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2/9/2016 | Rockies' pitching needs to take step forward in '16

It's time to begin looking at the Rockies' 2016 season. Today begins a series of snapshots to set where the team has been, where it is and where it hopes to go.


2/8/2016 | Young: Ozzie inspired me to be All-Star every day

I could say my choice is Jackie Robinson. I can talk about growing up in New Jersey and following Willie Randolph with the Yankees, or watching the Mets and Darryl Strawberry. But throughout my career, there was one guy, and that was Ozzie Smith.


2/8/2016 | 5 potential impact arms in wild NL West

Remodeled pitching staffs make the National League West one of the most unpredictable and fascinating of the six divisions as Spring Training approaches. Any number of arms could prove pivotal in a lively race. Here are five to watch.


2/6/2016 | Spring cleaning: Rockies gear shipped

Tyler Sanders finished his Friday walking through the eerily empty clubhouse and storage areas of Coors Field, knowing that baseball and all its gear would greet him by the time he landed in Scottsdale, Ariz., Saturday afternoon.


2/6/2016 | Scout reminisces about signing Elway, Lynch

As one of the higher-profile scouts in baseball, Gary Hughes became known over the years for his willingness to take a chance on multi-sport stars.


2/5/2016 | Angels claim Friedrich from Rockies

The Angels claimed lefty reliever Christian Friedrich from the Rockies on Friday and designated infielder Taylor Featherston for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster. Friedrich, who is out of options, will compete for a bullpen role in Spring Training.


2/5/2016 | No set roles in Rox bullpen with plenty of power arms

The Rockies are heading back to the future.Bullpen coach Darren Holmes knows the script. He's been there, did well and is anxious to take a page out of Rockies pitching history and revise it this season. Colorado is putting together a bullpen in which roles will be forgotten and getting outs at critical times will be the focus.


2/3/2016 | Home wins key to 2016 success, Weiss says

Rockies manager Walt Weiss is hoping his club returns to its former dominance at Coors Field. Weiss, appearing on MLB Network's "High Heat" with Chris Russo, was asked about the team's road performance. But Weiss pointed out that the problem last season, when the Rockies finished last in the National League West, was its 36-45 home mark.


2/3/2016 | Perkins' growth takes next step at WBC

Australian catcher Robbie Perkins' defensive leadership began to match his notable throwing arm last year at Class A Asheville. His confidence can only grow when he suits up for Australia in the World Baseball Classic qualifying round Feb. 11-14 at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney, Australia.


2/2/2016 | Helton eyes role in Colorado organization

Former first baseman Todd Helton would love to return to the Rockies -- the only team he knew during a decorated 17-season career -- in some capacity.


2/2/2016 | How does trade for McGee fit big picture?

By receiving left-handed reliever Jake McGee in a trade that sent outfielder Corey Dickerson to the Rays on Thursday, the Rockies have a roster they can theoretically take into the regular season.


2/1/2016 | Groundhog Day grin for ex-Rockies GM

Away for a year from the fray of building a Major League organization, former Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd can laugh at his pratfalls during a 12-year term -- which, to be fair, included a World Series appearance and an additional playoff trip.