The most listened to Colorado Rockies podcast in the world from credentialed journalists who travel with the Colorado Rockies. Hosted by Drew Creasman
Skyler Timmins from Purple Row analyzes the Colorado Rockies offseason so far following four contracts worth over $80 million. We also dig into the best Rockies' commercials from 2007-2013 and decide why its imperative the club bring them back for another generation of fans. "Rewinding to old Rockies commercials" by Sklyer Timmins
A very special AD FREE(!) edition of the DNVR Rockies Podcast runs through the news of the day for the Colorado Rockies while breaking down the latest free agent signings. How big of a deal is the Wander Franco contract? And how could the Steven Matz signing with the St. Louis Cardinals a harbinger of things to come for the Rockies and Jon Gray?
Justin Wick of Purple Row and MLB Communications discusses his experiences in the 2021 Arizona Fall League, sharing the best of the stadiums, caps and Rockies prospects. We also pay homage to Keli McGregor and his lasting legacy in Scottsdale as Salt River Fields is unanimously the gem of Spring Training facilities. "The 'Evolution of the Ball' needs a new home" by Justin Wick "DNVR Exclusive: Rockies next wave of prospects added to 40-man, excelled in Arizona Fall League" by Patrick Lyons
Drew Goodman of AT&T SportsNet goes through the new 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot to break down which of the latest additions has a shot at going to Cooperstown. And which Rockies' player could be next after Todd Helton. Plus, Drew shares his thoughts on which division in MLB has the best combination of cities and ballparks.
Ezequiel Tovar. This is a name you now need to know. Colorado adds three players to the 40-man roster, including the 20-year-old shortstop who has impressed at every stop in the minor leagues. Spencer Smith from Big Drive Energy Podcast shares his experiences attending games at Coors Field as well as his take on 2022 Colorado Rockies so far.
GM Bill Schmidt does it again, locking up Elias Díaz to a three-year, $14.5 million contract that keeps the 31-year-old catcher in purple pinstripes through the 2024 season. Rumblings of Ryan McMahon at shortstop are intriguing, as are possibilities of Brendan Rodgers moving back to his natural position. One thing is for sure: there cannot be a platoon at this position until Ezequiel Tovar is ready to make his debut.
Does Ryan McMahon make sense as a shortstop option for 2022? Is there another internal candidate that could fill the void left by Trevor Story? And breaking down the issues with the upcoming collective bargaining agreement are not easy, but the solutions are incredibly intriguing for both side. Will the owners and players avoid a work stoppage next month?
Kevin Henry from RoxPile joins the show to discuss his National League Rookie of the Year Award ballot and how he viewed one of the more challenging awards to give out. With Trevor Story reportedly rejecting Colorado's qualifying offer of $18.4 million, we figure out the details of what happens to his free agent market: when does he sign, how much is the contract, which shortstops will earn more and several others angles you may not have considered. "Why I voted for Jonathan India as National League Rookie of the Year" by Kevin Henry "Often overlooked and under-appreciated, Rockies who never received proper Rookie of the Year notoriety" by Patrick Lyons
Trevor Story has not yet made a decision about the Rockies qualifying offer, but Eduardo Rodriguez has made up his mind: he's joining the surging Detroit Tigers. On this day in 1992, Colorado signed Andrés Galarraga to a one-year deal and the next day they assembled the rest of their club in the Expansion Draft. The Rockies won the day acquiring Vinny Castilla and Dante Bichette, as well as 12 total players that appeared in the 1995 postseason. Also, they would draft three catchers that went on to become managers.
Players from the Arizona Fall League discuss the new rules changing the game across Minor League Baseball as well as one new element that some are refusing to adopt. Jhoulys Chacín is back in purple, but who'll be playing shortstop for the Rockies on Opening Day 2022? And which AZL representative could make their MLB debut next year?
GM Meetings are providing some intrigue by way of free agent negotiations with Jon Gray, between both the Rockies and Detroit Tigers. Will Gray give Colorado a chance to match whatever offer he receives in free agency? Would Story do the same? Rockies need to fill a hole at shortstop as well as add some pop in the outfield. Two contenders are discussing additions that could have a trickle down effect that benefits Colorado in the trade market. Plus, we chat with the PHNX DBacks crew about the sad state of affairs in Arizona.
