Raffy's Notebook

Saturday Rockpile: Good signs from Rox pitchers

Francis and Pomeranz efficient while De La Rosa showing command in last outing.

Rockies pitchers to fans: Don't freak out

Nicasio and De La Rosa say they will put command issues aside and improve their performance by opening day.

Helton working on consistency during ST return

Things aren't quite right yet with Todd Helton as he enters what will likely be his final MLB season, but the veteran first baseman thinks he'll be good to go by the end of spring training.

Edgmer Escalona in Venezuela: A Quest for Growth

The Rockies pitcher is showing a blazing fastball in his native country, and tries to show he has grown up -- on and off the field.

Raffy's Notebook: CarGo Learns Valuable Lessons From HR Drought

After going through a 94-AB HR drought, Carlos Gonzalez has learned a lot about what he needs to do to improve without Troy Tulowitzki batting behind him.

Raffy's Notebook: Nelson Taken To Hospital; Nicasio done for the year, Helton taking BP

Chris Nelson has been taken to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat; Juan Nicasio will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.

Raffy's Notebook: Rutledge's Dream Comes True, Scutaro Consistent, Hernández Not Listening To Rumors

Josh Rutledge came in Friday afternoon. He already had a spot on the lineup placed for him. His new teammates received him with open arms.What he didn't know was he would get a dream-like Major...

Sorry NY, This CarGo Is Too Valuable

The NY Post suggest the Rockies should put CarGo on the trading block. Why it is not a good idea.

Raffy's Notebook: Rosario and Escalona Learning; Cuddyer Appreciates Atmosphere

Another notes column from Rafael; Rosario learning from Hernandez, Escalona learning from Betancourt; Cuddyer notices the change in atmosphere.

Raffy's Notebook: Cargo Staying Grounded, Betancourt Pitching Before Closing

Carlos Gonzalez admits he wasn't ready for the fame he found himself in after his 2010 campaign. Rafael Betancourt focusing on pitching, not closing.

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Raffy's Notebook: Chacin Throwing, Scutaro's Welcome, Nicasio Cruising

Notes from Rockies Spring Training, featuring Jhoulys Chacin, Marco Scutaro, and Juan Nicasio

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