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Gallery Update (10/26)

Posted by Jen on
October 26th, 2015

I’ve just updated the gallery with scans from Rockies Magazine dating back to August of last year to August of this year, the October 12th issue of Sports Illustrated, as well as photos from the end of the season, the ALDS and the ALCS. Enjoy!

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Magazine Scans > Rockies Magazine > August 2014
Magazine Scans > Rockies Magazine > September 2014
Magazine Scans > Rockies Magazine > March 2015
Magazine Scans > Rockies Magazine > April 2015
Magazine Scans > Rockies Magazine > May 2015
Magazine Scans > Rockies Magazine > June 2015
Magazine Scans > Rockies Magazine > July 2015
Magazine Scans > Rockies Magazine > August 2015
Magazine Scans > Sports Illustrated > October 12, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 2, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 8, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 9, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 11, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 12, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 13, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 14, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 16, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 17, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 19, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 20, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 21, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 22, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > October 23, 2015

Gallery Update (9/30)

Posted by Jen on
September 30th, 2015

I’ve just fully updated the gallery dating back to July 31st, enjoy!

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Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015

The news for the Toronto Blue Jays on Troy Tulowitzki is as good as can be under the circumstances – there’s a chance the star shortstop could return to play this year. This thing, at the moment, is something they can not have. With those absences, the AL East-leading Blue Jays (82-61) couldn’t complete a four-game sweep of the second-place Yankees, losing 5-0.

“The level that would be, no one really knows, and it could be more than (minimal) if he doesn’t heal fast”, Anthopoulos said. For game one against the Braves the Blue Jays start Mark Buehrle who has allowed 184 hits and 72 earned runs while striking out 80 over 174.1 innings for a 14-7 record and a 3.72 ERA.

Tulowitzki backpedaled into short centre to catch Didi Gregorius’ popup with two outs.

Instead, Tulowitzki toppled to the ground only after he felt a sharp pain, the result of Pillar’s chin digging into his shoulder blade.

Tulowitzki at first held the ball and transferred it to his right hand as he collided with Pillar, then seemed to be stunned and fell to the field as the ball rolled out of his hand. Tulowitzki initially thought he’d been elbowed. “I don’t come out of the game unless something was wrong”. He has never even come close to being an average hitter — his career-high wRC+ is just 79. “I still expect us to be a very good defensive team”. Tulowitzki will remain with the team as he rehabs. Everyone is to be a part of this sprint to the playoffs. Being around them everyday, when you lose one person it can affect the team. “Get as much treatment as I possibly can and, you know, try to look on the bright side and hopefully I can make a comeback”.

Despite having yet to find his groove at the plate since coming over from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for veteran Jose Reyes and pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman in a blockbuster deal, Tulowitski has still managed to be a difference maker since arriving in Toronto. Replacing Tulowitzki with Cliff Pennington, who’ll get the majority of reps at second base as Goins moves to shortstop, isn’t idea. “Since Cespedes played his first game with the Metropolitans on August”.

Not surprisingly, the Blue Jays’ offense looked nowhere near as imposing against New York in the series finale with both Encarnacion and Tulowitzki out of the starting lineup.

Barney spent most of 2015 playing in Triple-A Oklahoma City, and saw action in just two games for the Dodgers this season.

“He’s a great glove, he’s a right-handed bat, good teammate as well, he’s going to fit into our clubhouse, but our big thing is we want to stay as strong defensively up the middle as we can”, said Anthopoulos. “Barney, from everything we have (from our scouts), from a defensive standpoint is every bit as good as Goins”. The second baseman’s hit tool and some power translated to the major league level this season, as Travis slashed.304/.361/.498 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 238 at-bats. During the nightcap, Toronto said he sustained a small crack to his scapula and upper back muscle bruising.

Source: Bulletin Leader

I’ve just added photos from Tulo’s last game as a Rockie, a couple photos from his press conference on Wednesday as well as his first two games as a Blue Jay. Enjoy!