If you haven't seen the Jolly Olive video entitled "Raimel Tapia is the Best 'Bad' Player in Baseball," then please start there. Or just listen to us break down many of the statistics that cause his struggles and, conversely highlight his potential. Tom Sutaris, hitting coach for the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, discusses some of the big prospects he's been working with in 2021: Ryan Vilade, Michael Toglia, Willie MacIver and Ezequiel Tovar. Rockies prospects honored with All-Star selection in Arizona Fall League by Patrick Lyons
Derek Montilla & Jesse Friedman join the show to draft from the cadre of players who have suited up for both the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. SPOILER: Patrick's team is the best! We commiserate over both teams being stuck in the NL West with those California clubs as well as figure out how bad having good attendance at one's home ballpark.
With the qualifying offer set at $18.4 million and a deal worth a reported $14 million average annual salary on the table for Jon Gray, it was interesting for the Colorado Rockies to not extend the QO to 30-year-old starter. We discuss the end-of-season awards: Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young Award and MVP Award. Plus, we loop back to the Rockies and each offer up the one player they could acquire in free agency. Could they sign both?
Trevor Story came away with a qualifying offer on Sunday, but Jon Gray was not afforded the same respect much like Ryan McMahon was not selected as the NL Gold Glove Award winner. What's the impact of these decisions and could it possibly make for a better team in 2022? Jeff Dooley, voice of the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, has seen a lot of Rockies' prospects come through Connecticut over the past five years. He discusses why Dunkin Donuts Park is always sold out, what to expect from Elehuris Montero when he reaches Colorado and which prospect will make the biggest surprise splash at Coors Field.
Evan Lang from Purple Row joins the show to help answer the question: would extending a qualifying offer to free agent Jon Gray be a wise decision? Lucas Gilbreath came out of nowhere to become a weapon in the Rockies' bullpen. Are there more diamonds in the rough for new GM Bill Schmidt? "Marvin Freeman conquered altitude almost 30 years ago" by Evan Lang
The Broncos trading Von Miller away has stirred up some conversation about whether or not the team is in "rebuild mode." George Paton, Broncos GM, says they aren't but many fans think they should be. Allie Monroy is joined by Ryan Koengisberg, AJ Haefele, Harrison Wind and Patrick Lyons to examine the best rebuilds in Denver sports history which include what both the Avs and Nuggets have done the last several years. They also take a look at the Broncos and Rockies current teams and what they need to do to move back in the right direction to actually compete in their divisions.
Producer Extraordinaire @YahirG_Vazquez joins the pod to break down the greatest memes of the World Series and 2021 postseason, many of which come at the expense of the Los Angeles Dodgers. We touch on the retirement of Buster Posey, the Tigers acquisition of Tucker Barnhart from the Reds and what the Colorado Rockies should do about Trevor Story and Jon Gray entering free agency.
With the least amount of wins (88) of any postseason team in 2021, Atlanta has become the World Series Champions! A group of former Colorado Rockies factored in the title, including one man who is now a playoff legend. Drew shares his picks for the Top of the Rockies awards as well as his personal walk-up music, should he ever make his MLB debut some day.
On this day in 1993, Coors Field was approved to add seat to the upper deck in right field and expand capacity to over 50,000. It also kicked off an era of new stadiums with Ball Arena (1999) and Empower Field (2001) following soon after. Top of the Rockies continues and we discuss the best moments of the year, including most emotional, quirkiest and worst events of 2021 for the Colorado Rockies. Atlanta has a secret weapon at home in Truist Park, but you won't believe who it is and how he impacts each game.
Noah Yingling from RoxPile joins the podcast to discuss the best odds for the Rockies to win an end-of-year award, plus why Ryan McMahon may not get his recognition in the Gold Glove Award voting. The fans in Texas - along with the beat writers - are very interested in acquiring Trevor Story, but another American League team could also be a sleeper this offseason. "Why Ryan McMahon will (probably) be robbed of his first Gold Glove Award" by Noah Yingling
Colorado may be unable to alter the roster during the World Series, but GM Bill Schmidt is working on the coaching staff where changes could signal a different direction for the organization. Houston and Atlanta are tied 1-1 going into Truist Park for the next three games. Will the Game 4 matchup of bullpens be the decider as to who lifts the Commissioner's Trophy? And just how good are the Astros all-time? What other records could they possibly break next? Top of the Rockies: Best of 2021
Denver Broncos beat reporter Andrew Mason is an Atlanta baseball superfan and he's here to celebrate the team's first World Series since 1999. Mase shares tales of his favorite players, feelings towards team mascot Blooper, as well as the up-to-the-second count on his bobblehead collection. (You won't believe how many he owns!) World Series predictions as well as memories from Game 3 of the 2007 World Series when Coors Field was the epicenter of the baseball world color this fun edition.
