Nolan or LeBron? Denver turns its attention to the next most important star

One's moved on, one hasn't -- yet. Getting -- and keeping -- superstars in Denver is a tricky proposition.
General view of the bullpen of the Colorado Rockies during the ninth inning against San Francisco Giants at Coors Field

In need of pitching relief, the Rockies can’t seek shelter

The Colorado Rockies have one glaring issue. The bullpen is bringing down the whole shift that is the 2018 season.

Frei: Wait … Haven’t we heard this before about the Avalanche net?

I actually think the best stories for the Avalanche in 2018-19 would be Nathan MacKinnon proving his Hart Trophy-caliber season was a breakout and not a one-year fluke; the other young talent continuing to improve; and that Varlamov defying the doubters, coming back strong from the knee injury and avoiding any recurrences of his infamous groin issues.

Frei: Avalanche at NHL Awards? There’s always next year

If you watched the NHL Awards from Las Vegas on the NBC Sports Network Wednesday night and were unaffected emotionally, your heart is coated...
Ian Desmond flourished as the Rockies DH against the Rangers last weekend. Credit: Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports.

The National League should adopt a Hybrid Designated Hitter

Instead of adopting the American League's Designated Hitter rule in baseball, it's time for the National League to create it's own strategy for dealing with the black hole that is pitchers hitting. This rule would make the game more interesting.
A general view of a video board displaying all thirty first round selections in the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center

2018 NBA Draft big board: Top-60 players that could be on Denver’s radar

The 2018 NBA Draft is now less than 36 hours away. With most draft pricks available I decided to put together a 60-player big board for what is expected to be a chaotic and insane 2018 NBA Draft.

Frei: Any other year, Jared Bednar wins the Jack Adams Award — in a...

In the (many) years I have covered the NHL, I never ceased to be amazed at the absolute relative lack of respect the league...
Phil Mickelson. Credit: Dennis Schneidler, USA TODAY Sports.

Father’s Day Follies: U.S. Open, U.S. out and red-hot Ian Desmond

From Mickelson, to the World Cup and the Rockies loss in Texas, Father's Day had a lot to enjoy for sports fans.

The Fleeting Hope of a LeBron James Denver Legacy

The LeBron James to the Denver Nuggets rumors create an interesting conversation about what a James era would look like in Denver—complete with comparisons to Peyton Manning, Carmelo Anthony and Michael Jordan.

Frei: Hey, baseball snobs. There’s nothing wrong with making Coors Field an amusement park

The Rockies' home attendance of 1,061,340 ranked ninth in Major League Baseball going into Wednesday night's games. Their average of 35,378 was seventh, behind only...

Examining the Rockies’ problems and fixing flaws, before it’s too late

As the summer days and weeks roll by, the Rockies need to take a hard look at their current problems before it is too late.

Frei: Shouldn’t football be the last resort for good athletes?

Frankly, I'm surprised football hasn't suffered more collateral damage than it has the past, say, 20 years as the evidence mounts.

Dream big(ger), Denver: Why not LeBron James to the Nuggets?

LeBron James to the Nuggets? Doug Ottewill explains what Denver should do to make it happen.

The Rockies are throwing away an elusive NL West title

While playing in a weak National League West, the Colorado Rockies bullpen is putting this year's chase in serious jeopardy. The Rockies are one of two teams in baseball to never win a division title.

Frei: Like sands in the hourglass, so are the days of the Avalanche offseason

The Washington Capitals can claim the Stanley Cup -- well, at least for a year -- on Thursday night in Las Vegas, with a...

Rockies win 6-3; claim back-to-back victories in Cincinnati

Despite inconsistent pitching from Jon Gray, the Rockies won back-to-back on the road Wednesday night over the Cincinnati Reds.
Max Garcia in December of 2010, on the sideline during a game for the Broncos. Credit: Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports.

Changing of the guards: Broncos shuffling players to find last starter on O-line

Max Garcia, Connor McGovern and even Menelik Watson are battling for the right guard spot on the Broncos o-line. Denver needs one of the three to step up and play well if the offense wants to improve.
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Frei: Doug Moe gets his due

When Dallas coach and Dallas National Basketball Coaches Association President Rick Carlisle presented Doug Moe with the organization's 2018 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award...

First things first

It is easy to blame the current Rockies woes on pitching. But, the not-so-hot corner is where fans should be pointing the finger.

Mike Haynes was the championship voice of the Avalanche

Mike Haynes was the Colorado Avalanche's originally radio play-by-play broadcaster and the narrator for the team's biggest moments. Hayne's resigned from his job at Altitude TV this week, but leaves behind a legacy linked to Avs greatness.

Frei: For the kazillionth time … it’s time for CU and CSU to revive...

This absence of baseball at CU and CSU has gotten ridiculous. And even embarrassing.

For Arenado family, ‘brotherhood of baseball’ takes on new meaning

For the Arenado family, the love for baseball runs deep. And it's not just because Nolan is one of the best third basemen in the game at just 27 years old.

This year’s polishing of Paxton Lynch is underway

Maybe Paxton Lynch will become a franchise quarterback -- but he'll never lead these particular Broncos.

Frei: The most glaring ex-player Ring of Fame omission is Otis Armstrong

Otis was the Broncos’ first round draft choice in 1973, befuddling many because future Hall of Famer Floyd Little was entrenched at running back. But the Armstrong pick proved to be another savvy decision made by GM-coach John Ralston during the franchise’s buildup to respectability.

The four conference finalists have lessons for the Nuggets

The plans set in motion by the Cavaliers, Celtics, Warriors and Rockets could form a blueprint for the Denver Nuggets' future.