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2007 Rox: Indomitable, magical, unforgettable

@harding_at_mlb
3:37 PM MDT

DENVER -- The 2007 Rockies performed magic, going 14-1 to end the regular season before sweeping through the National League playoffs. So maybe part of the explanation for the sweep at the hands of the Red Sox in the World Series was that the pixie dust wore off during an

AT&T SportsNet airing Rox '07 run, walk-offs

@harding_at_mlb
21 minutes ago

DENVER -- AT&T SportsNet will re-air the Rockies’ classic late-season 2007 run that landed them in the World Series, starting Friday with Todd Helton’s memorable walk-off homer against the Dodgers. The network will air the final nine wins of the run that saw the Rockies win 21 of 22 games

Most hyped RHP prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
4:33 PM MDT

Pitching prospects are an inherently volatile group, one with more cautionary tales than success stories, but the type of impact that a highly touted young hurler can have on an organization’s long-term outlook cannot be overstated. The below list of the most-hyped right-handed pitching prospects of the past 20 years

Rockies' Top 5 righty starters: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
May 26, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Love this list? Hate it?

From forgotten pitching prospect to star slugger

May 26, 2020

Charlie Blackmon is now one of the best hitters in all of baseball, with a batting title, four All-Star appearances, a pair of Silver Slugger Awards and a career OPS+ of 116 on his resume. But once upon a time, he was coveted for his left arm much more than

Each MLB team's best Draft of all time

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 23, 2020

The Dodgers had mixed success in the first three years of the Draft, sandwiching lackluster efforts in 1965 and 1967 around finding three All-Stars (Charlie Hough, Bill Russell, Billy Grabarkewitz) and a Rookie of the Year (Ted Sizemore) in 1966. Los Angeles slid from a World Series championship to an

For 1 season, these 30 guys played like HOFers

@williamfleitch
May 25, 2020

It’s easy to break down truly great seasons from the superstars. If anything, the hardest part is deciding which Mike Trout season is the best, or which Barry Bonds, or which Albert Pujols. The real fun is the random superstar season that comes out of nowhere, a player who isn’t

Notes: Beards, good impressions and bad habits

@harding_at_mlb
May 21, 2020

DENVER -- Rockies outfielder David Dahl may be growing a beard during the wait for baseball's return, but he’s no Charlie Blackmon. Dahl took some ribbing, and laughed at himself, about the wild facial hair during Wednesday’s Zoom meeting with Rockies season-ticket holders -- which was hosted by AT&T SportsNet’s

These are the best gloves in the NL West

@oapostrophesd
May 22, 2020

Even though the award is called the Gold Glove, glove work itself is only a fraction of what makes a player elite on defense. The ability to get glove on ball depends greatly on anticipation and speed -- the elements of range, essentially. Metrics have emerged to better measure range

Rockies' Top 5 bench players: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
May 19, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Love this list? Hate it?

The best games by 1 batter for every club

May 21, 2020

Do you know your favorite team's best individual single-game hitting performance? From Hall of Famers to players who otherwise had obscure careers, there's a diverse list in that category. With the help of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's the best game any one batter has had for each club.

Rox announcer gets creative during downtime

@harding_at_mlb
May 18, 2020

DENVER -- When baseball restarts, it will be hard to top Rockies broadcaster Jack Corrigan’s answer to the question, “What did you do during the pandemic?” Corrigan is always busy. He’s entering his 18th year broadcasting on the KOA Rockies Radio Network after 17 years calling Indians games on television.

Watch 44 more epic half-innings right here

May 21, 2020

As the baseball world waits for live games to return, MLB.com once again offered a dizzying sprint through history to satisfy your craving. For the second time, MLB.com streamed the most memorable half-innings in modern history back to back, a string of 44 half-innings. All of the half-innings also are

A weird fact about a player on every team

Samurai swords, ailurophobia and more
@michaelsclair
May 17, 2020

A ballplayer's life doesn't begin and end at the park. Sure, they spend plenty of their time there -- lifting weights, drinking nutrient-dense smoothies and taking BP all before the game, but just like Walt Whitman, the players contain multitudes. So, we delved into the 2020 media guides, looked to

Petrick opens up about living with Parkinson's

Former Rockies catcher was diagnosed in 2000 at age 22
@harding_at_mlb
May 13, 2020

DENVER -- Before picking up the phone one morning a couple weeks ago, Ben Petrick picked up his feet and ran wind sprints near his Hillsboro, Ore., home. It was a good day in his constant fight against Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system with which he

Blink and you'll miss 'em: NL West speedsters

@SarahWexler32
May 15, 2020

When it comes to baseball’s five tools, none is more electric than speed. Few things are more exciting than watching an outfielder quickly cover a large expanse of ground to make a catch. An above-average home-to-first sprint time can turn what would normally be a routine out into a bang-bang

Rox classics: AT&T SportsNet airs gems, debuts

@harding_at_mlb
May 14, 2020

DENVER -- The only no-hitter in Rockies history, fashioned by Ubaldo Jiménez on April 17, 2010, will be shown Friday night as AT&T SportsNet begins its next schedule of Rockies classic games. The latest broadcasts, which re-air at 7 p.m. MT through May 28, will feature some of the best

Rockies' Top 5 right fielders: Harding's take

@harding_at_mlb
May 12, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. Love this list? Hate it?

Best debut season in each team's history

May 13, 2020

There's a unique excitement when a rookie shines in his debut season, or a recent acquisition via trade or free agency is prolific right out of the gate for his new team. Here's a look at each club's best individual debut season, from surprising rookies to big-ticket free-agent signings.

Most hyped OF prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 14, 2020

If you’re looking for some of the toolsiest players in baseball, look no further than the outfield. That’s true across the big leagues and on prospect rankings over the years. Sorting through the most hyped outfield prospects over the past 20 years provided a ton of options, with players who

Rox team with fans to help distribute masks

@harding_at_mlb
May 11, 2020

DENVER -- Christina Martinez and Paul Drake, Rockies fans from Pueblo, Colo., and their families wanted to help provide protective, non-surgical masks for people who really needed them. Thanks to the Rockies, their desire to help in small ways has grown into a project that is helping many entities. This

Let's break MLB stars up into 'Survivor' tribes

May 12, 2020

Do you love (and miss) baseball? Do you love Survivor? Join the club. With pro sports in the United States on hold during the pandemic, Survivor has become a competitive viewing outlet for many people. When 8 p.m. ET arrives each Wednesday night, we’re ready. A couple of weeks ago,