Kevin Henry from RoxPile helps break down the 2021 World Series from the team to beat and players to do the beating. Will it be Dusty Baker and Zack Grienke getting a ring with Houston or Freddie Freeman, Walt Weiss and Tyler Matzek in Atlanta? Plus, Rockies make a coaching change that could have a lasting impact on the entire organization. "A stunning answer to a tough trivia question" by Kevin Henry "Top of the Rockies: Highlighting the best of Rockies in 2021" by Patrick Lyons
Reports of a work stoppage on December 2 are alarmed, but our guy Drew Goodman lets us know why it's not time to smash the panic button just yet. The Cardinals hire Oli Marmol as their 51st manager and Goodman shares what he thinks could ultimately be Matt Holliday's future a big league manager. Houston faces off against Atlanta in the World Series beginning Tuesday night. We're in agreement on who should win as well as whether or not the sign stealing scandal is a bit of old news.
Previewing the 2021 season through the Top of the Rockies Awards, honoring the best in Colorado baseball while paying tribute to the legends that came before. Rocktober may have gotten snuffed out on this date in 2007, but there were still highlights and fun facts worth celebrating. Plus, how did Seattle Mariners' legend Ichiro Suzuki cost the Rockies' the World Series? Baseball fans are having a hard time choosing between Houston and Atlanta. Tyler Matzek is living in a fairytale and that's been the most enjoyable thing of the postseason... besides watching the Dodgers lose. "What's In A Name: Tracking the Origins of the Cleveland Indians" by Joe Posnanski "Cleveland Indians: The Name" by Joe Posnanski
While the Rockies waived and outrighted four players off the 40-man roster, there's a chance a few move on to other organizations. Details on the entire history of the qualifying offer! Plus, Colorado may offer Trevor Story the $18.4 million QO, but will he accept it? The odds may surprise you when learning how this scenario has played out in the past. The Dodgers and Red Sox are on the brink of elimination. Can they win-out on the road to have a rematch of the 2018 World Series?
The voice of the Colorado Rockies for AT&T SportsNet Drew Goodman joins the podcast to discuss all things 2021 MLB Postseason: Schwarber & Kiké, Dodgers depth and a need for a revamped playoff system. Plus, a first-look at Colorado's prospects through the first week in Arizona as part of the AzFL. Can Rockies' fans expect to see any at Coors Field next season? And playoff edition of Start-Bench-Cut: Zack Greinke, Charlie Morton and Walker Buehler. Who's in and who's out?
Though you never know what you'll see at the ballpark, Shannon Hurd has seen just about all it as a season ticket holder her entire life. She's leads the Rockies community in heart and kindness, often giving out memorabilia to others on Twitter. Shannon details her once-in-a-lifetime experiences at Rockies' Fantasy Camp and shares her thoughts on the pandemic 2020 season without fans, the frustrating 2021 season and the next steps Colorado should take to get back to the postseason. Don't miss her takes on free agents Trevor Story and Jon Gray, as well as the mixed emotions over Nolan Arenado.
Rooting for any of MLB's final four teams in the postseason may not be easy, but there are storylines and players worth getting behind. Besides, the games have been fantastic. AJ Haefele of DNVR Avalanche shares his thoughts on the Houston Astros and whether or not a World Series victory this year can help rehabilitate the image of the organization besieged by relentless booing for the cheating scandal a few years prior.
Justin Wick is on the scene in Phoenix covering the Arizona Fall League and he's got the first look on the Rockies' eight participating prospects. Michael Toglia is stealing the show so far and the four pitchers have been quite good as well. One prospect - the only left-hander on the Salt River Rafters - may be the most intriguing of the bunch. Plus, an interesting and fitting tribute we may see in the coming season at Coors Field.
Our guest Kevin Larson shares his thoughts on the Rockies' selection of Bill Schmidt as the team's fourth general manager in franchise history and why they did not look outside the organization. We discuss the free agent market for Trevor Story and Jon Gray while considering the impact of contracts given to Antonio Senzatela and C.J. Cron. Plus, Kevin discusses his article on how Raimel Tapia can improve his offensive output by taking a page out of Ryan McMahon's playbook from this past season.
The Denver Nuggets take on the Suns for the start of the season next Wednesday and the DNVR crew is talking all about the questions surrounding the team, some bold predictions and the hype for Bones! Allie Monroy is joined by Brendan Vogt, Ryan Koenigsberg, AJ Haefele and Patrick Lyons, they also talk what the Rockies need to do during the offseason as well as give their thoughts on Bill Schmidt as the new GM. They finish up the show talking about Gabriel Landeskog being suspended for two game due to a hit he made during the Avs first game of the year and they discuss whether or not it's time to panic for the Broncos.
