Found March 06, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
I was just as surprised as anyone when I heard the news that Marco Scutaro had been traded. It had been pretty clear after last season that Lowrie wasn't the answer so not bringing him back was an obvious choice - but the Scutaro thing really left me puzzled. Marco wasn't going to wow anybody with the glove and yeah his arm left a lot to be desired. But the guy could hit a little bit and he really seemed comfortable in his role. Besides, wasn't Iglesias supposed to be still a couple years away? And don't forget that former Royal great, Mike Aviles, was down in Puerto Rico learning how to play the outfield to "maximize his value to the club." When a play is asked to work on other positions - it doesn't exactly scream "confidence".So what do the Sox do to answer my frustrations and fears? Bring in the incomparable Nick Punto who has played 100 games or more only once in the past four seasons and over 125+ just twice in his entire 9 year career. ...

Rockies P may get 'extreme DUI' charge

Colorado Rockies pitcher Alex White could be charged with "extreme DUI" after registering a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit in Scottsdale, Ariz., police said Monday. White was arrested about 9:15pm Saturday night after his blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.174, according to a police report. The legal limit is 0.08 and, under Arizona law, the...

Rockies 5x5 2012 Prospect Rankings

The Rockies system isn't overly deep. However, it is headlined by a couple of prospects that are unanimously considered top 100 prospects by industry experts. Also, most of the prospects featured here will be making an impact in the majors in short order. Top 5 fantasy prospects 1- Nolan Arenado, 3B Arenado made enough strides in the field to silence many of his defensive...

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki Plays a Prank on MLB Fan Cave Finalist

Fan Cave finalist Shaun Kippins got pranked recently by Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in Arizona. Troy was being interviewed by Shaun and left an item with Shaun for safe keeping when he was pulled away for a minute. Shaun handed off the item to another member of the Rockies who asked for it and when Troy returned looking for it, hilarity ensued. via Traina Article found...

MLB Fan Cave finalist Shaun Kippins pranked by Troy Tulowitzki (Video)

MLB Fan Cave finalists have to do a ton to prove that they are baseball’s biggest fan. These guys and gals show off their hundreds of hats, t-shirts, and crazy tattoos just for a chance to take home the honors. As if that wasn’t hard enough work, Troy Tulowitzki and the Rockies had to go and screw with finalist Shaun Kippins. As you saw in the video above, Tulowitzki was talking...

Player Profile #4: Troy Tulowitzki | SS | COL

Knock Troy Tulowitzki for his injuries, but he’s proven that he’s the game’s best shortstop. Sure he may not steal as many bases as he used to, but when he chooses to run he usually succeeds (80% success rate). Last year he cut down his swinging strike percentage (4.5%) for the third straight season and he continues to draw walks at an above average rate (9.7 BB%). Over the...

Video: Tulo punks MLB Fan Cave finalist

While Spring Training is a time for MLB players to get in shape for the regular season it’s not all about business. They’ve got to have some fun themselves and they sure use the semi-relaxed part of the season to do so. Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had an interview with one of the finalist for MLB’s Fan Cave and things well didn’t go quite as planned. ...

Rockies take Monday's game 6-5

Monday at Salt River Fields, the Colorado Rockies were the home team in front of a crowd of 7,758 people and the fans went home happy when first basement Ben Paulsen, who added a toe tap this offseason, hit a walk-off home run off the first pitch he saw from Diamondbacks RHP Jon Albaladejo. In the 6-5 victory, Rockies pitchers owned the afternoon.

Giants rally to defeat Rockies 8-6

Jamie Moyer pitched two innings of scoreless ball in his first outing in 18 months and the Colorado Rockies tagged Tim Lincecum for five runs before the San Francisco Giants rallied for an 8-6 victory Wednesday. The 49-year-old Moyer last pitched July 20, 2010, when he was with Philadelphia. Soon after, he had Tommy John surgery. He struck out one and gave up one hit for the Rockies...

The fallout from the Ubaldo Jimenez trade continues

July 30th, 2011 will be remembered by Colorado Rockies fans as a very dark day. Few fans pictured this image before the 2011 season began.As news that the team had indeed traded their ace, Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians, fans stood in shock. Despite a disappointing first half of 2011, Jimenez was the first true dominant pitcher in club history. Making the move even more...

2012 MLB Preview: The Colorado Rockies

Look at this man. See how he brings his massive intellect to bear on his lineup card, searching with all his might for any small advantage.  Few people in history have been so universally praised for their tactical insight as this fellow. Patton? Perhaps. Sun Tzu? Maybe. But it is only names like these that deserve to call themselves peers of the man you see before you. Yes, this...

LeMahieu flashes leather around infield

The fifth starter's job isn't the only battle going on here at Rockies Spring Training. The last few bench spots on the 25-man roster are up for grabs. Charlie Blackmon seems to have the inside track on the 4th outfielder job, but the team is also going to carry a backup infielder. It's early in camp, but that job very well could go to D.J. LeMahieu. 

Giants 8, Rockies 6

Jamie Moyer pitched two innings of scoreless ball in his first outing in 18 months and the Colorado Rockies tagged Tim Lincecum for five runs before the San Francisco Giants rallied for an 8-6 victory Wednesday. The 49-year-old Moyer last pitched July 20, 2010, when he was with Philadelphia. Soon after, he had Tommy John surgery. He struck out one and gave up one hit for the Rockies...

Rockies mascot Dinger the Triceratops Tebows with Rockies players (photo)

A photo obtained by TMZ shows Colorado Rockies mascot Dinger the Triceratops getting in on the not-played-out-at-all craze of Tebowing along with some Rockies players somewhere in Phoenix, Ariz., close to where the team holds its Cactus League-based training camp in nearby Scottsdale. This isn’t the first time the mascot has been captured on film [...]

Spring Training Game 3: Rockies @ Cubs

Rockies Lineup Dexter Fowler, CF Jordan Pacheco, 1B Michael Cuddyer, RF Ramon Hernandez, C Casey Blake, 3B Brandon Wood, SS Tyler Colvin, LF Chris Nelson, 2B Wilkin Castillo, DH Pitcher: Guillermo Moscoso Cubs Lineup David DeJesus, RF Marlon Byrd, CF Blake DeWitt, 2B Alfonso Soriano, DH Ian Stewart, 3B Junior Lake, SS Anthony Rizzo, 1B Welington Castillo, C Brett Jackson, LF...

Clayton Mortensen Out to Prove He's More Than Just 'Financial Flexibility' for Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Financial flexibility has a name. That name is Clayton Mortensen. When shortstop Marco Scutaro was traded to the Rockies in January, it was deemed a move to create financial flexibility -- the term most associated with the trade -- for the Red Sox' payroll, not to snag a promising 6-foot-4, 185-pound sinkerball pitcher. Having been traded twice before...
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