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With about a month before we hit MLB’s July 31st trade deadline, let’s take a look at a few teams with closers who may be moved by that time.
Colorado Rockies: At 37 years old, Rafael Betancourt clearly isn’t the long-term option for the Rockies, but he has been extremely effective since being acquired from the Indians in 2009 (this season’s excellent 2.67 FIP and 4.14 K/BB are his worst rates since donning a Colorado uniform). As it stands now, Matt Belisle is the next in line for saves. Belisle is a strike throwing groundball machine (1.58 BB/9, 61.8% GB), a pretty good combo if you’re going to pitch in the thin air of Coors. The more exciting option in the Rockies bullpen is Rex Brothers. Brothers was sent down to the minors after struggling with his control in May, walking as many batters as he struck out (8) in 6.1 innings. Since getting called back up to the big leagues on June 2, he’s struck out 19 of 43 batters faced in 11.2 IP, walking only 3. If you’re in a holds league, o...
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The Rockies won on Thursday, but the issues remain.Marco Scutaro was the hero of the day for the Colorado Rockies. He laced an 11th inning single that scored the winning run, giving the Rockies an 11-10 victory, and a series split against the Nationals.The game saw the Rockies score seven runs in the first two innings. The offense, using a Jim Tracy style day game lineup, found a...
Michael Cuddyer will remain a member of the Colorado Rockies. Even though the team has allegedly received numerous calls about the veteran outfielder, Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd has insisted that Cuddyer isn’t going anywhere. But with the Rockies already 13.5 games back, and Cuddyer struggling, O’Dowd may want to reconsider.
When Cuddyer signed his three-year, $31.5 million contract...
The plight of the Colorado Rockies would be hilarious if the whole thing weren't so dang depressing. Midway through a wretched season that is getting worse by the minute, the Rockies are a team ravaged by injuries, ineffectiveness and, worst of all, poor management both in the dugout and in the front office. They are a franchise that simply screams to be blown up and rebuilt...
After nine seasons and 72 more games into a 10th, Bob Apodaca had enough.
The job of being a pitching coach is challenging at any level. Toss in the wild and wacky world of Coors Field, and, well, Apodaca decided, enough was enough.
"I'm fried," he said.
Apodaca asked to be reassigned within the Colorado Rockies organization and was moved into the role of special...
The perception surrounding Tyler Colvin has been that the Cubs mishandled their 2006 first round draft pick and a change of scenery would probably do him good. But the perception is really not correct. Colvin has far too many flaws in his game and was given opportunities by the Cubs to prove he belonged in the big leagues and he did not produce. Perhaps the perceptions began with...
Left-hander Josh Outman was sitting on a big lead and in line for a win, but for the second straight start he couldn't make it through the requisite five innings. Saturday at Texas, Outman took the mound in the fifth with the Colorado Rockies leading the Rangers 11-1. Manager Jim Tracy loosened the reins on the 75-pitch limit for his four starters and let Outman throw 92 pitches...
Jeff Francis showed that you can pitch at Coors Field.So much for that theory.On Friday night, Jeff Francis showed Dan O'Dowd what the formula for winning at Coors Field is. The lefty went six shutout innings. He gave up only three hits. He walked one and struck out one. Francis threw 82 pitches.Francis pitched well enough to give the Rockies a chance to break the game open with...
Harper’s 8th career home run off Rafael Betancourt in the top of the 9th inning.
I knew Bryce Harper couldn’t get out of town without dialing one long distance in Colorado. He waited until his final at-bat in the four game series to put another notch in his belt. This one tied the game at 10-10 off Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt. The Rockies escaped with an 11-10 victory in...
Jeff Francis pitched six scoreless innings, and Rex Brothers bailed out newly recalled Tyler Chatwood before the Colorado Rockies broke out for a 10-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Michael Cuddyer and Wilin Rosario each hit two-run homers in the eighth inning to help secure the win for Francis.
Francis (1-1) became the first Rockies starter to earn a win since...
To say that the Colorado Rockies are going through a tough year would be a gross understatement. The major league club enters Thursday in complete shambles having lost 16 of their last 20 games since Alex White and Christian Friedrich won back to back starts on June 3-4.
Marco Scutaro's RBI single in the 11th inning gave Colorado an 11-10 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday after the Rockies squandered a seven-run lead.
Jonathan Herrera doubled with one out off Craig Stammen (3-1). After pinch-hitter Jason Giambi walked, Dexter Fowler hit a fly ball to deep center that was caught by Bryce Harper. Herrera tagged up and took third...
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The Colorado Rockies' rotation remains a work in progress, but at least the team is hitting the ball.
The San Diego Padres just broke out of their brief slump in a big way.
Left-hander Jeff Francis will try to help the Rockies post their first set of back-to-back victories in more than three weeks Friday night, when San Diego's Jason Marquis makes his first start in Denver...
Dan O’Dowd, GM of the Colorado Rockies, responded to the recent rumors that the team was shopping outfielder Carlos Gonzalez:
“The Carlos Gonzalez thing is a joke,” O’Dowd said. “We’re not trading Carlos Gonzalez.”
Gonzalez is a great player, but is he really worth holding onto?
First off, let’s look at what Gonzalez has done: