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Descalso gets two-year, $3.6M deal with Rockies

DENVER -- The first big league signing of Jeff Bridich's tenure as general manager of the Colorado Rockies was far more sensible than splashy. The Rockies needed a versatile infielder, and so they added Daniel Descalso with a $3.6 million, two-year contract Tuesday. It appears to be a sound investment for a team that's trying to rebound from a 96-loss season, especially after Colorado...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies, infielder Daniel Descalso agree to 2-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year deal with versatile infielder Daniel Descalso. The 28-year-old has seen action all over the infield since being selected by St. Louis in the third round of the 2007 draft. He's played 200 games at third base, along with 174 more at second. He's also slid over to shortstop (114 games) and filled in at first (nine games)....
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #187: Wilin Rosario | C | COL

Last year Wilin Rosario’s HR/FB rate fell, but his average fly ball distance went up. Wait, what? It’s true according to Baseball Heat Maps: Rosario’s average fly ball distance, 2012-2014 (Courtesy: BaseballHeatMaps.com) When it comes to analyzing Rockies’ batters, I’ve learned the numbers are often beyond comprehension. There’s just no analogous situation to playing...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins to retire in 2015

Former New York Met LaTroy Hawkins will retire following the 2015 season, the pitcher announced on MLB Network’s ‘Hot Stove’ Friday morning. Hawkins, 42 on Dec. 21, was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round of the 1992 MLB amateur draft. The Mets inked Hawkins to a one-year contract on Jan. 31, 2013, to provide depth, and his contributions were significant. The right...
Via Around Citi
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies rebuilding bullpen at winter meetings

New Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Birdich took the job knowing full well that securing pitching help was his number one priority. At baseball winter meetings, going on now, the Rockies have been relatively quiet, especially when compared with their division rivals. However, the freshman general manager has made a couple under the radar moves with an eye on improving a bullpen...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins to retire at end of 2015 season

LaTroy Hawkins will turn 42 later this month and the relief pitcher let it be known during an interview on MLB Network that the 2015 season would be his last. Hawkins will enter the 2015 season as the closer of the Rockies after posting a 3.31 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP for the team last season. #Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins just said on “Hot Stove” that this will be his last season...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies done trading?

Thought the Los Angeles Dodgers have stolen the limelight at this year’s Winter Meetings, the Colorado Rockies have been hustling themselves. Spurned by new management and Manager Walt Weiss’ promise that the club is “taking the next step,” the Rockies seem as if they are on a mission to end their losing ways. Second baseman Josh Rutledge is now heading to Anaheim in a trade...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 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: Atlanta / Los […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire Josh Rutledge from Rockies

According to Pedro Moura of The Orange County Register, the Angels have acquired Josh Rutledge from the Rockies for Jairo Diaz. Angels acquire 2B Josh Rutledge from Colorado for reliever Jairo Diaz, hard-throwing right-hander who debuted in 2014. — Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) December 11, 2014 Rutledge, 25, hit for a slash of .269/.323/.405 with 4 home runs, 88 wRC+ with a -0.09...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

TRADE ALERT: Angels acquire IF Josh Rutledge

In a move that was rumored for a few days now, the Angels have acquired infielder Josh Rutledge from the Colorado Rockies for relief prospect Jairo Diaz. Halos have acquired INF Josh Rutledge from Rockies for RHP Jairo Diaz #Angels #WinterMeetings — Eric Kay (@EKayAngels) December 11, 2014 Rutledge was once a top Rockies prospect, but never really panned out. He’ll turn 26...
Via Monkey with a Halo
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers And Colorado Rockies Discussing Trade Involving Wilin Rosario

Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario may be the next player on the move at this year’s Winter Meetings. Earlier today, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reported that several teams have checked in with the Rockies on the availability of the 25-year-old. Among possible suitors, Saunders mentions the Texas Rangers as the “front-runners” for landing Rosario as the club is...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to make a deal for Charlie Blackmon

Baseball has always been a numbers game. There have always been an astounding amount of statistics associated with the sport of baseball, a reality that has done nothing but grow since the introduction of sabermetrics to the sport. However, it should be a far simpler numbers game that eventually catches up with Colorado Rockies outfielder and 2014 All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Approached Mets About Dealing Tulowitzki

