Jeff_aberle

Jeff Aberle

  • joined Apr 07, 2008
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
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I've been a Rockies fan since the beginning. I started writing for Purple Row in February 2009 and I haven't looked back from there, assuming the position of managing editor of the site in October 2012. During this time, Purple Row has grown into the best independent fan community for Rockies news and analysis with a great staff of writers and an even better community.

I've enjoyed my occasional experiences covering the Rockies from the press box, being a subject matter expert on local radio broadcasts, and getting referenced by the likes of the Denver Post, Yahoo! Sports, and Bill Simmons. I'm a strong believer in common sense and generally view baseball through a dispassionate lens.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Colorado Rockies
  • NBA Denver Nuggets
  • NCAAF Colorado St. Rams
  • NCAAB Colorado St. Rams
  • NFL Denver Broncos
  • NHL Colorado Avalanche
Recent Activity
Walt Weiss needs to unleash the starters or the bullpen will wither
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 10:57a
Wednesday Rockpile: Michael Cuddyer back in action, Rex Brothers struggling
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 9:57a
Sunday Pebble Report: Trevor Story steals all the bases, David Dahl homers
Posted on Apr 13 2014, 1:04p
for Tyler Chatwood is back, baby!
Voted on Apr 12 2014, 12:03p
We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.
Commented on Rockies prospects: Ryan McMahon hits game-winning homer for Asheville on Apr 10 2014, 3:51p
for Chad Bettis
Voted on Apr 9 2014, 11:11a
Tyler Chatwood is returning - who should get sent down?
Posted on Apr 9 2014, 11:00a
Wednesday Rockpile: Fans hold breath on Tulo's quad, Chatwood on the way back
Posted on Apr 9 2014, 10:06a
for AAAAHHHHHHHH!!
Voted on Apr 8 2014, 11:14p
for Great! I expected them to be good, am not yet shaken and they have options.
Voted on Apr 8 2014, 11:12p
Saturday Pebble Report: Christian Bergman, Dan Winkler shine on the mound
Posted on Apr 5 2014, 3:23p
for WHOOOOOOOOOOO
Voted on Apr 5 2014, 1:37p
oh yes it's real. I got the email about it on Monday and the sheer absurdity of it inspired andrew to write this beautiful thing
Commented on Rockies, MLB welcome Hello Kitty into the fold on Apr 3 2014, 1:24a
Don't Panic and don't forget your towel
Commented on Step away from that ledge, Rockies fans - Colorado will be fun this year on Apr 3 2014, 1:07a
Knew I forgot something!
Commented on Step away from that ledge, Rockies fans - Colorado will be fun this year on Apr 2 2014, 5:55p
This is the correct answer
Commented on Step away from that ledge, Rockies fans - Colorado will be fun this year on Apr 2 2014, 5:55p
They really are one of the worst. I'd say that only a few NL teams have no hope of the playoffs, and the Marlins are definitely one of them.
Commented on Step away from that ledge, Rockies fans - Colorado will be fun this year on Apr 2 2014, 12:54p - 2 replies
Also wanted to add, this is a perfectly valid opinion, though I don't share it
Commented on Step away from that ledge, Rockies fans - Colorado will be fun this year on Apr 2 2014, 12:24p
I am not a number. I am a free man!
Commented on Step away from that ledge, Rockies fans - Colorado will be fun this year on Apr 2 2014, 12:19p - 2 replies
for Neutral - small sample size, small sample size, small sample size
Voted on Apr 2 2014, 11:07a
Step away from that ledge, Rockies fans - Colorado will be fun this year
Posted on Apr 2 2014, 10:46a
Wednesday Rockpile: De La Rosa & Rosario get on same page, Simpsons softball
Posted on Apr 2 2014, 9:58a
In case you missed it, please read the welcome to purple row piece I posted yesterday for a brief description of the 2014 changes and a refresher on the posts that will be going up daily
Commented on Monday Rockpile: It's Opening Day! on Mar 31 2014, 10:34a
