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Rockies' Nolan Arenado confident he can become a star

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Nolan Arenado won't turn 24 until April and he has already collected plenty of accolades, including two Gold Gloves. The Colorado Rockies third baseman thinks he can become a star. Many agree, including his manager. But there was a Hall of Famer this week who wanted to make sure Arenado stayed grounded. ''I saw Dave Winfield and he said, `My third year, I...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB's oldest player can't relate to today's youth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) When Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins was drafted in 1991, Colorado Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado was two months old. Right-hander Eddie Butler was also still in diapers. ''It's crazy,'' Butler said. ''The guy's got a career that's lasted my life span.'' Now 42 and the oldest player in the majors, Hawkins is preparing for his final season before retirement...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Season Preview

As we work towards Opening Day, John Pielli will be previewing each team based on past performance, offseason moves, minor league system, and overall outlook for 2015. Today: the Colorado Rockies. The Colorado Rockies are an interesting team. They have put together a very good group of offensive players to hit at Coors Field. If healthy, this group should outscore any team in major...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trade, injury talk takes toll on Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The constant trade talk finally began to affect Troy Tulowitzki over the winter. ''I think this offseason was the first time it really hit me, just because it was every single day and pretty hard,'' Tulowitzki said Monday. ''I do pay attention and, yeah, I saw my name being thrown all over.'' Tulowitzki is still with Colorado -- for now -- and reported to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher John Axford Goes 17-24 … In Annual Oscar Predictions

Each year, well for the last three years at least, MLB pitcher John Axford makes his predictions on who will take home Oscars for their cinamatic achievements and live Tweets during the awards ceremony. The 31-year-old graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in film and television. He actually IS more qualified than most to make these predictions, which he did this in advance this...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford’s Streak Comes to an End

You just knew the streak had to end. After going 18-for-18 predicting the Academy Award winners a year ago, John Axford had a steep hill to climb Sunday night if he wanted to duplicate his performance. Plus, the Colorado Rockies reliever did himself no favors by upping the ante and including all 24 categories up for an Oscar. So…how’d he do? I am not angry at all that Birdman...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher John Axford Snaps Perfect Oscar Predictions Streak, Loses Bet

John Axford pitched a perfect game at the Oscars last year, but the hits came early and often this time around. The Colorado Rockies relief pitcher and film buff drew headlines in 2014 when he amazingly went a perfect 18-for-18 in his predictions for Oscar winners. Naturally, Axford decided to try his hand again in 2015 but upped the ante this time, offering...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

For Colorado Rockies fans, 2015 represents hope for respectability

Salt River Field at Talking StickThe time has arrived.The Colorado Rockies head back to Scottsdale to train for another season. For every baseball fan, this is an exciting time of year.There is reason for every team to hope, and the Rockies are no exception to that. This is a team that has been decimated by injuries in the past few years. Those injuries have particularly plagued...
Via Rockies Review
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time for John Axford’s Annual Oscar Picks

Last year, John Axford shocked the world when he went a perfect 18-for-18 with his Academy Awards picks, but, because the internet is what it is, people got all up in arms because the newly inked Colorado Rockies reliever didn’t go full-Oscar and predict winners for all 24 categories. Welp, Axford is at it again. And this time, he included everything. But get this, the reliever...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Colorado Rockies

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (11) | 2013 (21) | 2012 (16) | 2011 (10) | 2010 (10) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [66-96] NL West AAA: [53-91] Pacific Coast League - Colorado Springs (2015: Albuquerque) AA: [71-68] Texas League - Tulsa (2015: New Britain) A+: [43-97] California League - Modesto A: [89-49] South Atlantic League - Asheville A(ss): [33-43] Northwest...
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Gonzalez, Rockies eye healthy 2015 to end skid

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Carlos Gonzalez was smiling, joking with teammates and pain-free on Saturday. The Rockies slugger is healthy after a rugged 2014 season that included knee surgery. But how long will he and Colorado's other injury-prone star, Troy Tulowitzki, stay on the field - or even together? And will the Rockies find a way to shore up baseball's worst pitching staff? Many...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Troy Tulowitzki

It cannot be easy being a Colorado Rockies fan. Each year, a couple of promising pieces fall into place but injuries set in, pitching is typically an issue, and the losses pile up. From a competitive standpoint, it cannot be easy being Troy Tulowitzki either. Monstrous contract aside, and dispelling the mind-numbing myth that an abundance of money will automatically make one happy...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cactus League Countdown: Colorado Rockies

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Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Colorado Rockies

