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I'm Sick and Tired of the Colorado Rockies

This is going to end up being the worst season in Colorado Rockies' history. How convenient that it ended up this way during the "Year of the Fan". Were they serious with this promotion? I'd rather see the "We're Tired of Dan" season, where fans boycott the games until Dan O'Dowd is fired.

What kills me is that the Rockies' General Manager, Dan O'DUD, doesn't understand how to put together a team that is built for Coors Field. What you need are power hitters and power pitchers with a few speedsters mixed into the lineup.

Cargo, who happens to be a 5-tools player, needs to stay in Colorado. Period. Dexter, who brings speed, defense, and a little bit of pop, needs to stay. Rosario needs to go through defensive boot camp during the off-season, and then he can stay. Pacheco, Rutledge and Colvin have had great seasons and deserve starting jobs next season. Tulo, who is only ever worried about himself, and is only ever healthy every other seas…

Colorado Rockies: Week Two

The Rockies can say that they're a .500 team after their nine game homestand. They went 5-4 against division rivals, and improved their record to 6-6 on the season.

Week 2 Notes:

Jamie Moyer, at the age of 49 years and 150 days, became the oldest pitcher in Major League Baseball history to record a win. He obtained the record by pitching seven strong innings on April 17 against the San Diego Padres. Hopefully he continues to break his own record throughout the season. Moyer is now 1-2 on the season with an ERA of 2.55 and a WHIP of 1.30. He is scheduled to start the first game in Pittsburgh on Monday, April 23.

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Juan Nicasio recorded his first win since breaking his neck last season with a decent start against the San Diego Padres on April 18. He pitched 6 1/3 innings while giving up four runs on seven hits and no walks. He struck ou…

Colorado Rockies: Week One

The Colorado Rockies' are 2-4 in their first six games of the 2012 season. The season is young, but it feels old.

Michael Cuddyer is the obvious choice for the Colorado Rockies' player of the week. Not only is he producing without much help around him, but he's also showing a lot of heart and hustle. He's turned out to be a very nice pick-up for the Rockies, and I can only hope that his playing style rubs off on the other players within the next couple of weeks.

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Juan Nicasio pitched very well in his MLB return. He threw seven innings and allowed only one earned run on five hits and one walk. It's a breath of fresh air to see Nicasio pick up where he left off after his very serious injury last season. He's worked very hard and has overcome a lot of physical and emotional pain to be where he is, and I'm glad to see him succeeding so far this season.


Preview of the Colorado Rockies' 25-Man Roster

Jim Tracy has set the 25-man roster, and Houston, I don't think we have a we? Let's take a brief look at the 25 guys who will be on the 2012 Opening Day roster.

C. Ramon Hernandez
Hernandez had a dismal spring offensively, but he caught 85 innings and only made one error while throwing out 66% of the base stealers. He'll be solid defensively and undeniably crucial to the young pitching staff, but his age will limit his innings. C. Wilin Rosario Rosario had a very impressive spring, leading the Rockies with four home runs, eight doubles, 43 total bases, and a 1.213 OPS. Rosario is currently ranked as the Rockies' number three prospect in their system, and should establish himself as the Rockies main back-stop this season. 1B. Todd Helton Helton returns for his 15th season as the Rockies' opening day first-baseman. Helton crushed the ball this spring, with eight doubles, two home runs, ten runs scored, nine RBI, and an OPS of 1.179. It seems like Helton pla…

Colorado Rockies' Best Offensive Seasons by Position

C. Chris Iannetta (2008) .264/.390/.505, 18 Home Runs, 65 RBI, 168 Total Bases
1B. Todd Helton (2000) .372/.463/.698,216 Hits, 59 Doubles, 42 Home Runs, 147RBI 405Total Bases Silver Slugger Award All-Star
2B. Eric Young Sr. (1996) .324/.393/.421, 113 Runs Scored, 184 Hits, 53Stolen Bases Silver Slugger Award All-Star
3B. Vinny Castilla (1998) .319/.362/.589, 206 Hits, 46 Home Runs, 144 RBI, 390 Total Bases Silver Slugger Award All-Star
SS. Troy Tulowitzki (2011) .302/.372./.544, 30 Home Runs, 105 RBI, 292 Total Bases Silver Slugger Award All-Star
LF. Matt Holliday (2007) .340/.405/.607, 216 Hits, 50 Doubles, 36 Home Runs, 137 RBI, 386 Total Bases Silver Slugger Award All-Star
CF. Ellis Burks (1996) .344/.408/.639, 142 Runs, 40 Home Runs, 128 RBI, 32 Stolen Bases, 392 Total Bases Silver Slugger Award All-Star
RF. Larry Walker (1997) .366/.452/.720, 143 Runs, 49 Home Runs, 130 RBI, 33 Stolen Bases, 409 Total Bases MVP Silver Slugger Award All-Star
P. Mike Hampton (2001)

