ROCKIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rockies confident Tom Murphy, Tony Wolters can handle catching duties

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — When the offseason began, I thought the Rockies would be shopping for a veteran catcher, a la Nick Hundley, or Yorvit Torrealba back in the day. However, everything I’m hearing from general manager Jeff Bridich and new manager Bud Black tells me the Rockies are confident in the baby-faced tandem of Tony Wolters and Tom Murphy, both rookies in 2016. “Talking...
Via The Denver Post
34 minutes ago

Jeff Bridich says Rockies are willing to spend to make a contender

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Despite six consecutive losing seasons, Rockies fans have kept the faith. Attendance at Coors Field last season averaged 32,129 per game — 2.6 million total — to rank 11th in the majors. Now, perhaps, fans will be rewarded with increased offseason investment and team building. When the Rockies hired Bud Black as their new manager last month, owner Dick...
Via The Denver Post
1 hour ago

The Colorado Rockies are looking to add a big name at first base

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit It is now December, Christmas season is here and the Colorado Rockies and general manager Jeff Bridich are at the winter meetings looking to...
Via Mile High Sports
8 hours ago

MLB Winter Meetings 2016: Rockies exploring options at first base

Rumors at the Winter Meetings have the Rockies connected to several top-shelf first basemen. Rockies looking at big-ticket first basemen - Rockies.comFrom the ongoing Winter Meetings, Thomas Harding provides a comprehensive rundown of the Rockies’ options at first base, with the big news from his piece being that the Rockies have had discussions with the White Sox about a trade...
Via Purple Row
12 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: 3 Thoughts From Monday’s Winter Meetings

Monday was quiet on the news front for the Colorado Rockies, but that doesn’t mean it was without its share of intrigue. Here are the relevant bits from day two of the Winter Meetings in Maryland. 1) Big name pitchers changing teams The headline-grabbing move of the day belonged to one of Colorado’s division rivals, as the San […] Colorado Rockies: 3 Thoughts From Monday’s...
Via Roxpile
13 hours ago

Rockies looking at big-ticket first basemen

General manager Jeff Bridich said on Monday at the Winter Meetings that the Rockies are considering the heavy price tag for free-agent first basemen Mark Trumbo and Edwin Encarnacion.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies Wise to Keep Checkbook Shut on Melancon

As the first day of winter meetings unfolded near our nation’s capitol on Monday, one thing was made quite clear. The Colorado Rockies aren’t going to outspend other teams to get free agents who might help the team reach the postseason in 2017. It’s not like that is a newsflash for anyone who has followed […] Colorado Rockies Wise to Keep Checkbook Shut on Melancon - Rox...
Via Roxpile
1 day ago

Rockies offer unique experiences for charity

Fans may bid for a chance to join new Rockies manager Bud Black as he fills out his lineup card for a game during the 2017 season, one of the items up for bids at Major League Baseball's annual Play Ball Charity Auction to fight cancer.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

MLB Winter Meetings: Rockies need to make a splash

This space is usually reserved for levelheadedness and patience. Not today! Ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to present to you the Win-Now Colorado Rockies. I know, I probably sound crazy. “A team coming off of 75 wins last season,” you say, “and years of losing before that is ready to make the jump to contention? Get the hell outta here.” Here’s the thing: I won...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

How The New CBA Affects MLB and the Colorado Rockies

MLB and the MLBPA reached a five-year collective bargaining agreement last week. While no one knows for sure what the next five years will hold, the details from the agreement have given us a bit of clarity about the future for both the league and its teams, most notably (for our purposes) the Colorado Rockies. […] How The New CBA Affects MLB and the Colorado Rockies - Rox Pile...
Via Roxpile
1 day ago

Rockies’ Bud Black fields questions on Coors Field, Carlos Gonzalez’s future, filling first base

OXON HILL, Md. — New Rockies manager Bud Black met with the media Monday morning at baseball’s annual winter meetings, coolly answering questions about how he can field a winner at Coors Field and hinting that the Rockies are searching for a first baseman this off-season. He also made it clear that he expects all-star right-fielder Carlos Gonzalez to play for the Rockies in 2017...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Prospect Podcast Episode 16: Colorado Rockies Prospects

Some prospectors talk about the #Prospectlife and others live it. Michael Halpern and I live that prospect life all day errday. It's why we're bringing you our next installment of system previews with the well stocked Colorado Rockies. We talk about our love of Coors inflated bats, and our distaste for Rocks pitchers. Maybe you disagree, maybe you're a non-conformist type that bucks...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

McGee, Rockies agree to $5.9 million, 1-year contract

DENVER (AP) Reliever Jake McGee and the Colorado Rockies agreed Friday to a $5.9 million, one-year contract, a raise of $1.1 million as part of a deal that avoided salary arbitration. He can earn an additional $200,000 in performance bonuses, $50,000 each for 40, 50, 60 and 70 pitching appearances. Obtained from Tampa Bay after the 2015 season, McGee had 15 saves this year before...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lyles, Rockies agree to $3,175,000, 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) Facing the possibility of getting cut by the Colorado Rockies later this week, right-hander Jordan Lyles agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract worth $3,175,000 - a $200,000 raise. Lyles was mostly used out of the bullpen by the Rockies last season. He made the first of his 35 relief appearances on June 22 after being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and went 4...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Minor League Preview: Colorado Rockies

Is there truly any system more worthy of your attention than Colorado's? That's not even a commentary on their high end talent or depth, as much as it is a commentary on Coors being awesome for boosting hitter's value. The problem is due to this Ibiza for hitting reality, the Rockies have focused their efforts on acquiring top amateur pitching talent. So many of these top arms are...
Via Razzball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies rumors: which closer makes the most sense?

The Colorado Rockies are targeting several key free agent this offseason, none more important perhaps than help for the bullpen. Multiple sources report the Rockies are pursuing free agent Mark Melancon, hopefully as the main closer for Colorado.  The Colorado native Melancon has never allowed a run at Coors Field in six games pitched, crediting his success to the fact that he learned...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Black on Managing (and Run-Prevention) in Colorado

Bud Black has made a lot of tactical decisions at Coors Field. He’s done so from the visiting dugout, having previously served as the skipper of the San Diego Padres. His perspective will be different going forward. Following a year-long stint as a special assistant in Anaheim, Black is now at the helm in Colorado. The Rockies named the 59-year-old former big-league lefty as their...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Prospect Watch: Kyle Freeland and Sam Moll

The Colorado Rockies are inching their back to postseason contenders. It is possible that they are just one or two players away from legitimate threats. While the offense continues to flourish inside the hitter-friendly Coors Field, the pitching is still looking for consistency. Perhaps these two pitching prospects, which got plenty of appearances in AAA Albuquerque, can help the...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 24 Prospects: Colorado Rockies

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Colorado Rockies farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday reportedly says he would consider the Rockies in free agency

Matt Holliday officially became a free agent this week, and the outfielder is not ruling out a return to where it all started for him 13 years ago. Holliday told Troy E. Renck of Denver’s KMGH-TV 7 on Friday that a reunion with the Colorado Rockies is a possibility. “I don’t have any idea of what my market will be but if they were competitive with their offer I’d definitely...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies May Be Closer Than We Think

Let’s start with some facts. The Rockies didn’t play .500 baseball this year. In fact, they played .463 baseball by going 75-87. They allowed more runs than they scored, had one of the highest bullpen ERAs in the game (even after adjusting for park), and still have to wear those hideous black vests every now and then. The vests are probably the largest area of concern for the...
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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