Andres Galarraga made his mark with the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Saturday 9 January 2010 at 2:51 pm

Andres “The Big Cat” Galarraga only played five years with the Rockies but he put up some staggering numbers. He played in 679 games for the Rockies in which he was 843 for 2,667 (.316 avg, .944 OPS) with 476 runs scored, 172 homers, 579 RBIs and 55 stolen bases. Galarraga led the N.L. in homers (47) and RBIs (150) during the 1996 season for the Rockies. He also led the National League in RBIs again in 1997 with 140. Despite only playing five years for the Rockies, Galarraga is #6 all-time in hits, #6 in runs scored, #5 in homers, #5 in RBIs and #7 in stolen bases in team history. Sure his numbers were put up pre-Humidor but they are impressive nonetheless.

The Colorado Rockies look a lot like they did at the end of 2009

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 8 January 2010 at 11:04 pm

The Rockies will be likely going into the 2010 season which much of the same team that got to the playoffs in 2009 and that’s a good thing. If the season started next week the starting line-up in the field would look like this:

C-Chris Iannetta/Miguel Olivo
1B-Todd Helton
2B-Clint Barmes
SS-Troy Tulowitzki
3B-Ian Stewart
LF-Carlos Gonzalez
CF-Dexter Fowler
RF-Brad Hawpe

I really like this line-up for the Rockies as Stewart, Gonzalez and Fowler all have a lot of untapped potential. If they rise to the challenge in 2010 the Rockies are going to be really hard to deal with day in and day out.

The Colorado Rockies sign Miguel Olivo

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Monday 4 January 2010 at 9:48 pm

The Rockies have signed 31-year old righty swinging catcher Miguel Olivo to a 1-year, $2 million dollar contract with a option for 2011 valued at $2.5 million bucks with a $500,000 dollar buyout. Olivo played in 114 games for the Royals last season and he was 97 for 390 (.249 avg, .781 OPS) with 51 runs scored, 23 homers, 65 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Olivo has now played in 754 games in his major league career and he is 602 for 2,482 (.243 avg, .701 OPS) with 290 runs scored, 96 homers, 330 RBIs and 37 stolen bases. The Rockies signed Olivo to share time with Chris Iannetta but I’m sure he has his eyes on the starting job. I like this move for the Rockies as Olivo will likely push Iannetta to step up or sit down in 2010.

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