Looking For Power? Look No Farther Than The Trade Block

Baseball is currently undergoing an era in which offensive production is hard to come by and games are dominated by pitchers. Teams in search of a power bat don’t have the amount of options they did in the past. Offensive players have come to be hot commodities on the trade block, sparking a multitude of midseason trades for specifically, power hitters. And with a limited free...
Via On-Base Talk
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

10 Interesting Hitter Stats From 2014

Statistics can be used to tell basically any story you want. You want me to build a case or argue against a player, give me some time and I’ll craft an evidence-based case in either direction. It’s both the beauty and the curse of using statistics, but sometimes it’s just plain old fun to do nothing but take a stat and enjoy it for what it is — an interesting snapshot of...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Colorado Rockies need pitching

The Rockies need pitching. The Rockies always need pitching, but they really need it now. Pitching has never been more important in Major League Baseball, and right now the Rockies are the worst at it in the entire league, squandering the tremendous offensive abilities on the roster.The contrast between the hitting and pitching of the 2014 Rockies was stark, so much so that Gambling...
Via Rockies Review
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets sign Michael Cuddyer to two year deal

            The New York Mets announced Monday that they have signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year deal. Welcome to New York @mcuddy3! We’ve signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year contract. — New York Mets (@Mets) November 10, 2014 Cuddyer turned down a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: One Award Worth Talking About

The stove isn’t on high just yet, but the MLB offseason is in full swing as we near the middle of November. No major dominoes have fallen, which is to be expected. That said, that doesn’t mean there isn’t rumors and rumblings abound. But, what baseball offseason would be complete without another Alex Rodriguez conversation? The correct answer is: all of them. Unfortunately...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies Open To Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez Trade Offers

The Colorado Rockies might be willing to move one or both of their coveted franchise cornerstones. The Rockies are telling teams across Major League Baseball that they’re keeping their “eyes and ears open” for potential deals involving shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, major league sources told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Rockies general manager Jeff...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

It finally appears Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are available

After months of denials, it looks like the Colorado Rockies have finally come to their senses and will listen to offers for Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. Of course, there are caveats. Via Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports…. The Rockies are telling clubs they are keeping their “eyes and ears open” for potential deals involving both players, according to major-league sources...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies open to trading Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez

The Colorado Rockies are reportedly exploring the possibility of trading away the core of their offense. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Rockies recently started telling teams to keep their “eyes and ears open” for potential trades involving shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Rockies owner Dick Monfort previously stated that he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Rumors: Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez could be traded

As the Colorado Rockies head into 2015, they may do so without two of their biggest offseason weapons as Ken Rosenthal wrote the team is willing to move both injury-prone sluggers Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki.#454339066 /' Tulo, CarGo finally available, but not without obstacles. Story:...— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Storylines: Rockies willing to listen on Tulowitzki, Gonzalez

Top Stories For the past six to eight years, the two cornerstones of the Colorado Rockies have been Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez; however, they are now on the trade market entering the offseason. Ken Rosenthal believes that an actual trade happening during the free agency period is slight, but that the Rockies are open to trading one or both stars if the right deal comes...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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

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
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Won’t Move Key Pieces

According Bill Geivett, the Rockies senior vice president of Major League operations, the team likes what they have and won’t look to make major changes in the offseason. In a report filed by Thomas Harding of, the Rockies will be bringing back the majority of their front office personal and think they have the necessary players to win if everyone is healthy. “We like...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 03, 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

Carlos Gonzalez To Have Season-Ending Surgery

#453273528 / Neil Mehta Staff Writer  Former All-Star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez will have season-ending surgery on his left knee to repair his patella tendon repaired.  This has been an horrible season for Gonzalez who also had an right ankle problem and a tumor in his left index finger. Gonzalez was hitting .238, 11 home runs and 38 RBIs this season. Gonzalez...
Via TopSportsReport
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzalez joins Tulo, out for the season

An awful week, in the midst of a terrible season, just got a little worse. It didn’t take long, after news broke that Troy Tulowitzki will undergo surgery and be out for the season, for the other shoe to drop. Thursday night, the Rockies announced that his all-star running mate, Carlos Gonzalez, will have surgery on his left patella tendon and miss the rest of the year. Gonzalez...
Via Mile High Sports
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Carlos Gonzalez to have season-ending surgery Monday

The Colorado Rockies have announced that star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will undergo season-ending surgery to repair the tendinitis in his left knee. Dr. Tom Hackett will perform the surgery, and he expects Gonzalez to need five to six months to recover, which would allow Gonzalez to report to Spring Training on time in February, 2015. #Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez will have surgery...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez To Undergo Season-Ending Knee Surgery

Mandatory Credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images via After relaying the news that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki would miss the season to hip surgery, the Colorado Rockies other star, Carlos Gonzalez, has now become their latest casualty. According to the Rockies’ Twitter handle, Gonzalez will reportedly undergo surgery on his left patella tendon, and miss the rest of the 2014...
Via The Sports Journal
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki Both To Have Season Ending Surgery

Just one day after announcing that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki would be undergoing season ending surgery on his hip, the Rockies have announced that Carlos Gonzalez will also undergo season-ending surgery to repair the patellar tendon in his left knee. August 14 Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss the rest of the season to repair a labrum tear on his left hip according to...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez might be shut down for season

  The Colorado Rockies might shut down injury-riddled outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for the rest of the season. Gonzalez is on the disabled list with left knee tendinitis and a sprained right ankle. He was out earlier this season after doctors found and removed a small tumor in his left index finger. Colorado manager Walt Weiss said before the game Thursday that Gonzalez will meet...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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