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Climbing the ladder

By Patti Arnold

On Eddie Butler’s first day in a Modesto Nuts uniform, the game was postponed because of a bomb threat. “I was thinking, ‘Who did I make mad?’ ” the former Grand Junction Rockies ace said, laughing. The club has ...


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Payamps calms his nerves in U.S. debut

By Patti Arnold

Making your professional debut can be daunting. Making your American professional debut just adds to the nerves. Joel Payamps, a 19-year-old from Santiago, Dominican Republic, handled both Friday night for the Grand Junction ...


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Positive aggression

By Allen Gemaehlich

They may be young players beginning their professional career, but they haven’t been tentative. The Grand Junction Rockies have come out with an aggressive approach at the plate, and it’s working. They put together six runs on ...


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GJ’s Ryan McMahon starts pro career off on right foot

By Allen Gemaehlich

The past two weeks has been a whirlwind for Ryan McMahon. Since he was drafted in the second round by the Colorado Rockies two weeks ago, his life has changed. Thursday night, his life got back to a sense of normalcy. The 18-year-old from ...


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Rock show

By Patti Arnold

Zach Jemiola pitched 7 2/3 innings last season for the Grand Junction Rockies. He’s nearly at that point after one game. The 19-year-old threw five impressive innings Thursday night and got all kinds of help in the Rockies’ 11-6 ...


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5 Things GJ Rockies fans should do this summer

By Patti Arnold

We’re all minor league veterans now, with a whole season under our belts watching the Grand Junction Rockies. The games in between innings aren’t quite the surprise they were last summer, when surely more than one baseball purist ...


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Veteran Rookies

By Patti Arnold

Jeff Popick’s goal for this season is simple: Get healthy and stay healthy. He’s been through enough injuries, including his latest, a slightly pulled hamstring that will keep him out of the Grand Junction Rockies’ lineup ...


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Steady Sanders: New GJ Rockies manager excited for first season

By Patti Arnold

Anthony Sanders isn’t going into the season with a lot of preconceived ideas. When you’re a manager in Rookie baseball, you can’t. The team changes every year, but one thing is constant — the majority of the players ...


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Down on the farm: Grand Junction a key cog in developing Colorado Rockies’ talent

By Dale Shrull

The future of the Colorado Rockies begins in Grand Junction. That might be a little too simplistic of an explanation, but for an organization focused on building from the bottom up, the Grand Junction Rockies will play an integral part in the ...


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Familiar faces: Garvey, Jemiola, Prime back 
with Grand Junction Rockies

By Patti Arnold

Ryan Garvey spent much of last summer trying to get the inflammation out of his left hand, which was badly bruised when he was hit by a pitch. He couldn’t grip a bat, so he sat most of the second half of the season, using the ...


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