Rank #1: Episode 42 | May 1, 2015: Super-Sized PDP
We're taking a trip to the Rockies' glory days of our childhood with interviews with the man to throw the first pitch in franchise history David Nied, four-time All-Star Dante Bichette, and arguably the franchise's greatest player Larry Walker.
We'll continue our early season run through the Rockies' Minor League affiliates by checking in with Keaton Gillogly, radio voice of a prospect-laden Modesto Nuts team.
Plus music this week from Denver band Rossonian. PDP 42 comin' atcha!
Rank #2: Episode 109 | June 29, 2017: Nevermind, Get Back On That Ledge, My Friend
We'll discuss why it's too early to FREAK THE HECK OUT about what's going on with this losing streak. There are things to be concerned about (we'll discuss those too), but the overall trend is still very much up for this team.
Plus, a REAL journalist joins the show! Jonathan McNicol of WNPR in Connecticut joins us to talk about his podcast, "The Second First Season" which is currently following the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats through their first season in Hartford and second season in existence.
It's the 109th episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast. Melt it down and jump into it!
Rank #3: Episode 112 | August 3, 2017: [Insert Witty Title Here]
Tyler Chatwood got the start for the Rockies on Wednesday and was...not good. Are there any ways Colorado can reduce his amount wof work at Coors Field (where he's struggled mightily) while still getting him starts on the road (where he's been very good)? We'll discuss.
Last but not least, Carlos Gonzalez is riding the world's weirdest 11-game hitting streak. Is it a sign that, as we've been told since April, HE'S HEATING UP? Probably not, but it's a possibility! Or maybe it isn't. But it's better than 11 games with no hits which is what it's felt like for the majority of the year.
Rank #4: Episode 114 | August 17, 2017: Chad Bettis? More Like Chad Badass IMO
Plus, Bettis's return gives the Rockies something they have to be thrilled with right now: a full -- and strong-- starting rotation. With Bettis, Kyle Freeland, Jon Gray, Jeff Hoffman and German Marquez forming the group, Colorado now has its most talented arms lined up 1-5 and can utilize Antonio Senzatela and Tyler Chatwood in more clearly defined relief roles.
With that, we acknowledge that the pitching staff has in fact been good this year. The offense has not been so. We'll discuss how things could improve in that area and what it means that the Rockies have played barely-above-.500 ball against arguably the weakest portion of their schedule.
Plus we're sure there's other stuff in here that you'll like listening to! That might debatable, but hey who knows! It's the 114th episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast. Grind it down to a fine powder and add it to your chocolate shake for a creamy malt mix!
Rank #5: Episode 10 | May 24, 2014: Atlanta Hotel Internet Capers
Episode 10 is here! You guys clamored so much on Twitter, we figured we'd let you have it. Be forewarned, it took many hours in the PDP labs to make this sound even remotely listenable, thanks to atrocious Atlanta hotel internet. But baseball talk you want, and baseball talk you shall HAVE.
This week, we go guest-free and talk lots of roster stuff. Mostly: pump the brakes with all this Eddie Butler/Jon Gray speculation. We tell you why. Plus, the joys of playing meaningful games in May (that's sad, isn't it?) and a promise for a better show next week. Join us, won't you?!
Rank #6: Episode 111 | July 28, 2017: McMahonMania
Enough of that craziness, let's get to the stuff you're excited to hear. Rockies prospect Ryan McMahon joins this week's edition of the show to talk about his blistering hot start with Triple-A Albuquerque, learning new infield positions, and why he had to spend a lengthy part of Friday morning sitting in the sun outside the drive-thru of an Albuquerque Starbucks. (Sorry, Ryan.)
Plus, how long can the Rockies afford to keep a struggling Carlos Gonzalez in the lineup? It's...not fun. But we'll discuss. It's all on this week's edition of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast! Fire up your monster truck and leap over it!
Rank #7: Episode 30 | November 10, 2014: Thanks, LOLMets!
Plus, the Rockies are rportedly dipping their organizational toe into the waters of possibly trading Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki. We'll look at possible suitors and scenarios for those deals. We're taking your #AskPDP questions and more on the Kevin Ritz Memorial Edition of the show!
Rank #8: Episode 29 | October 15, 2014: LIVE from Los Angeles!
Plus a ton of non sequiturs as Anthony and Tyler record in the same place for the FIRST TIME. It's really quite annoying.
