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Rafael Rojas Cremonesi

  • joined Feb 10, 2012
  • last login Mar 09, 2013
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I've been writing about baseball since 2000 for different websites and print publications both in Venezuela and the United States, covering the Major Leagues (especially the Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros) and Caribbean Winter Baseball.

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The Rockies and Venezuela: The Critical Support of Family

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Transitioning from their home country to USA Pro baseball is always difficult. Today, we hear from 2 parents.

The Rockies and Venezuela: Life In the Venezuelan Leagues

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The Rockies employ many seasoned Venezuelan veterans, but life wasn't always MLB salaries for these guys. Join us in Part 2 of our Venezuelan series.

Ubaldo and The Rockies Must Stop The Insanity

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Whenever I thought of a game in which the Colorado Rockies were going to face their former ace, Ubaldo Jimenez, I thought of a game with enough drama and back stories to make it worth your time to...

Jonathan Herrera: Improvements Are There, Still Has Things to Prove

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Jonathan Herrera, a possible outsider on the 2012 Colorado Rockies, sees improvement in his game, and hopes to turn heads and earn a roster spot at season's beginning.

How the Colorado Rockies are a Keystone in the Venezuelan Pipeline to MLB

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The Colorado Rockies have recently taken a stronger interest in Venezuelan baseball players. Venezuela has had a strong interest in the Rockies since their inception.

Ramon Hernandez Cherishes the Opportunity to Mentor Young Catchers and Pitchers

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Ramon Hernandez has been brought in to mentor a young pitching staff and catching corps. Rather than a burden, Hernandez considers it an honor to provide what he never had.

Raffy's Notebook: Rosario and Escalona Learning; Cuddyer Appreciates Atmosphere

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Another notes column from Rafael; Rosario learning from Hernandez, Escalona learning from Betancourt; Cuddyer notices the change in atmosphere.

Jeremy Guthrie, your 2012 Opening Day Starting Pitcher

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Jeremy Guthrie, your 2012 Opening Day Starting Pitcher Manager Jim Tracy made the announcement after tonight's Spring Training game between the Rockies and the San Francisco Giants. Guthrie, acquired by the Rockies on February 6th, threw 6.0 innings against the Diamondbacks' Triple-A squad, allowing 4 hits, 1 earned run and fanning 6.

Rafael Betancourt: Man of Many Roles For the Colorado Rockies

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Rafael Betancourt has been viewed as a leader and hard worker in the Rockies' organization since acquired from the Cleveland Indians.

Rockies 2B Marco Scutaro Never Stops Learning

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Marco Scutaro, brought in to hold down the 2B position - for 2012, at least - brings both veteran leadership and a willingness to learn from anybody and everybody.

Raffy's Notebook: Cargo Staying Grounded, Betancourt Pitching Before Closing

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Carlos Gonzalez admits he wasn't ready for the fame he found himself in after his 2010 campaign. Rafael Betancourt focusing on pitching, not closing.

Raffy's Notebook: Chacin Throwing, Scutaro's Welcome, Nicasio Cruising

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Notes from Rockies Spring Training, featuring Jhoulys Chacin, Marco Scutaro, and Juan Nicasio

What Can Guillermo Moscoso Offer the 2012 Rockies Rotation?

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Guillermo Moscoso might be one of the riskiest gambles for the Colorado Rockies in 2012

Carlos Gonzalez Looks Forward To A Healthier 2012

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After spending a decent amount of a disastrous 2011 on the DL, CarGo looks forward to a healthier 2012 season

Rockies' Jhoulys Chacin Refutes Dan O'Dowd: "I Have Done My Job"

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Jhoulys Chacin responds to Dan O'Dowd's accusations of being out of shape.

WIll Ubaldo Jimenez' Struggles Motivate Jhoulys Chacin?

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Guest writer Rafael Rojas Cremonesi, formerly of Viva Colorado and currently with the Venezuelan newspaper Meridiano, joins Purple Row with insight on fellow countryman Jhoulys Chacin and the...

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