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Colorado Rockies can't use injuries as an excuse for not trying hard

Ryan Spilborghs called out the Rockies effort.The only thing worse than injured bodies in team sports is selfish play.There is no doubt that the Colorado Rockies have been riddled with injuries once again. While the past few seasons have been bad, the 2014 campaign has been marred by guys going onto the disabled list. No one will ever know how this season would have gone for the...
Via Rockies Review
July 02, 2014  |  1 Comment

Former Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs announced his retirement

Ryan Spilborghs spent six seasons as an outfielder with the Colorado Rockies, becoming a fan favorite for his walk-up music (“Sweet Escape”), myriad of mustaches, car commercials and his big hits (like the unforgettable grand slam against the Giants). Spilborghs hit .272 with 42 home runs and .345 on-base percentage in 619 games with the Rockies. After spending a season in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

LINK: Ryan Spilborghs on PEDs

There are a lot of opinions about the use of performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. The BioGenesis reports have put those opinions back front and center, and if you want sensationalized outrage, you don’t have to look very far to find it. That’s why I’m linking to this piece in the Denver Post by former Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs. In the piece, Spilborghs...
Via Fangraphs
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians sign Spilborghs, Petit

Ryan SpilborghsToday the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Ryan Spilborghs and infielder Gregorio Petit to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League spring training camp.Spilborghs, 32, has played in 619 total games at the Major League level - all with the Colorado Rockies - and owns a career batting average of .272 with...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Indians Likely to Sign OF Ryan Spilborghs

In a move that will by no means satisfy the team’s need for a power bat, the Cleveland Indians are reportedly linked to former Colorado Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs. The versitile veteran outfielder is coming off of a season where he hit .210 in 223 plate appearances and a WAR of -1.1. However, as has been the theme of the last several months, Spillborghs has a considerably...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians Likely To Sign Ryan Spilborghs

Free agent outfielder Ryan Spilborghs is likely to sign with the Indians, Troy Renck of the Denver Post tweets. The Boras Corporation represents the outfielder, who was non-tendered in December. Spilborghs posted a .210/.283/.305 line in 223 plate appearances for the Rockies in 2011, appearing at all three outfield positions. The 32-year-old has a career .273/.357/.443 line against...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Spilborghs, Cody Ross Two Intriguing Outfield Options Still Available for Red Sox

Here we go again. It's easy to feel that way if you're a Red Sox fan. Pitchers and catchers don't report to Ft. Myers for a month but the team is already dealing with injury issues, the kind that went a long way toward derailing the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Carl Crawford is the latest to join the recovery ward. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his wrist to remove cartilage...
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Forget Smith And Take A Look At Spilborghs

I’m not understanding all this buzz over Colorado outfielder Seth Smith. A few Mets rumors have even hinted that the Mets could swap either Jon Niese or Daniel Murphy for the Rockies’ 4th outfielder. Really? Why? Snith, 29, has had a very mediocre career batting .275 with a .348 OBP in 1,286 AB over his five year major league career. He’s a corner outfielder with good range...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

The Colorado Rockies non-tender Ryan Spilborghs

The Rockies have decided not to tender 32-year old righty swinging outfielder Ryan Spilborghs a contract for the 2012 season, making him a free agent. Spilborghs played in 98 games for the Rockies last year and he was 42 for 200 (.210 avg, .588 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 3 homers, 22 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. He played in 619 games in his seven years with the Rockies and he was 424...
Via Rockies Locker
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Rockies make Spilborghs a free agent

The Rockies announced Monday that they've declined to tender a 2012 contract offer to outfielder Ryan Spilborghs, which makes him a free agent after 619 regular-season games with the club.
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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