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Chad Bettis Opens Up About His Cancer Battle and Future

Romans 8:18 reads, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” It’s a Bible verse that Chad Bettis of the Colorado Rockies has clung to in the days since he first learned he had testicular cancer. It’s been a whirlwind for Bettis since his […] Chad Bettis Opens Up About His Cancer Battle and Future - Rox Pile...
Via Roxpile
16 minutes ago

LeMahieu seeks improvement through metrics

Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu considers himself "anti-numbers," but he figured they were worth a longer look after he led the National League in batting at .348 last season.
Via mlb.com
9 hours ago

MLB Free Agency: Colorado Rockies could be one of the final three teams in on Greg Holland

The Rockies could add a former closer to the bullpen. Right-handed relief pitcher Greg Holland appears to be close to signing, and the Rockies could be one of the three teams in contention for his services, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. Previous reports indicated that the Rockies had offered Holland a multi-year contract. In addition to the Rockies, Heyman mentions...
Via Purple Row
11 hours ago

Rockies' finest FA deal was Walker in 1995

Bob Gebard was working in the Expos' farm system in the 1980s when he watched Larry Walker grow from a raw Canadian kid -- a hockey goalie first, outfielder second -- to a standout player. When Gebhard became the Rockies' original general manager, he was going to make sure he'd benefit from Walker's talents.
Via mlb.com
12 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25: No. 24: Peter Lambert

  The methodology driving the priorities of these rankings keep us from putting Peter Lambert any higher on the list, but don’t let that betray our projection of his overall talent. Lambert appears to have what it takes to succeed on the mound at least when it comes to the mental battle and grind, which many Major Leaguers will tell you is at least half the battle. Still just...
Via BSN Denver
19 hours ago

Colorado Rockies prospect Yency Almonte has earned national attention

Purple Row Prospect No. 12, Yency Almonte 12. Yency Almonte (680 points, 38 ballots) Entering 2016, Yency Almonte was a mostly off-the-radar prospect. The 2012 17th rounder of the Angels had shown enough promise to be the target of two trades (first to the White Sox as a player to be named later for Gordon Beckham before 2015 and then after the 2015 season, less than a year later...
Via Purple Row
20 hours ago

The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies: 86. Cory Sullivan

We continue our look at the top 100 Colorado Rockies of all time in this article. Here, we look at No. 86 on our list, Cory Sullivan. Cory Sullivan began 2006 as the Rockies starting centerfielder. Ten years later he is still one of the most vibrant voices in the clubhouse. Sullivan started his career with the […] The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies: 86. Cory Sullivan - Rox Pile...
Via Roxpile
21 hours ago

Colorado Rockies closer Adam Ottavino predicts a bullpen bounceback

Rockies news and links for January 23, 2017 Adam Ottavino embraces chance to close for Rockies, predicts a better bullpen | Denver Post Patrick Saunders spoke with Adam Ottavino about his return from Tommy John surgery last season, as well as what he expects from the Rockies’ bullpen this year. The closer role should be Ottavino’s to lose this spring. Veterans Jake McGee and...
Via Purple Row
23 hours ago

Adam Ottavino embraces chance to close for Rockies, predicts a better bullpen

As the promise of spring training approaches, the Rockies’ lineup looks like it has the potential to be powerful and dynamic. Their young starting rotation should be its best since 2009, the last time the Rockies reached the playoffs. The bullpen? It looms as the team’s biggest question mark. And the question within the question is: Who will be the Rockies’ primary closer in...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

Report: Marlins considering Chris Carter, Mark Reynolds

After hitting the second-fewest home runs in the MLB last season, the Miami Marlins are hoping to add some raw power on the free agent market.According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Friday, the Marlins want to sign a righty first baseman to complement Justin Bour and are considering Chris Carter and Mark Reynolds among other options. Carter, 30, batted .222/.321/.499 in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies announce schedule for 2017 Winter Caravan

Rockies pitchers and catchers report to spring training three weeks from Sunday to begin the 25th season in franchise history. Next week, new manager Bud Black and several players will get a jump-start on the season. Monday through Saturday, the Rockies will travel throughout the Rocky Mountain region for their 2017 Winter Caravan across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Here...
Via The Denver Post
4 days ago

Rockies, Alexi Amarista complete $1.25 million, 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have completed a $1.25 million, one-year deal with utility player Alexi Amarista. Amarista gets a $1.1 million salary this year, and the Rockies have a $2.5 million option for 2018 with a $150,000 buyout. He hit .257 with 11 RBIs and nine stolen bases last season for the San Diego Padres. Amarista played all over the field, too, seeing time at...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: work remains before season starts

The Colorado Rockies made a splash early this offseason, signing Ian Desmond to a five-year free agent contract while signing several other key free agents to round out the lineup. The Rockies are now in a prime position to keep their foot on the gas and drive straight into April. The Rockies have upgraded almost every area in which they needed work following another losing season...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Arenado agrees to $29.5 million, 2-year contract

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies and Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a $29.5 million, two-year contract. Arenado will make $11.75 million this season and $17.75 million in 2018. He'll have one year of arbitration eligibility remaining for 2019, after which he would become eligible for free agency. Arenado tied for the NL lead with...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Rockies Again Invest in CarGo?

Carlos Gonzalez is good theatre. He hit baseball’s most impressive home run last season, according to Jeff Sullivan. The shot left Gonzalez’s bat with a 117-mph exit velocity and 14.2-degree launch angle. That’s baseball equivalent of a 1-iron from an in-his-prime Tiger Woods. That’s not a snapshot of a player you’d worry about losing it the near term. He also hit baseball’s...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies still tinkering with team as spring training nears

DENVER (AP) A couple more arms for a shaky bullpen. Maybe another utility player or two. Possibly a long-term deal for outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Those are among the priorities for Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich with spring training just a month away. He's not quite done tinkering with a team that's added a new coach in Bud Black , a new first baseman in Ian Desmond...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

15-year-old Fran Belibi becomes the first girl to ever dunk in a Colorado high school game

Regis Jesuit High School’s Fran Belibi threw down a dunk in the team’s game against Grand Junction High School on Friday night, and in doing so, became the first girl to dunk in a Colorado high school game. And Belibi is only a 15-year-old sophomore! Here’s video of the one-handed slam: First Colorado HS Girls Dunk in history. Fran Belibi 15 yr old soph. Regis Jesuit HS...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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