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Royals Sign Franklin Morales To Minor League Contract

Morales pitches for the Royals in 2014. Karl Gehring, The Denver Post. The Kansas City Royals announced on twitter that they have signed left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales to a minor league contract. Morales served as the Colorado Rockies swingman last year, but ended up starting 22 games in 38 appearances out of necessity. The 28-year-old lefty joined the spotty Rockies rotation...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Royals Opening Day Lineup

With pitchers and catchers reporting yesterday, it is officially baseball season. Though we still have many long weeks ahead before opening day, the roster has already begun to take shape. The Royals enter 2015 with less question marks to be decided in spring training than any year in recent memory. The starting 9 are set, with Salvy, Hosmer, Infante, Escobar, Moose, Gordon...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies fans should prepare themselves for the injury propoganda

The Rockies weren't bad in 2014 simply because of injuries.Copy. Paste. Repeat.Those three words seem to be what the majority of Colorado Rockies writers will be busy doing over the next few weeks. For the past four seasons, the standard pieces coming out in the papers and online about the Rockies are all about how the previous season was derailed by injuries.The articles will highlight...
Via Rockies Review
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 will be a better year for the Colorado Rockies

Could the Rockies be good in 2015?Something that many people don't know about a Colorado Rockies blogger is that they simply cannot win.That has nothing to do with the baseball team. It has everything to do with what gets written.Trust me. Write something about how the Rockies could be good, or how a player is destined for greatness, and the pitchforks come out. Rabid fans looking...
Via Rockies Review
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Monkey’s plans for the Angels offseason

Each offseason since 2009, I have written this column, detailing my plan for what the Angels should do to improve the roster. Each offseason since 2009, the Angels have been blatantly ignoring my plan and they haven’t won a single playoff game in that time. Coincidence? I think not! Fine, if that’s really how you want to play it, Angels, then you have given me no other choice...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers top Rockies 6-5 in 12th on wild pitch

LOS ANGELES (AP) Scott Van Slyke scored the winning run on Franklin Morales' wild pitch in the 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Saturday night. The Dodgers (93-68) have won four straight, including an NL West-clinching victory over San Francisco on Wednesday. They are locked into the league's No. 2 playoff seed. Colorado's bullpen retired...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies finish off home schedule with a sweep of the Diamondbacks

Coors Field closed it's doors for the season on Sunday.Believe it or not, the Colorado Rockies played a game on Sunday.It might seem hard to believe, as the entire focus of the Denver sports scene was on the Denver Broncos trip to Seattle to avenge their Super Bowl blowout loss.Strangely, the Rockies had more success over the weekend than the Broncos did. The Rockies got a good pitching...
Via Rockies Review
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Season can't end soon enough for Colorado Rockies fans, expect more excuses from the front office soon

Franklin Morales couldn't help the Rockies score runs on Saturday.Every game counts.Baseball purists will talk about how important every game is in a 162 game season. They will point to several seasons in which it came down to the final game, and even on occasion the 163rd game in order to sort it all out.Don't tell a fan of the Colorado Rockies how important all 162 games are.For...
Via Rockies Review
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Monday: September 8, 2014

My success of Saturday was short lived and Sunday thumped me with another sub-par day. Pitchers I should have counted on and did not: R.A. Dickey, Franklin Morales, Yordano Ventura, Brad Hand and Derek Holland. Pitchers I counted on and should not have: Cole Hamels, Tyson Ross, Ryan Cook and Tim Hudson.That above pretty much sums up what went wrong yesterday. One thing...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lessons that the Colorado Rockies should learn from their three-game sweep of the Padres

Wait, the Colorado Rockies three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres isn't the lead for all of the local late night newscasts?There must have been something else going on in town that overshadowed the Rockies.While the Broncos were destroying the Colts, then watching them claw their way back into the game, the Rockies were heading to the airport after completing their first home three...
Via Rockies Review
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies clinch sweep over Padres

