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Franklin Morales helps Rockies beat Padres 3-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies got another unexpected outing from a starting pitcher who had been relegated to the bullpen. Franklin Morales followed a good start by Jorge De La Rosa with one of his own, helping the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Thursday. Colorado used Wilin Rosario's tiebreaking groundout in a three-run seventh to overcome Ian Kennedy, who pitched...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies wrap up road trip with win vs Padres

Veteran Michael Cuddyer is not one for hyperbole, especially not 17 games into the season. So when he calls a win a "big win," it's, well, a big win. Cuddyer's Rockies rallied to beat the Padres 3-1 on Thursday afternoon at Petco Park, a positive ending to a seven-game road trip marked by missed opportunities. "We lost four one-run games on this road trip...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales states his case for staying in the rotation for Colorado Rockies

Franklin Morales was great on Thursday.It wasn't the typical gem, but it still qualifies as one.With the eyes of the Denver sports world waiting for the Avalanche's incredible come from behind win, Franklin Morales was quietly stating his case for a permanent spot in the Colorado Rockies starting rotation.For some reason, when Morales pitches, the sense of confidence and...
Via Rockies Review
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Anderson lands on DL, water is wet

It isn’t baseball season until Brett Anderson lands on the disabled list. Sure enough, the Rockies placed him there yesterday due to a broken finger. Anderson out likely 4-6 weeks. Morales expected to replace him. Awful luck for anderson — Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) April 13, 2014 Anderson suffered the injury while hitting, which just goes to show what a great idea it was for Colorado...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Anderson lands on DL, water is wet

It isn’t baseball season until Brett Anderson lands on the disabled list. Sure enough, the Rockies placed him there yesterday due to a broken finger. Anderson out likely 4-6 weeks. Morales expected to replace him. Awful luck for anderson — Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) April 13, 2014 Anderson suffered the injury while hitting, which just goes to show what a great idea it was for Colorado...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: White Sox at Rockies

The White Sox road trip continues this week as the Sox head to Colorado for an early interleague series with the Rockies.  The Sox last trip to Denver was in 2011 when the Sox won two out of three.  Colorado is off to a 3-4 start but just took two out of three against Arizona to open up their home season.  The Sox are coming off a series loss to the Royals in KC but were able...
Via Grab Some Bench
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies at Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Coverage begins at noon As the Colorado Rockies welcome back Franklin Morales to the mound, they're hopeful All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will also be on the field Thursday against the host Miami Marlins. Gonzalez is 4 for 10 with a homer, two doubles and three RBIs in three games, but he left in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 6-5 win at...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies beat Royals, touch Guthrie for four runs in five innings

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Troy Tulowitzki homered, Franklin Morales struck out seven over five innings in a strong audition for a spot in the Colorado rotation and the Rockies beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Monday. Tulowitzki wrapped his third homer of spring training around the left-field foul pole off former Rockies teammate Jeremy Guthrie in the second. He finished 1 for 3 with a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki, Morales lead Rockies past Royals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Troy Tulowitzki homered, Franklin Morales struck out seven over five innings in a strong audition for a spot in the Colorado rotation and the Rockies beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Monday.
Via FOXSports.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales Gets One More Chance

Once upon a time, Franklin Morales was the future of the Rockies. That time was 2007 and 2008, but things have never really worked out the way they were supposed to for the Venezuelan lefty. Now though, he has a World Series ring, but more importantly, another opportunity to be a starting pitcher in the […]
Via Fangraphs
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the offseason of every MLB team

For all intents and purposes, the 2013 MLB offseason is over. Sure, there are still three marquee free agents on the market, but Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales, or Ervin Santana probably won't change much in the way of grades. At the beginning of the month, I looked at the winners and losers of this winter, and there have actually been some changes since then - most notably, the...
Via The Outside Corner
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies and LHP Franklin Morales avoid arbitration

Franklin Morales and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The team announced the deal Wednesday night. The Rockies acquired the 27-year-old Morales and right-hander Chris Martin from the Boston Red Sox in December for infielder Jonathan Herrera. Morales first signed with the Rockies in 2002 and pitched for Colorado from 2007-11. He spent...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Healthy Andrew Miller made Franklin Morales/Jonathan Herrera trade eaiser

There is one thing Boston Red Sox fans can infer from the trade of left-handed reliever Franklin Morales: Andrew Miller is getting healthier. Morales did a serviceable job for the Red Sox in their World Series-winning season of 2013. Morales’s numbers may not look all that fantastic (2-2, 4.62 ERA, 1.54 WHIP), but he did give the Red Sox some much-needed innings at mid-season and...
Via Beantown Banter
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Drew Stubbs and Franklin Morales headed to Coors Field as Colorado Rockies continue dealing

Franklin Morales will be back in purple pinstripes in 2014.Dealin' Dan is back in action.Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd earned the nickname perhaps infamously back in 1999 when he took the reins of the club and almost immediately traded seemingly half of the roster. On Wednesday O'Dowd and Bill Geivett continued what has been an extremely busy off-season...
Via Rockies Review
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies acquire LHP Morales from Red Sox for INF Herrera

The Colorado Rockies have reacquired left-hander Franklin Morales from the Boston Red Sox for versatile infielder Jonathan Herrera. It was the second trade the Rockies orchestrated on Wednesday. They also picked up outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Cleveland Indians for reliever Josh Outman. Morales is coming off a season in which he went 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 20 games for the World...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Trade For Jonathan Herrera: What now?

