Rockies GM explains Adam Ottavino's multiyear extension

The Colorado Rockies' decision to sign reliever Adam Ottavino to a three-year extension as he recovers from Tommy John surgery generated some head scratches in the baseball world.However, it's a choice that the Rockies front office is confident in – for the mere fact that they are placing their full confidence in Ottavino."We believe in him; we believe in his rehab progress," Rockies...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottavino looking forward to mound rather than movies

DENVER (AP) His pitching arm out of commission, Adam Ottavino became a movie producer for a six-minute documentary about his journey back from Tommy John surgery. Putting aside whether the flick could be an Oscar contender for best documentary for short subject, Ottavino is ready to be a reliever again. Just when that may be remains unknown. The Colorado Rockies right-hander doesn...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottavino and Rockies agree to $10.4M, 3-year contract

DENVER (AP) Right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $10.4 million, three-year contract. Ottavino gets $1.3 million next year, $2.1 million in 2017 and $7 million in 2018 under the agreement announced Monday, which avoids salary arbitration. He would have been eligible for free agency after the 2017 season. The 30-year-old underwent Tommy...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Rockies, Ottavino agree to $10.4M, 3-year deal

DENVER (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Colorado Rockies and right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino have agreed on a $10.4 million, three-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal, which avoids salary arbitration, had yet to be announced. Ottavino gets $1.3 million next year, $2.1 million in 2017 and...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino, Rockies reportedly agree to three-year extension

The Colorado Rockies are apparently confident reliever Adam Ottavino will bounce back well from Tommy John surgery.According to multiple outlets, the Rockies and Ottavino have agreed to a three-year extension worth $10.4 million. The deal, which the team has yet to announce, will pay the 30-year-old right-hander $1.3 million in 2016, $2.1 million in 2017, and $7 million in 2018,...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies sign closer Adam Ottavino to extension

The Colorado Rockies agreed to a three-year extension with closer Adam Ottavino, avoiding arbitration. Adam Ottavino and rockies agree on $10.4M, 3-yr extension. Straight deal, no options. All Bases Covered agency did deal. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2015 The Rockies will pay Ottavino 10.4 million over three seasons. The yearly salary of the deal starts at 1.3...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Rockies, Ottavino agree on 3-year extension

DENVER (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Colorado Rockies and right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino have agreed on a three-year extension. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal has yet to be announced. Ottavino underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in May. The team is hoping to have him back sometime...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino: New Closer With New Weapons

Adam Ottavino has been frustrated by platoon splits over his career. And admittedly, he’s had trouble with the lefties. So he’s looked around baseball for pitchers with similar skillsets that he can learn from. First, he asked me about Steve Cishek, but he quickly understood that his arm slot made him a different pitcher than […]
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

All Three of Adam Ottavino’s Sliders, Identified and GIFed

Adam Ottavino seems like a pretty awesome dude. Not only has he been excellent in relief for the Rockies the past two seasons, but he’s been an outspoken proponent of sabermetrics and FanGraphs, and that’s refreshing to hear from a player. He gave an incredible interview with Brian Kenny on MLB Now, where he admitted […]
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino on his Three-in-One Slider

This past Sunday, I wrote about how Adam Ottavino is studying Garrett Richards‘ pitch usage in hopes of improving his performance against left-handed hitters. Not included in the article were details about his signature pitch, which is actually three pitches in one. The Colorado Rockies reliever throws his slider from two arm angles and with […]
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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