Sunday Notes: Cactus League Meanderings

On Friday, we ran a dual interview with Rockies outfielders Chris Denorfia and Charlie Blackmon on the subject of launch angles and bat paths. I’ve asked a few other players for their their opinion — we’ll hear from them in the near future — as well as a few managers and coaches. Craig Counsell and Jeff Banister are among them. “Telling a player to hit a pitch harder isn’t...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies’ outfielder Chris Denorfia gets creative to stay healthy

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As he has aged, 36-year-old Rockies outfielder Chris Denorfia has had to get creative to keep his body healthy, especially after back surgery. Most players rely on weight training. But to improve his strength and flexibility, Denorfia exchanged barbells for horizontal bars. He took up a gymnastics program. “Part of the problem with an aging body is losing...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

600 Chris Denorfia Bobbleheads Left on Doorstep

Whoever said “you can never have too much of a good thing” never had 600 Chris Denorfia bobbleheads dumped in front of their house. But that’s exactly what happened to Philip Jia and his San Diego roommates recently. “We thought it was from a drug cartel or something,” Jia’s roommate Jalena Lau said. “But when we went through them, they were just regular bobbleheads...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

600 Chris Denorfia bobbleheads mysteriously left on doorstep

A group of roommates living in University City, San Diego, recently became the proud owners of 600 bobbleheads dolls depicting former Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia. Philip Jia, one of the home’s residents, told NBC 7 in San Diego that he called the police when he discovered the boxes, not knowing what they contained or if they should be moved. The woman who answered the phone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Hundreds of Denorfia bobbleheads inexplicably left outside SD residence

Although he no longer plays for the Padres, Chris Denorfia is now the talk of the town in San Diego.That is, for no reasons that are directly related to the 35-year-old outfielder, but rather for his Padres bobblehead, hundreds of which were recently mysteriously dropped off just outside of a residence in University City, San Diego.According to NBC San Diego, roommates Philip Jia...
Via FOX Sports
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Sign Veteran Outfielder

The Chicago Cubs announced the signing of Chris Denorfia to a one-year deal on Friday evening. Denorfia, 34, played with the Padres and the Mariners last year but he’s been in the league since 2005. Hitting .230 with three home runs and 21 RBIs last season, he’s expected provide a left-handed bat to complement Chris Coughlan. He could also spell Jorge Soler as needed, giving...
Via Sports Mockery
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Denorfia to Seattle; Padres Receive 2 Prospects

The San Diego Padres have official announced the trade of utility OF Chris Denorfia to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Stephen Kohlscheen and Minor League OF Abraham Almonte. The move came less than two hours before the official MLB Trade Deadline at 4:00pm ET. Denorfia, a 19th round pick by the Cincinnati Reds back in the 2002 MLB Draft, was acquired by the Padres from...
Via Friarhood
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Denorfia: Improvement By Not Being Endy Chavez

The Mariners are one of the pseudo-contenders who are are hanging around the second wild card chase, leaving them in the somewhat awkward position of wanting to upgrade but not being in a position where a significant move makes good sense. We currently estimate their playoff odds at 18%, about the same as the Indians, […]
Via Fangraphs
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Blue Jays interested in Chris Denorfia

The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to acquire San Diego Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres, according to Jon Morosi
Via Baseball Essential
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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