With the Chicago White Sox indicating they'll pick up the $16 million option on Craig Kimbrel only to shop him around on the trade market, do the Rockies have a capital to acquire the superstar closer? Arizona Fall League action kicked off in Scottsdale and three of Colorado's top prospects featured in a walk-off victory for the Salt River Rafters, including the winning run. We remember Game 3 of 2007 NLCS when the Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks at Coors Field and discuss an interesting partnership between Minor League Baseball and Marvel.
MLB Trade Rumors released their arbitration projections for the Colorado Rockies and a few players could go the way of David Dahl last season. How do these figures impact the offseason spending for Colorado? Plus, coaching changes for the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks have looked quite different while the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants do battle in the NLDS. Ubaldo Jiménez pitched on October 12 in both 2007 and(!) 2009. Breaking down one Rocktober victory and one loss before saying farewell to the Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago White Sox as they're bounced from the 2021 MLB Postseason. Expanding the game to alternate sites across North America
The voice of the Colorado Rockies for AT&T SportsNet joins us for a live in-studio show to discuss myriad topics. Bud Black shared his strong thoughts on Brendan Rodgers, the need for power hitting and Trevor Story's future on the most recent Drew Goodman Podcast. Plus, surprising 2021 World Series prediction and identifying the different between a good and bad umpire.
We heard your requests and Monday Mailbag is here! Our DNVR members ask everything about the Jon Gray's free agency, Colorado's next two transactions, best/worst umpires and potential changes to the upcoming collective bargaining agreement. Rocktober reflections looks back to two games on this date, a win in 2007 and a loss in 2009. Plus, a review of the first postseason for Carlos González. (Spoiler: it was amazing!) Also, an update on the 2021 MLB Playoffs and more changes to the show.
Joined by Kevin Henry, co-editor of RoxPile, the discussion focuses on Trevor Story's heartfelt goodbye and his next landing place, specifically what kind of club he'll be targeting. Nolan Arenado did not impress in the NL Wild Card Game despite playing in front of a familiar crowd in Los Angeles. Finally, GM Bill Schmidt has a permanent title and first transactions are notable. Patrick and Kevin speculate about what the next steps could be for the Rockies' roster in 2022. Story's departure unlike any other by Patrick Lyons Recent Story rumors by Kevin Henry
Examining the 2021 Arizona Fall League rosters show some intriguing Colorado Rockies prospects suiting up for the Salt River Rafters. All eyes will be on SS Ezequiel Tovar and 1B Michael Toglia, but one interesting story looms large on the roster. Plenty of former Rockies are scattered around MLB like never before and several will be making appearances this October. It may even surprise you to hear a few names who could end up winning a World Series ring if everything goes their way. Host Patrick Lyons shares his predictions on the American and National League representatives as well as the historical significance should things play out that way.
The defensive concerns for the 2021 Colorado Rockies were hardly that. A breakdown of how each position fared across MLB as well as analysis of Ryan McMahon and Nolan Arenado. This week marks the anniversary of the 2007 Rockies sweeping the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS. Relive the moments of the first postseason series won by the franchise. Dodgers and Cardinals ended up being a classic with a walk-off homer nearly coming off the bat of Albert Pujols. Max Scherzer and Adam Wainwright entertained and both managers pushed the buttons darn well.
On this day in 1995, Colorado won it's first postseason game in franchise history, a 7-5 victory over Atlanta on the road in 10 innings. The Blake Street Bombers came through in a huge way, especially Vinny Castilla, against a trio of Hall of Fame starters. The final figures for 2021 attendance show the Rockies ahead of some interesting teams. Plus, what cities did not show out for their club. Checking in on a few x-Rox that made an impact down the stretch and nearly reached the playoffs. The postseason opened last night with a Boston Red Sox victory over the New York Yankees and their $324 million man, Gerrit Cole.
Drew Goodman of AT&T SportsNet discusses the five-year, $50 million deal for RHP Antonio Senzatela as well as the two-year, $14.5 million contract given to C.J. Cron. What this start to the GM Bill Schmidt Era, what could be next? And are the Cardinals this year's version of the 2007 Colorado Rockies?
We crossover DNVR Rockies with PHNX Diamondbacks and dive into the recent history between the two teams, tanking, Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and rooting for the Cardinals?