Rockies rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic

Everyone is very familiar with the definition of insanity, so there’s no reason to shove it down your throat once again. And everyone is very familiar with how the Colorado Rockies have embodied that definition. The Rockies have been laughingly, depressingly predictable. That was until now or at least that’s what everyone at 20th and Blake want the populous of Denver to believe...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Left Field VORP Revisited

View image | As you might imagine, outfield is one of the deepest positions in any fantasy draft. The trouble is that different leagues treat outfielders differently. Some of them consider them collectively while others break them down by their individual positions. Here we will break them down by the individual positions and then let you break that down how you...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies knew changes were needed after their fourth straight losing season, one that saw them drop 96 games and barely avoid a third straight last place finish in the NL West. But rather than trading the high salaries of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez and rebuilding, the Rockies instead dumped GM Dan O’Dowd and replaced him with Jeff Bridich in hopes that a change...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies knew changes were needed after their fourth straight losing season, one that saw them drop 96 games and barely avoid a third straight last place finish in the NL West. But rather than trading the high salaries of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez and rebuilding, the Rockies instead dumped GM Dan O’Dowd and replaced him with Jeff Bridich in hopes that a change...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' De La Rosa leaves with groin injury in loss to A's

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jorge De La Rosa's first Cactus League start was cut short when the left-hander aggravated a lingering groin injury in the third inning of the Colorado Rockies' 3-2 loss to a split-squad of Oakland Athletics on Friday. De La Rosa, scheduled to start Colorado's home opener on April 10, had his spring debut pushed back twice due to a groin strain. He pitched...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki, Gonzalez sleek on bases; Rockies lose to D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Rockies sluggers Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez raced around the bases at the same time and without difficulty Wednesday night, clearing another hurdle in their return from season-ending operations last year as a Colorado split squad lost 6-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tulowitzki went from first to third on Gonzalez's double to right field off Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Have Most Expensive Home Opener in Baseball on Secondary Market

View image | One of the best traditions in sports is Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. All teams are tied for first place, and it’s the beginning of a (possible) magical season. Whether you take a day off from work to catch your team’s home opener during the day or if you have a family affair at your favorite ballpark at night, Opening Day is a celebration...
Via KCM Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

CarGo looking healthy after injury riddled season

Looks like Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is finally getting back to playing form. In the Rockies 1-0 preseason win over the Cincinnati Reds, CarGo hit an opposite-field, ground-rule double in the first inning and finished the game 2-for-3 from the plate. “I feel good, better than I expected after I didn’t play for, what, six months?” said Gonzalez. The former...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez debuts with 2 hitless frames, Rockies rip Mariners

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Felix Hernandez's first spring start began with a 400-foot flyout and a walk before the Seattle ace settled down to throw two hitless innings Tuesday in the Mariners' 9-3 loss to a Colorado Rockies split squad. Back after posting an AL-best 2.14 ERA last season, the right-hander's first pitch was hit by Corey Dickerson to the wall in center. After a walk,...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki, Gonzalez return for Rockies in tie vs. Reds

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Troy Tulowitzki was upset at failing to drive in a run and Carlos Gonzalez described opening day-like jitters, but the Colorado Rockies stars were happy to be pain-free in their return from season-ending injuries during a 2-2 tie with a Cincinnati split squad Monday. Tulowitzki, the four-time All-Star shortstop, struck out looking and popped to the catcher...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #14: Adam Jones | OF | BAL

A back-end first round pick in 2014, Adam Jones didn’t quite live up to his draft day value, but he was pretty darn close. In Yahoo! leagues he ranked 20th overall and in ESPN leagues he finished 23rd. Given the extremely slow start Jones got off to last year (.265, 1 HR, 11 RBI in April), I think most Jones owners were ultimately happy they risked selecting him with the ninth...
Via Baseball Professor
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #23: Carlos Gonzalez | OF | COL

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! The narrative around Carlos Gonzalez, the one and only “CarGo” (sorry, Carlos Gomez) heading into 2015 is well understood. Everyone will claim he’ll only have as much value this year as his knee, index finger, ankle, lower leg, upper back, thigh, wrist...
Via Baseball Professor
23 days ago  |  Discuss

For Colorado Rockies fans, 2015 represents hope for respectability

Salt River Field at Talking StickThe time has arrived.The Colorado Rockies head back to Scottsdale to train for another season. For every baseball fan, this is an exciting time of year.There is reason for every team to hope, and the Rockies are no exception to that. This is a team that has been decimated by injuries in the past few years. Those injuries have particularly plagued...
Via Rockies Review
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gonzalez, Rockies eye healthy 2015 to end skid