Jamie Moyer Aims to Make History with the Colorado Rockies

The year is 1986. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States of America, with George Bush Sr. as Vice President. The average price for a gallon of gasoline is $0.93, and the population of the United States is 240 million people. The top grossing movie is Top Gun, and the lead actor, Tom Cruise, is an up-and-coming actor with Catholic beliefs. There are 26 major league baseball teams, with the best team being the New York Mets.

Fast forward to the year 2012. Since 1986, we've had a total of 12 years with a Bush as President. Gas prices have gone up $3.00 per gallon, and we've added 72 million people to the U.S. population. Top Gun is now considered a cult classic, and Tom Cruise is now a Scientologist who enjoys making Mission Impossible sequels, which there are three of now. There are now 30 major league baseball teams, with the worst team being the New York Mets.

A lot has changed since 1986, but there is at least one thing that remains constant, and that's Jamie…

Colorado Rockies' All-Time Greatest Position Players

Here's my attempt to list the greatest Colorado Rockies players of all-time by position. I took into consideration a player's offensive production, defensive capabilities, and tenure with the Rockies. Let's get this Blake Street party started!

C, Chris Iannetta
Colorado hasn't had a premier Catcher for more than a season or two at a time, but Chris Iannetta finds himself as the Rockies' All-Time greatest catcher based off of his tenure and semi-decent productivity. He leads all Rockies catchers in Hits (336), Home Runs (63), RBI (236), Walks (241), and he's 10th All-Time (any position) in Rockies' history with a .357 OBP. His high On-Base% is due to him being a magnet for pitches, being hit by 40 pitches while with the Rockies. He never blossomed into the catcher the Rockies hoped for, but hopefully he'll find more success with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Yorvit Torrealba
Torrealba brought a contagious energy to the Rockies' clubhouse…

Good Bye, Casey "Blake St." (Rockies cut Casey Blake)

Casey Blake's bushy beard and too-good-to-be-true nickname couldn't save him from being axed by the Colorado Rockies. The 38 year old third baseman was released by the Rockies today due to his dismal Spring Training performance. Blake's departure makes room for players such as Jordan Pacheco, Chris Nelson, and Jonathan Herrera. I wish I could add Nolan Arenado's name to the list, but he also had a lack-luster spring and will probably end up starting the season in AA. Pacheco has had an explosive spring, and I would give him the initial shot to man the hot corner come opening day with Jonathan Herrera a close second. I would choose Pacheco over Herrera because of Pacheco's ability to draw walks and his improved plate discipline. Pacheco will fit nicely into the eighth spot in the batting order, and should be able to fine tune his swing with the amount a good pitches he'll see batting in front of the pitcher. The only concern with Pacheco is his defense, but it w…

New Colorado Rockies Statue?

The Milwaukee Brewers are immortalizing Bob Uecker with a statue at Miller Park, so it got me to wondering...who should the Rockies honor with a statue? As of right now, there's "The Player" at the home plate entrance at Coors Field. "The Player" honors Branch Rickey, who I personally adore, but I think we need to pick either a Rockies' player or manager to bronze next. Below is a poll with some of my ideas for the next Coors Field statue. Vote Now!

Who Should the Rockies Honor with a Statue at Coors Field? Todd Helton (Final out of 2007 NLCS game)
Larry Walker (1997 All-Star Game)
Dante Bichette (Fist Pump and mullet)
Troy Tulowitzki (Might as well get a head start)
Matt Holliday (2007 Wild Card Slide, with interactive blood spurting from chin)
Mike Hampton and Denny Neagle counting money
Don Baylor (Because he's a boss and would scare away pigeons)
Jim Tracy (Oh, wait...he already is a statue)
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