Colorado 6, San Diego 0 When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, September 7, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 78° Umpires: Home – CB Bucknor, 1B – Dan Iassogna, 2B – Adam Hamari, 3B – Quinn Wolcott Attendance: 26102 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 6, Padres 0: Franklin Morales struck out six in six innings and Jackson Williams hit his first major-league home run ...
Via Mile High Sports
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Arenado homers to help Rockies sweep Padres, 6-0

DENVER (AP) Nolan Arenado homered, Franklin Morales pitched six solid innings for his first win in two months, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Sunday. Jackson Williams also went deep for his first major league home run for the Rockies, who swept a three-game series for the first time since June 13-15 in San Francisco. Colorado has won four straight, its...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Sep 1

Welcome to September, everyone! I apologize for the light posting schedule these last few days, both with the Daily DraftKings Picks and Daily SP Rankings. I’ve run into some unexpected technical difficulties that have prevented me from picking lineups, updating the necessary files, and generally maintaining the daily operations of the site that have run so smoothly all season...
Via Baseball Professor
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Monday: September 1, 2014

The last day of August was not looking very good after five games. With losses by the Yankees, the Phillies and the Rays, the picks were sitting at 1-4. But then I ran the table and finished at 10-4. To be honest, if the game had been allowed to finish (suspended), I would have been wrong to finish at 10-5, but we won't know the final outcome until September 22 when the game is completed...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Aug 27

Yesterday I suggested a Giants stack against Jorge De La Rosa plus Matt Shoemaker in the rotation. Shoemaker and Buster Posey delivered big and my pair of Dodgers chipped in solid efforts, but the rest of the Giants did little. Overall the lineup scored 114.30 points, finished outside of the money in the Daily Moonshot, and won most of its double ups. In terms of rank, it beat 61...
Via Baseball Professor
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Time for the Colorado Rockies to change their model

Boone Logan had another horrible night for the Rockies.A bunch of Luke Skywalker's and Darth Vader's went home bitter on Friday night.While the Colorado Rockies seemed happy to sell extra tickets using a Star Wars Night gimmick, the play on the field looked all too familiar.After a lackluster performance on the mound from starter Franklin Morales, the bullpen came in and did what...
Via Rockies Review
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Morales scratched from start Friday vs. Reds

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have scratched left-hander Franklin Morales from his scheduled start Friday with his wife in labor. Instead, the team will send reliever Matt Belisle to the mound against Cincinnati. It will be Belisle's first start since May 25, 2008, when he was with the Reds. Manager Walt Weiss said he found out about Morales on Friday afternoon and there wasn...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor Accomplishments: Midweek Edition, Week 18

Happy Hump Day (cue the Geico camel) fellow prospect hounds! Another week of minor league action is in the books as the top prospects continue jockeying for spots on various "up and coming" lists, and try to better position themselves for promotions closer to their ultimate goal -- a call to "The Show". Time for our weekly look at some of the prospects that have made some noise recently...
Via Razzball
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Colorado Rockies believe in themselves, but no one else does

Time for Dan O'Dowd to be thrown off of the ship.Fire up the bus, the Colorado Rockies excuse tour is about to begin again.Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post continues his beatdown of the Rockies front office in several pieces over the past few weeks. However, he highlighted exactly where the frustration arises from Rockies fans in his piece on Sunday morning.Saunders quotes Walt...
Via Rockies Review
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.106: Rockies at Tigers

Colorado Rockies (44-64) at Detroit Tigers (58-47) Schedule and projected starters: Fri 8/1   7:08   Justin Verlander vs Franklin Morales (L) Sat 8/2  7:08   Rick Porcello vs Tyler Matzek (L) Sun 8/3 1:08  Anibal Sanchez vs Jorge De La Rosa (L) Yes, you saw correctly. An entire series facing lefties, so it may be a while before we see either of the new faces, David Price ...
Via Tigers Weblog
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers vs. Rockies (8/1) Game Preview: New look Tigers open up weekend series against Rockies

The somewhat new look Tigers (58-47) look to earn just their second win in the past 7 games tonight when they open up a 3-game weekend series against the Rockies (44-64) from Comerica Park. Franklin Morales takes the hill for visiting Colorado this evening while the Tigers go with Justin Verlander who may just be pitching for his postseason life after the acquisition of David Price...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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