Found January 10, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Juan Nicasio
TEAMS: Colorado Rockies
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Comeback trail: Colorado’s Juan Nicasio takes major step in recovery from broken neck

The scariest injury of the 2011 baseball season is shaping up to become 2012's most inspirational story: Colorado Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio has taken a major step in his recovery from the broken neck he suffered on Aug. 5. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Nicasio, who has been throwing off a mound for several weeks in the Dominican Republic, graduated to facing...

Rockies Season Preview Q&A: 2012

Last year, it looked like the Colorado Rockies would be strong contenders for the division title. Instead, they finished in fourth (73-89), 21 games out of first place. Fun fact: the team used thirteen different starters last season, and seven guys made 10+ starts for the them. (For comparison’s sake, the Giants used eight starters, only five of whom made 10+ starts). Anyway, as...

Report: Wilson chooses NFL over baseball

MADISON, Wis. -- Former Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson has notified the Colorado Rockies that he will pursue footballthis yearinstead of reporting to spring training, according to multiple reports. "I want to put all my focus in football and see where it takes me," Wilson told The New York Times. "I know that I have the talent, aptitude and leadership to succeed...

Rockies Fan Fest next weekend: Tulo, CarGo, Giambi scheduled to attend

DENVER — The Rockies are expanding their FanFest next weekend, providing a day for the general public. Season-ticket holders and mini-plan holders will have exclusive access Saturday Jan. 21 at Coors Field to coaches and players. The Denver Post has confirmed that Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Jason Giambi, Dexter Fowler and Wilin Rosario are among the players attending this...

What the Colorado Rockies and Troy Tulowitzki can learn from the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow

The Colorado Rockies had their window. They had their chance to be in the Denver sports spotlight.That chance came and went, thanks in large part to the new face of Denver sports, Tim Tebow.The scene was set for the Rockies to take over. The Broncos were coming off a 4-12 season in which their head coach was fired and their team was in disarray. To top it off, the NFL was heading...

The BP First Take: Tuesday, January 10 by Daniel Rathman

There are few scarier moments in life than seeing a baseball hurtling toward your head at 100 mph. Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio experienced that firsthand on August 5, when an Ian Desmond comebacker struck him near the right temple before the righty had time to react. Remarkably, less than six months after suffering a fractured vertebra in his neck, Nicasio is back on the...

Just Hand Us the Trophy Right Now

According to various sources, the Red Sox have signed Aaron Cook to a minor league contract.Joking aside, Cook might be better than his won-loss record and career ERA of damn close to 5 (4.53) might look like. He's spent his entire career in Colorado, a notorious hitter's park. He's 32, old for this year's shopping list but young enough to surprise us. Welcome to Boston, kid.

Rockies May Not Have Budget Space For Millwood

The Rockies offered Kevin Millwood a guaranteed $1MM prior to acquiring Kevin Slowey at the Winter Meetings, reports Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  The Millwood offer included approximately $1MM more in incentives, but the 37-year-old righty sought $3MM guaranteed.  With Slowey having agreed to a $2.75MM salary, Renck says the Rockies have little room in the budget for Millwood...

Source: Wilson to pursue football, not baseball

Former Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson has notified the Colorado Rockies he is pursuing football and will not report to spring training, a source close to Wilson told's Joe Schad.
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