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Jeff Aberle

  • joined Apr 07, 2008
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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.

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  • NBA Denver Nuggets
  • NFL Denver Broncos
  • NHL Colorado Avalanche
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Purple Row Prospects List, Summer 2014: 20-16

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Here are prospects 20-16 in the Summer 2014 Purple Row Prospects list, the Purple Row community's list of the top 30 Rockies prospects.

Sunday Pebble Report: Anderson shines in loss

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Tyler Anderson was excellent once again in a losing effort while the Sky Sox managed just four hits and no runs over two games.

Saturday Pebble Report: Butler hit hard in AAA

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Eddie Butler got roughed up in his first start in AAA while Tulsa swept a double header.

Purple Row Prospects List, Summer 2014: 25-21

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Here are prospects 25-21 in the Summer 2014 Purple Row Prospects list, the Purple Row community's list of the top 30 Rockies prospects.

Purple Row Prospects List, Summer 2014: 30-26

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Here are prospects 30-26 in the Summer 2014 Purple Row Prospects list, the Purple Row community's list of the top 30 Rockies prospects.

Summer 2014 Purple Row Prospects List: Intro, HM

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It's time for the Summer 2014 Purple Row Prospects list, the Purple Row community's list of the top 30 Rockies prospects.

Wednesday Rockpile: All-Star recap, prospect list

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It's arguably the quietest sports day of the year today, but there's still some Rockies and baseball news to write about. Herein lies articles about the All-Star game, Dick Monfort, Dan O'Dowd, and...

Tulo out early, Cespedes repeats as Derby winner

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Yoenis Cespedes needed a victory in a 1st round swing-off to advance in the 2014 HR Derby, but he demolished each foe in front of him on his way to a 2nd straight HR derby win. Two Rockies - Troy...

Rockies end first half of season with 13-5 loss

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Brett Anderson had a rocky return to Coors Field after a three month absence, allowing five runs in the first inning. Colorado rallied to make it close, but the bullpen faltered late and turned...

GameThread
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Game 95: Phil Hughes vs. Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson makes his first start in three months against Phil Hughes and the Twins.

Game 95 Preview: Anderson back, Lyles to 60 day DL

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Brett Anderson hopes for a successful return in his first start in three months against Phil Hughes and the Twins.

Sun Pebble Report: Butler rehabs, George cycles

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Eddie Butler took the mound for the first time in 36 days in a rehab start for Modesto, while Max George hit for the cycle in Grand Junction and Asheville won a thriller in 15 innings.

It's tough to be a Rockies fan

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The Rockies are really bad this year, and these three interactions with owner Dick Monfort don't give me a lot of faith that the team will be much better anytime soon. It's a grim time to be a...

Rockpile: Monfort speaks, Morneau in the HR Derby?

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Dick Monfort made quite a few revealing statements in his interview with Patrick Saunders, while Justin Morneau continued to lead the NL Final Vote and was a candidate for a slot in the HR derby.

Sun Pebble Report: Capuano strong in Sky Sox debut

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Veteran Chris Capuano (the future #14 starter) pitched well for the AAA Sky Sox in his Rockies minor league debut.

June Gloom: Colorado's bad month by the numbers

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The Rockies stumbled to a 8-20 record in June this year - the worst month of June this franchise has ever had. Here are some numbers that explain Colorado's no good, very bad June.

Wed Rockpile: Injuries + poor effort=bad baseball

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The math is simple: 10 players on the disabled list + listless performance by those who remain = a team that is among the worst in the majors.

Sun Pebble Report: Arenado goes 2-4 in rehab start

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Starting third baseman Nolan Arenado had a successful rehab start for the Sky Sox, hitting second in the lineup and going 2-4 with a double and two RBI. The Rockies will likely get Arenado back...

Purple Row Prospects Polling Thread - Summer 2014

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The voting thread for the Purple Row community to choose the top 30 Purple Row Prospects (PuRPs).

The dirty dozen: Colorado's 12 starters in 2014

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This afternoon, Yohan Flande will be the twelfth starting pitcher to take the hill for the Colorado Rockies this year. We're at game 78. Here's a look at the 12 Angry Men who have started for the...

Tuesday Rockpile: Tulo is NL HR derby captain

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In the midst of a seven game losing streak, the Rockies got some good news yesterday in the form of Troy Tulowitzki's captaincy of the NL HR Derby squad.

Rockies stumble to sixth straight loss, 6-5 to MIL

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The Rockies wasted chances left and right in this one, and the end result was a 6-5 loss to the Brewers for Colorado's sixth straight loss.

GameThread
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Game 75: Kyle Lohse vs. Tyler Matzek

Tyler Matzek and the Rockies face Kyle Lohse and the Brewers as Colorado looks to avoid a sweep at the hands of Milwaukee.

COL-MIL Preview: Matzek, Rox try to avoid sweep

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Tyler Matzek and the Rockies face Kyle Lohse and the Brewers as Colorado looks to avoid a sweep at the hands of Milwaukee.

Sun Pebble Report: Featherston, Balog star in wins

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Taylor Featherston and Alex Balog, two PuRPs you don't hear a lot about, starred in victories yesterday.

Sunday Rockpile: Yesterday's debacle; 12th starter

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The Rockies were embarrassing yesterday, as three runs scored on a single wild pitch. I'll touch on that, plus talk about the trade deadline, LaTroy Hawkins, and the return of Tire Iron Lopez.

Rockies baseball: A series of unfortunate events

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A once promising season has come undone by a series of unfortunate events (and some bad baseball). Lets look at the DL currently and see who will be able to provide the Rockies some value down the...

Wednesday Rockpile: Butler's rehab on hold?

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Per Patrick Saunders, the Rockies might be pushing back Eddie Butler's rehab on the advice of the LA team doctor. Meanwhile, Pedro Hernandez could be next man up for the Rockies on Saturday.

Rockies Blogger Panel Audio

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Listen to some Rockies bloggers talk about baseball. Includes appearances by Jonah Keri, Benjamin Hochman, and Nick Groke!

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