Colorado Rockies

Rockies to lean on surprising young rotation
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MLB.com is taking a look at the projected starting rotation of all 30 teams ahead of Spring Training. Here’s how the Rockies’.

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Powerful returning lineup projected for Rox
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With still a month before pitchers and catchers begin working out in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Rockies theoretically could put a lineup on the field based on what the roster already looks like.

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Q&A: Hurdle reflects on time with Rockies
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Clint Hurdle was the phenom’s phenom. A first-round Draft choice of the Royals when he came out of high school in the spring of 1975, Hurdle passed up college opportunities for baseball and football that ranged from Harvard to Miami.

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Rox would be wise to lock up Arenado long term
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After some big offseason acquisitions for the Rockies, now comes the challenge of deciding if the time has arrived for Colorado to do some serious soul-searching about the long-term picture, with the focus on Nolan Arenado.

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Bettis ready to block noise, rediscover calm
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Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis can appreciate the cheers. He certainly felt them at Coors Field when he returned on Aug. 14 from testicular cancer. But whether the cheers are for him, or against him on the road, he’s at his best when he doesn’t actually hear the crowd — or much else.

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Ottavino eyes more strikes on borderline calls
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Rockies right-hander Adam Ottavino believes being a little more convincing to umpires could be one of the keys to an improved 2018.

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Ottavino reveals story behind Lincecum pic
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Rockies pitcher Adam Ottavino’s photography hobby can cause a sensation. Not long ago, it caused a stir in the baseball world.

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Outfielder Dahl (rib/back) cleared to swing bat
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Rockies outfielder David Dahl has stayed busy the past several months lifting, pulling and pushing weights. But the real test, which begins Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz., is his body’s ability to handle swinging a 33 1/2-inch, 31 1/2-ounce piece of lumber.

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Gray pleased with Rockies' bullpen additions
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Rockies right-handed starting pitcher Jon Gray is on board with general manager Jeff Bridich’s offseason bullpen push. Gray, who joined MLB Network’s Hot Stove on Tuesday via FaceTime, championed the signings of closer Wade Davis and setup men Jake McGee and Bryan Shaw.

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Bridich: Tough NL West makes Rockies better
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The challenge of chasing the Dodgers and the D-backs — and bracing for an improved Giants club — in the tough National League West is incentive for the Rockies to push for better, general manager Jeff Bridich said Tuesday on “High Heat” on MLB Network.

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Davis' career changed by 2014 move to 'pen
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The 2014 decision to turn Wade Davis – the Rockies’ new closer, thanks to a three-year, $52 million contract — from a talented but inconsistent starting pitcher to a reliever will go down as a stroke of genius.

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Will young arms take next step in development?
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Not all wishes can be granted during the holidays. Here are five issues the Rockies hope are settled over the next months and during the 2018 season.

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