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Evaluating the 2016 Prospects: Colorado Rockies

Other clubs: Braves, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Indians, Orioles, Reds, Red Sox, White Sox. The Rockies’ system is a long list of potential major league contributors, topped by nearly a full team of 50+ overall grade prospects. They haven’t had the best luck developing young pitchers, but Jeff Hoffman and Jon Gray give them a chance at building a cost-effective pitching staff in...
Via Fangraphs
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHRA: Johnson, Force quickest in final Nitro Spring Training session

Tommy Johnson Jr. and Brittany Force were fastest in their respective categories on Satuday during the final day of NHRA Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix.Nitro Spring Training was a four-day test for Top Fuel and Funny Car teams, giving them a chance to prepare for the season opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 ZiPS Projections – Colorado Rockies

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Colorado Rockies. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Baltimore ...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Prospects in the Dickerson/McGee Trade

In something of a curious trade, the Rockies flipped Corey Dickerson to the Rays for Jake McGee. Those two players were the headliners of the deal, but they weren’t the only two players involved. Also changing hands were third baseman Kevin Padlo and hard-throwing righty German Marquez, who head to the Rays and Rockies, respectively. Here’s what my fancy computer math says about...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the Rockies Doing: Corey Dickerson Edition

By now, Twitter has cooled off, and everyone has had their chance to make fun of the Colorado Rockies for trading four years of Corey Dickerson for two years of Jake McGee. Let me fix that for you: “Rockies make embarrassing trade.” — Dillon Atkinson (@DAtkinsonOU) January 29, 2016 This trade is perplexing, just as the entire Rockies’ offseason has...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why new Rockies reliever Jake McGee might be perfect for Coors Field

I don't much care for the move the Rockies made Thursday. I like Jake McGee just fine -- he's an excellent late-inning reliever -- and maybe I could understand the trade under different circumstances. But the Rockies don't actually project to be good, so it seems strange for them to add a reliever at the cost of an affordable, long-term outfielder. Not only that, but of the two prospects...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies designate Christian Friedrich for assignment

As a result of the Corey Dickerson for Jake McGee trade the Colorado Rockies were left with 41 men on their 40-man roster. The corresponding move to resolve that problem has been to designate Christian Friedrich for assignment.
Via BSN Denver
11 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Rays agree to get Dickerson from Rox for McGee

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to acquire outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Colorado Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the trade has not been announced. Prospects also are involved in the deal. Dickerson was deemed...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Rockies sending Corey Dickerson to Rays for “multiple” pitchers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Since the Rockies signed outfielder Gerardo Parra earlier this month, the Colorado Rockies have been a little too quiet for most fans’ liking...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Blackmon and Rockies agree to $3.5 million deal

DENVER (AP) Outfielder Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration when they agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract. The agreement announced Monday was $200,000 above the midpoint of the $3.9 million Blackmon had asked for in arbitration and the $2.7 million Colorado had offered. Blackmon made $517,500 last year, when he hit .287 with 17 homers and 58 RBIs...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Three options for the Colorado Rockies clogged outfield

  With the signing of Gerardo Parra, the Colorado Rockies now have four more than capable starting left-handed outfielders. Between Corey Dickerson, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez the Rockies already had a surplus of talent in that role, now they are a left-handed log jam of lofty sluggers. At this point, something has to give because it’s not exactly ideal to have four...
Via BSN Denver
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Blackmon 'perplexed' by team's signing of another OF

    Earlier this month, the Rockies agreed to a three-year deal with Garardo Parra, who spent 2015 with the Brewers and Orioles. The move caught many off guard considering the Rockies already had three quality outfielders in Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, and Corey Dickerson. One of them was a little confused. That man is Blackmon who, while ultimately seeing the addition...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Jeff Bridich feels confident about the Colorado Rockies ‘high impact’ pitchers

  The Colorado Rockies rotation had the worst ERA in the majors in 2015. Giving up one-third of a run more than the second worst team every single game. In 2016, the Rockies have an affluence of young, ‘high impact’ pitchers as they enter Spring Training. Last season the team was hampered by injuries to their rotation, as almost every single pitcher missed, at least, a handful...
Via BSN Denver
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHRA: Alan Johnson will tune Brittany Force's Top Fueler in 2016

