Found February 29, 2012 on
Rockies vs. Rockies in Friday's scrimmage will come with an interesting twist. Todd Helton will manage one team, with Jason Giambi pulling the strings for the other squad.
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Jason Giambi isn't what he once was, but what 41-year-old is? At his age, that he can stay healthy, productive, and occupy an important role for a Major League club is every bit as impressive as his previous accolades. At his peak he was an absolute nightmare for pitchers. Now, he's still scary, but also very wise.
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...
Despite reports that he is ahead in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Colorado Rockies lefthander Jorge De La Rosa is not expected to be back in the rotation until July.
Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca said a pitcher usually needs 13 to 14 months to recover from elbow reconstruction.
"Jorge had the surgery in late May last year, so you calculate that and it's sometime...
(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) After a whirlwind 2011 season, Colorado Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz hopes to pitch more like his old self in 2012.
Acquired from the Cleveland Indians in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade last July, Pomeranz is aiming to cement a spot in the Rockies rotation out of spring training. He made four starts with the Rockies last season without...
To say that there wasn't a lot going on at Rockies Spring Training Wednesday may be the understatement of the season. Sure, there was batting practice, even live batting practice with a real pitcher throwing real pitches, albeit in front of a screen. But, outside of a Carlos Gonzalez first pitch opposite field home run off Jeremy Guthrie, memorable moments were hard to come by.
Marco Scutaro waited, peering around the clubhouse. There had to be more. Maybe they were running late, or scrambling to find tripods for cameras or batteries for recorders.
Troy Tulowitzki's voice is coming in loud and clear at last. Entering his sixth full major-league season, the all-star shortstop is prepared to be the Rockies' leader.
Rockies manager Jim Tracy delivered the traditional opening-of-camp address Monday as the entire team worked out together for the first time.But it was key veteran players who grabbed the spotlight.
The Rockies' interest in pitcher Guillermo Moscoso lies not just in the one thing he could do well, but in the variety of options they have with the right-hander.
Todd Helton is relieved all the hype of a year ago surrounding the big-spending Colorado Rockies has subsided significantly.
Slugger Carlos Gonzalez acknowledges that the $80 million, seven-year contract he received last offseason and Troy Tulowitzki's monster deal might have been a distraction for a club that began 2011 as an NL West favorite.
Helton says, ''When we...