Thursday, February 22, 2018

COLORADO ROCKIES

5,280′ View: Reasons for excitement at Coors Field

Spring Training games kick off this week and Rockies fans have plenty to look forward to -- including what could be the best starting rotation in club history.

All kidding aside, Rockies’ first base situation is a serious matter

Ian Desmond was signed last offseason to play first base for the Rockies, but a complicated first year in Colorado has left him in limbo as Spring Training opened.

Reporting Day: Reading the tea leaves at Talking Stick

In this edition of the Blake Street Irregulars podcast Casey Light and Benny Bash discuss what Ryan McMahon's spot atop the first base depth chart means.

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Cory Sullivan discusses Rockies’ lofty expectations

Sullivan, a part of the Rockies' 1997 World Series team, discussed the nature of postseason expectations.

Parra to miss 4-6 weeks with broken bone in wrist

The four-to-six week window of the recovery period will reduce Parra's practice time in spring training, but he should be able to play in Colorado's road opener against Arizona on March 29.

A little secrecy can go a long way when managing pitchers at Coors Field

Long a bugaboo for the franchise, pitching -- especially relief pitching -- was a strength for Colorado in 2017 as they made their first postseason appearance since 2009.

A promising spring training for the Colorado Rockies… again

You may not want to look at the Colorado Rockies track record when they appear promising. While optimism is the overriding emotion heading into Spring Training 2018 for the Rockies, there is cause for hesitation.

Pitchers and Catchers Report: Bounty in the bullpen

For what feels like the first time in Rockies history, the club has a plethora of plus-side arms to choose from in the bullpen.

A healthy Ian Desmond may be the Rockies’ answer at first base

Ian Desmond's health could be key to his season -- and the Rockies'.

2018 Rockies Preview: Colorado’s success hinges on the starting rotation

The Rockies are putting huge faith in their young staff to rise to the occasion and help push them back to the postseason.

Pitchers and Catchers Report: Sizing up the starters

Casey Light and Benny Bash take a look at the starters who contributed significantly to last year's 87-win season and what 2018 should have in store for each one.

Kyle Freeland’s offseason dedication is positioning him for a strong 2018

Rockies starter Kyle Freeland dishes on his offseason training and musical tastes as the 2018 season approaches.

2018 Rockies Preview: Competition is high for the corner outfield spots

Rockies manager Bud Black has four unique and intriguing options to place alongside Charlie Blackmon in the outfield this year.