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Carlos Gonzalez was smiling, joking with teammates and pain-free on Saturday. The Rockies slugger is healthy after a rugged 2014 season that included knee surgery. But how long will he and Colorado's other injury-prone star, Troy Tulowitzki, stay on the field - or even together? And will the Rockies find a way to shore up baseball's worst pitching staff? Many...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Belly’s 2015 MLB Power Rankings (30-26)

30) Colorado Rockies When it comes to injuries it really doesn’t get any worse than the Colorado Rockies. They have so much talent and you could say they have two of the better players in the game in Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. Colorado’s success this season is going to be based on the prospects that they […]
Via The Majors National
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #55: Ryan Braun | OF | MIL

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! This is the part where I eat crow, right? Fine. Last year I had this to say about Ryan Braun, who we had ranked fourth overall in our Top 200 Countdown because yours truly pushed for it...
Via Baseball Professor
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

88-Year-Old Lew Dunlap Takes Home Rockies Fantasy Camp MVP

Anyone who watches baseball knows the Colorado Rockies—outside of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez—are an absolutely joke. But perhaps their first step towards respectability will be signing Lew Dunlap. Yes, the 88-year-old man who stole the show at Rockies Fantasy Camp by storming the mound. Dunlap, however, showed he wasn’t just a crazy old man trying to show up the...
Via Busted Coverage
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Time to Trade is Now for the Rockies

“When he is healthy he is one of the greatest shortstops baseball has ever seen.” “When he is healthy he is one of the most dynamic outfielders in the game today.” These are the statements that have accompanied Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for, at least, the past two seasons. There is no denying the All-Star caliber talent that...
Via Hot Stove MLB
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

What Are The Chances Carlos Gonzalez Is A Cardinal By Opening Day?

Not good. But let’s go through this anyway. PROS: The last 2 seasons prior to 2014, Gonzalez was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner. He’s a corner outfielder. Under contract for 3 more years @ 53M total. Career .520 SLG. CONS:  He ended last season under the knife to repair a torn patella tendon. Compares his flashy play to Ricky Henderson. He’ll command a profusion of prospects...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Rockies ready to rebuild?

The Colorado Rockies do weird things. Whether it’s reorganizing the front office in a way that puts the GM in charge of the farm system instead of the major league roster or having the new GM put an office in the clubhouse, they operate in a way that is unusual for an MLB franchise. Even […]
Via Fangraphs
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies willing to listen to offers for Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki

For the first time, the Colorado Rockies sound willing to trade shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and/or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. The Rockies are telling clubs they are keeping their “eyes and ears open” for potential deals involving both players, according to major-league sources. The mere willingness to discuss Tulowitzki and Gonzalez is a departure for Colorado, which previously...
Via Fox Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

With A Crowded Outfield, Does Colorado Move Carlos Gonzalez?

David Schoenfield of ESPN speculates that with Michael Cuddyer expected to accept his $15.3 million qualifying offer, the Colorado Rockies now find themselves with a glut in the outfield. So by giving Cuddyer that offer, the Rockies are betting on his return and given that Justin Morneau is still under contract, Cuddyer will play in right field the majority of the time. “The Rockies...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitch F/X data for Ben Klimesh and Carlos Gonzalez

The Arizona Fall League has several stadiums that have the Pitch F/X system installed in them and this year the team that the Cincinnati Reds players are on plays in one of those stadiums. Today we are going to take a look at the two right handed relievers out in Arizona. Ben Klimesh Let’s take a quick look at the raw data first. Player Pitch Avg Velo Top Velo Usage Ben Klimesh...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez puts Denver condo up for sale Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who had the middle third of the left patella tendon repaired and a bursa sac removed in a surgery last month, is selling his downtown Denver condo. Gonzalez, who might not be healthy enough to begin Spring Training on time, has listed his 5,193 square foot condo at the Four Seasons Denver for $4,950,000...
Via Sports-Glory
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Michael Cuddyer, Carlos Gonzalez, Rafael Betancourt

Although Michael Cuddyer certainly showed his bat was back to major league standard when he hit for the cycle on Sunday, his fitness might not have been, as he had to sit out on both Tuesday and Wednesday with hamstring tightness. In other Rockies news, it may be a while before Carlos Gonzalez is ready to play, while Rafael Betancourt could actually return from his Tommy John...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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