This is the 23rd season for the Rockies and they have yet to win the NL West. Colorado hasn’t finished higher than third since 2009. Last year, they were far from road warriors. Colorado had the worst road record in baseball (21-60). ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: Daniel Descalso, Nick Hundley, David Hale, Kyle Kendrick, and John Axford Key losses: Michael Cuddyer...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies beat Wilin Rosario in arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Colorado defeated catcher Wilin Rosario in salary arbitration Wednesday, and Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez and Arizona's Mark Trumbo went to hearings. Rosario was given a $2.8 million salary instead of his $3.3 million request. Elizabeth Neumeier, Phillip LaPorte and James Oldham heard arguments Tuesday. Rosario, who turns 26 on Feb. 23, hit .267 with 13 homers...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario loses arbitration case, gets $2.8 million

  The Colorado Rockies have defeated catcher Wilin Rosario in salary arbitration. Rosario was given a $2.8 million salary instead of his $3.3 million request on Wednesday by Elizabeth Neumeier, Phillip LaPorte and James Oldham, who heard the case a day earlier. Rosario, who turns 26 on Feb. 23, hit .267 with 13 homers and 54 RBI last year, down from .292 with 21 homers and 79 RBI...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies beat catcher Wilin Rosario in salary arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Colorado Rockies have defeated catcher Wilin Rosario in salary arbitration. Rosario was given a $2.8 million salary instead of his $3.3 million request on Wednesday by Elizabeth Neumeier, Phillip LaPorte and James Oldham, who heard the case a day earlier. Rosario, who turns 26 on Feb. 23, hit .267 with 13 homers and 54 RBIs last year, down from .292...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Belly’s 2015 MLB Power Rankings (30-26)

30) Colorado Rockies When it comes to injuries it really doesn’t get any worse than the Colorado Rockies. They have so much talent and you could say they have two of the better players in the game in Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. Colorado’s success this season is going to be based on the prospects that they […]
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The NL West All-Star Team

Buster Posey is one of the best players in the NL West. The staff at Baseball Hot Corner has a new series of articles coming out. Over the course of the next few days, we will take a look at the all-stars at each position in each division. This piece looks at the all-star NL West team. There will be a full 5 man rotation, 1 closer, and obviously, one from each position. Catcher...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Catcher Wilin Rosario, Rockies go to salary arbitration hearing

  Catcher Wilin Rosario and the Colorado Rockies have argued their cases in baseball's ninth salary arbitration hearing of the year, the most since 2001. Rosario asked Elizabeth Neumeier, Phillip LaPorte and James Oldham for a raise to $3.3 million, and Colorado argued during Tuesday's session that he should be paid $2.8 million. A decision is expected Wednesday. Rosario, who turns...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Teams Staring At Long 2015 MLB Seasons

One of the best things about spring training when it comes to baseball is that every single team should feel like they have a shot to go all the way. There are always at least a few surprise teams in the game, and that keeps things interesting. However, the 3 teams listed below are going to have a very tough time to even stay in the playoff race through the All-Star break. They have...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #56: Corey Dickerson | OF | COL

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! We all have players we love that we seem to bring up incessantly in conversation. For Adam Nodiff and Jake Devereaux, our two intrepid Profcast hosts, one such player is Corey Dickerson...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

88-year-old mound-charger Lew Dunlap named Rockies fantasy camp MVP (pics)

Lew Dunlap quickly became the coolest senior citizen on the planet after footage surfaced of the spry and spunky 88-year-old “charging” the mound after he was on the receiving end of a high and tight pitch during an at-bat this week at the Colorado Rockies fantasy camp. In an utter no-brainer, Dunlap of course was...Read More The post 88-year-old mound-charger Lew Dunlap named...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

88-Year-Old Lew Dunlap Takes Home Rockies Fantasy Camp MVP

Anyone who watches baseball knows the Colorado Rockies—outside of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez—are an absolutely joke. But perhaps their first step towards respectability will be signing Lew Dunlap. Yes, the 88-year-old man who stole the show at Rockies Fantasy Camp by storming the mound. Dunlap, however, showed he wasn’t just a crazy old man trying to show up the...
Via Busted Coverage
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Old-time Rockies fantasy camp participant charges mound

Fantasy camps are fun ideas. Grown men take a momentary trip back to their more virile days and play ball like the pros. You know, just like 88-year old Lew Dunlap. Dunlap is attending the Colorado Rockies version of fantasy camp in Scottsdale, AZ. Never mind the fact that he’s 88. Dude has a youthful spirit. Fantasy camp hurlers take note. Be careful when you pitch Lew inside...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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