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Bridich takes baby step in right direction

Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich isn’t standing pat – and that’s perhaps the most promising thing about his brief tenure so far with the team. The decision to part ways with pitching coach Jim Wright and bullpen coach Bo McLaughlin isn’t exactly revolutionary - not after the Rockies finished with a MLB-worst 4.86 earned run average that wasn’t just a product...
Via Mile High Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies let go of pitching coach Wright

The Colorado Rockies have decided to part ways with pitching coach Jim Wright and bullpen coach Bo McLaughlin in new general manager Jeff Bridich’s first move since taking over. The decision ends a long relationship with Wright, who’d been with the organization for 18 years, three as pitching coach. Wright served as pitching coach in 2002 and then again from 2013-14. Pitching...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cuddyer At Two Years Fits Sandy’s Plan

Andy Martino of the Daily News sees free agent Michael Cuddyer as the exact sort of piece that fits the Mets offense and that people familiar with the Mets’ thinking say that they consider him attractive on a two-year deal. With the Mets highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, coupled with a lack of money to add a more significant player, Cuddyer makes...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cuddyer’s fate is new GM’s first big test

The Colorado Rockies newly minted general manager Jeff Bridich has a big offseason in front of him. Inheriting a team that finished the 2014 season with a record of 66-96, Bridich is tasked with fixing a bullpen that allowed 5.05 runs per-game, last in baseball, and a rotation that forced it to throw the 525.2 innings, the third most. The fact that Bridich doesn’t have much...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yes Network’s Facebook Page Called Rockies Troy Tulowitzki ‘Sexy’ (Photo)

Troy Tulowitzski isn’t too sure how he feels about being called sexy.  Yes Network isn’t just around when it’s baseball season. Today on their Facebook page, they began to discuss replacements for Derek Jeter and their wording is a bit of an eyebrow raiser.  Well, a “sexy choice” sounds like something a Twitter user would say. Better wording next time, please, Yes Network...
Via Geeks and Cleats
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Rumors: Russell Martin to Colorado?

The Colorado Rockies struggled to a 66-96 record this season, fourth in the National League Central. Although third in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Rockies were derailed because of a staff that was 30th in ERA at 4.84. One player who may help both the offense and the staff is veteran catcher Russell Martin, who should be at the top of the list of free agent catchers this...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mile “highs” from the Rockies’ 2014 season…yes, there were some

For the Colorado Rockies, the 2014 season was the same sad song as their past few years. Injured superstars get paid big bucks but can’t deliver a full season, an aged veteran turns out the best performance amidst a roster of young and upcoming talent, and pitching that lacked any real reliability. Yeah, I guess you could say that the Colorado Rockies could be described with all...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies can’t even fire their GMs right

Yesterday, the Rockies finally moved on from their bizarre tandem GM arrangement that has led them to four straight years of 88 or more losses. This is a great sign of progress for a very backwards organization, right? NOPE. It turns out that clearing out Dan O’Dowd and Bill Geivett wasn’t there intention at all. In fact, they actually tried to give O’Dowd an extension....
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Eddie Butler to miss AFL with back pain

The Colorado Rockies struggled to a 66-win season in 2014 in large part to a pitching staff that was 0th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 4.84. One pitcher who the Rockies are hoping for big things from in the future is number two prospect Eddie Butler. He will miss the Arizona Fall League with back pain which surfaced during his final starts of the 2014 season.#456228508 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on the Colorado Rockies front office moves

Dick Monfort is the real problem for the Colorado Rockies.Dreams do come true.However, as is the case with Colorado Rockies fans, those dreams don't always play out the way they were originally thought up.On Wednesday morning, Rockies fans were jolted out of their sleep by text messages from friends announcing that Christmas had come early. The Rockies had accepted the resignation...
Via Rockies Review
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Co-GMs O’Dowd and Geivett are out in Colorado, but is change actually coming?

According to reports, the GM tandem of Dan O’Dowd and Bill Geivett are finished with the Colorado Rockies. In so doing, they bring to an end one of the longest-tenured but most dysfunctional front offices in baseball. Or at least they have nominally because Colorado has already named a new GM in Jeff Bridich, who had been serving as the senior director of player development. Even...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Bridich replaces Dan O’Dowd as Rockies GM

Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd and senior vice president of Major League operations will resign. Jeff Bridich, who has spent 10 seasons in the Rockies’ front office, has been promoted to general manager. O’Dowd has been the Rockies GM since 1999, he also became the chief baseball officer during the 2012 season.  Geivett has been with the club since 2000 and...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Failure to make changes might hurt the Colorado Rockies more than they think

Dick Monfort simply doesn't get it.Dick Monfort is fiercely loyal. Nearly everyone agrees on that.That is what everyone says about the Colorado Rockies owner. That is why he hasn't done what the owners of 27 other teams have done, some several times, since he hired Dan O'Dowd to be the general manager of the Rockies. Since 1999, when O'Dowd was brought on board, all...
Via Rockies Review
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the affiliate changes signs of even bigger changes for Colorado Rockies?

The Rockies said goodbye to the Sky Sox.Goodbye, Colorado Springs. Nice knowing you. Goodbye, Tulsa. It was fun while it lasted. See ya later, Pasco, good luck in the future.The Colorado Rockies announced big changes on Wednesday, moving their two top level minor league affiliates from Colorado Springs and Tulsa and signing on with Albuquerque and New Haven, Connecticut respectfully...
Via Rockies Review
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Colorado Rockies

For a minute there, the Rockies looked like they were going to be the Cinderella story of the season. After the first week of May, the Rockies were tied for first place in the NL West much to the surprise of everyone. But by the time the All-Star break hit, however, Colorado was tied for last place in the NL West, much to the surprise of no one. Despite an MVP caliber season...
Via The Outside Corner
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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