Nolan Arenado Trade Ignites Blame

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The trade of Nolan Arenado has triggered an outpouring of emotions among Colorado Rockies fans. In spite of months of signs that it was coming, the trade struck long-frazzled nerves of purple-clad devotees. A great deal of the blame is directed at the team’s front office and Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bridich. […] READ MORE


Cheating in Baseball: A Very Personal Chronicle

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I am a cheater. I confess to cheating during JUCO sanctioned games in the mid-80’s by stuffing two tennis balls into the barrel of my old green Easton 35/31. The balls were spaced to roughly frame the sweet spot of the bat. A little super glue sealed the cap back on and I went on […] READ MORE


Mets Trade for Francisco Lindor

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Francisco Lindor Blockbuster Trade The New York Mets are one of a number of teams linked to a potential Francisco Lindor trade. Now they’re within hours of finalizing the long-awaited deal.   Details About the Trade The Mets will trade shortstop Amed Rosario, infielder Andres Gimenez and top ten prospects Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene to […] READ MORE


The Colorado Rockies Need a Rebuild

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A lot of eyes are on the front office team of the Colorado Rockies these days. Fans that filled three million seats a season from 2017 to 2019 are watching. Other major league teams with interest in acquiring difference-making talent are watching. Baseball pundits with nothing to talk about because of a free agent market […] READ MORE


Trevor Bauer’s Teaser Tour Is a Risky Game to Be Playing

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The MLB free agent market is currently on life support due to a combination of factors. The most significant of those is lack of any signings at the top tier of available players. And the tip of that spear is free agent Trevor Bauer.   Bauer Power The mercurial right-hander stands at the center of an […] READ MORE


Daza Looking To Dazzle For 2021 Colorado Rockies

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As the 2021 season approaches, the Colorado Rockies find themselves counting more challenges than absolutes. The team is coming off two disappointing seasons in a row. Two of their three All-Star caliber players might be or are on the verge of departing. And with a payroll crunch on, most of their hopes for success are […] READ MORE


Payroll Is the Name of the Game for the Colorado Rockies

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The Colorado Rockies have been in a payroll crunch for some time now. So it’s no surprise that payroll is what is about to come to a head in Denver. The indication is that the Rockies, like a great number of teams in MLB, are working to alleviate the pressure on their payroll ceiling. The […] READ MORE


The First Baseman’s Mitt: Why It Is What It Is

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A baseball glove has fingers. A mitt doesn’t. By rule only catchers and first basemen are permitted to wear a mitt, while all other players must wear a glove. According to the Baseball Rules Academy, a first baseman’s mitt may be no longer than thirteen inches. It can also be no wider than eight inches […] READ MORE


Colorado Rockies Polish Their Diamond In The Rough

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The Colorado Rockies had a choice few bright spots in their 2020 campaign. However, one of the brightest performances they saw was from reliever Daniel Bard. Tuesday the Rockies and Bard agreed on a contract that avoids arbitration. The one-year deal provides Bard a $2.925 million salary for the 2021 season. The Rough Road The […] READ MORE


Sly Rule 5 Picks For The Oakland A’s

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Not surprisingly, the Oakland A’s snapped up two players in the MLB Rule 5 Draft during the virtual Winter Meetings Thursday. In the first round, David Forst and company selected outfielder Ka’ai Tom out of the Cleveland Indians system. Then the A’s were one of only two teams to make a second-round pick and took […] READ MORE