Andy Martino of the Daily News reported that the Colorado Rockies approached the Mets today to gauge their interest in discussing a deal for all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. This isn’t the first time the Rockies approached the Mets who they view as a match. They have long liked Noah Syndergaard as well as Jacob deGrom, and have previously scouted Kevin Plawecki. However the...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Listening To Offers For Troy Tulowitzki

According to Jon Heyman, Colorado Rockies GM Jeff Birdich said he will continue to listen to trade offers for shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. This doesn’t come as a surprise as it has been said since before the 2014 season was over that the Rockies would be listening to deals for this star player. Rockies’ Owner Dick Monfort, however, is said to have told interested teams at the owners...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Gustafson: Rejuvenated Journeyman

He’s the kind of player that baseball people might call a journeyman – and he’s yet to pitch in the major leagues. But for 29-year-old hurler Tim Gustafson, the road to the majors has been a journey all it’s own, and a journey he was happy to share with Jack McNeil in a virtual sit-down from Venezuela Tuesday night. Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the ninth round in 2006...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners Already Have Charlie Blackmon

This morning, Jon Morosi wrote that the Mariners and Rockies are “a trade match waiting to happen”, noting that the Mariners are still looking for another outfielder, while the Rockies are looking for pitching. The piece notes that the Mariners had previously expressed interest in Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, and Drew Stubbs, though Blackmon is […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Investigating Steve Cishek for Adam Ottavino

When the Rockies came to town this year, there was a tap on my shoulder. Adam Ottavino wanted to talk pitching. For some reason, I didn’t turn on my recorder. That’s fine, I guess, sometimes you just lose yourself in the conversation and want to kick yourself later when you look down. We had a […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies pitcher takes shot at former Astros pitcher

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Brett Anderson is known for being quite the entertaining tweeter, but he took this a bit overboard on Tuesday when going after former Houston Astros pitcher Lucas Harrell. I follow Anderson on Twitter, and he’s usually good for a conversation or two throughout the week. With that said, this was completely unprofessional from a pitcher who is...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Colorado Rockies making the right moves?

Michael Cuddyer is no longer a member of the Colorado Rockies. The seasoned veteran who revitalized his career in the purple and silver was inked by the New York Mets yesterday. With a two-year, $21 million deal, Cuddyer’s departure was a win-win for him and the Colorado Rockies. Despite Cuddyer’s .332/.376/.579 for the Rockies in 2014, the injury-prone veteran was no longer...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Colorado Rockies need pitching

The Rockies need pitching. The Rockies always need pitching, but they really need it now. Pitching has never been more important in Major League Baseball, and right now the Rockies are the worst at it in the entire league, squandering the tremendous offensive abilities on the roster.The contrast between the hitting and pitching of the 2014 Rockies was stark, so much so that Gambling...
Via Rockies Review
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulo trade talks return in Colorado

The Troy Tulowitzki trade talks have started early. Major-league sources announced Wednesday that the Colorado Rockies were willing to listen to offers for their all-star shortstop. There were also rumors that Carlos Gonzalez was also a name they were willing to listen to offers for. Apparently the Rockies are “keeping their eyes and ears open” for any potential deals that could...
Via isportsweb.com
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s try to rationalize Michael Cuddyer’s qualifying offer

Monday evening was the deadline for teams to hand out qualifying offers to teams, and one offer really stood out from the bunch – the Rockies offering Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer was the 2013 NL batting champion, but he played in just 49 games in 2014 thanks to three different DL stints because of three different injuries. So naturally, Colorado dishes out the qualifying offer, despite...
Via The Outside Corner
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Failure to make changes might hurt the Colorado Rockies more than they think

Dick Monfort simply doesn't get it.Dick Monfort is fiercely loyal. Nearly everyone agrees on that.That is what everyone says about the Colorado Rockies owner. That is why he hasn't done what the owners of 27 other teams have done, some several times, since he hired Dan O'Dowd to be the general manager of the Rockies. Since 1999, when O'Dowd was brought on board, all...
Via Rockies Review
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Season can't end soon enough for Colorado Rockies fans, expect more excuses from the front office soon

Franklin Morales couldn't help the Rockies score runs on Saturday.Every game counts.Baseball purists will talk about how important every game is in a 162 game season. They will point to several seasons in which it came down to the final game, and even on occasion the 163rd game in order to sort it all out.Don't tell a fan of the Colorado Rockies how important all 162 games are.For...
Via Rockies Review
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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