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• Colorado Rockies > Games > 2015 > July 27, 2015
• Toronto Blue Jays > Press Conferences > July 29, 2015
• Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > July 29, 2015
• Toronto Blue Jays > Games > 2015 > July 30, 2015

Yes, Rox fans, it was just confirmed after all the talk on social media last night: Tulo has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, but don’t fret, as much as we are Rockies fans, we are Tulo fans as well, so Tulo Fans will live on.

CHICAGO — The beige door remained shut, as the fate of the Rockies unfolded behind it, here in the Wrigley Field visiting clubhouse. The Rockies players were so quiet you could hear players whispering while eating. Troy Tulowitzki, had entered the manager’s office after the game, still in uniform. He remained in there as he became a Toronto Blue Jay.

Tulowitzki, according to confirmed reports, is gone.

It’s been a Catch-22 with Tulo. He wanted to win with the Rockies, but the only way these Rockies could win is with pitching, and trading Tulo at least gets them some arms.

The trade captures the reality that is the Rockies: It doesn’t matter who you have hitting. Heck, you could have a perennial slugging shortstop, but if you can’t pitch, you can’t win in Colorado. It’s a shame to see Tulo go, but it’s a necessary move. The Rockies, with the best-hitting shortstop of his generation, were still the Rockies. First-year general manager Jeff Bridich had to do something to start a massive rebuild and get rid of Tulo’s salary.

A source told me late Monday that the Rockies received at least two pitching prospects from the Blue Jays in the trade, pending physicals. In the days to come, we’ll find out more about these guys, but clearly young pitching is worth the gamble, since Colorado was going nowhere even with Tulo’s amazing numbers.

Who knows if these guys will pan out, or if Colorado just nabbed a bunch of Greg Reynoldses? But they had to get what they could, they had to take the risk. They had to try something radically new.

And maybe Jon Gray will turn out to be JON GRAY, the pitching ace so many people across the Front Range have dreamed of having. Maybe, as I sit here in the Wrigley Field press box, the Rockies of 2016 and 2017 will be the Cubs of recent years, as Chicago has tried to erase the Cubs curse, which apparently was contagious to the Rockies.

Funny enough, earlier in the day Tulo said: “I know the Rockies will keep me informed, and they haven’t told me anything, so I see myself as a Rockie, honestly.”

“At times it can be frustrating, but at the same time, I want to honor the extension I signed,” added Tulowitzki, who entered Monday hitting .305 and was 15th in the NL with an .831 on-base-plus-slugging-percentage. “I signed it not to go play somewhere else. I signed it because I wanted to spend my career in Denver. Obviously, my favorite player was (Derek) Jeter, and watching the Hall of Fame stuff yesterday with (Craig) Biggio, to be able to say you played with one organization is pretty cool. That would be neat for myself. The losing becomes frustrating, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn it around quickly.”

I was with him until the last line. He knew it, we knew it. They need arms. Plural.

Give credit to owner Dick Monfort. He had been blindly in love with Tulo, and understandably so — Tulo is phenomenal when healthy. But Monfort gave the go-ahead on the trade, for the good of the franchise and fans.

What is Tulo’s legacy in Denver? Manager Walt Weiss refused to say on the record. He didn’t feel comfortable talking about the trade until it’s official. Tulo will forever be linked to the 2007 team that won the pennant — the rookie in Jeter’s number had the whole town clapping and chanting his name.

I’ll definitely miss the Tulo chant, which was unequivocally “ours.” Tulo’s legacy is that he made the playoffs twice, and made the all-star team, and the cover of Sports Illustrated, and set the tone to the fans that this, right here, is what an intense, obsessed baseball player is like. But he was injured often and, since this isn’t basketball, he couldn’t just carry the team when he was healthy. That’s not how this sport is. You need to pitch. And the Rockies can’t pitch.

Perhaps it was fitting that Tulo was traded on this night, an evening in which the Rockies lost in the most Rockies of ways — blowing multiple leads, losing on a walk-off home run.

Source: The Denver Post