divide and Conquer, NL West: Home is Where the Wins Are (Not)

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Geoff Young

Playing at Coors usually gives the Rockies a major advantage, but that hasn't been the case this year.

The Colorado Rockies aren't winning at home this year, and that is a problem. One of the franchise's trademarks in recent years has been the ability to dominate opponents at Coors Field (all numbers are through games of Sunday, June 26):

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April 20, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Heightened Expectations

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John Perrotto

The Colorado coaching staff has mile-high hopes for Ubaldo Jimenez and the rest of the Rockies' young rotation.

Clint Hurdle understands the stereotypes that surround the Rockies as much as anyone. Though Hurdle is now the Pirates' manager, he spent more than seven years managing the Rockies from April 2002 to May 2009. He served as the Rockies' hitting coach for five seasons before that.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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Do the Rockies have an unearned reputation as a second-half team?

On August 22, the Rockies languished 11 games behind the first-place Padres in the National League West. Tommy Bennett kept the faith despite the team’s predicament, but aside from his beard (whom I’ve anthropomorphized since our first encounter), few observers shared his belief in a rosy denouement in Denver. With a double-digit deficit in the loss column and just 39 games to play, the Rockies appeared to have gotten themselves into another nice mile-high mess.

Of course, we know what happened next: fast-forward less than four weeks, and the standings look quite a bit different: on September 18, the Rockies trailed the Padres by a single game. In retrospect, maybe we should have seen this coming. After all, the Rockies have made a habit of reeling off late-season victories in the last few years. In 2007, they famously won at a .613 clip to force a 163rdgame and earn a spot in the NLDS after a .500 first half. In 2008, the team finished with a losing record, but after going 39-57 before the All-Star break, played at a .530 pace in the second half. And finally, last season’s Rockies finished the first half six games over .500, but played .608 baseball the rest of the way. Earlier this season, the club was even criticized for its apparent unconcern, ostensibly arising from the confidence imparted by its players’ past second-half successes. Case closed, right? The Rockies are a second-half club.

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September 14, 2010 8:00 am

Expanded Horizons: Don't Call It a Comeback

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Tommy Bennett

A look at how the Rockies have never been as far away from contention as it once seemed.

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