Jon Gray’s foot injury not expected to be serious

Rockies news, notes and links for Saturday, March 25th. Rox don't expect Gray's sore toe to be serious | Rockies manager Bud Black says the team is not too worried about the sore left foot that saw likely Opening Day starter Jon Gray pulled early from his start yesterday. Gray originally injured the foot coming out of the batter’s box in his previous start, but Black says...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Rockies optimistic after Gray is roughed up, leaves game with foot injury

Friday was a tough day for Rockies No. 1 starter Jon Gray. The hard-throwing right-hander was roughed up to the tune of five earned runs in just 2.2 innings pitched against the San Francisco Giants at Salt River Fields. Gray allowed seven consecutive hits in the third inning before leaving the game with a sore left foot. Still, despite the performance and the injury, manager Bud...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

WATCH: Bud Black pleased with Senzatela’s outing, despite loss

The Rockies threw everyone a bit of a curveball Thursday when they optioned right-hander Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque, ending his run at the club’s 2017 major league camp. Having lost Chad Bettis from the rotation when his cancer returned, Hoffman was widely expected to grab the No. 5, or even the No. 4 spot in the Rockies’ rotation. Now, it appears that job will be going...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Rockies plan to use aggressive baserunning to put more pressure on opposing pitchers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bud Black never liked dealing with “sneaky fast” baserunners during his 15 seasons as a major league pitcher. But despite his previous disdain for speed on the basepaths, Black now recognizes its value. The Rockies manager wants his players to employ a similar strategy on the basepaths in order to make things as difficult as possible on opposing pitchers...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

Black sharing insight with Rockies' young arms

One of the first things Bud Black said when the Rockies hired him as their skipper was that he "sees the game through the pitcher's eyes," and sometimes those words are meant to be taken literally.
2 days ago

Rockies' injury woes mount with Tom Murphy's broken forearm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy will miss four to six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right forearm. Manager Bud Black said Murphy broke his arm Saturday in a game against the Cubs when he was hit by Anthony Rizzo's bat while throwing to second base on a steal attempt. The ball sailed into center field and Rizzo was called for interference. Murphy...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Black on Managing (and Run-Prevention) in Colorado

Bud Black has made a lot of tactical decisions at Coors Field. He’s done so from the visiting dugout, having previously served as the skipper of the San Diego Padres. His perspective will be different going forward. Following a year-long stint as a special assistant in Anaheim, Black is now at the helm in Colorado. The Rockies named the 59-year-old former big-league lefty as their...
Via Fangraphs
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Bud Black reportedly interested in Rockies manager job

Could a return to the NL West be in the tea leaves for Bud Black? According to a report by Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post on Tuesday, Black has confirmed that he is interested in the Colorado Rockies’ vacant managerial position. Black, the former NL Manager of the Year, previously managed the San Diego Padres, going 649-713 (.477) in nine seasons before being fired in 2015...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Braves to interview Ron Washington, Bud Black

The Atlanta Braves will interview external candidates Ron Washington and Bud Black for their future managerial opening, reports Mark Bowman of Atlanta has interviewed a handful of internal candidates thus far. Interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez, and third base coach Bo Porter have all met with Braves management for the...
Via The Outside Corner
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Murphy won't be back as Padres manager next year

Pat Murphy will not be getting the “interim” tag removed from his job title. Shortly after their regular season finale, the San Diego Padres announced that Murphy will not return as the team’s manager next season. The San Diego Union-Tribune‘s Dennis Lin was first with the news on Twitter: Padres announce that interim manager Pat Murphy will not return in the same capacity...
Via The Outside Corner
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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