Found February 22, 2012 on Denver Post:
"Pitchers and catchers report." The phrase carries romantic notions of spring, green grass and faces blushing pink with optimism.

Jim Tracy extended 'indefinitely'; message to Colorado Rockies fans is confusing

If nothing else, the 2011-2012 offseason has been confusing for Colorado Rockies fans.On Monday in Scottsdale, the Rockies announced that they have reached a "handshake" agreement with Jim Tracy which will allow him to be the manager of the club "indefinitely."What does that mean? Well, that is where the confusion comes in. Read through comments on Twitter and...

Rockies give manager Tracy 'indefinite' extension

Jim Tracy will remain manager of the Colorado Rockies as long as he sees fit. The Rockies announced Tuesday that Tracy has been given an "indefinite" contract extension. General manager Dan O'Dowd said he and Tracy have a handshake deal and that no paperwork has been signed. Tracy, 56, is under contract through the upcoming season. The former National League Manager...

Rockies’ players pleased, confused by Tracy’s ‘indefinite’ contract extension

SCOTTSDALE — Jim Tracy’s contract extension brought congratulations and confusion this morning. Several players interviewed were pleased to learn this morning that the manager has a new “handshake” agreement, but were unsure what “indefinite” entailed. “What does that mean? I have never heard of that,” reliever Matt Belise said. “But what it says to me is the confidence...

Video: Rockies’ Tulo, CarGo, Helton take cuts

brightcove.createExperiences(); SCOTTSDALE — There’s a closeness to spring training that doesn’t exist in the regular season or arguably any professional sport. The players feel like they are constantly in arms reach. And they certainly are in full view of a flip-camera. Monday, I filmed Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Todd Helton and Casey Blake taking cuts. I was roughly...

Rockies' Dexter Fowler gains power in offseason but not at expense of speed

Don't look. Just listen. The ball sounds louder coming off Dexter Fowler's bat.

Arenado hopes to expedite promotion with good spring

Nolan Arenado sees this Spring Training camp as an opportunity. If he takes advantage of it the way he's done others recently, he could find his way to Coors Field soon enough.

Betancourt won't change approach in new role

Rafael Betancourt's role in the Rockies' bullpen this year is drastically changing. But the reliever is adamant his approach will not.

Guthrie begins adjustment to National League

Jeremy Guthrie had plenty of new faces to meet as the Rockies got Spring Training under way, but his largest concern centered upon what he figured to be the most difficult thing about his transition to the new club: how to bunt.

Rockies' young left-hander Drew Pomeranz armed with rare poise

Drew Pomeranz didn't have an ounce of magic in his left arm last season in a late-September game against Houston.

Rockies manager Jim Tracy has indefinite extension

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy has received what general manager Dan O'Dowd calls an "indefinite" contract extension.

Rockies, manager Tracy have handshake deal

Jim Tracy has a handshake agreement to remain with the Colorado Rockies.

Rockies minor leaguer Torres suspended

Colorado Rockies minor league pitcher Joseph Torres has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
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