Counting Rocks

Melvin Mora’s value: Better than the alternatives.

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Melvin Mora has been more than acceptable for Colorado in the 2010 season, earning every cent of his paycheck. Read to find out why.

The Deal with Manny Delcarmen

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What is there to know about Colorado Rockies' acquisition Manny Delcarmen? Lots.

Does a demotion to the bullpen spell the end for Aaron Cook? Kameron Loe doesn’t think so.

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Aaron Cook's ineffectiveness in 2010 has been a contributing factor to the disappointing results we've seen the first 4 months of the season. Would Cook being demoted to the pen spell the end for him?

Counting Rocks: When it counts

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The Colorado Rockies are clearly in a skid. What's the problem, and who's been helping in ways we wouldn't expect?

Ian Stewart’s progression to Starting 3B

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Ian Stewart has finally gotten a hold of the starting 3B in Colorado. What improvements has he made to keep it?

The Interchangeable Outfield: Seth Smith and Ryan Spilborghs

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With Dexter Fowler and Carlos Gonzalez settling into their outfield spots, Ryan Spilborghs and Seth Smith are finding their complementary skillsets lumping them into some sort of platoon. Counting...

Why are we overworking Ubaldo?

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Ubaldo Jimenez has been otherworldly good in the 2010 season. But given his workloads, how long can he keep this up? Maybe it's time for the management to shorten the leash a little.

Welcome back Kaz! And other notes from around Coors

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Kaz Matsui is back with the Colorado Rockies. Is this a big deal? Well, to Clint Barmes, it may be.

BABIP and You: A Refresher

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Looking at a reliever's ERA can be deceptive when trying to gauge their overall performance. BABIP and peripherals can fill in the gaps behind the on-the-surface numbers and give us a clearer...

Ok, so he’s good, but how good? The PLUS metrics

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When looking at advanced statistical metrics, one has to take raw numbers with a grain of salt. The "+" metrics help us to take account of the time when a player played and the park he played in.

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