Twins could be trade partner as deadline nears

When things went south a few games after the All-Star break, it was obvious that the Minnesota Twins would be sellers at the trade deadline. After losing three games to Tampa Bay out of the break, the Twins fell even further out of contention and inched closer to a fourth straight losing season. The comments from general manager Terry Ryan seemed to back up the notion that Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies drop marathon against Cubs

Chi. Cubs 4, Colorado 3 When: 8:05 PM ET, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois Temperature: 75° Umpires: Home – Phil Cuzzi, 1B – Will Little, 2B – Gerry Davis, 3B – Greg Gibson Attendance: 28590 By SportsDirect Inc. Cubs 4, Rockies 3 (16): Catcher John Baker earned the victory on the mound and scored the winning run on Starlin Castro’s sacrifice...
Via Mile High Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Extra innings torture for fans of the Colorado Rockies who want something to cheer for

If the Rockies were in the race, it would have been fun.The Colorado Rockies had a game on Tuesday night.Fans who were staring at the standings every night after the game back in April and May have forgotten that the baseball season is still going on. As far as they are concerned, some misguided emails from a pompous owner were sent out a couple of days after another disappointing...
Via Rockies Review
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Troy Tulowitzki, Drew Stubbs, Justin Morneau

Colorado Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki flew to Philadelphia Saturday to meet with Dr. William Meyers to discuss the next steps in healing and recovery from the hip flexor tendon strain suffered on July 19. In addition, outfielder Drew Stubbs is day-to-day after twisting his ankle while hitting a home run, and first baseman Justin Morneau took batting practice Saturday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Nanocast: What’s left to cheer for?

The return of the Rockies nanocast! It’s been a rough month for the Rockies while we were away, but have no fear – we do our best to play catch up and cover it all. In this week’s addition, MHS Rockies beat writer Zach Marburger and producer/writer Jesse Trujillo talk injuries to Troy Tulowitzki and Justin Morneau, the debut of Ben Paulsen (and his mustache), trade rumors...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki placed on the 15-day disabled list

As if the Colorado Rockies didn’t have enough problems to worry about, what with being tied for the worst record in all of baseball and all - Tuesday, the team announced all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was going on the 15-day disabled list with what’s being called a left hip flexor strain. The injury occurred in the fourth inning of a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies place Troy Tulowitzki on DL with hip flexor strain

The Colorado Rockies announced Tuesday that infielder Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 20) and have recalled left-handed pitcher Yohan Flande from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Tulowitzki, 29, is being placed on the disabled list with a left hip flexor strain. He is hitting 340 (107-for-315), 18 doubles, 1 triple, 21 home runs, 52 RBI...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Boone Logan, Troy Tulowitzki

The Colorado Rockies had another busy day yesterday on the injury front, as they had to place both Justin Morneau and Boone Logan on the disabled list. They also got more positive news in the form of Michael Cuddyer's MRI and the activation of Nick Masset, while star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki sat out again with his thigh injury. Cody Ulm of MLB.com provides the update on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Aim to Keep Winning in Mile High City

After winning two straight to cap their series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Washington Nationals (53-43) open a nine-game road trip in Denver, and take on the struggling Colorado Rockies (40-58). These teams have squared off for three games earlier this year, when the Nats swept the Rockies in D.C. in the first three games after Bryce Harper returned. Unsurprisingly, it was...
Via The Nats Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies place Justin Morneau on disabled list with neck injury

The Colorado Rockies have placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with neck stiffness. In Morneau's place, Ben Paulsen will be making his major-league debut, playing first and batting sixth Monday night. Paulsen was hitting .291/.380/.524 with 24 doubles, 15 homers and 57 RBI for Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

OPS Leagues: OPS Decliners and Improvers

As I mentioned in my first/intro OPS post, we're looking at OPS differential by using expected (x)Homerun and expected (x)BABIP differentials. If you like Captain Planet or laser beams, or want to understand my general approach, then I recommend a gander. If you provide your email below, I can furnish the full list that you can sort. Wordpress doesn't allow me to copy and...
Via Razzball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Justin Morneau scratched with neck stiffness

The Colorado Rockies look to put a dismal 40-55 first half in their rear view mirror as they begin a three game series tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates. An offense that is third in the league in runs scored has not been able to overcome a pitching staff with a woeful 5.07 ERA. The Rockies will be shorthanded tonight offensively, as first baseman Justin Morneau will miss the...
Via MLB Injury News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Rockies moments from All-Star weekend

The baseball world is just getting back from a nice break, and I’m not ready to go negative yet. There will be no talk of e-mails, or injuries, or depressing trades here. Instead, let’s extend the Colorado Rockies’ much-needed vacation one more day and look back on the best moments from the Rockies’ who participated in All-Star weekend. It comes as no surprise that Troy Tulowitzki...
Via Mile High Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Return to Target Field stirs emotions for Morneau

