Found October 06, 2011 on
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Rockies co-owner Dick Monfort recently conducted a Q&A session with fans over at The Denver Post. Here are the highlights...
Third base, a right-handed bat, and outfield stability are at "the very top" of the team's "to-do" list this winter, but Monfort cautions that there isn't much third base talent to go around. They still feel Ian Stewart can be their solution at the hot corner.
Monfort emphasized that the team must develop homegrown pitching because "paying a pitcher $15 million per year when he is in the latter stages of his career is a mistake our club cannot make if we expect to be a competitive team."
Monfort expressed his pleasure with manager Jim Tracy and GM Dan O'Dowd, noting that they "believe in continuity in our leadership group."
The Rockies consider themselves to be a mid-market franchise, like the Rangers or Brewers. Monfort is in favor of a ten-team playoff scenario, or as he put it, "anyt...
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30-year old righty swinging 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff will become a free agent as soon as he clears waivers. Kouzmanoff played in 27 games for the Rockies this year and he was 25 for 98 (.255 avg, .713 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 3 homers and 16 RBIs. He has now played in 672 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 633 for 2,478 (.255 avg, .720 OPS) with 265 runs scored, 85...
According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff has elected free agency after clearing waivers.
The Rockies acquired Kouzmanoff from the Athletics late in August. Kouzmanoff hit .235/.284/.372 with 7 HR's and 33 RBI's in 234 AB's for the Athletics and Rockies in 2011.
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Ian Stewart continues rehabbing his injured left wrist, leaving him unable to attend the Arizona Instructional League as he hoped. Stewart has inflammation in his tendons and remains in Denver receiving treatment. The instructional league ends in a week, so Stewart will not be ready in time.
If he’s healthy, Stewart plans to play winterball in Mexico. The Rockies are exploring...
According to Troy E. Renick of The Denver Post, the Rockies are extremely interested in David Wright.
The Rockies had terrible production at third base in 2011. During the first minute of the first Spring Training game of the season, Ian Stewart sprained his knee. When he returned, he had an awful year. The 26 year-old hit .156, with 6 RBI, 14 runs, and O homeruns in 136 plate appearences...
Thursday's roster maneuvers began an offseason when the Rockies won't be slamming doors as much as leaving them cracked halfway open.
According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, The Colorado Rockies will be aggressive in their pursuit of third baseman David Wright this offseason.
They understand that Wright is coming off a poor season and dealt with a back injury, but they believe Wright would return to form and get a huge offensive boost switching from Citi Field to Coors. They are also well aware that his...
The Colorado Rockies reportedly are outrighting third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and will be in the market this offseason for a new glove at the hot corner. There’s plenty of speculation about which players the Rockies might pursue, with the New York Mets’ David Wright at the top of the list. Other potential targets, according to [...]
Photo by Michael Baron Ian Stewart struggled with injuries and then never got off the ground offensively, Colorado then tried Kevin Kouzmanoff who was recently waived after an unsuccessful try out for the position. Troy Renck of the Denver Post believes the Rockies will attempt to make a big splash this off-season by obtaining a big bat at 3B. Renck has heard the Rockies may...
Third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff elected to pursue free agency after being outrighted from the Rockies' roster, the club announced on Thursday.
The Rockies' roster maneuvers have begun, claiming third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff as the most high-profile victim.