Posted March 02, 2012 on
Like it or not, outfielder Dexter Fowler is going to have a large impact on the Rockies' success this season. It's a scary proposition for Rockies fans, who have seen the talented Fowler lose his swing during each of the last two seasons and earn demotions to the minor leagues. 

Colorado Rockies: 3 Up and 3 Down

After making the playoffs in 2009 and simply running out of gas at the finish line in 2010, the Colorado Rockies fell on their face in 2011. Their 73-89 record was made possible by some awful pitching. The Rockies gave up the 2nd most runs in the National League. Ineffectiveness by the eventually traded Ubaldo Jimenez, coupled with Jorge De La Rosa coming down with a season-ending...

After neck injury, Nicasio ready for anything

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Leadoff home run? No problem. Bases loaded? Whatever. Bad inning? Kid stuff. It's hard to imagine the minor troubles of baseball bothering Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio much anymore, as he's already won the greatest battle of them all in returning to the mound after suffering a fractured vertebra last season. It was only six months ago that...

Gonzalez determined to return to 2010 form

A year ago, Carlos Gonzalez discovered fame and fortune. Now, he's determined to find fun again. The Colorado Rockies' left fielder was a carefree, budding star back in 2010, full of verve and vigor. He flirted with the Triple Crown in his first full season in the big leagues, winning a Silver Slugger and a Gold Glove to go with his NL batting title at the tender age of...

Top 15 Prospects: Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies minor league system has some interesting prospects, many of whom are almost MLB ready, but the depth in the system is not overly impressive. The organization is not known for putting much emphasis on amateur talent acquisitions – either through the draft or the international market – although the club has made a few shrewd trades, including the Ubaldo Jimenez...

A Fresh Start for Rockies Young Arms

It didn't take Bill James to figure that the Rockies needed better pitching last season. General Manager Dan O'Dowd said after the Jorge De La Rosa injury and before the trade deadline that he wanted to acquire pitchers with club control beyond the 2011 season. He did that when he added LHP Drew Pomeranz and RHP Alex White from the Indians in August as well as RHP Tyler Chatwood...

Team Giambi Wins in Style

This one was a lot of fun, and not necessarily for baseball reasons. Friday at Salt River Fields the Rockies played an intrasquad game that saw Team Giambi trounce Team Helton 6-0. Jason Giambi even poured salt in the wound by calling for a steal up 4-0 in the final inning of play. 

Rockies Battery Problems Already Apparent

The Spring Training Cactus League season has yet to officially start for the Colorado Rockies, it begins Saturday with a split squad game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields, but some of the problems the Rockies might have this year are starting to become apparent not only to observers but to people inside the organization. 

Report: Red Sox Sign Billy Buckner, Garrett Mock to Minor League Deals

Bill Buckner could end up taking the field for the Red Sox this year. Not that Bill Buckner, but 28-year-old pitcher Billy Buckner, who has signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox, according Buckner -- who is not related to the former Sox first baseman -- pitched at the Triple-A level in the Colorado Rockies system last season, going 4-8 with a 6.03 ERA in 23 appearances...

Fowler displaying 'strong' spring presence

Ask around, and keep a close eye on Fowler, and you'll hear players and Rockies staff buzzing about it at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick: There's a new Dexter Fowler in town.

Pomeranz, Bauer tie 1-1 in Pitching Duel

A record crowd of 12,528 at Salt River Fields saw the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play to a 1-1 tie in ten innings Saturday. As Rockies Manager Jim Tracy said after the game, "The pitchers are way ahead of the hitters." They certainly were as neither team scored off the oppositions starter and both teams notched a single run in the 4th inning. 

Diamondbacks 1, Rockies 1(10)

Top prospect Trevor Bauer retired all six batters he faced in his spring training debut Saturday and an Arizona Diamondbacks split-squad and the Colorado Rockies tied 1-1 in 10 innings. Bauer, the third overall pick in last year's draft out of UCLA, struck out two. He threw seven pitches in the first inning, striking out Dexter Fowler looking and getting Marco Scutaro and Carlos...
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