ROCKIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 hour 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
3 hours 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
3 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Should Re-Sign Mark Reynolds at First Base

So what will the Colorado Rockies do about their need at first base this offseason? With the winter meetings approaching, we’re going on record to say they should sign a former member of the St. Louis Cardinals or a former Baltimore Oriole. No, we’re not talking about Matt Holliday or Mark Trumbo here. We’re talking […] Colorado Rockies Should Re-Sign Mark Reynolds at First...
Via Roxpile
6 hours 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
7 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Rumors: Exclusive Chat with Chris Cotillo

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com and SBNation.com joined me earlier today to discuss the Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball’s upcoming annual winter meetings. Cotillo has established himself as one of the go-to people when it comes to MLB breaking news and rumors. We have referenced him on several occasions, including recently when he tweeted out […] Colorado Rockies...
Via Roxpile
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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Rumors: Holliday, Melancon, Bullpen, Reynolds

It’s been pretty quiet on the Rockies front lately, but GM Jeff Bridich spoke to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post on a number of offseason topic yesterday. Here are some notable takeaways from that chat and a bit more on the Rockies’ offseason… Many Rockies fans seem to like the idea of bringing back former franchise cornerstone Matt Holliday to fill the club’s first...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Free Agency: The Rockies should sign Chris Carter, professional Dinger Smacker

Chris Carter can smack dingers, the Rockies could use him to smack a few dingers. The Colorado Rockies entered the 2017 offseason with only a few needs to round out an impressive roster that should compete for a playoff spot. One of those needs is repairing a bullpen that was possessed by several demons and destroyed the hopes and dreams of a young, exciting team. Another one of...
Via Purple Row
3 days ago

The Rockies have a history of bad pitch framers

Until turning to Tony Wolters in 2016, the Rockies have had a track record of employing some of the worst pitch framers in baseball. The long history of Colorado’s pitch-framing woes - Beyond the Box ScoreAt Beyond the Box Score, Ronnie Socash takes a deep dive into the Rockies’ historic lack of pitch-framing skills behind the plate. Socash notes that in every season since 2008...
Via Purple Row
3 days ago

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
4 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
10 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
13 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies bring in Mike Redmond as bench coach

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have brought in Mike Redmond to serve as the bench coach on new manager Bud Black's staff. The 45-year-old Redmond was the manager of the Miami Marlins from 2013-15, where he compiled a 155-207 record. Redmond is a former major league catcher who spent parts of 13 seasons with the Marlins, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. He was on the Marlins...
Via Associated Press
16 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
17 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
20 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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