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Free Agent Squad 2016

With roughly 2 weeks remaining until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, there remains some unsigned talent on the free agent market. Because I enjoy playing armchair GM, I decided to construct a 25-man roster from the players still searching for their next meal ticket.  Enjoy... Catcher:Taylor Teagarden - .202/.637 career in 180 games, 0.4 WARBryan Anderson - .221...
Via We Should Be GM's
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies Should Play Corey Dickerson at First Base

The Rockies officially signed Gerardo Parra the other day. It was an odd move, because it seemingly killed the team’s leverage to deal one of their existing outfielders, which is something that has been rumored to be in the offing all offseason. While that might be true, it doesn’t have to be true, because there is an easy solution to the logjam — playing Corey Dickerson at...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Baltimore Orioles commit to Chris Davis long term?

The Baltimore Orioles are looking for their next big star, either with Chris Davis or someone to replace him. He is the bat that the Orioles have come to rely on, and he wants a big deal from the Orioles because of that. Davis hit 47 home runs in 2015 and 79 in the last two seasons. He has a .300 or higher on base percentage for the past three seasons. The Orioles picked up Mark...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Are the Colorado Rockies about to make another huge mistake?

  The Colorado Rockies missed the boat during the 2014 off-season by not selling high on Justin Morneau. He was coming off a huge comeback year, and had a lot of value after winning a batting title while slashing  .319/.364/.496 in 135 games. He proved he could still play at a high level and there were multiple teams looking for a first basemen of that caliber. We all know what...
Via BSN Denver
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Finding the Pirates (Another) First Baseman

The Pirates’ ZiPs projections came out today, and it’s generally a rosy picture. If you give Pitching Genius Ray Searage some hope with Jon Niese, Jeff Locke, and Allen Webster in the back end of the pitching rotation, and have a little hope in the Jordy Mercer‘s bat, you could see league-average or better production all around the diamond. Even if you don’t believe those...
Via Fangraphs
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking The Rockies: 13 Justin Morneau

  We at BSN Denver are running a series where we rank how valuable each of the Colorado Rockies’ 51 players was to the team in 2015. Value was calculated by statistics, viewing, and how memorable each player’s contributions were. The rankings will be from last to first, you may view the full rankings (here) Player: Justin Morneau Stats: 49 G, 182 PA, .310 AVG, .363 OBP...
Via BSN Denver
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies rumors: Re-sign Morneau or roll the dice?

With Major League Baseball’s annual winter meetings just a few days away, the Colorado Rockies are facing the moment of truth on a number of offseason issues. One of the most pressing questions for the Rockies front office has been what to do at first base. One option is to spend money to solve first base by re-signing first baseman Justin Morneau or adding a top tier free agent...
Via isportsweb.com
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Where the Colorado Rockies need to improve to be successful

  The Colorado Rockies have always struggled with their pitchers, and no doubt they need to improve their staff to be successful, but when your team only wins 68 games there are a lot of areas where your team needs to improve. One of the areas where the Rockies need to get better might shock you. The area where the Rockies need to improve to be successful is their hitting. Specifically...
Via BSN Denver
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau would be a good fit for Orioles

With the news that the Colorado Rockies will not be bringing back Justin Morneau for the 2016 season breaking this week, at least one team should be intrigued by the possibility of bringing in the 34-year-old, former MVP. The left-handed hitting Morneau would be an excellent fit for the right-handed heavy Baltimore Orioles. Whether Morneau wishes to continue playing in 2016 following...
Via Baseball Essential
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

With Morneau gone, Rockies should consider their options at first base

Au Revoir Monsieur Morneau The Colorado Rockies on Thursday declined their option with veteran first baseman Justin Morneau, making the 2014 NL batting champ, four-time All-Star and 2006 AL MVP a free agent effective immediately. It’s probably best for both sides, as the Rockies need to look to the future at the position while Morneau, who has battled ongoing concussion issues...
Via Mile High Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Decline Justin Morneau’s 2016 Option

The Colorado Rockies will not pick up Justin Morneau’s $9 MM option for 2016, the team said Thursday. The option was a mutual one between Morneau and the team, who elected to not bring the 1st baseman back for the 2016 season. At the age of 34, Morneau will become a free agent and will look to find a team to play for in a possible fifteenth Major League season. The original contract...
Via Baseball Essential
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies decline to pick up option on four-time All-Star Morneau

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies declined a $9 million mutual option on Justin Morneau and bought out the first baseman for $750,000.Morneau hit .310 with three homers and 15 RBI in an injured-plagued season that limited him to 49 games. He was out of the lineup for nearly four months with concussion symptoms after diving for a ground ball during a game in May.The 34-year-old Morneau...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies decline to pick up option on Justin Morneau

