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Colorado Rockies bullpen shows it can do the job in 1-0 win in San Francisco

Tommy Kahnle worked out of a jam that helped the Rockies win.The misery that accompanies the Colorado Rockies in San Francisco took a day off.The Rockies are on a mission to prove that they are an improved team. They have filled many of the holes that caused them to finish dead last in the National League West over the past two seasons. However, one area that has been the biggest...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies can't finish off sweep, but still have some positives from first home series

Brett Anderson was done in by a 3rd inning error.A sweep would have been nice.However, the Colorado Rockies head into a three game set with the Chicago White Sox with their pride intact. The Rockies lost to the Diamondbacks on Sunday 5-3 at Coors Field. Despite the loss, the Rockies kicked off the start of baseball at Coors Field with a bang.Newly acquired Brett Anderson pitched...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

3-Year Batting, Pitching and Fielding Stats

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox on winning their third World Series in ten years. Narrative and praise can be bestowed upon any player, manager, coach, or executive, for their success the past decade. Many in the media have praised David Ortiz and Jonny Gomes for rallying the team with enthusiasm. Sure, encouraging players to focus and feel good through camaraderie exist...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado interested in relievers Joe Smith, Jose Veras and catcher Carlos Ruiz

Following the return of Matt Belisle, the Rockies have interest in free agents Joe Smith and Jose Veras as they look to improve a bullpen that owned the National League's worst ERA last season. They also continue pursing free-agent catcher Carlos Ruiz, who has several suitors, including the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rockies, interested in upgrading their defense and getting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle has $4.25-million contract option picked up by Rockies

When it comes to bullpens, a reliever’s best ability is reliability. Matt Belisle, save for multiple hiccups last season, has been consistently productive for the Rockies since 2009. He has posted a 3.70 ERA and appeared in 326 games, making him an iron man for the Rockies’ relief corps. Belisle’s contribution on the field and clubhouse leadership, especially with the loss...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies, Belisle exercise mutual option for 2014

The Colorado Rockies and right-handed reliever Matt Belisle have exercised their mutual option for 2014, the team announced through its Twitter account Monday. Belisle is scheduled to make $4.25 million next season. The 33-year-old Belisle went 5-7 with a 4.32 ERA in 73 innings this year, striking out 62 and walking 15 in his fifth season with the Rockies. Last month, the team...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies rumors: Rockies to bring back Matt Belisle but not Raphael Betancourt

In a fairly rare move, the Colorado Rockies and reliever Matt Belisle have agreed to exercise the mutual option in Belisle’s contract for 2014 says MLB.com’s Thomas Harding. The Rockies made the announcement late Monday afternoon. #Rockies and RHP Matt Belisle each exercise their mutual option for 2014. Belisle has 3.70 ERA in 326 games w/ Rox (2009-13). — Colorado Rockies...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies pursue free-agent catcher Carlos Ruiz, mainly for defense

Motivated to improve their defense and get Wilin Rosario's bat in the lineup more often, the Rockies are pursuing free-agent catcher Carlos Ruiz, according to multiple major-league sources. The Rockies also face a decision Monday on whether to pick up reliever Matt Belisle's $4.25 million option. Rockies owner Dick Monfort has identified landing an impact bat as a priority...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies chasing veteran catcher Carlos Ruiz for boost on defense

Motivated to improve their defense and get Wilin Rosario's bat in the lineup more often, the Rockies are pursuing free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz, according to multiple major league sources. The Rockies also face a decision Monday on whether to pick up reliever Matt Belisle's $4.25-million option. Rockies owner Dick Monfort has identified landing an impact bat as a priority...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Salary Matrix

Here is the salary matrix for the Colorado Rockies through 2020. Updated: 10/25/2013 Player Pos 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Current Max Contract Cristhian Adames SS $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $- Nolan Arenado 3B $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $- Matt...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Off-Season Home

Be sure to bookmark this page to see what the Colorado Rockies are doing in the off-season…free agency, trades, arbitration. This info will also be linked to the Rockies Team Page. Updated: 10/25/2013 Free Agents Player Pos New Team Matt Belisle+ RHP – Rafael Betancourt+ RHP – Edwar Cabrera^ RHP Rangers Albert Campos RHP Braves...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The end is near for the Colorado Rockies

Matt Belisle has earned the right to struggle for the Rockies.The Colorado Rockies once again blew a late-inning lead on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco. Matt Belisle, once their most steady reliever, has felt the the overuse of the past three seasons finally catch up to his arm.This has been no secret. Belisle's velocity has been down, his slider flat, and his ability to...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Belisle blows lead in Rockies' 4-3 loss