Earlier this afternoon, the Boston Red Sox traded lefty reliever Franklin Morales and minor league pitcher Chris Martin for 29-year old infielder Jonathan Herrera. While obviously this isn’t exactly a huge trade, it does hint at which dominoes may or may not fall before spring training. Let’s take a quick look at what this means for the Red Sox going forward:   Bullpen loses...
Via isportsweb.com
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies acquire LHP Franklin Morales from Red Sox

The Colorado Rockies have reacquired left-hander Franklin Morales from the Boston Red Sox for versatile infielder Jonathan Herrera. It was the second trade the Rockies orchestrated on Wednesday. They also picked up outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Cleveland Indians for reliever Josh Outman. Morales is coming off a season in which he went 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 20 games for the World...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Notes: Red Sox-Rockes exchange Franklin Morales, Jonathan Herrera

The hyperactive winter of the Colorado Rockies continued on Wednesday, as the team acquired right-handed pitcher Franklin Morales and minor league pitcher Chris Martin from the Boston Red Sox in return for infielder Jonathan Herrera. The deal which as of late-Wednesday had yet to be officially announced by either team, was first reported by Ian Browne and Thomas Harding of MLB.com...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade reliever Franklin Morales for Jonathan Herrera

  After a quite week at the Winter meetings, the Red Sox are back at it making moves. Today they sent relievers Franklin Morales and Chris Martin to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Jonathan Herrera, a utility infielder.    Herrera, 29, played in 81 games for the Rockies last season posting a .336 OBP as well as a .986 fielding percentage at shortstop. Herrera also had appearences...
Via CLNS Radio
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies Trades Land Drew Stubbs and Franklin Morales

The Colorado Rockies have made two trades. In one deal they acquired lefthanded pitcher Franklin Morales from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Jonathan Herrera. Ian Brown and Thomas Harding of MLB.com reported the trade. Morales, who turns 28 in January, pitched for the Rockies from 2007 to 2011 before he was acquired by the Red Sox for cash considerations. He...
Via Baseball News Source
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Morales Traded to Rockies

The Sox have started to unload some of their excess pitching, starting with Franklin Morales. The Sox sent Morales and minor league pitcher Chris Martin (Chris Martin stats from Sox prospects.com) to the Rockies in exchange for utility infielder Jonathan Herrera. This past year, Morales battled pectoral muscle and back injuries and in his only appearance in the post season...
Via Fenway Refugees
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Trade Franklin Morales For Infielder Herrera

(Getty Images)Well, the Red Sox did trade a pitcher for infield help—just not a starter. Today, Boston dealt left-handed reliever Franklin Morales back to the Colorado Rockies for infielder Jonathan Herrera. Morales spent three years in Carmine Hose—was 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA. He  The soon-to-be 28-year-old Venezuelan coughed up fewer hits (256) than innings pitched (281.1) during...
Via FenwayNation
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox Trade Franklin Morales to Rockies for Infielder Jonathan Herrera

The Red Sox have dealt oft-injured reliever Franklin Morales to Colorado, according to multiple reports. In return, Boston will receive 29-year-old utility infielder Jonathan Herrera, who saw time at shortstop, second base, third base and left field for the Rockies in 2013. MLB.com’s Thomas Harding was the first to report the trade. Herrera, a career .265 hitter, posted a .292...
Via NESN.com
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies Acquire Franklin Morales

The Rockies have acquired left-hander Franklin Morales from the Red Sox in exchange for infielder Jonathan Herrera, according to Ian Browne and Thomas Harding of MLB.com (Twitter link). In a second tweet, Harding adds that minor league right-hander Chris Martin is also headed to the Rockies. The Red Sox acquired Morales from the Rockies in exchange for cash considerations in May...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales Makes Red Sox’ World Series Roster, Matt Thornton Again Left Off

The Boston Red Sox announced the team’s 25-man active roster for the 2013 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals and manager John Farrell is sticking with southpaw Franlin Morales. Fellow-lefty Matt Thornton, who threw a simulated game at Fenway Park on Tuesday, was rumored to be taking Morales’ World Series roster spot after Morales struggled in Game 6 of the ALCS. Thornton...
Via NESN.com
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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