Jeff Aberle

  • joined Apr 07, 2008
  • last login Jul 24, 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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SotP: Two All-Stars and ??? in the outfield


The final position player version of our "State of the Position" series contains two 2013 All-Stars and some question marks.

Five 2014 Rockies bold predictions: Pitchers


Five bold predictions about Colorado's pitching staff this year, based upon a combination of stats, analysis, and gut feeling.

Wed Rockpile Links, 3/19: Rutledge, playoffs, bees


Josh Rutledge's bright playoff future, Michael Cuddyer's playoff prediction, and BEES highlight your daily dose of Rockies news and notes

Rockies 3, Dodgers 3: Arenado HRs, Rox tie again


On the strength of a Nolan Arenado homer and a Charlie Blackmon three hit day, the Rockies tied for the 3rd straight spring training game this afternoon against the Dodgers.

Rockies Spring Game 21 Thread: Lyles vs. Ryu


Watch the Colorado Rockies on national TV in spring action today against the LA Dodgers.

Rockies-Dodgers Preview: Lyles looks to impress


Jordan Lyles, locked in a battle with Franklin Morales to break camp with the Rockies in place of an injured Jhoulys Chacin, takes the mound today against a tough Dodgers lineup.

Rockies 4, Angels 4: Carlos Gonzalez homers in tie


The Rockies tied for the second straight spring training game today on the strength of a 9th inning Drew Stubbs double. Carlos Gonzalez homered for the Rockies while Stubbs and Corey Dickerson both...

Rockies demote Gray, Butler to minor league camp


It's official. Top Rockies pitching prospects Jon Gray and Eddie Butler will not be breaking camp with the big league team after being demoted to minor league camp today.

Rockies Spring Game 20 Thread: Weaver vs. Nicasio


Jered Weaver and the Angels tango with Juan Nicasio and the Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick this afternoon.

Rockies-Angels Preview: Nicasio takes the hill


Arguably the most impressive pitcher for the Rockies so far this spring has been Juan Nicasio, who has yet to allow a run in seven innings pitched.

Rockies 2, Mariners 2: Colorado doesn't lose...


The Rockies and Mariners tied after the score was deadlocked 2-2 through ten innings in Cactus League action, the night portion of Colorado's split squad games today.

Rockies emphasizing defense in 2014


The Rockies have acquired and developed a host of elite defensive players going into 2014. Some are also good offensively, but several have flaws on offense that might keep the Rockies from playing...

Rockpile links, 3/12: Santana signs, Chacin to DL


Ervin Santana doesn't sign with the Rockies, the center field battle heats up, Rockies prospect list, Nolan Arenado shines

Rockies 5, A's 4: Paulsen's double lifts Rockies


Non-roster players Ben Paulsen, Jason Pridie, and Matt McBride shined in a walk-off win for the Rockies.

Spring Game 11 Thread: Griffin vs. Anderson


It's Brett Anderson against his old team in Spring Training action today.

Spring Game 11 Preview: Anderson faces former team


Brett Anderson was Oakland's Opening Day starter last year and hopes to be in that role for Colorado in 2014

Revisiting the CarGo and Tulo extensions


It's hard to believe that it's been three years already since Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki signed long-term extensions with the Rockies. Let's check in on how that has gone so far.

Wed. Rockpile Links, 3.5: Awful hats, laser beams


Terrible apparel, tracking fielding with laser beams, shopping for wins. Oh, and some Rockies links too.

Spring Game 3 Thread: Garza vs. De La Rosa


Matt Garza makes more money than Jorge De La Rosa but was nowhere near as good as Jorge in 2013

Spring game 3 preview: De La Rosa makes 2014 debut


Jorge De La Rosa had an incredible 2013...and now it's time for him to see if he can repeat that performance again in 2014 at age 33.

Reds 3, Rockies 2: Arenado shines in loss


Nolan Arenado's 3-3 day wasn't enough to lift the Rockies to a second straight Spring Training win.

Spring Game No. 2 Thread: Lyles vs. Cingrani


100% of the evidence points to the Rockies winning this game 11-0

Spring game 2 preview: Lyles makes Rockies debut


The Rockies look to stay undefeated in Spring Training play this afternoon, as Jordan Lyles takes the mound in Phoenix against the Reds.

Will Colorado's outfield be a strength in 2014?


The Rockies enter 2014 with two 2013 All-Stars manning the outfield corners and a big question mark in center field.

Wed Rockpile links: BP's farm ranks, food hats


Your morning look at the articles around the internet showcasing the Rockies and baseball in general

Thursday Off-Topic


Topical Nonsense

Here's what Monfort told us


Rockies owner Dick Monfort and members of the front office had a Twitter chat with Rockies fans yesterday. While much of the content was pretty standard, there were a few nuggets of information...

Wednesday Off-Topic


Topical Nonsense

Can Chatwood repeat 2013?


Tyler Chatwood was one of the most pleasant surprises for the Rockies in 2013 - but can he be that pitcher again in 2014?

Wednesday Rockpile: Which NRIs will impact 2014?


The Rockies invited 24 non-40 man roster players to their major league camp. Let's handicap their chances of making the Major League roster out of spring training and see who might have an impact...

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