GJ Rockies

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

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Diaz the developer: Former GJ Rockies manager merging into new role

By Jeff Caspersen

Tony Diaz will still watch the game with a manager’s eye. He just won’t be in the dugout all that often. The Grand Junction Rockies’ first — and now former — skipper is acclimating to his new role as the Rookie ...


The hit list: Mechanics key for hitting coach Lee Stevens

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Lee Stevens remained around the game of baseball after he retired from his playing career. That made him want to get back into it even more. “I had this conversation with my wife, literally for years, and it kind of just came to me ...

Relaxed group of Grand Junction Rockies hope for another fun year

By Patti Arnold

As I walked through the players’ lounge area in the Grand Junction Rockies front offices the other day after meeting with new manager Anthony Sanders, I got a hearty welcome from the three veterans back for their second season in Rookie ...

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