COLORADO ROCKIES NEWS

After becoming Japanese sensation, Matt Murton reportedly returning to Cubs

After spending six season with the NPB Harshen Tigers in Japan, outfielder Matt Murton is returning to his first MLB home with the Chicago Cubs, according to MLB.com. Murton last played for the Colorado Rockies in 2009 in just 29 games, with his best years in MLB coming during his first three years in the league with the Cubs starting in 2005. He briefly played for the Oakland Athletics...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hartford Yard Goats new theme song is guaranteed to get stuck in your head

The Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League, the Hartford Yard Goats, just debuted a new theme song. Warning it's an extremely catchy tune that will get stuck in your head.
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 ZiPS Projections – Colorado Rockies

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Colorado Rockies. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Baltimore ...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Helton wants to get back into baseball in Colorado: 'I'm forever a Rockie'

After two years in retirement, Colorado Rockies great Todd Helton wants to get back into the game he loves – and there's no place he'd rather do so than where he spent his entire career.Helton, who retired at age 40 in 2013 after 17 seasons with the Rockies, was asked Tuesday on Sirius XM's "Inside Pitch" whether or not he would consider returning to the game in a coaching or front...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Prospects in the Dickerson/McGee Trade

In something of a curious trade, the Rockies flipped Corey Dickerson to the Rays for Jake McGee. Those two players were the headliners of the deal, but they weren’t the only two players involved. Also changing hands were third baseman Kevin Padlo and hard-throwing righty German Marquez, who head to the Rays and Rockies, respectively. Here’s what my fancy computer math says about...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins add Aguilera, Hawkins, Hunter as spring training instructors

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins will have three new guest instructors at spring training, former players Rick Aguilera, LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter.General manager Terry Ryan said Friday that Hawkins will arrive when camp opens Feb. 21, Hunter will start Feb. 26 and Aguilera will arrive March 10. Ryan reached out to each of them. Hall of Famer Rod Carew is also planning to return to...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the Rockies Doing: Corey Dickerson Edition

By now, Twitter has cooled off, and everyone has had their chance to make fun of the Colorado Rockies for trading four years of Corey Dickerson for two years of Jake McGee. Let me fix that for you: “Rockies make embarrassing trade.” https://t.co/XSRXSAaQZS — Dillon Atkinson (@DAtkinsonOU) January 29, 2016 This trade is perplexing, just as the entire Rockies’ offseason has...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why new Rockies reliever Jake McGee might be perfect for Coors Field

I don't much care for the move the Rockies made Thursday. I like Jake McGee just fine -- he's an excellent late-inning reliever -- and maybe I could understand the trade under different circumstances. But the Rockies don't actually project to be good, so it seems strange for them to add a reliever at the cost of an affordable, long-term outfielder. Not only that, but of the two prospects...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays get OF Dickerson from Rockies for reliever McGee

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Colorado's crowded outfield just wasn't big enough for Corey Dickerson. The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Dickerson from the Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee in a trade Thursday that also sent a minor leaguer to each team. The Rays got third baseman Kevin Padlo and Colorado got right-hander German Marquez. Colorado had an abundance of left-handed...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies designate Christian Friedrich for assignment

As a result of the Corey Dickerson for Jake McGee trade the Colorado Rockies were left with 41 men on their 40-man roster. The corresponding move to resolve that problem has been to designate Christian Friedrich for assignment.
Via BSN Denver
9 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Rays agree to get Dickerson from Rox for McGee

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to acquire outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Colorado Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the trade has not been announced. Prospects also are involved in the deal. Dickerson was deemed...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies and Rays swap Corey Dickerson and Jake McGee

Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Colorado Rockies have agreed to send outfielder Corey Dickerson and a minor league pitcher to the Tampa Bay Rays for lefty reliever Jake McGee and a pitching prospect. If you’re a Rockies fan, I imagine your immediate response is, “Why?” And if you’re a Rays fan I imagine your immediate response is, “Sweet, another lopsided trade in our favor...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies and Rays swap Corey Dickerson and Jake McGee

Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Colorado Rockies have agreed to send outfielder Corey Dickerson and a minor league pitcher to the Tampa Bay Rays for lefty reliever Jake McGee and a pitching prospect. If you’re a Rockies fan, I imagine your immediate response is, “Why?” And if you’re a Rays fan I imagine your immediate response is, “Sweet, another lopsided trade in our favor...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Rockies sending Corey Dickerson to Rays for “multiple” pitchers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Since the Rockies signed outfielder Gerardo Parra earlier this month, the Colorado Rockies have been a little too quiet for most fans’ liking...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

BSN Rockies Video Mailbag: CarGo trade coming?