for Between about 75 and 81 wins (This team is not as bad as some seasons, but they still are not a .500 club)
Voted on Mar 31 2014, 10:32a
for What am I saying, it's never Lupus.
Voted on Mar 31 2014, 10:30a
Please check out the new "Welcome to Purple Row" post and let me know if you have any questions or need any clarification
Commented on Rockpile Links, 3/30: Chatwood ready, Cargo and Tulo playing to stay together on Mar 30 2014, 4:56p - 4 replies
Welcome to Purple Row!
Posted on Mar 30 2014, 4:49p
Signs point to likely
Commented on Rockpile Links, 3/30: Chatwood ready, Cargo and Tulo playing to stay together on Mar 30 2014, 2:55p
Rockies 2, Mariners 1: Morales shaky but Rockies eke out win to close spring training
Posted on Mar 29 2014, 7:57p
I just came to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.
Commented on 2014 Rockies Spring Training Game No. 33: Chris Young vs. Franklin Morales on Mar 29 2014, 3:09p - 1 reply
2014 Rockies Spring Training Game No. 33: Chris Young vs. Franklin Morales
Posted on Mar 29 2014, 3:00p
I guarantee it.
Commented on MLB season preview 2014: Purple Row's picks on Mar 29 2014, 2:06p - 1 reply
for Jeff
Voted on Mar 29 2014, 1:31p
Rockies vs. Mariners Preview: Colorado closes out spring training with Franklin Morales on the hill
Posted on Mar 29 2014, 1:16p
This often happens when one rounds second and tries for third
Commented on Tyler Chatwood injury: Rockies P exits spring training game after hurting leg on Mar 28 2014, 11:58p - 1 reply
for 5 - Vegas here I come!
Voted on Mar 27 2014, 10:29a
Hence my preference for rWAR, especially when looking backwards
Commented on Wednesday Rockpile Links, 3/26: Final roster decisions, Cuddy's Opening Day ode on Mar 26 2014, 1:44p - 1 reply
Five bold predictions for the Rockies entering 2014: Position Players
Posted on Mar 26 2014, 11:00a
Wednesday Rockpile Links, 3/26: Final roster decisions, Cuddy's Opening Day ode
Posted on Mar 26 2014, 9:28a
Rockies 5, White Sox 5: Colorado rallies for tie in error-filled game
Posted on Mar 23 2014, 8:24p
2014 Rockies Spring Training Game No. 28: Jose Quintana vs. Tyler Chatwood
Posted on Mar 23 2014, 4:00p
Thanks for sharing - I made a link shot that is now on the front page with that article
Commented on Sunday Rockpile Links, 3/23: Rockies competitive in 2014? on Mar 23 2014, 2:32p
Dexter Fowler says he was pressured to play hurt last year
Posted on Mar 23 2014, 2:29p
Rockies vs. White Sox Preview: Chatwood returns to ML spring training
Posted on Mar 23 2014, 2:14p
Sunday Rockpile Links, 3/23: Rockies competitive in 2014?
Posted on Mar 23 2014, 11:50a
Rockies 14, Indians 6: Arenado hit by pitch, leaves early in rout
Posted on Mar 22 2014, 10:38p
Rockies 4, Mariners 3: Pridie's walk-off double wins it
Posted on Mar 22 2014, 10:09p
I just came to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you
Commented on 2014 Rockies Spring Training Games No. 26 and 27: Lyles vs. Kluber & Elias vs. Anderson on Mar 22 2014, 4:04p - 1 reply
2014 Rockies Spring Training Games No. 26 and 27: Lyles vs. Kluber & Elias vs. Anderson
Posted on Mar 22 2014, 4:00p
Rockies vs. Mariners Preview: David Dahl, Will Swanner on the roster
Posted on Mar 22 2014, 2:10p
Rockies vs. Indians Preview: Jordan Lyles still battling for rotation spot
Posted on Mar 22 2014, 2:00p
Invites sent, check your email...first come, first served
Commented on Official Purple Row Fantasy League Signups on Mar 21 2014, 9:23p - 2 replies
We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.
Commented on Friday Rockpile links, 3/21: When Spring Training does matter on Mar 21 2014, 10:26a - 1 reply
We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.
Commented on State of the Position: CarGo, Cuddy, and ??? in the outfield on Mar 19 2014, 5:03p
State of the Position: CarGo, Cuddy, and ??? in the outfield
Posted on Mar 19 2014, 1:00p
for 5 - Vegas here I come!
Voted on Mar 19 2014, 12:42p
Five bold predictions for the Rockies entering 2014: Pitchers
Posted on Mar 19 2014, 10:40a
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