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Jeff Aberle

  • joined Apr 07, 2008
  • last login Jul 30, 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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Sunday Rockpile Links: Rockies contenders in 2014?

11

Troy Renck thinks the Rockies could be competitive in 2014. That plus more news and notes on the Rockies for Sunday, March 23rd

Rockies 14, Indians 6: Arenado HBP, is day to day

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Colorado's 14-6 rout of Cleveland this afternoon was marred by the fact that starting third baseman Nolan Arenado left the game early because he was hit in the left hand by a pitch. X-Rays were...

Rockies 4, Mariners 3: Pridie's double wins it

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Jason Pridie's 9th inning double gave the Rockies the win this afternoon. Top prospects David Dahl and Will Swanner got their first taste of big league spring training, while Wilin Rosario walloped...

Rockies vs. Indians, Mariners Game Thread

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Split squad spring training action + March Madness discussion

Rockies vs. Mariners Preview: David Dahl to play?

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Brett Anderson and the Rockies will take on Roenis Elias and the Seattle Mariners in a battle of lefties in a spring game that will be televised on Root Sports. David Dahl and Will Swanner are on...

Rockies vs. Indians Preview: Lyles aims to impress

1

Jordan Lyles and the Rockies will take on Corey Kluber and the Indians in an away game this afternoon. Here are some things to know before game time.

SotP: Two All-Stars and ??? in the outfield

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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

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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

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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

9

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

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

Rockies-Dodgers Preview: Lyles looks to impress

8

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

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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

7

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

128

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

1

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...

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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

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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

38

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

16

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

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

Spring Game 11 Preview: Anderson faces former team

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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

52

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

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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

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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

8

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

34

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

282

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

Spring game 2 preview: Lyles makes Rockies debut

22

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?

82

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

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