Found June 02, 2014 on Mile High Sports:
Wilin Rosario’s season probably didn’t start out the way he would have liked, arguing with starter Jorge De La Rosa during the Rockies opening day loss to Miami. In hindsight, it’s fitting that Rosario’s season started on such a down note because it’s been pretty much all frustration since then. Rosario avoided the sophomore slump last season, turning in a performance almost exactly as valuable as his impressive rookie campaign in 2012. Unfortunately for the Rockies, whatever potholes he evaded last year have reemerged in what’s been a rocky 2014 campaign. Call it the junior jinx. Rosario comes into Monday with a slash line of .225/.261/.395, well below his career-averages of .270/.303/.490. Rosario’s WAR (according to ranks 32 in baseball out of catchers with at least 100 plate appearances. Last season he ranked 15. In short, what was once a position of strength for the Rockies has turned into a black hole this season. Some of the reasons for Rosario’s struggles have...

Is it time for the Colorado Rockies to start building for next year?

Time for Bill Geivett to shake things up for the Rockies.It is going to take a minor miracle for the Colorado Rockies to make the playoffs.One bad road trip and suddenly a fan base that was injected with optimism is jumping from the bandwagon as if it is filling up with smoke and flames. When things go bad for the Rockies, they go bad in a hurry.Suddenly a team that looked like it...

Reality of who the Colorado Rockies are surfaces as road trip finishes on Sunday

It's time for the Rockies to take Franklin Morales out of the rotation.This was their litmus test. This was their chance to show that they were different than in years past. This was the opportunity the Colorado Rockies had to prove the last of their doubters wrong.Instead, they emptied out the bandwagon and got everyone's minds focused on the Broncos before summer officially...

Eddie Butler Braces For MLB Debut

The Colorado Rockies are set to promote heralded pitching prospect Eddie Butler to make a spot start Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 24th ranked prospect will replace the struggling Franklin Morales in the rotation on what appears to be a start by start basis. The Rockies are struggling having lost 8 of their last 10 and currently see themselves on a 4-game skid thirsty...

Time is now for big and bold moves for the Colorado Rockies

It's time to see what Tyler Matzek can do in the big leagues.Paging Jhoulys Chacin. Mr. Chacin, please pick up a white courtesy telephone.On Sunday, in what might go down as the worst road trip in Colorado Rockies history (and that is saying something), the Rockies supposed ace looked like the kid on your 11-year-old team who forgot he had a game that day and showed up a couple...

Tribe go for the sweep

The Colorado Rockies are probably more than happy to see the end of another road trip. They're likely almost as pleased to get out of Cleveland - given their history there - and will attempt to close out their nine-game trek by avoiding a sweep to the Indians on Sunday. Colorado (28-27) dropped to 2-6 on this trip and 12-20 on the road overall with a 7-6 defeat Saturday. The...

Rockies could turn to Tyler Matzek to help struggling rotation

Another poor start could mean a trip to the bullpen for lefty Franklin Morales as the Rockies begin pondering their alternatives, which could include former first-round draft pick Tyler Matzek. Morales gave up six runs on eight hits in 5 innings Saturday in Colorado's 7-6 loss to the Indians. Two home runs, a three-run drive by Mike Aviles in the second and a two-run blast by...

Carlos Gonzalez leaves game with left finger injury

getty images Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left Tuesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after aggravating an injury to his left index finger. Gonzlaez, 28, has been dealing with the injury for a few weeks now. During Tuesday’s game the finger again swelled up and forced him to leave after the fifth inning. Currently the Rockies have listed Gonzalez as being...

Rockies Swept in Cleveland, 2-7 on the road

The Colorado Rockies (28-28) are off Monday before starting a three game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks (23-36) at Coors Field. Colorado will send out lefty Jorge De La Rosa (6-3) against Chase Anderson (3-0). The Rockies have lost ground to the division leading San Francisco Giants, they now sit back 8.5 games. The Colorado Rockies lost the series opener 5-2, Cleveland Indians...

Struggling Minor League Pitcher Sent Down to Work as Mechanic

Andrew Brown, a starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies single A affiliate Asheville Tourists, has been sent down to work as a mechanic, following the 24 year olds constant struggles on the mound. “We like Andrew.  He’s just been struggling with his command,” said Tourists pitching coach, Tim Strauss.  “And his speed.  And pitch selection.  And everything else, pretty...

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: MLB goes shopping in the Atlantic

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective Major League Baseball had quite the shopping spree, recently signing two independent league players from the Atlantic League. On May 28, Mike McClendon had his contract picked up the by the Colorado Rockies. McClendon isn't a stranger to affiliated baseball. He was drafted by the he Milwaukee Brewers in the 10th...

Gameday Live: Indians vs. Rockies 6/1

Game No. 57: Cleveland Indians vs. Colorado Rockies Where: Progressive Field TV: SportsTime Ohio Starting pitchers: Josh Tomlin (3-2, 3.04 ERA) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (0-4, 5.20 ERA) Game preview: Click here
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