In the first ever BSN Denver Colorado Rockies mailbag, Jake Shapiro responds to the questions submitted to us via Facebook and Twitter. Jake got a little too excited and the video went three times as long as it normally will. He talked about Jesus Tinoco, the tough NL West, a possible CarGo trade, and much more.
Via BSN Denver
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking The Rockies: 3 Nick Hundley

  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: Nick Hundley [...]
Via BSN Denver
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Bridich spins Hartford Yard Goats stadium fiasco as a possible positive

  The Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate Hartford Yard Goats will play 52 straight road games to begin the 2016 season. The Rockies changed their Double-A affiliation from the Texas League’s Tulsa Drillers to the Eastern League’s New Britain Rock Cats during the 2014-15 offseason. At the time, a major positive for the Rockies change was that the Rock Cats would be moving to...
Via BSN Denver
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking The Rockies: 4 Charlie Blackmon

  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: Charlie Blackmon Stats: 157 G, 682 PA, .287 AVG, .347 OBP...
Via BSN Denver
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Blackmon and Rockies agree to $3.5 million deal

DENVER (AP) Outfielder Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration when they agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract. The agreement announced Monday was $200,000 above the midpoint of the $3.9 million Blackmon had asked for in arbitration and the $2.7 million Colorado had offered. Blackmon made $517,500 last year, when he hit .287 with 17 homers and 58 RBIs...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jeff Bridich jaded or do the Colorado Rockies have a plan?

  Jeff Bridich is about to enter his 16th month as General Manger of the Colorado Rockies and, for many, the changes he has made have gone unnoticed. Aside from trading Troy Tulowitzki and signing Gerardo Parra a few weeks ago, few changes at 20th and Blake have occurred. There is little to no evidence that the culture of the franchise’s brass has changed in the past year and...
Via BSN Denver
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Three options for the Colorado Rockies clogged outfield

  With the signing of Gerardo Parra, the Colorado Rockies now have four more than capable starting left-handed outfielders. Between Corey Dickerson, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez the Rockies already had a surplus of talent in that role, now they are a left-handed log jam of lofty sluggers. At this point, something has to give because it’s not exactly ideal to have four...
Via BSN Denver
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Blackmon 'perplexed' by team's signing of another OF

    Earlier this month, the Rockies agreed to a three-year deal with Garardo Parra, who spent 2015 with the Brewers and Orioles. The move caught many off guard considering the Rockies already had three quality outfielders in Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, and Corey Dickerson. One of them was a little confused. That man is Blackmon who, while ultimately seeing the addition...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez ‘Right now I’m a Colorado Rockie, and I’m excited’

  Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been subject to trade rumors since last summer, but he has not let the talk get to him. For now, CarGo isn’t focused on being on a better ballclub, instead, he’s focused on being a better ballplayer. Gonzalez a former all-star and MVP candidate hit 40 home runs in 2015. His resurgence came as he was healthy for the first time...
Via BSN Denver
14 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Jeff Bridich feels confident about the Colorado Rockies ‘high impact’ pitchers

  The Colorado Rockies rotation had the worst ERA in the majors in 2015. Giving up one-third of a run more than the second worst team every single game. In 2016, the Rockies have an affluence of young, ‘high impact’ pitchers as they enter Spring Training. Last season the team was hampered by injuries to their rotation, as almost every single pitcher missed, at least, a handful...
Via BSN Denver
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NHRA: Alan Johnson will tune Brittany Force's Top Fueler in 2016

John Force Racing has confirmed Alan Johnson will be Brittany Force's crew chief for the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. NHRA's Amanda Busick sits down with Johnson in an exclusive interview to talk about the upcoming season with Force. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season kicks off on Feb. 14 in Pomono, Calif. with the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. LIVE coverage...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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