Matt Belisle is trying to work his way out of his latest funk. He isn't quite there just yet. Belisle allowed five of his first six hitters to reach in the eighth inning, costing the Colorado Rockies the lead and eventually the game in a 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. ''He's just going through a tough spot right now,'' Rockies manager...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants rally for 4-3 win over Rockies

Marco Scutaro and Brandon Belt hit consecutive RBI singles in the eighth inning to help the San Francisco Giants edge the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday. The Giants loaded the bases with one out against Matt Belisle (5-7), and Scutaro followed with a tying single into right field. Belt's hit drove in Angel Pagan and gave San Francisco a 4-3 lead. Guillermo Moscoso (2-2)...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies follow predictable script in San Francisco, fail to get better

Jhoulys Chacin pitched very well again on Monday.The Colorado Rockies aren't worth watching in San Francisco. A fan can literally pull almost any Rockies vs. Giants game in San Francisco from out of the archives and the story is the same.The same script was followed on Monday night. The Rockies got a great outing from Jhoulys Chacin and scored a couple of quick runs off of Tim...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Tough loss shows areas where the Colorado Rockies need offseason improvement

Matt BelisleIt's easy to blame Matt Belisle. The reliever has been a shell of himself since before the All-Star Break. The Colorado Rockies have asked him to get the job done in several high pressure situations, and frankly, he hasn't gotten it done.With Belisle more than willing to admit that he didn't get his job done, what Rockies fans are really seeing is that the...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Padres edge Rockies 2-1

Rookie Jedd Gyorko hit a go-ahead homer leading off the eighth inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. Gyorko's shot off Matt Belisle (5-6) came right after the Rockies tied the game at 1 in the eighth inning on a San Diego error. Gyorko's 17th home run just barely cleared the right field wall as it hit the top padding...
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September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Off-season decisions are going to be tough for Colorado Rockies fans

Rockies fans are going to make tough choices if nothing changes.Chad Bettis will have to wait at least one more start before picking up his first Major League win on the mound.The rookie looked like he was going to pick up the win, giving the Colorado Rockies a split of the four game series with Philadelphia before Josh Outman, Matt Belisle, Rafael Betancourt, and Jeff Francis, of...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies show fight, salvage some respect in disappointing homestand

Nolan Arenado has shown flashes of becoming a star for the Rockies.In a 5-5 homestand against the most underwhelming teams in the National League, the Colorado Rockies still have some bright moments to build on. The starting pitching has been great, and despite some struggles, Nolan Arenado has shown his ability to get hits in big spots.The Rockies starting pitching has been the...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

It's desperation time for Colorado Rockies after loss to Mets

Belisle has struggled since Betancourt went down.Enough with the talk that it is only June.This homestand is crucial for the Colorado Rockies--and they started off on the wrong foot on Thursday, dropping the first of seven games at home to the weakest opponent that they will face, the Mets.The Rockies have six more games before they hit the road, three against the San Francisco Giants...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets 3, Rockies 2

Marlon Byrd hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and threw out a runner from right field in the ninth to lead the New York Mets past the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Thursday in a makeup game for the one that was snowed out on April 17. With the Mets trailing 2-1 and a runner on, Byrd drove a fastball from reliever Matt Belisle (4-5) into the left-center seats. That was about the...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bullpen nearly blows big Colorado Rockies lead as Cuddyer stays hot

Michael Cuddyer should be in the All-Star conversation.A win is a win. Especially considering the Colorado Rockies record on their nine-game road trip. On Sunday, the Rockies held on for a 7-6 victory over the Nationals after holding a 7-0 lead in the early innings.Jorge De La Rosa, a bright spot in the Rockies 2013 season, worked six innings and gave up two runs. After walking the...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies get strong performance from Jorge De La Rosa in loss

Jorge De La Rosa was phenomenal on Monday night.When your team is 1/2 a game out of first place, there is no such thing as a positive loss. However, if there was such a thing, it happened to the Colorado Rockies on Monday.The Rockies left the country for the first time in six seasons, and in the process, accomplished something that feels like hasn't happened in another six years...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies 10, Padres 9

Nolan Arenado hit a walkoff homer to begin the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 10-9 on Friday night after squandering a six-run lead. Arenado sent a 1-1 pitch from reliever Joe Thatcher (2-1) over the wall in left field. Matt Belisle (4-2) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win. Carlos Gonzalez had two triples and drove in three runs before...
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June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Golden opportunity blown by Colorado Rockies in extra inning loss to Tampa Bay

Jeff Francis looked pedestrian at best on Friday night.The Colorado Rockies fought hard, but it was too little too late.Matt Belisle, one of the most dependable members of the bullpen, had his worst inning of the season, giving up three runs in the top half of the 10th inning, giving the Rays a 7-4 victory. The loss came after the Rockies had several opportunities to bury the Rays...
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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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