Rock Mining

Baby Bull and the 3-0 green light

No one wants to flash red at a bull, and the limited stats agree.

Rock Mining: Chuck, Cuddy spark offense

Top of the order sparks Rockies' offense

Rock Mining, Week 1: Colorado's infield depth

No infield depth gives outfielders a chance.

Rock Mining Week 25: Building a better bench

The Rockies will need to find a starter to replace Todd Helton, either at first base or right field so Michael Cuddyer can move to first. However, a smaller, but no less important place where the team must get better is the bench.

Rock Mining: Healthy stars needed to contend

Healthy stars are needed if the Rockies are to compete for a playoff berth

Rock Mining Week 23: Rockies need to improve bench

A look at how the Rockies team stands up by position to the rest of the league.

Rock mining week 22

Lack of a strong bench has hurt the team with Cargo on the shelf

Appreciating Todd Helton

Todd Helton has joined an elite level of MLB players by reaching 2,500 hits, but that's only one number we should appreciate the Todd Father for.

Rock Mining, Week 20: Evaluating Walt Weiss

As a first year manager, Walt Weiss has had his ups and downs. This is a look at how the team has done in close games this year with him at the helm.

Rock Mining week 19: pitching leads the way

This season's strong suit, the starting pitching paved the way for a 5-1 week for the Rockies.

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Rock mining week 18

With Wilin Rosario raking of late, I look at how the young regulars on the Rockies are doing in developing while playing at the major league level.

Rock Mining week 17

Once the laughing stock of MLB, the Rockies rotation has turned it around in less than a year and the future looks bright.

Rock mining week 16

Walks continue to be important for the Rockies' wins.

Rock Mining, Week 15

DJ Lemahieu appears to already make the trade that sent Ian Stewart to the Cubs a success for the Rockies, but it would be nice if Tyler Colvin could consistently play at his 2010/2012 level.

Rock mining week 14: veteran bench bat

Is Xavier Nady the answer, and if so, what is the question?

Rock Mining: 2013 Rockies look like 2008 squad

After 81 games, the Rockies sit at three games out of first place in the NL West and one game under .500 at 40-41. While I wish this season reminded me of the 2007 or 2009 playoff years, it reminds me much more of 2008.

Rock mining week 12

A look at the future of the team by contract status.

Rock Mining Week 11: Corey Dickerson's rise

Now that the dust has settled from a fairly impressive Rockies' draft, here is a look at a promising eighth round pick from the 2010 draft.

Rock mining week 10

The Rockies are in search of a bench bat, the left handed variety.

Rock Mining Week 9: Rockies Roller Coaster

Having hopefully hit bottom, the Rockies begin June in position to climb into first place.

Rock Mining Week 8: Beating Lefties

A Saturday look at the past week of Rockies baseball, going beyond the box score to find the good and bad trends of the Colorado Rockies.

Rock Mining: Exorcising Demons

A Saturday look at the past week of Rockies baseball, going beyond the box score to find the good and bad trends of the Colorado Rockies.

Rock Mining Week 6: Where's the offense?

Not pretty, hopefully this offensive slump is short lived.

Rock Mining Week 5: Importance of stability?

How important is clubhouse stability?

Rock Mining Week 4

Free swinging Wilin Rosario is slugging .559 with a .309 average, which begs the question: Even if you could teach a baby bull patience, would we want to?

Rock Mining, Week 3

Is good ever really good enough? Also, what does the latest injury to a pitcher mean for the Rockies, 100 pitches nevermore?

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