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have declined a $9 million mutual option on Justin Morneau and bought out the first baseman for $750,000. Morneau hit .310 with three homers and 15 RBIs in an injured-plagued season that limited him to 49 games. He was out of the lineup for nearly four months with concussion symptoms after diving for a ground ball during a game in May. The 34-year...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies decline Justin Morneau’s option

  The Colorado Rockies have declined their mutual option with former American League MVP and current starting first baseman Justin Morneau. The #Rockies have declined their end of the mutual option with 1B Justin Morneau. pic.twitter.com/c6MKDftqke — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) October 29, 2015 The Rockies had a nine million dollar mutual option with the left-handed hitting...
Via BSN Denver
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Contract Crowdsourcing 2015-16: Day 2 of 15

Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the giant and large 2015-16 free-agent market. Below are links to ballots for five of this year’s free agents, including...
Via Fangraphs
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Dickerson, Morneau, Rockies rally for 7 in 9th, beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer, pinch-hitter Justin Morneau delivered a two-run single and the Colorado Rockies rallied for seven runs in the ninth inning Sunday to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3. The Giants finished 84-78, a year after winning 88 games in the regular season and going on to take their third World Series title in five seasons. Colorado...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Colorado Rockies

More than anything else with the 2015 Colorado Rockies, I’m surprised they weren’t the first team eliminated from playoff contention. I think that about sums things up – the same problems that have been prevalent in Colorado for years are still around. Preseason Prediction: Chances are if Dinger was going to be arrested for not wearing pants, it would’ve happened by now...
Via The Outside Corner
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The last Rockies column of the season

Here you go. This is it. My final Rockies column of the season. At least, that is, until something happens – which, in Colorado, can generally be defined as “Opening Day.” We all know how this looks from here on out. As soon as Labor Day comes and goes, we all shelve the Colorado Rockies like linen shirts and white pants. They’re tucked away until spring. That’s just what...
Via Mile High Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' Morneau back from 4-month DL stint after concussion

DENVER (AP) First baseman Justin Morneau was back in the Colorado Rockies' starting lineup Friday after being reinstated from the 60-day disabled list after recovering from concussion symptoms that sidelined him nearly four months. His appearance against the San Francisco Giants was his first game since May 13, when he sustained a head injury diving for a ground ball during a game...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau set to return to Rockies this week

Justin Morneau appears to be on his way to taking the field with the Colorado Rockies for the first time since May. The Denver Post reports that the first baseman, who has been sidelined with a concussion and cervical strain since May 14, will be back with the team this week, "likely Thursday to be evaluated." Morneau began a rehab assignment in the minors over the weekend and has...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' Morneau set for rehab assignment after concussion

  Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, who's missed most of the season with a neck injury and concussion symptoms, begins a minor-league rehab assignment with the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats on Friday night. Morneau hasn't played since suffering whiplash and a concussion while diving for a ball in Anaheim on May 13. Morneau has a long history of concussions, missing...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau set to begin rehab assignment

DENVER (AP) Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, who's missed most of the season with a neck injury and concussion symptoms, begins a minor league rehab assignment with the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats on Friday night. Morneau hasn't played since suffering whiplash and a concussion while diving for a ball in Anaheim on May 13. Morneau has a long history of concussions...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Weiss 'not sure' Morneau will return to Rockies this season

After Justin Morneau said earlier in the week that he was "hopeful" he'd return to the Colorado Rockies this season, there's still a deal of uncertainty as to whether the first baseman will truly play again for the team in 2015. "Yeah, you know, I'm not sure," manager Walt Weiss said when asked if he thought Morneau would return before the end of the season. "This is a very unique...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau progressing, 'hopeful' he'll return to Rockies this season

Justin Morneau's rehabilitation from a concussion and neck sprain has been slow, but he still has his sights set on returning to the Colorado Rockies this season. Morneau, who sustained a concussion and cervical neck sprain while diving for a groundball on May 13 in a game against the Los Angeles Angels, told the Denver Post that he has no plans of retiring and is determined to return...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies enter final series of first half needing wins

Eleven games. In a 162 game season, it’s less than 7 percent of the season. But it’s the number of Wild Card games behind the Colorado Rockies find themselves as they head into the final series before the All-Star break. At 35-49, having lost eight of their last ten, Colorado has more than a mountain to climb to get back in the race for a Wild Card spot. Because, let’s be...
Via Mile High Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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