John Force Racing has confirmed Alan Johnson will be Brittany Force's crew chief for the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. NHRA's Amanda Busick sits down with Johnson in an exclusive interview to talk about the upcoming season with Force. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season kicks off on Feb. 14 in Pomono, Calif. with the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. LIVE coverage...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Momentum gaining for National League to add DH for 2017

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said at an owners’ meeting Thursday in Coral Gables, Fla. that the notion of a designated hitter coming to the National League is “gaining momentum.” Which quite honestly, shouldn’t surprise people one bit. Most of the major sports leagues have made rule changes that make it easier for teams to score. Why should the MLB...
Via Rumors and Rants
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Blackmon’s Jeep ran out of gas

Athletes (or former ones) running out of gas happens more often than you might think. Michael Irvin live-tweeted an experience he had when his Hummer was on empty. Evan Turner’s Ferrari ran out of gas on a highway. The same thing happened to Andray Blatche. On Tuesday, it was Charlie Blackmon’s turn. The tank of the Jeep the Rockies outfielder was driving on Tuesday apparently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies and third baseman Nolan Arenado reach $5M deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have avoided salary arbitration with third baseman Nolan Arenado on Friday by agreeing to a $5 million, one-year contract, nearly 10 times the $512,500 he earned last year. Arenado is coming off a season in which led the major leagues with 130 RBIs. He also tied Washington's Bryce Harper for most homers in the National League with 42. The 24-year...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Trial date set in Jose Reyes domestic violence case

Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes will stand trial in Hawaii on charges of domestic abuse, according to a report from the New York Daily News. Back on Oct. 31, Reyes and his wife, Katherine Ramirez, allegedly were involved in a domestic dispute that ultimately turned physical and resulted in injuries to Ramirez. Reyes was arrested and charged with abuse of a family and/or household member...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Saving the Colorado Rockies from Themselves

In the 23 years since the inception of the Colorado franchise, October baseball has only been featured in the Centennial state a mere three times.  It’s been nearly nine years since the Colorado Rockies last made the playoffs, and perhaps the least prestigious team in all of baseball is seemingly years away from returning once again. Though they advanced to the World Series in...
Via The Sports Quotient
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Colorado Rockies sign OF Gerardo Parra, signals a looming trade

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Colorado Rockies continue to make moves, just not the ones fans were hoping for. Confirming #Rockies signing Parra for 3 years $27.5 MM...
Via Mile High Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies focus is on the future rather than immediate success

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With the exception of a few outlier seasons, the Colorado Rockies have always been Colorado’s most underwhelming sports team. While the...
Via Mile High Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Rockies considering trading entire outfield as part of rebuild

The Rockies started a much-needed rebuild following the trade of Troy Tulowitzki in 2015. It wasn’t an easy move, but a somewhat necessary one given the Rockies being nowhere close to contention. This offseason the club has continued to shop around star players, as general manager Jeff Bridich said he’ll listen on everything. “We’ll operate the same way we have, which is...
Via The Outside Corner
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Four best trade destinations for Carlos Gonzalez

As the MLB winter meetings have started heating up, we learned from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports that the Rockies would be willing to part with star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Naturally, one questions comes to mind. What teams could use Gonzalez the most? Just missing the cut Arizona Diamondbacks: Ender Inciarte and David Peralta are fine players, but neither is at CarGo...
Via Sportsnaut
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies rumors: Re-sign Morneau or roll the dice?

With Major League Baseball’s annual winter meetings just a few days away, the Colorado Rockies are facing the moment of truth on a number of offseason issues. One of the most pressing questions for the Rockies front office has been what to do at first base. One option is to spend money to solve first base by re-signing first baseman Justin Morneau or adding a top tier free agent...
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jose Reyes arrested for domestic violence

Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested on charges of domestic violence in Hawaii on Halloween, according to a report. Hawaii News Now says the four-time All-Star was staying at the Four Seasons in Maui when he got into a fight with his wife. The KHNL report says the two were arguing in their room....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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