Jeff_aberle

Jeff Aberle

  • joined Apr 07, 2008
  • last login Jul 10, 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.

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  • NCAAF Colorado St. Rams
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  • NFL Denver Broncos
  • NHL Colorado Avalanche
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Rotation replacement options for Franklin Morales

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After a decent start to the season, erstwhile long reliever/emergency starter Franklin Morales has struggled mightily of late. Who could the Rockies bring up to replace him?

Wednesday Rockpile: Cuddyer, Rosario injury update

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Several Rockies are on the mend, including Michael Cuddyer and Wilin Rosario. While Cuddyer's return creates even more of an outfield logjam, it's rarely a bad thing to have so many potent bats to choose from.

MLB Draft 2014: Rockies minor league system depth

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A review of Colorado's minor league system depth in advance of the 2014 MLB Draft.

Sunday Pebble Report: Gray strong again in Tulsa

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Jon Gray and Pedro Hernandez both led their teams to victory with strong performances on the mound in yesterday's action, while Wilfredo Rodriguez's four hit game continued his strong start to 2014.

Blackmon, Rockies lighting up the scoreboard

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Charlie Blackmon and the Rockies are smacking the ball every which way this year - particularly in the friendly confines of Coors Field, where the team is hitting .355/.400/.600 (146 wRC+) this season.

Wed Rockpile: Arenado's streak at 26, offense hot

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News and notes on Nolan Arenado's hit streak, Tulo's tear, and the Charlie Blackmon phenomenon.

Rockies place Rosario on the DL - Chacin back

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The Rockies placed starting catcher Wilin Rosario on the 15 day disabled list to make room for Jhoulys Chacin before this afternoon's game. Rosario is suffering from a viral infection.

Sunday Pebble Report: Bergman, Gray impressive

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It was bizarro day for the affiliates as the normally punchless Drillers lit up the scoreboard and the Sky Sox won a 1-0 pitcher's duel. It wasn't too out of line with the norm though - the Nuts still lost as the affiliates went 2-2 on the day.

Appreciating Troy Tulowitzki's awesome April

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The common narrative surrounding the Rockies has been recently that if Troy Tulowitzki is healthy, the Rockies have a playoff chance. Well, he's healthy now and playing out of his mind.

Wednesday Rockpile: Chatwood has "elbow tightness"

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Injury updates for Tyler Chatwood, Michael Cuddyer, and Jhoulys Chacin along with news and notes on the Rockies for Wednesday, 4/30.

Sunday Pebble Report: Butler gets into 8th, loses

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Eddie Butler and Christian Friedrich were both on the mound yesterday, with Butler turning in another impressive performance in a losing effort and Friedrich getting knocked around in a loss.

GameThread

Rockies vs. Dodgers Part Two GameThread

Win this series por favor!

Nicasio, Rockies look to clinch series against LA

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Juan Nicasio and the Rockies look to clinch a road series against Paul Maholm and the Dodgers.

Five key numbers for the Rockies so far

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We're 23 games into the season and the Rockies are a game out of first place in the NL West. Here are five numbers that help explain why.

Wednesday Rockpile: Blackmon, Morales are beastly

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Charlie Blackmon is having himself a fantastic start to 2014, while Franklin Morales was excellent last night for the Rockies. Plus, a hilarious swing by Elvis Andrus.

Sunday Pebble Report: Butler, Chacin in action

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Eddie Butler got his first win of 2014 as Tulsa secured the minor league system's lone victory of the night.

Saturday Pebble Report: Sky Sox win in a walk-off

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The Sky Sox won a 35 hit barnburner last night, while the other affiliates weren't so fortunate

Unleash the starters or the bullpen will wither

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With just five quality starts to date, the Rockies starting rotation is not displaying the length needed to keep a bullpen effective for the entire year.

Rockpile: Cuddyer back, Brothers struggling

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Today's Rockies news: Michael Cuddyer was back in the lineup a day after suffering an elbow contusion, Juan Nicasio turned in a quality start, Rex Brothers tries to find his groove.

Sunday Pebble Report: Story steals, Dahl homers

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Trevor Story, David Dahl, and Tim Wheeler all continued their torrid starts to 2014, while Tyler Anderson was effective again on the mound for AA Tulsa.

Who gets sent down for Chatwood?

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When Tyler Chatwood returns to the active roster, should the Rockies send down a starter (Jordan Lyles) or a reliever (Wilton Lopez or Chad Bettis)?

Wednesday Rockpile: Tulo's quad, Chatwood's return

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Rockies links and notes on Troy Tulowitzki's quad, Tyler Chatwood's return, five tool players, and Presidential first pitches.

Saturday Pebble Report: Bergman, Winkler shine

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Christian Bergman (in AAA) and Dan Winkler (in AA) both were stellar in their 2014 debuts

DON'T PANIC, Rockies fans

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The season has gotten off to a poor start, but that doesn't mean that the Rockies can't make it better over the next 160 games. Here are some reasons why.

Wednesday Rockpile: DLR, Rosario get on same page

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The best Rockies links and analysis from around the web, 4/2/14

Welcome to Purple Row

Welcome to Purple Row! Are you new to the community? Check out this exhaustive guide for new users! If you've been around awhile, still check this post out for some things that will be new for the upcoming season.

COL 2, SEA 1: Morales shaky in spring finale win

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The Rockies eked out a 2-1 win in their spring finale, in which several of their low level prospects finished out the game.

Rockies Spring Game 33: Young vs. Morales

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It's the final spring training game this afternoon at 1:10, as the Rockies take on the Seattle Mariners at Salt River.

Rockies vs. Mariners Preview: Last practice game

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It's the final spring training game this afternoon at 1:10, as the Rockies take on the Seattle Mariners at 1:10 at Salt River.

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