Rox_girl

Rox Girl

  • joined Mar 23, 2008
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Hey there, it's me Rox Girl. After being raised by coyotes on the Western Slope, I grew fond of baseballs, howling, tasty sheep and small rodents. Luckily, I've lost the last habit and no longer eat prairie dogs, but I still love baseball and howling.

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  • MLB Colorado Rockies
  • NCAAF USC Trojans
  • NCAAB USC Trojans
  • NHL Colorado Avalanche
  • NBA Denver Nuggets
  • NFL Denver Broncos
  • Golf Anika Sorenstam
  • Tennis Roger Federer
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Sunday Rockpile: Rox Girl makes an announcement

Seven years after starting a blog called Purple Row, I'm handing the reins over to the next batch of suckers... err... bloggers. Also, stuff on Rockies pitching.

Thursday Rockpile: Opportunities for Optimism 2013

The Rockies still don't do well by projections, but a closer look shows that there's a bit of hope some of these may be undercutting a few young Rockies players.

Sunday Rockpile: Leprechauns aren't easy to keep.

Taking a look at what it would take to restore optimism that the Rockies can be successful.

Thursday Rockpile: JDLR coming back, finally

The Rockies need a healthy and productive Jorge De La Rosa to maintain any hopes they have for a rebound in 2013. In yesterday's exhibition, he finally showed that maybe he's capable of that.

Sunday Rockpile: Rotation Blues, Purple Haze 'Pen

The Rockies hopes for 2013 seem to lie in keeping things close until the sixth inning or so and then letting the opposition get lost in the Betancourt, Belisle, Brothers, Lopez, Ottavino, etc.., gang.

Thursday RP: Rockies pitchers aid Team Colorado

Team USA might want to expand its player search scope beyond the Talking Stick home of the Rockies and Diamondbacks if the best it could come up with were the Rockies pitchers used in last night's contest.

Sunday Rockpile: Is "aggression" the new cutter?

Rockies manager Walt Weiss is preaching a change in attitude, but what impact will that really have on the field?

Thursday Rockpile: EY2's likely for 2013 roster

A Thursday roundup reveals that the Rockies have it better than four other MLB teams when it comes to 2013 playoff chances, that leaves what? 25 more? Easy. Also, Eric Young Jr.'s 2013 outlook is a lot brighter after a solid 2012.

Sunday Rockpile: Time for the Springtime rituals

Quick, we need to round up at least a half dozen virgins as far as I can tell for the various Rockies needs: Two for Tulo's health, three or four for the rotation, and maybe just one or two more to make sure the Giants and Dodgers have bad luck.

Thursday Rockpile: Notes on Spring Things

A hodgepodge of Rockies news, from Jhoulys Chacin's eagerness to pitch for Venezuela to a long coming reunion of 1998 Portland Rockies in Miami.

Sunday Rockpile: Weiss to be brief in talk to club

Walt Weiss promises to get real, Wilin Rosario promises to get better defensively and Todd Helton promises to address the issue of the elephant he's left in the room for the last week and a half.

Thursday Rockpile: Optimism abounds, for now...

We're at the stage of Spring where it's difficult to read between the lines and see where the team really sits.

Sunday Rockpile: Rox set to fix leaks this Spring

Sigh, another Rockies preview piece (actually several) and we still don't find out that an ace has magically appeared to front the team's rotation. It seems like 2013 may have a healthier dose of reality in Spring than usual.

Thursday Rockpile: Helton reaction gets evaluated

How the Rockies fan and media community is responding to Todd Helton's DUI seems to be more about the player's performance on the field rather than the negligent act itself, but that's probably to be expected and might not really be a bad thing.

Sunday Rockpile: Batista Rox best 2013 FA pitcher

The Rockies signed Miguel Batista to a minor league contract, and he may be as notable as it gets for the team on the free agent pitching front this winter.

Thursday Rockpile: Lopez, Outman sign 1-year deals

The Rockies agreed to terms with pitchers Josh Outman and Wilton Lopez avoiding arbitration, cutting by a third their potential hearings.

Sunday Rockpile: Tulowitzki in WBC, Francis out

The Rockies all star shortstop will be competing against the world's best for Team USA this Spring, while starting pitcher Francis declines an invitation to pitch for Team Canada to focus on his preparation for the Rockies season.

Thursday Rockpile: List of Rox "best" draft picks

Don't want to get depressed about Larry Walker not getting into the Hall of Fame and possibly getting drowned by all the worthy candidates that will be on the 2014 ballot? Okay then, we'll get you depressed about something else...

Sunday Rockpile: Wilson Rockies best QB yet...

The Seahawks Russell Wilson is now relatively far removed from his days in the Rockies system after making the correct decision to focus on football. A few articles this morning take a look back to his pro-baseball days with Colorado's organization.

Thursday Rockpile: Renck says no Hall for Walker

The Rockies Larry Walker can't get support from the local reporter, which greatly damages the outfielder's chances of getting into the Hall.

Sunday Rockpile: 5th place finish hurts trade talk

The Rockies disaster season of 2012 has cast a pall over the team's players that makes them difficult to move for fair market value.

Thursday Rockpile: Last shot for Walker?

Recently published Hall of Fame ballots show the Rockies outfielder could be getting crowded out by the BBWAA's sanctimonious slog through clearing the players of the PED era.

Sunday Rockpile: Rockies don't know what they have

While it's easy for just about anybody outside the organization to point out the Rockies major flaw in the starting rotation in 2012, the team itself can't seem to act on this. Why? It seems because they aren't sure of the pitchers they have on hand.

Thursday Rockpile: After Francis how much is left?

The Rockies re-signed Jeff Francis, with his contract details getting filled in, but the team also seems to be winding down its winter spending.

Sunday RP: Smoke machine operating around Fowler

While the hot stove can generate legitimate smoke around players about to be traded, the stories around Dexter Fowler still don't have much heat to them when put under scrutiny.

Thursday Rockpile: Better Bauer than Fowler?

The other ramifications of Tuesday's Diamondbacks trade may wind up helping the Rockies in one way over the next few years while hurting them in others if it means that the Snakes are keeping Justin Upton.

Sunday Rockpile: Dodgers raising the NL West tide

With Los Angeles reportedly signing Zack Greinke to a six year, $147 million contract, the rest of the division better start figuring out how they can compete with the Dodgers despite not having the same resources.

Thursday RP: Francis return welcome.., cautiously

Jeff Francis is a needed stable force for the Rockies rotation, but he also should probably be the first to go if a better option materializes from the farm or through trade. Also from the winter meetings, a Michael Cuddyer trade seems more possible.

Sunday Rockpile: So what is the price for Fowler?

While Dexter Fowler has long been rumored to be available if a team met the Rockies steep price, the nature of that steep price has been a bit fuzzy until now. As we head into the winter meetings, it may be that some team finally steps up to it.

Thursday RP: Upton deal won't clear Fowler picture

The B.J. Upton deal with Atlanta should narrow the center field market to give a good indication of where or if Dexter Fowler will be traded this winter, but early indicators point to him staying put.

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