Posted October 04, 2012 on
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Jim Tracy wants a chance to put the pieces back together.
The manager of the Colorado Rockies will meet with Bill Geivett, the team's director of major league operations, Friday to discuss the direction of a club that just completed its worst season ever.
The Rockies' 98-loss debacle featured a historically awful starting rotation that won just 20 games at Coors Field, a realignment of their front office, a pitching coach that quit midseason, devastating injuries to Todd Helton and Troy Tulowitzki, among others, and an uncertain future for Tracy.
''Ace'' acquisition Jeremy Guthrie, who was brought in to eat up innings, went 1-5 and flirted with a 10.00 ERA at Coors Field before being traded to Kansas City for Jonathan Sanchez, who posted an 8.59 ERA at home.
Jhoulys Chacin, Jorge De La Rosa and Juan Nicasio, who are expected to anchor the rotation in 2013, spent most of this season on rehab. And the two prized prospects the Rockies obtained from Cleveland...
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The 2012 Colorado Rockies season came to an end on Wednesday.Congratulations! The Colorado Rockies season is over, and you made it through. It took a long time, it was painful to watch, but in the end, the Rockies avoided 100 losses and are faced with inevitable change heading in to 2013.The Rockies ended on a positive note, winning both their final game and their final road series...
Denver, CO. The Colorado Rockies acting GM Bill Geivett will meet with manger Jim Tracy to determine whether he will return for 2013. If the Rockies choose to go a different direction they will be parting with the only person with a clue. Dan O’Dowd has proven he doesn’t belong running the major league club by demoting himself to the minors with scouting responsibility. Bill...
Some thought the Colorado Rockies would bring Troy Tulowitzki back for the final part of the regular season, just to give the fans a look at their favorite shortstop and to get him some work. Instead, Tulowitzki went to the instructional league in Arizona. This rubbed some people the wrong way, but Tulowitzki said he simply wasn't ready for the big leagues.
In an interview...
The Colorado Rockies endured the worst season in their 20-year history and lost a franchise-record 98 games. They didn't enter the season with realistic hopes of contending after 89 losses in 2011 but expected to improve and finish with a record around .500. Instead, they regressed badly. The silver lining in this lost season was that a host of rookies and players with limited...
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s the best baseball-themed mohawk of the season. Just like FOX Sports Arizona said, “it took 162 games, but we finally have a winner for hairdo of the season.”
I’d love to turn this guy upside down and use him as a broom. Splendid look, splendid. And if you have any idea who this gentleman is, please email us.
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As the Major League regular season winds down, it becomes time for teams to start preparing for the offseason and decide what the team is going to look like for next year. The Colorado Rockies front office could have started preparing months ago, but sadly the only deadline deal made sent Marco Scutaro to the Giants for not much in return.
An awful season ended well for the Colorado Rockies and embattled right-hander Jeff Francis.
Francis earned his first victory in more than a month and the Rockies used two unearned runs to beat Ian Kennedy and the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Wednesday night to conclude disappointing seasons for both teams.
Francis (6-7) allowed a run on five hits in five innings in his first victory...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jeff Francis earned his first victory in more than a month and the Colorado Rockies used two unearned runs to beat Ian Kennedy and the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Wednesday night to conclude disappointing seasons for both teams.
Francis (6-7) allowed a run on five hits in five innings in his first victory since July 27. He had gone 0-3 in six outings since then....
This guy showed up for the Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game last night and clearly won the hairdo of the year. Seriously it looks like a pro did it for him. Not saying I would do the same thing, but damn if I don't respect it. Not to mention the game didn't mean anything in terms of playoffs.
Guillermo Moscoso was at-bat in the game's most crucial moment.The Colorado Rockies have been writing the same story over and over again. With one night left in the season, there was no reason to change the script.The game ended on a walk-off 3-run homer off the bat of Aaron Hill, but the turning point came much earlier than that.With starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin rolling along...