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05-09-2013 04:23 PM

Rockies a Team to be Feared?
West Division
Tm W L % GB
San Francisco Giants SFG 20 14 .588 --
Colorado Rockies COL 19 14 .576 0.5
Arizona Diamondbacks ARI 19 15 .559 1.0
San Diego Padres SDP 16 18 .471 4.0
Los Angeles Dodgers LAD 13 20 .394 6.5

Colorado is also leading the Wild Card race!!

Once again Tulo gets hurt.

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left Sunday’s game against host Arizona with a strained left shoulder after an awkward slide home.

Tulowitzki will be re-evaluated on Monday. He was listed as day-to-day.
Tulowitzki tried to score in the first inning on a single by Michael Cuddyer. Tulowitzki slid into the plate and was easily tagged out by Miguel Montero.
The two-time All-Star remained in the game for two more innings and had three assists. He gave way to Jonathan Herrera in the bottom of the third.
Tulowitzki leads the Rockies with 22 RBI.

05-09-2013 04:28 PM

lol I doubt it

05-09-2013 04:32 PM

Here is a good Walt Weiss article. Is he a "natural" coach? Its always strange to me how players go straight from playing to being the coach. I guess Baseball is much simpler than football.

Set your lineup and let the do their job I guess is all you need to do.

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By Paul Klee Modified: April 6, 2013 at 12:00 am • Published: April 6, 2013 • <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = FB /><FB:COMMENTS-COUNT href="">Leave </FB:COMMENTS-COUNT>

DENVER — As a shortstop in purple and black, Walt Weiss learned quickly there is something different about playing baseball in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.
“I had never really been to Colorado before '94," Weiss said Saturday from a dugout perch at Coors Field.

Back then, Weiss was in his first season with the club. And he was frozen. One frigid spring afternoon, Mile High Stadium had morphed into a winter wonderland.

"It was snowing sideways. ... I was praying the ball didn't come to me. There was no way I could have made a play."

As a shortstop in his first year with the Rockies, a line drive might have taken his glove off.

As the manager in his first year with the Rockies, his approach has been hands-off.
The Rockies won, again, 6-3, against the Padres, their fourth win in five games.
Why has the skipper been received so well inside the clubhouse?

Instead of imposing advice on a roster with fresh memories of a 98-loss season, Weiss simply slid into his new office without much notice.

Broken down into a simple formula, this is Weiss’ approach to managing his club:
Let the pros be pros. They reached this level for a reason.

“I think there’s a tendency in this game to get real mechanical, whether it’s your footwork defensively or your swing when you get in the box,” Weiss said. “There’s a tendency to do that. But in the end, you’ve got to go out there and be an athlete. These guys are great athletes.

“We don’t ever want to put handcuffs on these guys and hinder their athletic ability.”

Rest of article:

ludo21 05-09-2013 04:40 PM

all about my home team D Backs, they will be in this race all year. Should be a tight division race and WC race.

05-09-2013 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by ludo21 (Post 3845358)
all about my home team D Backs, they will be in this race all year. Should be a tight division race and WC race.

Is Randy Johnson still pitching for them?

DomCasual 05-09-2013 05:02 PM

I see what you did here.

ghwk 05-09-2013 05:06 PM

Uh no. The slide has started.

Anikai 05-09-2013 05:06 PM

Manning made everyone better.

Heyneck 05-09-2013 05:08 PM

lol at the Dodgers! That aside, yup! It will be a tight race up to the all star game. If both COL or ARI don't get better arms then my GIANTS will win the division. By the way... Tulo and Goldschimdt are awesome!!!

JPPT1974 05-09-2013 05:11 PM

Sometimes you can't believe the hype. As hype is just that. But indeed Manning has awoken the Broncos!

05-09-2013 05:27 PM

I'm not seeing them making the postseason, but they are worlds better than they were last year.

Anikai 05-09-2013 05:29 PM

Instead of allowing 8-12 runs a game, this year they're down to the 4-7 range. Improvement.

DomCasual 05-09-2013 05:53 PM

The lineup is loaded. They're going to score lots and lots of runs. The bullpen is solid. When they get the lead, they're generally going to keep it. That right there is a recipe for winning a lot of games.

Right now, they have three passable starters, in Chacin, Garland, and De La Rosa. Nicasio needs to go back to AAA, and work on developing a third pitch. Francis will be okay as a fifth starter, if no one else steps up. If you get quality starts, at some point, from any of Pomeranz, Friedrich, or Chatwood, the team could stick around.

I said, before the season, that they would win 85 games. I'll stick with that. That would make at least part of September interesting.

05-09-2013 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by DomCasual (Post 3845382)
I said, before the season, that they would win 85 games. I'll stick with that. That would make at least part of September interesting.

Wow, bold prediction. What will 85 wins get them?

OBF1 05-09-2013 06:40 PM

They will never finish ahead of the World Champion San Francisco Giants.

To answer your lame question ( hated the nuggets a team to fear thread )


rugbythug 05-09-2013 06:54 PM

kiss of death

DomCasual 05-09-2013 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by Bacchus (Post 3845393)
Wow, bold prediction. What will 85 wins get them?

Probably 3rd in the NL West, and something to build on for next year.

Mogulseeker 05-09-2013 07:00 PM

lol... baseball.

05-09-2013 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by Swedish Extrovert (Post 3845406)
lol... baseball.

Says they guy wearing a

UberBroncoMan 05-09-2013 07:07 PM

I was wondering when this thread would start, lol.

OBF1 05-09-2013 07:11 PM

The Yankee's do not fear them

spdirty 05-09-2013 07:23 PM

LOL if they hold my interest until training camp starts I'll be happy.

Mogulseeker 05-09-2013 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by Bacchus (Post 3845408)
Says they guy wearing a

I'll stop pissing in y'alls cherrios in a second. Baseball is intricate and complex, and I'm sure it's fun for some people... but IMO.

1. (American/Gridiron) Football

2. Hockey (tie)
2. (World/Association) Football... ie soccer

4. Winter Olympics (ski racing, figure skating etc.)

5. Summer Olympics (esp. sprinting and gymnastics)
6. Golf (mostly the Masters/US Open)
7. Basketball
8. Ultimate Fighting
9. Rugby

I think I'd put baseball tied with Tennis at 10, ahead of volleyball and lacrosse. That is, I'll watch game 7 of the world series, wembleton, and the MLL championship... other than that I can take it or leave it.

Carry on....

spdirty 05-09-2013 08:03 PM

Since we're doing lists......

1. Broncos
2. Real Football
3. College Football
4. High School Football
5. Pee Wee Football
6. Nuggets Basketball
7. CU Basketball
8. Rockies (when they don't suck)
9. Avalanche (when they don't suck)
10. Boxing
11. NHRA
13. Colorado National Speedway
14. Olympics
15. Cock Fighting
16. Televised Poker
17. Lingerie Football
18. Roller Derby
19. Lacrosse
20. Golf
22. That shuffleboard game on ice in the Olympics
23. Competitive Cheerleading
24. Spelling Bee
25. Competitive Eating
26. soccer

BroncoMan4ever 05-09-2013 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by Bacchus (Post 3845393)
Wow, bold prediction. What will 85 wins get them?

77 losses and free sundays starting at the end of september to watch the Broncos march to a super bowl win

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