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FRANKLIN MORALES RUMORS

Royals Sign Franklin Morales To Minor League Contract

Morales pitches for the Royals in 2014. Karl Gehring, The Denver Post. The Kansas City Royals announced on twitter that they have signed left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales to a minor league contract. Morales served as the Colorado Rockies swingman last year, but ended up starting 22 games in 38 appearances out of necessity. The 28-year-old lefty joined the spotty Rockies rotation...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Season can't end soon enough for Colorado Rockies fans, expect more excuses from the front office soon

Franklin Morales couldn't help the Rockies score runs on Saturday.Every game counts.Baseball purists will talk about how important every game is in a 162 game season. They will point to several seasons in which it came down to the final game, and even on occasion the 163rd game in order to sort it all out.Don't tell a fan of the Colorado Rockies how important all 162 games are.For...
Via Rockies Review
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales isn't the answer for the Colorado Rockies in the 5th spot in the rotation

Franklin Morales isn't the solution for the Rockies rotation.If the Colorado Rockies are going to make a playoff run in 2014, Franklin Morales can't be a part of their starting rotation.It is easy to complain about a fifth starter. Every team in baseball would like to improve the back end of their starting rotation. There is a reason a guy is a fifth starter. He isn't good enough...
Via Rockies Review
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Morales of the story is that Franklin wants to be in the Colorado Rockies rotation permanently

Franklin Morales has been better than anyone expected for the Rockies.There is a reason why Franklin Morales was one of the first pitchers taken in your fantasy baseball draft during spring training.Oh wait. He wasn't? No one took him at all? Oh yeah. Everyone expected him to be in the bullpen with an ERA hovering around 5.50 for the Colorado Rockies.On Tuesday night, as the Rockies...
Via Rockies Review
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales states his case for staying in the rotation for Colorado Rockies

Franklin Morales was great on Thursday.It wasn't the typical gem, but it still qualifies as one.With the eyes of the Denver sports world waiting for the Avalanche's incredible come from behind win, Franklin Morales was quietly stating his case for a permanent spot in the Colorado Rockies starting rotation.For some reason, when Morales pitches, the sense of confidence and domination...
Via Rockies Review
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales Gets One More Chance

Once upon a time, Franklin Morales was the future of the Rockies. That time was 2007 and 2008, but things have never really worked out the way they were supposed to for the Venezuelan lefty. Now though, he has a World Series ring, but more importantly, another opportunity to be a starting pitcher in the […]
Via Fangraphs
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies and LHP Franklin Morales avoid arbitration

Franklin Morales and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The team announced the deal Wednesday night. The Rockies acquired the 27-year-old Morales and right-hander Chris Martin from the Boston Red Sox in December for infielder Jonathan Herrera. Morales first signed with the Rockies in 2002 and pitched for Colorado from 2007-11. He spent...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Trade For Jonathan Herrera: What now?

Earlier this afternoon, the Boston Red Sox traded lefty reliever Franklin Morales and minor league pitcher Chris Martin for 29-year old infielder Jonathan Herrera. While obviously this isn’t exactly a huge trade, it does hint at which dominoes may or may not fall before spring training. Let’s take a quick look at what this means for the Red Sox going forward:   Bullpen loses...
Via isportsweb.com
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Trade Franklin Morales For Infielder Herrera

(Getty Images)Well, the Red Sox did trade a pitcher for infield help—just not a starter. Today, Boston dealt left-handed reliever Franklin Morales back to the Colorado Rockies for infielder Jonathan Herrera. Morales spent three years in Carmine Hose—was 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA. He  The soon-to-be 28-year-old Venezuelan coughed up fewer hits (256) than innings pitched (281.1) during...
Via FenwayNation
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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