Rank #9: Episode 28 | October 2, 2014: Putting a Bow on 2014
We have a chat with Rockies starter Tyler Matzek about his breakthrough campaign at the big league level and his hopes for 2015. Plus, we talk with Albuquerque Isotopes writer Chris Jackson about the New Mexico side's reaction to the Rockies' new Triple-A affiliation.
A look back at the final weeks of 2014 and a look ahead at what figures to be an uninspiring offseason, based on tradition, is up this week in the final regular season edition of the PDP.
Rank #10: Episode 27 | September 17, 2014: Do the Affiliation Shuffle!
Asheville Tourists radio voice Doug Maurer joins the show to discuss the Tourists' 2014 South Atlantic League title plus Dahl, McMahon, Tapia, and more.
And the guys even find some time to sprinkle in talk about the big league club. Amazing but true!
Rank #11: Episode 34 | February 21, 2015: We Are All Lew
This week, as Rockies pitchers and catchers report, we're talking pace of play rules changes, the early storylines of spring training, the weird things minor league coaches do on bus trips, and much more. Plus our local music opens continue, this week featuring the song "Hey Dan, I Quit" by the Lawsuit Models.
Rank #12: Episode 26 | September 10, 2014: Free Kyle Parker
The guys discuss what the Rockies' rotation and lineup could look like by Opening Day 2015 on this week's show plus a discussion of the Minor League Baseball championship series prospects for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers and Class A Asheville Tourists.
Rank #13: Episode 35 | March 12, 2015: It'll be interesting!
In this week's edition, we're prospect-heavy, going over Baseball America's Top 10 Rockies prospects and discussing the early spring action of Jon Gray and Eddie Butler. Troy Tulowitzki's back in action and looking healthy, so naturally everyone's freaking out that bad luck is sure to follow. We'll give you updates on that, Charlie Blackmon's spring debut, and Jorge De La Rosa's groin issue. Plus, we'll tell you what a Yard Goat is and how it might have a place in the Rockies' system in 2016. All that and more on Episode 35 of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast!
Rank #14: Episode 32 | December 24, 2014: Merry Roxmas
Plus, we'll do our own debating about the Rockies' start to the offseason. Is it time to panic, or does the Bridich administration still have a little while to get things figured out?
Don't worry, our usual brand of nonsensical garbage is on tap for this holiday week, as well. Get pumped.
Rank #15: Episode 49 | June 19, 2015: Heading Out to The Junc
Plus a discussion of Jon Gray's impending promotion which will be ridiculous if it doesn't happen for Sunday. All that and more on the Byung-hyun Kim Memorial Edition of the show!
Rank #16: Episode 50 | June 26, 2015: We Made It To 50 Episodes
It's true! We made it! This week's show is guest-free and all banter, just the way you love (read: probably hate) it. We'll talk about some concerning steps backward for Eddie Butler and Tyler Matzek but some steps in the right direction for other things Rockies-related.
It's all coming your way on the Jamie Moyer (he's old and so are we) Memorial Edition of the PDP! Thanks to all of you who have stuck with us through the first 50. Here's to 50 more to come.
Rank #17: Episode 51 | July 10, 2015: #Tulo and Luther Hackman
Plus the Rockies make a push to get Troy Tulowitzki to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati. You enraged local media members with your willingness to vote on Twitter, so that makes us happy. Finally, we'll chat about Nick Groke's latest story on the team's feelings regarding Jon Gray still kicking around Triple-A.
Rank #18: Episode 36 | March 18, 2015 : Live from Spring Training!
Rank #19: Episode 38 | April 3, 2015: Win By Trying One Strange Thing...
In our final (!) preseason episode, Anthony and Tyler give predictions for the 2015 campaign including breakout performers, best-case scenarios, and much more. We'll discuss the Opening Day rotation (including how the Rockies will maneuver with four starters until Jorge De La Rosa is healthy), bullpen moves (including the improbable return of Rafael Betancourt), and possible assignments for top prospects entering the year.
Baseball's here! Finally! Get pumped!
Rank #20: Episode 48 | June 12, 2015: Socking Some Damn Dingers
With the Rockies hitting the road to Miami and Houston, could Jon Gray's debut come on this trip? We discuss in-depth and also review what Eddie Butler's demotion to Albuquerque means.
Plus, for the first time this season, we take your questions for #AskPDP. All that and more on Episode 48!