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Colorado Rockies Continue to Show Interest in Mark Trumbo

We’ve talked for some time about the Colorado Rockies being interested in Mark Trumbo playing first base in Denver next season. Reportedly, that talk is still on point heading into the upcoming winter meetings. Jon Morosi of MLB Network tweeted out the following earlier today… Sources: #Rockies showing continued interest in Mark Trumbo; clarity on […] Colorado Rockies Continue...
Via Roxpile
2 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Non-Tender Matt Carasiti, Stephen Cardullo

Like every Major League Baseball team, the Colorado Rockies were forced to make some tough decisions on Friday. While the Rockies did come to terms with relief pitcher Jake McGee and avoid arbitration, they also said goodbye to a pair of players who made their Colorado debuts in 2016. Relief pitcher Matt Carasiti and infielder/outfielder […] Colorado Rockies Non-Tender Matt Carasiti...
Via Roxpile
17 hours ago

Prospect Podcast Episode 16: Colorado Rockies Prospects

Some prospectors talk about the #Prospectlife and others live it. Michael Halpern and I live that prospect life all day errday. It's why we're bringing you our next installment of system previews with the well stocked Colorado Rockies. We talk about our love of Coors inflated bats, and our distaste for Rocks pitchers. Maybe you disagree, maybe you're a non-conformist type that bucks...
Via Razzball
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

McGee, Rockies agree to $5.9 million, 1-year contract

DENVER (AP) Reliever Jake McGee and the Colorado Rockies agreed Friday to a $5.9 million, one-year contract, a raise of $1.1 million as part of a deal that avoided salary arbitration. He can earn an additional $200,000 in performance bonuses, $50,000 each for 40, 50, 60 and 70 pitching appearances. Obtained from Tampa Bay after the 2015 season, McGee had 15 saves this year before...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jake McGee signs one-year, $5.9M deal with Rockies; club non-tenders Matt Carasiti, Stephen Cardullo

The Rockies made three roster moves at Friday’s non-tender deadline, including giving left-hander reliever Jake McGee a one-year contract for $5.9 million. The Rockies did not tender contracts to right-handed reliever Matt Carasiti and first baseman/outfielder Stephen Cardullo, leaving the club with 37 players on its 40-man roster. By coming to terms with McGee, the club and pitcher...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

McGee avoids arbitration with 1-year contract

Lefty reliever Jake McGee, whose first season with the Rockies was hampered by a left knee injury in June and a subsequent slump, reached a one-year, $5.9 million contract with the club on Friday to avoid arbitration.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

Jake McGee Returns to Rockies After Contract Agreement

Jake McGee is back as a member of the Colorado Rockies for the 2017 season. The Rockies and McGee agreed on a deal on Friday afternoon, with the 30-year-old left-hander avoiding arbitration by reportedly agreeing to a one-year deal valued at $5.9 million. jake mcgee, rockies settle at $5.9M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 2, […] Jake McGee Returns to Rockies After Contract...
Via Roxpile
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies agree to terms with Jake McGee, avoid arbitration

The bullpen is starting to take shape The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms with Jake McGee ahead of today’s non-tender deadline. Jon Heyman is reporting that the two parties have agreed to a one-year $5.9M contract for avoiding arbitration. The Rockies were expected to tender McGee a contract, but the Rockies may have used tonight’s deadline to negotiate a more favorable...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Homers still play with new Coors Field fences

Even though Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado tied for the National League lead in home runs with 41 in 2016, Coors Field actually lowered his totals. Higher fencing in right-center field blocked three fly balls that would have been homers previously -- a development Arenado greeted with a smile and a shrug.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

MLB Winter Meetings: Previewing the Colorado Rockies needs

Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Friday, December 2 Rockies in win-now mode entering Meetings | Rockies.com Thomas Harding shares some more insight from his latest interview with Rockies GM Jeff Bridich. He also examines what he thinks are the Rockies needs going into the Winter Meetings. Not surprisingly those areas are the bullpen, first base, and the bench. Hardin...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies offseason: Guide to the non-tender deadline

Who will the Rockies non-tender before Friday’s deadline? The MLB non-tender deadline is today at 6 p.m. MST and the Rockies will have to decide by then whether to offer contracts to each of their arbitration-eligible players. The Rockies have four players in this category: Jake McGee, Tyler Chatwood, Charlie Blackmon, and Nolan Arenado. Jordan Lyles had been eligible for arbitration...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Rockies in win-now mode entering Meetings

While some in the baseball world look at the Rockies with increased hope, general manager Jeff Bridich prefers to see his club through clear eyes.
Via mlb.com
2 days ago

Jeff Bridich opens up on the Colorado Rockies’ offseason plans

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Since the hiring of Bud Black as manager, there has been some noise around the Rockies about a possible spike in spending. In fact, owner Dick...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago

Lyles, Rockies agree to $3,175,000, 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) Facing the possibility of getting cut by the Colorado Rockies later this week, right-hander Jordan Lyles agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract worth $3,175,000 - a $200,000 raise. Lyles was mostly used out of the bullpen by the Rockies last season. He made the first of his 35 relief appearances on June 22 after being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and went 4...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Minor League Preview: Colorado Rockies

Is there truly any system more worthy of your attention than Colorado's? That's not even a commentary on their high end talent or depth, as much as it is a commentary on Coors being awesome for boosting hitter's value. The problem is due to this Ibiza for hitting reality, the Rockies have focused their efforts on acquiring top amateur pitching talent. So many of these top arms are...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan of the Year 2016 Finalist: Nathan Reedy – Colorado Rockies

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Nathan Reedy – Colorado Rockies AKA “The Avid Rockies Fan” – Fan since 1999 The post Fan of the Year 2016 Finalist: Nathan Reedy...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago

Bud Black on Managing (and Run-Prevention) in Colorado

Bud Black has made a lot of tactical decisions at Coors Field. He’s done so from the visiting dugout, having previously served as the skipper of the San Diego Padres. His perspective will be different going forward. Following a year-long stint as a special assistant in Anaheim, Black is now at the helm in Colorado. The Rockies named the 59-year-old former big-league lefty as their...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Prospect Watch: Kyle Freeland and Sam Moll

The Colorado Rockies are inching their back to postseason contenders. It is possible that they are just one or two players away from legitimate threats. While the offense continues to flourish inside the hitter-friendly Coors Field, the pitching is still looking for consistency. Perhaps these two pitching prospects, which got plenty of appearances in AAA Albuquerque, can help the...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Options for Colorado Rockies to fill vacancy at first base

The Colorado Rockies have had a noticeable challenge filling the void that 17-year veteran Todd Helton left at first base when he retired. Since Helton’s retirement following the 2013 season, the Rockies have failed to find a player, or players, to fill the role. However, there are some options for a Rockies team whose first base platoon hit just .264 and reached base at a .332...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 24 Prospects: Colorado Rockies

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Colorado Rockies farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday reportedly says he would consider the Rockies in free agency

Matt Holliday officially became a free agent this week, and the outfielder is not ruling out a return to where it all started for him 13 years ago. Holliday told Troy E. Renck of Denver’s KMGH-TV 7 on Friday that a reunion with the Colorado Rockies is a possibility. “I don’t have any idea of what my market will be but if they were competitive with their offer I’d definitely...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies May Be Closer Than We Think

Let’s start with some facts. The Rockies didn’t play .500 baseball this year. In fact, they played .463 baseball by going 75-87. They allowed more runs than they scored, had one of the highest bullpen ERAs in the game (even after adjusting for park), and still have to wear those hideous black vests every now and then. The vests are probably the largest area of concern for the...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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