ROCKIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Marlins considering Chris Carter, Mark Reynolds

After hitting the second-fewest home runs in the MLB last season, the Miami Marlins are hoping to add some raw power on the free agent market.According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Friday, the Marlins want to sign a righty first baseman to complement Justin Bour and are considering Chris Carter and Mark Reynolds among other options. Carter, 30, batted .222/.321/.499 in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Prospect Countdown – #3: Jeff Hoffman

We’re getting close to the end of our Colorado Rockies prospect countdown, and it’s time to take a look at the cream of the crop. Today, we take a look at a guy that will look to establish himself as a big league mainstay in 2017. #3: Jeff Hoffman Position: Pitcher Bats/Throws: R/R Age: 24 […] Colorado Rockies Prospect Countdown – #3: Jeff Hoffman - Rox Pile - Rox Pile -...
Via Roxpile
6 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: 3 Players Who Will Bounce Back in 2017

While there were some great moments last season for the Colorado Rockies and some players who had incredible years (we’re looking at you, DJ LeMahieu, Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado), there were others who, shall we say, left a little something to be desired. However, that was then and this is now. With […] Colorado Rockies: 3 Players Who Will Bounce Back in...
Via Roxpile
9 hours ago

The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies: 87. Royce Clayton

We continue our look at the top 100 Colorado Rockies of all time in this article. Here, we look at No. 87 on our list, Royce Clayton. Royce Clayton wasn’t only a standout shortstop in from the Bay Area in real life, he played Miguel Tejada in 2011’s Moneyball. That versatility extended from his 17-year playing career and made him […] The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies:...
Via Roxpile
11 hours ago

2017 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects by Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff

My, look at the price. This could be nice. You’ve covered all your bases.
Via Baseball Prospectus
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

On The Rox podcast: Counting down the days to Scottsdale

Spring is just around the corner and The Denver Post’s Rockies writers Patrick Saunders and Nick Kosmider are counting down the days to Scottsdale. Patrick and Nick discuss who they think will break camp as Colorado’s closer and then dive into the recent Hall of Fame vote. They finish off the podcast with questions from the mailbag, including one about the Rockies’ catching...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies announce schedule for 2017 Winter Caravan

Rockies pitchers and catchers report to spring training three weeks from Sunday to begin the 25th season in franchise history. Next week, new manager Bud Black and several players will get a jump-start on the season. Monday through Saturday, the Rockies will travel throughout the Rocky Mountain region for their 2017 Winter Caravan across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Here...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

American Beauty: The Colorado high school 6-man state football championship

This story originally appeared in Mile High Sports Magazine. Read the full digital edition. There were 12 men on the field and no penalty was called. A Brazilian exchange student was kicking PAT’s that counted for two points and a field goal that counted for four. The PA announcer kept saying “First-and-15” when no flag had been thrown the play before. And where was the 50...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Larry Walker, Rockies forever plagued by Coors Field stigma

  The ballots were in Wednesday to decide the latest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In order for one to be elected, they would need 75% percent of the vote. As the results poured in, Jeff Bagwell (86.2%), Tim Raines (86.0%), and Ivan Rodriguez (76.0%) were the three to be inducted, while Trevor Hoffman (74.0%) fell short by just 1% percent. As for Larry Walker...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Could The Colorado Rockies Be Good In 2017?

With pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training in little less than a month, and with rosters around the league nearly set, so too begins the season of predicting this year’s biggest surprises. Since 2010, Colorado has had the third-worst winning percentage in all of baseball and has not won more than 75 games in a season. However, General Manager Jeff Bridich’s drudgery...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies prospect Pedro Gonzalez has the potential to be a star

Purple Row Prospect No. 16, Pedro Gonzalez 16. Pedro Gonzalez (431 points, 32 ballots) Pedro Gonzalez is a player who has an extremely wide range of outcomes. With his tools and potential, he could become an All-Star at the major league level. Or, he could flame out before Double-A ball. Gonzalez was the big international signing during the 2014 period, receiving a $1.3 million...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Sidelines gave Anderson valuable perspective

Rockies left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson sat in the Dodger Stadium visiting dugout, watching all of a raucous celebration and enjoying none of it.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

