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04-29

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3

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

04-02

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17

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
by
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
by
Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-05

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BP Unfiltered: Rockies Must Regain Home Edge Under Weiss
by
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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3

Manufactured Runs: What the Recent Trend Toward Inexperienced Managers Means
by
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
by
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
by
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
by
Jonah Keri

07-28

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4

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

06-29

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Right Team for the Test?
by
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
by
John Perrotto

03-31

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42

Pre-Season Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

09-24

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Overthinking It: The Half Giants
by
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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4

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

08-03

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6

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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11

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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16

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

06-15

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25

Prospectus Today: Rocky Mountain High?
by
Joe Sheehan

05-20

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27

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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23

Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-12

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24

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

09-02

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10

Prospectus Today: Another Rocktober to Remember?
by
Joe Sheehan

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
by
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
by
Nate Silver

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: Rockies versus Phillies
by
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 6, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: On the Road to Where?

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John Perrotto

The Rockies' travels in the next 2 1/2 weeks will define their season, along with other news and notes from the major leagues.

By nightfall on August 22, it should be quite clear whether the Rockies will have a chance of returning to the postseason for the second straight season and third time in four years. The Rockies play the finale of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks that afternoon at Chase Field in Phoenix. It will mark the end of a string of games in which the Rockies play 13 of 16 on the road over the course of 18 days.

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August 3, 2010 8:00 am

Expanded Horizons: Rockpiling On

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Tommy Bennett

Despite tailing off in their quest for the NL West title, the Rockies still have a chance to play in October.

What happened to the Rockies? On July 11, the odds that they would make the playoffs were a healthy 64 percent, the highest of their season. Their third-order win percentage had hovered just below .550 for much of May and June, but their actual winning percentage stayed much more modestly around .500. But by July, the Rockies were finally bringing performance into line with expectations. Even as the surprise story of the early season—the emergence of a devilishly good Ubaldo Jimenez—began to falter, the bats came to life. In the month preceding the July 11 peak, Carlos Gonzalez batted .352/.386/.667, hit nine home runs, and stole five bases in 114 plate appearances. Seth Smith, another great terrorizer of right-handed pitching, hit .352/.413/.611 over the same stretch (albeit in just 63 plate appearances). Dexter Fowler returned from Triple-A Colorado Springs in late June and hit .280/.419/.560 in the 12 games leading up to July 11. Even Chris Iannetta, no stranger on the Colorado Springs-to-Denver express bus, rapped out a .256/.383/.615 line over the course of that month as a signal to the powers that be that he was ready to play.

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, 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. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's 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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October 14, 2009 1:10 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Colorado Rockies

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Baseball Prospectus

Rocktober didn't take up as much of the calendar this year as it did in 2007, but there's plenty to feel good about going forward.

Baseball Prospectus' Pre-season Projection: 71-91, fifth place
Actual record: 92-70, second place


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October 7, 2009 11:41 am

Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Rockies LDS

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Eric Seidman

A rematch from the '07 postseason makes for a great showdown of two teams with very different virtues.

Well, here we are again, with the Phillies and Rockies set to battle one another in the National League Division Series for the second time in three seasons. Just as it was in 2007, the Phillies enter the fray with a division title while the Rockies used an incredibly strong second half to win the NL Wild Card. Unlike that entertaining 2007 season, however, in which the Phillies ousted the Mets from the top spot of the NL East on the final day of the season, only to have their spotlight stolen soon thereafter by a Rockies team that won a controversial play-in game, this year's Phillies controlled their division practically all season. In addition, the Rockies' second-half surge proved so strong that they actually gave the division-leading Dodgers a run for their money in the final week. A good chunk of the 2007 cast of characters remains intact for each team, but enough has changed to merit a new writeup instead of a recycled version of the prior Phillies/Rockies preview.

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The postscript on the stretch races of 2007, and how remarkable the blown leads and late-season successes of that year were compared to history's most epic collapses.

Given the peril the Tigers' season is in, it seems appropriate for us to bring this back to provide a sense of the history of epic collapses. This was the new chapter that was supposed to go into the paperback edition of It Ain't Over, but for reasons only the publisher can adequately explain, it didn't get inserted. Given that we've got a great race in play once again, here's what you missed.

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August 26, 2009 12:25 pm

Prospectus Today: The Rockies' Road to the Playoffs

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Joe Sheehan

Balance between offense at home and on the road, on defense and in the rotation and on the road, makes Colorado a team to beat.

With another extra-inning win, their second straight, the Rockies closed the Dodgers' National League West lead to just two games, the closest any NL West team has been to Los Angeles since April 24, coincidentally a day the Dodgers won at Coors Field. The Rockies have made up 4½ games in 14 days, going 10-3 while the Dodgers were limping in at 5-7.

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June 15, 2009 3:02 pm

Prospectus Today: Rocky Mountain High?

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Joe Sheehan

How far can Colorado go in blazing a trail back to competitiveness in the National League?

With nods to Cliff Lee and the never-ending dramas in New York City, the story in baseball on this June 15 is the Colorado Rockies, who two weeks ago were rumored to be firing their manager, and now find themselves on an 11-game winning streak. The streak, tying the franchise record set two seasons ago, is bringing back memories of that late-season run that culminated in the first pennant in Rockies history.

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May 20, 2009 12:13 pm

On the Beat: Mid-week Roundup

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John Perrotto

The Rockies dream of days gone by, a malcontent computer in Tampa Bay, various scouting takes, and much more.

It was just two seasons ago that the Rockies made their mad dash to the World Series. They won 13 of their last 14 regular-season games, and then beat the Padres in a one-game playoff for the wild card before sweeping the Phillies in the National League Division Series and the Diamondbacks in the National League Championship Series.

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April 6, 2009 3:36 pm

Preseason Predictions

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Baseball Prospectus

BP's dirty dozen makes their prognostications to generate the wisdom of at least one small crowd.

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. Picking favorites for the Wild Card for the respective leagues initially might have seemed easy, since the selections universally favored the second-place team in the AL East, while all but two voters picked their second-place teams in the NL East to earn the non-division champ playoff team, but a tie in the rankings had to be broken in favor of the team named the Wild Card winner on the most individual ballots, which is sure to upset some people.

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that's 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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November 17, 2008 11:50 am

Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects

23

Kevin Goldstein

The system looks strong up the middle, but also has pitching with promise on the way up.

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November 12, 2008 7:58 pm

Transaction of the Day: Taking a Holliday in the East Bay

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Christina Kahrl

Oakland may have traded in a bag of canned goods for the fixings of a clambake.

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