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Player Profile #23: Carlos Gonzalez | OF | COL

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! The narrative around Carlos Gonzalez, the one and only “CarGo” (sorry, Carlos Gomez) heading into 2015 is well understood. Everyone will claim he’ll only have as much value this year as his knee, index finger, ankle, lower leg, upper back, thigh, wrist...
Via Baseball Professor
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Points Leagues: Where The Points At?

Everyone knows that the most hitter friendly ballpark in the Major Leagues is Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies. We all love us some Rockies on our fantasy rosters, but we also enjoy when our non-Rockies players visit the Mile-High City. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Via Razzball
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies turn to Hundley, son of a coach, to guide pitchers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Nick Hundley started last season in San Diego, finished it in Baltimore and then signed with Colorado. A dizzying year for the veteran catcher? Not so much for the son of a college football coach. ''That's something I'm used to,'' Hundley said Monday. ''I went to four elementary schools, four high schools.'' When deciding where to sign over the winter, Hundley...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #28: Troy Tulowitzki | SS | COL

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! Eighty-eight. That’s the number that defines Troy Tulowitzki’s career (recently) as it equates to the number of games he’s averaged on the field over the last three seasons. The narrative is tired but true — Tulowitzki is a real special talent if he...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliever John Axford added to Rockies' big league roster

  The Colorado Rockies have selected John Axford's contract, adding a veteran reliever with late-inning experience to their bullpen. Axford, who agreed to a minor league deal last month, gets a $2.6 million, one-year contract with a chance to earn more in performance bonuses. The 31-year-old right-hander was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 games with Cleveland and Pittsburgh last year...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies add Axford to big league bullpen at $2.6 million

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Colorado Rockies have selected John Axford's contract, adding a veteran reliever with late-inning experience to their bullpen. Axford, who agreed to a minor league deal last month, gets a $2.6 million, one-year contract with a chance to earn more in performance bonuses. The 31-year-old right-hander was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 games with Cleveland and...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Prospect Profile: David Dahl

The Colorado Rockies have a lot to be excited about with David Dahl in their minor league system. Baseball America’s #1 Colorado prospect, Dahl has the potential to be a five-tool player. The 20-year-old center fielder grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and was drafted by the Rockies with the tenth pick in the first round of the 2012 June draft out of high school. In 2012, at age...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NL West Top 10 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the NL West’s top 10 prospects for 2015. 1. Joc Pederson OF – Dodgers: Pederson leads a trio of Dodgers prospects, who are perhaps the most...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
4 days 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...
Via AP on Fox
5 days 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
5 days 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...
Via AP on Fox
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Cuddyer On Injuries, Coors to Citi, Troy Tulowitzki

The prize of the Mets offseason, Michael Cuddyer, took some time to speak with reporters on a variety of topics: On Going From Coors to Citi “The last transition taught me that your approach can remain the same,” Cuddyer said. “No matter what ballpark you’re playing in, as long as you keep that same hitting approach, you can take that approach that I’ve been able to hone...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 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
9 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...
Via NESN.com
9 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
9 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...
Via Hall of Very Good
9 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...
Via Razzball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
10 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...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cactus League Countdown: Colorado Rockies

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 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...
Via AP on Fox
13 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...
Via AP on Fox
13 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...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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