Larry Walker still a long shot for Baseball Hall of Fame

Colorado Rockies news and notes for Thursday, January 19, 2017 Walker's Hall of Fame support jumps from '16 | ColoradoRockies.com Despite some compelling campaigning, Larry Walker was not elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. One of his former Montreal Expos teammates, Tim Raines, was elected in his final year of eligibility, while Iván Rodríguez earned election...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Rockies' Winter Caravan to hit road next week

The Rockies will spend next Monday through Saturday spreading baseball cheer through the Rocky Mountain region. Here are details of the 2017 Winter Caravan across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Via mlb.com
2 days ago

Colorado Rockies finally announce agreement with Alexi Amarista

Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Wednesday, Jan. 18 Rockies ink versatile Amarista to 1-year deal | Rockies.com While seemingly old news, the Rockies officially announced yesterday that they have signed Alexi Amarista. While the agreement has been rumored since shortly after Christmas, it appears that neither side was in much of a hurry to get the physical and final...
Via Purple Row
2 days ago

Versatile Desmond ready to rock at first for Colorado

Ian Desmond hopes help guide his new Rockies teammates as he makes his latest position change to first base for Colorado.
Via mlb.com
2 days ago

Rockies, Alexi Amarista complete $1.25 million, 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have completed a $1.25 million, one-year deal with utility player Alexi Amarista. Amarista gets a $1.1 million salary this year, and the Rockies have a $2.5 million option for 2018 with a $150,000 buyout. He hit .257 with 11 RBIs and nine stolen bases last season for the San Diego Padres. Amarista played all over the field, too, seeing time at...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

BSN Rockies Podcast Mailbag: Helton, Walker for Cooperstown and favorite West Wing episodes

  On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman takes questions from Twitter about the Colorado Rockies remaining plans for the offseason, what it would take to land White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana, and how deserving Todd Helton and Larry Walker are for the Hall-of-Fame. Of course, it wouldn’t be a current Rockies conversation without some Ian Desmond talk! Plus, the...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25: No 25: Zach Jemiola

  Welcome to the BSN Denver Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25 where we will rank the organization’s best players who will be 25 years-old or younger on Opening Day 2017. Our parameters for this list are may be different than others it resembles so let us be clear about them: The list was created entirely by the BSN Rockies staff and had no other input from any outside sources...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

Colorado Rockies: work remains before season starts

The Colorado Rockies made a splash early this offseason, signing Ian Desmond to a five-year free agent contract while signing several other key free agents to round out the lineup. The Rockies are now in a prime position to keep their foot on the gas and drive straight into April. The Rockies have upgraded almost every area in which they needed work following another losing season...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Arenado agrees to $29.5 million, 2-year contract

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies and Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a $29.5 million, two-year contract. Arenado will make $11.75 million this season and $17.75 million in 2018. He'll have one year of arbitration eligibility remaining for 2019, after which he would become eligible for free agency. Arenado tied for the NL lead with...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies still tinkering with team as spring training nears

DENVER (AP) A couple more arms for a shaky bullpen. Maybe another utility player or two. Possibly a long-term deal for outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Those are among the priorities for Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich with spring training just a month away. He's not quite done tinkering with a team that's added a new coach in Bud Black , a new first baseman in Ian Desmond...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

15-year-old Fran Belibi becomes the first girl to ever dunk in a Colorado high school game

Regis Jesuit High School’s Fran Belibi threw down a dunk in the team’s game against Grand Junction High School on Friday night, and in doing so, became the first girl to dunk in a Colorado high school game. And Belibi is only a 15-year-old sophomore! Here’s video of the one-handed slam: First Colorado HS Girls Dunk in history. Fran Belibi 15 yr old soph. Regis Jesuit HS...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies have offered Greg Holland multi-year deal

The Colorado Rockies were the worst team in baseball last year in terms of bullpen ERA, and they’re looking to address that problem this offseason. According to a report by Drew Creasman of BSN Denver, the Rockies have approached free agent reliever Greg Holland with a multi-year deal. General manager Jeff Bridich also acknowledged on Wednesday that the team has “checked in”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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