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Rockies place Jordan Lyles on DL, recall Tommy Kahnle from Triple-A

  According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies have placed starting pitcher Jordan Lyles to the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left toe. #Rockies moves. Lyles to DL. RHP Tommy Kahnle called up for relief. RHP David Hale will pitch in Tuesday’s DH as 26th man. — Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) June 1, 2015 Lyles sprained his toe on May 23 against...
Via Baseball Essential
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Robinson compliments Rockies' third baseman Nolan Arenado

Few compliments can be held in greater esteem for a third baseman than those coming from 16-time Gold Glover Brooks Robinson. Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado just got one of those. Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post quotes Robinson:"I pick up the paper every morning, and there are three guys I follow," the 78-year-old Robinson, a Hall of Fame third baseman, said by phone. "Nolan...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Homestand will determine the course of the Colorado Rockies season

  The Colorado Rockies got crushed on Monday night 11-4. It shouldn’t have been a huge surprise to anyone. Kyle Kendrick was due for a clunker and it may as well come when he was facing Clayton Kershaw. No lose should be easy to take, but the odds were stacked against the Rockies on Monday night, and considering their recent success, losing Monday wasn’t the end of the world...
Via BSN Denver
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Dahl to have spleen removed

Colorado Rockies prospect David Dahl has made the tough decision to have his spleen removed, his agency announced on Twitter. .@ddahl21 has made the difficult decision to have his spleen removed tomorrow. Doing so allows him to return (1/2) — Sosnick Cobbe Karon (@SosnickCobbe) May 31, 2015 (2/2) this season instead of next year, though it also brings other challenges. #Courage...
Via Mile High Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB June Power Rankings: How Good Are the Rockies?

Today is the first day of June, which means it’s time for our updated MLB power rankings.  The end of each month marks a good time to evaluate where each team stands in the league as a whole. Find out where Justin Dyer ranks DJ LeMahieu, Troy Tulowitzki, and the Colorado Rockies . Power Rankings Link: http://topsportsreport.com/featured/mlb-power-rankings-june-edition/
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies continue winning ways on the road

  The Colorado Rockies put up football scores at Coors Field and forget to show up on the road. That’s what tradition has bestowed upon the Rockies. Their fans have almost accepted that if the team is going to make a run at the playoffs, that they simply have to cross their fingers and hope for a few wins away from Coors Field. Even in the good years, like 2009, the Rockies were...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Ben Paulsen challenged to be 'on balance' by Glenallen Hill

Before Ben Paulsen was called up by the Rockies on May 19, the first baseman/outfielder received some advice from Triple A manager Glenallen Hill. According to MLB.com, Paulsen said:"The last week I was down there in Triple A, he challenged me as a hitter to be on balance," Paulsen said. "Even if you're fooled, be on your legs. He challenged me, saying, 'I don't care if you're 0...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Butler continues run of strong starts for Colorado Rockies

  Baseball is a funny game. Two weeks ago, all Colorado Rockies fans could talk about was how badly the bullpen was being overworked because of the Rockies starting pitchers inability to get deep into the game. The starters were nibbling at the strike zone, walking way too many opposing batters, then being forced to throw pitches down the heart of the plate that ended up causing...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect David Dahl suffers ruptured spleen

David Dahl, the Colorado Rockies 10th pick in the 2012 first-year player draft, was injured Thursday afternoon in a Double-A game. Dahl was chasing down a short fly ball and collided with second baseman Juan Ciriaco. According to Baseball America, Dahl is the top-hitting prospect in Rockies organization Dahl was hospitalized with a possible concussion and ruptured spleen, along with...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies prospect David Dahl injures spleen in collision

Colorado Rockies outfield prospect David Dahl was the 10th overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, and has been a top 100 prospect in each of the next three seasons. But he’s been swamped by injuries throughout his pro career, playing in a total of just 240 games over those three-plus seasons. On Thursday during AA New Britain’s game with Altoona, Dahl was involved in an outfield...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies pitching improved over last five games

The Rockies have now won four of their last five games, and the pitching has certainly been a major factor. Rockies starters pitched at least six innings in each of those games and had a collective ERA of 3.31 over that stretch, according to Purple Row.Two newcomers contributed quality starts over that stretch -- David Hale and Chris Rusin -- and Chad Bettis continued to show improvement...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Grinders are helping the Colorado Rockies

Baseball is a funny game. Mired in a 10-game losing streak, Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss was taken to the hospital where he underwent an appendectomy on May 13. That same night, scheduled starting pitcher Jordan Lyles lasted just one inning before a lined ball off of his hand sent him to the clubhouse for an early night. After Christian Bergman pitched the game of his young...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Troy Tulowitzki is More Aggressive, Less Productive

Troy Tulowitzki has been in the news lately because of his desire to be traded away from Colorado (and then his desire not to be), but less publicized is the fact that he’s also in the midst of one of the least productive offensive stretches of his career. His above average walk/low strikeout plate approach has […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Real Carlos Gonzalez Please Stand Up

The Colorado Rockies are struggling as is their 5-tool right-fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Cargo is barely batting over the “Mendoza Line” after 40 games into the 2015 season as fans and poolies alike search for answers. When healthy, Gonzalez is an integral part of the Rockies offensive cog and one of the premier talents in the game. The 29-year old Gonzalez has experienced a litany...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies fan catches foul ball in jacket pouch (Video)

A Colorado Rockies fan used the front pouch of their jacket to catch a foul ball in the fourth inning of Saturday night's game against San Francisco. You certainly don't see that every day.[MLB] This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Will Tulo Stay?

Troy Tulowitzki The Colorado Rockies stand at the bottom of the NL West with no answer to their many struggles. As the front office and coaching staff try to figure out ways to improve the roster, one idea that comes to mind is starting from scratch and rebuilding from the ground up. What would be the first step for the Rockies in this situation you ask? Surprisingly, finding a...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What can MLB teams offer for Troy Tulowitzki?

Some news-that-isn’t-really-news came out yesterday: Troy Tulowitzki will not demand a trade from the Rockies. After meeting with his agent, he decided against trying to force their hand, and will continue to play with the Rockies until they decide to trade him on their own timeline. But that is why this news isn’t really news, […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez: From potential MVP to potential albatross

The Rockies had a chance to trade Carlos Gonzalez before season started. In fact they’ve had many chances over the last couple of years. Or at the very least they could have tried. They haven’t finished above .500 since 2010 (83-79) so it’s not like they kept him because they were in the midst of a playoff push. Now it looks like CarGo isn’t going anywhere but down. If...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki will meet with agent to talk about requesting trade

Troy Tulowitzki and his agent will meet this week to discuss whether they will approach the Colorado Rockies about requesting a trade. The New York Post’s Joel Sherman talked with Tulo’s agent Paul Cohen who said it would be “silly” for them not to discuss the possibility of asking for a trade. It was a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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