COLORADO ROCKIES NEWS

Rockies acquire David Hale, Gus Schlosser from Braves

The Colorado Rockies have acquired right-handed relief pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O’Dowd, the team announced via their Twitter page. The Braves have acquired catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O’Dowd in exchange for right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser — Atlanta Braves (@Braves...
Via Baseball Essential
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves deal RHP David Hale to Rockies in 4-player trade

ATLANTA (AP) The Braves have traded right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies for minor-league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd. The deal was announced Friday. Hale pitched 45 games for the Braves last season, going 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA, and had been expected to compete for a spot in the starting rotation. Schlosser worked 15 games in Atlanta...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies played the offseason perfectly

You won’t hear any proclamations about how the Colorado Rockies “won” the offseason. Considering the mega moves made by division rivals like the Dodgers and Padres this winter, along with the fact that the Giants are once again the defending World Series champs, you could easily look at the lack of big offseason moves by Colorado and let out that familiar sigh of disappointment...
Via Mile High Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Time to shop Wilin Rosario

After signing free agent catcher Nick Hundley to a two-year $6.25 million deal, the Colorado Rockies are faced with a three-way controversy behind the dish, which includes Wilin Rosario and Michael McKenry. Hundley was brought on to be the starting catcher, leaving Rosario, the Rockies starting backstop for the past three seasons, to come up with ways to get at-bats. The power-hitting...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alan Johnson Racing Set to Open 2015 NHRA Season at Pomona

Alan Johnson Racing and 2013 World Champion driver Shawn Langdon  will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., the team announced today.  Alan Johnson Racing is moving forward into the new season while exploring multiple sponsorship options for 2015 and beyond after unexpectedly losing...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #93: Nolan Arenado | 3B | COL

Nolan Arenado’s age-23 sophomore season was a good one. The second-year starter for the Rockies slashed .287/.328/.500 on the year with a .359 wOBA, rate stats that compare favorably to those of Matt Holliday, Matt Kemp, and Adrian Gonzalez and that showed significant improvement from his rookie 2013 season — .267/.301/.405 with a .308 wOBA. Had Arenado not battled injury (broken...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Top 20 Prospect 2015

The Colorado Rockies haven’t had a ton of success since their World Series appearance in 2007, seeing potential stars either depart, or fall short of the hype. Although the status quo isn’t phenomenal, there are a few promising prospects in the system. With spring training quickly approaching, it is a good time to analyze those prospects. 1. Jon Gray- RHP Gray is the clear cut...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies and Ottavino agree on deal

The Colorado Rockies and Adam Ottavino agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.3 million, avoiding arbitration in the process, the team announced Monday. The 29-year-old Ottavino, in his third year with the Rockies, emerged last season as the team’s primary set-up man and best reliever. Ottavino has gone 7-8 with a 3.60 earned run average in 244 and 2/3 innings with the Rockies. With...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino, Rockies agree on $1.3M, 1-year contract

DENVER (AP) Reliever Adam Ottavino and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration. The 6-foot-5, hard-throwing righty was 1-4 with a 3.60 ERA in a career-high 75 appearances with the Rockies last season, when he made $502,000. Colorado claimed Ottavino off waivers from St. Louis in 2012. He was a first-round pick by St. Louis in...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki says hip feels 'good as new', is fueled by doubters

DENVER -- This has almost become an annual rite of impending spring: Troy Tulowitzki insisting he is healthy and can stay that way for an entire season. The Colorado Rockies often-injured shortstop realizes everyone is wary of such talk. So, he took a different path when asked about the status of his surgically repaired hip. Wait and judge for yourself next month in spring training...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's surgically repaired hip on mend

DENVER (AP) This has almost become an annual rite of impending spring: Troy Tulowitzki insisting he is healthy and can stay that way for an entire season. The Colorado Rockies often-injured shortstop realizes everyone is wary of such talk. So, he took a different path when asked about the status of his surgically repaired hip. Wait and judge for yourself next month in spring training...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Mazzaro signs with Marlins, Rockies re-sign Jair Jurrjens

The Marlins have added another arm to their organization signing right hander Vin Mazzaro to a minor league contract. Mazzaro will also receive an invitation to spring training. Mazzaro, 28, spent most of the 2014 season at Triple-A Indianapolis for the Pirates where he posted a 2.52 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 34/20 K/BB ratio over 50 innings. Mazzaro appeared in five games at the big league...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies As A 2015 Sleeper Team

The Rockies are always in a weird spot. No matter what they do or don’t do, no one ever really seems to care about them. They’re just kind of there. They maintain a low profile, and even if they never spend big, their payroll is not so low that it sticks out. Most stories that […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Dangling Charlie Blackmon, Why Mets Should Check In

It’s that time of year.  As January rolls towards it’s conclusion and the spring training itch becomes an irritant, I rifle through baseball stats and begin my research for the fantasy baseball draft.  That process always unearths some surprises. I play in a 15 team keepers league. Overall production, not positional balance has always been the philosophy that guides my draft...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Rumors: Shopping outfielder Charlie Blackmon?

Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, who hit .288/.335/.440 with 19 homers, 72 RBI and 28 stolen bases has been brought up in “trade talks with multiple teams” according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com With a current rotation lead by Jorge De La Rosa, the Rockies main goal would be to acquire a starting pitcher in exchange for Blackmon. Teams like the Orioles...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to Trade is Now for the Rockies

“When he is healthy he is one of the greatest shortstops baseball has ever seen.” “When he is healthy he is one of the most dynamic outfielders in the game today.” These are the statements that have accompanied Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for, at least, the past two seasons. There is no denying the All-Star caliber talent that...
Via Hot Stove MLB
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Rockies dangling All-Star OF Blackmon in trade talks

The Colorado Rockies surrendered the most runs in Major League Baseball last year and began the offseason in a familiar position -- needing to upgrade their pitching staff. But more than three months after their final game of 2014, the Rockies have yet to sign any free-agent pitcher to a major-league contract. The hitter-friendly environment at Coors Field is the same hindrance...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies avoid arbitration with Chacin, 2 others

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies and right-hander Jhoulys Chacin avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $5.5 million contract, up from $4,850,000 last season. The Rockies also avoided arbitration with left-handed pitcher Rex Brothers and catcher Michael McKenry. Brothers' bump in pay is nearly $1 million, from $502,000 last year to $1.4 million this season. McKenry...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki or Ian Desmond to the Mets Not Happening

Charlie Monfort, co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, smiled when The Post told him of the many Mets fans who would love to see Troy Tulowitzki get traded to Citi Field. “It’s not happening,” Monfort responded. Ken Davidoff says the Rockies’ leaders, with both their actions and their words, have displayed how reluctant they are to deal their franchise player, and that Monfort...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies avoid arbitration with Drew Stubbs, Jordan Lyles, Tyler Chatwood

The Colorado Rockies have reached deals with outfielder Drew Stubbs and right-handed pitchers Jordan Lyles and Tyler Chatwood, the team announced earlier on Wednesday. The Rockies signed Stubbs and Lyles to one-year deals, as they signed Chatwood to a two-year deal, all avoiding arbitration. The Rockies and Drew Stubbs settled on a one-year, $5.825 million deal for the 2015 season...
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Stubbs, Jordan Lyles agree to 1-year deals with Rockies

  Outfielder Drew Stubbs and right-hander Jordan Lyles avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts with the Colorado Rockies. Stubbs gets $5,825,000 under Wednesday's agreement and Lyles receives $2,475,000. Both deals are not guaranteed. Stubbs made $4.1 million last year, his first season in Colorado. He hit a career-best .289 with 15 homers and 43 RBI in 132 games for...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies OF Drew Stubbs agrees to $5,825,000 deal

DENVER (AP) Outfielder Drew Stubbs avoided arbitration by agreeing Wednesday with the Colorado Rockies on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for $5,825,000. Stubbs made $4.1 million last year, his first season in Colorado. He hit a career-best .289 with 15 homers and 43 RBIs in 132 games for the Rockies. In six seasons with the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Rockies, Stubbs has a .246...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Aviles is Casey Blake

Mike Aviles and former Indians third baseman/right fielder Casey Blake may not seem to have much in common on the surface, but they are in fact, the same individual. Aviles was born in New York City in 1981 while Blake is from Iowa and was born almost a decade earlier. Blake began his career as a third baseman with the Blue Jays, but came to the Tribe as a free agent from Minnesota...
Via Burning River Baseball
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees acquire pitching prospect Martin from Rockies

NEW YORK -- The Yankees have obtained pitching prospect Chris Martin from the Colorado Rockies for cash. The 28-year-old right-hander made his big league debut with the Rockies last April and had a 6.89 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 15 2-3 innings over 16 relief appearances. He was 1-3 with a 4.39 ERA in 25 relief appearances last year at Triple-A Colorado Springs with 36 strikeouts in...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Comcast Sports Net Replace Jamie Moyer In Phillies Broadcast Booth?

Back in November the Phillies announced that former World Champion pitcher Jamie Moyer would be leaving the team's broadcast booth after one year. At the time, the Phillies said that the rest of the broadcast team, including Tom McCarthy, Gregg Murphy, Matt Stairs, and Mike Schmidt would return for 2015....
Via Philliedelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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