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Nov. 23, 2006 edition of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune showcased a 25-year-old version of Justin Morneau, beaming with youthful exuberance upon winning the American League MVP award. It's difficult to identify one, sterling moment that encapsulated Morneau's meteoric rise to helping personify the modern era of Twins baseball. Maybe it was that late fall...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gillette Home Run Derby Challenges Players to Hit Flexball Razor Targets for Charity

Gillette announced that the participants of the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby will have an added incentive to aim for: achieving maximum contact by hitting one of two LED #FlexBall razor targets out in left-center and right-center field.  If hit, it triggers an additional $300,000 donation and could push the final charitable donation of the event to be the highest ever donation...
Via Total Sports Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau Sure Would Look Great in a Brewers Uniform

In hindsight, it looks like the Milwaukee Brewers should have signed former Twin and Pirate Justin Morneau this past December.  Morneau signed with the Colorado Rockies on a very reasonable deal which guaranteed him about $13 million for two years with a mutual option for $9 million for 2016.  Morneau has been worth 1.9 bWAR in 2014, putting him about 1.5 bWAR above the cumulative...
Via Brewers Bar
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Vote not in Morneau's favor

So much for the Justin Morneau reunion tour. Morneau, playing in his first season with the Colorado Rockies, fell short of winning the Final Vote to earn a spot on the National League roster for next week's All-Star Game. The game, of course, is being played in Minnesota, where Morneau spent the first 11 seasons of his career. He was edged in the voting by Chicago Cubs first...
Via Fox Sports North
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer leading charge to get ex-Twin Morneau voted to All-Star Game

Many people in Twins Territory are hoping that former Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau will return to Target Field for next week's All-Star Game. Joe Mauer is helping lead the charge. Mauer recorded a short video urging Twins fans to vote for Morneau in the Final Vote, which allows fans to select one of five finalists in each league for the last spot on the All-Star roster...
Via Fox Sports North
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Adams homers, Cardinals rally to beat Rockies 9-6

DENVER -- Matt Adams homered and drove in two runs, Matt Holliday had three hits, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on Wednesday. Drew Stubbs homered, and Justin Morneau had two hits for the Rockies, who finished their homestand 1-5. The game featured the major league debuts of both starting pitchers. St. Louis' Marco Gonzales was sharp early...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Morneau's six RBIs help Rockies stop seven-game losing streak

Their season careening down a disastrous path, the Rockies desperately needed someone to pull them out of the ditch. That someone was first baseman Justin Morneau, who is making a strong bid for a spot in the All-Star Game next month. Conjuring up the sweet swing that made him the American League MVP in 2006, Morneau went 3-for-5 with a season-high six RBIs, leading the Rockies...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies break losing streak behind Justin Morneau's huge night

Justin Morneau has returned to his MVP form.Justin Morneau has enjoyed his move to the Mile High City.The Coors Field effect might be something that Colorado Rockies fans get sick of hearing about, but if that is what is helping Morneau return to the 2006 form that earned him the American League MVP award, Rockies fans will be willing to hear about it all year long.On Tuesday night...
Via Rockies Review
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies’ bats heat up in win over Cardinals

BOXSCORE | RECAP Colorado 10, St. Louis 5 When: 8:40 PM ET, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 78° Umpires: Home – Paul Schrieber, 1B – Ted Barrett, 2B – Jim Reynolds, 3B – Will Little Attendance: By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 10, Cardinals 5: Red-hot Justin Morneau belted a three-run homer among his three hits and recorded a season...
Via Mile High Sports
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Morneau drives in six to lead Rockies past Cardinals 10-5

DENVER -- Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer and drove in six runs as the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 on Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak. Jorge De La Rosa (7-6) allowed five runs, four earned, in seven innings. He is the first Rockies starter to earn a win since June 12. Nick Greenwood (1-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief of starter Shelby...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Coors Field Effect on Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau is off to a great start this year; of course, this is also his first year playing for the Rockies. Most people enjoy playing half their games in a park that greatly inflates offense like Coors Field. Even when you look at a park-adjusted metric such as wRC+, though, you’ll notice that his […]
Via Fangraphs
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers score three on wild pitch at Coors Field

Your browser does not support iframes. The Colorado Rockies had one of the sloppiest plays of the season on Saturday when three Milwaukee Brewers runs scored on one wild pitch from left-hander Christian Friedrich in the third inning of a 9-4 Milwaukee win at Coors Field. “It was just one of those bizarre plays, obviously,” Troy Tulowtizki said. “Mac was banged up a little...
Via Sports-Glory
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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