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Eddie Butler has a rough night and Colorado Rockies offense can’t hit

  More of the same for the Colorado Rockies. It has been discussed at length, debated and argued. The Rockies and their struggles with pitching are something that no one can quite figure out. On Wednesday night at a miserable Coors Field, where the temperatures were below 40 degrees with a steady mist, the Rockies once again saw their pitching struggles come back to bite them. This...
Via BSN Denver
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Axford shutting the door Rockies since Ottavino went down

Despite closer Adam Ottavino going down to Tommy John surgery, the Rockies seem to have found a very capable replacement in John Axford. The right-hander is 5-for-5 in save opportunities, including three since Ottavino was placed on the disabled list on April 27. Axford has only given up one run and five hits in eight innings pitched. Rox Pile points out that none of the five hits...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockies recall Brandon Barnes, option Drew Stubbs

The Colorado Rockies recalled outfielder Brandon Barnes from triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday, reports Nick Groke of the Denver Post. Center fielder Drew Stubbs was optioned to triple-A in a corresponding move. Stubbs, a solid defensive outfielder, has been wildly disapointing at the plate in the first month and a half of the season. The 30-year-old veteran is hitting just .118...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

There’s hope for the Rockies… in Cincinnati

Thanks to Tuesday’s nail-biter over the Phillies, the Rockies are now (at least temporarily) duking it out with Oakland for the undesirable mantle of “fewest wins in baseball.” At 14-22, a full nine games back in the division almost a week before Memorial Day, hope is fading fast at 20th and Blake. And having lost two key contributors already this month – Adam Ottavino for...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Hundley backs up his words with late-inning homer

Nick Hundley has been making headlines lately. Monday he was ejected from a game for arguing a check-swing call. Afterwards he didn’t mince words when talking about the Rockies’ struggles. Tuesday he put his money where his mouth was.According to the Denver Post, late Monday night Hundley said:"We can't just sit here and hope and wish and think it's OK. We have to play better...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Hundley’s attitude is exactly what the Colorado Rockies need

  The Colorado Rockies signed Nick Hundley in the offseason with very little fanfare. The catcher is known for his light bat and good defense. What fans didn’t realize they would get with Hundley is a winning attitude. The Rockies catcher has been no slouch at the plate, as he showed by drilling the game winning home run on Tuesday night at a freezing Coors Field to give the Rockies...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dickerson headed to DL, Paulsen recalled

After being sidelined for consecutive games with plantar fasciitis, Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson is headed to the 15-day disabled list, according to multiple sources. #Rockies have a locker for OF-1B Ben Paulsen, expected to announce placing OF Corey Dickerson on 15-day DL (plantar fasciitis) — Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) May 19, 2015 #Rockies lineup vs. #Phillies...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four potential suitors for Troy Tulowitzki

When healthy, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is one of baseball’s most complete and exciting players. The problem is ...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Lyles plagued by 6th inning, Colorado Rockies offense flat again

  These are the games that good teams win. They are also the games that bad teams lose. The Colorado Rockies are the latter, and therefore they lost this time. The final score was 4-3. Jordan Lyles was very good again on Monday, but he spoiled a really good outing with something that has become a trend for him. He struggled in the 6th inning. Through five innings, Lyles had given...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies third baseman Arenado talks about his gloves

Baseball gloves are an important piece of equipment for fielders, and Nolan Arenado’s is certainly a valuable commodity for the Rockies at third. Purple Row recently spoke to Arenado about his relationship with his gloves throughout the years. Unsurprisingly, he cannot remember a time when he didn’t have a glove.According to Purple Row, Arenado has had his current glove for four...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 1, Rockies 0: A Mike Bolsinger-Kyle Kendrick pitching duel happened

The Dodgers scored a single run off Kyle Kendrick, which tells you that they deserved to lose. Granted, it could’ve easily been five or six runs had a few hard hit balls fallen or a few of those long fly balls had a few more feet to them, but still … it’s Kyle Kendrick and they got three hits on the day. Three hits. Yasmani Grandal‘s RBI single driving in Adrian Gonzalez...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Will Tulo Stay?

Troy Tulowitzki The Colorado Rockies stand at the bottom of the NL West with no answer to their many struggles. As the front office and coaching staff try to figure out ways to improve the roster, one idea that comes to mind is starting from scratch and rebuilding from the ground up. What would be the first step for the Rockies in this situation you ask? Surprisingly, finding a...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What can MLB teams offer for Troy Tulowitzki?

Some news-that-isn’t-really-news came out yesterday: Troy Tulowitzki will not demand a trade from the Rockies. After meeting with his agent, he decided against trying to force their hand, and will continue to play with the Rockies until they decide to trade him on their own timeline. But that is why this news isn’t really news, […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Do The New York Mets Really Need Troy Tulowitzki?

Troy Tulowitzki is a perennial MVP candidate when healthy. The Colorado Rockies have fallen on hard times. They started out well and as the season turned into week #2 back in April, the wheels fell off the train…and quickly. The Rockies currently sit at 11-19, good for last place in the N.L West. With the struggles of Carlos Gonzalez and the slow start from Troy Tulowitzki...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez: From potential MVP to potential albatross

The Rockies had a chance to trade Carlos Gonzalez before season started. In fact they’ve had many chances over the last couple of years. Or at the very least they could have tried. They haven’t finished above .500 since 2010 (83-79) so it’s not like they kept him because they were in the midst of a playoff push. Now it looks like CarGo isn’t going anywhere but down. If...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Failing Miserably

The poor Colorado Rockies seem to be suffering from the same old story this season – the hitters hit and the pitchers can’t pitch – although I hate generalizing a team based upon recent history. Everyone knew they’d hit, pitching though was the question mark and yet I liked the Rockies attempt to develop pitching from within. It’s still early for us to write off their young...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki will meet with agent to talk about requesting trade

Troy Tulowitzki and his agent will meet this week to discuss whether they will approach the Colorado Rockies about requesting a trade. The New York Post’s Joel Sherman talked with Tulo’s agent Paul Cohen who said it would be “silly” for them not to discuss the possibility of asking for a trade. It was a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki could ask for trade from Colorado Rockies

For more than nine years, Troy Tulowitzki has been the face of the Colorado Rockies, but now there is a chance the 30-year-old will wind up playing elsewhere. On Tuesday reports surfaced claiming the four-time All-Star was considering asking the only franchise he has known to trade him. The Rockies are a mess this year, and entering Tuesday night’s action they are 11-17 and have...
Via Rumors and Rants
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford's 2-year-old son throws first pitch at Rockies game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Jameson Axford, the 2-year-old son of Colorado Rockies relief pitcher John Axford, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Friday night's Colorado Rockies game. Axford's wife wheeled Jameson to the mound for the first pitch while his big brother handed him the baseball in a touching moment for the family. Amazing moment. pic.twitter.com...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nolan Arenado makes catch of the year candidate

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado made the catch of the year thus far in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Giants. Gregor Blanco hit a pop fly into foul territory which seemed destined for the stands. But Arenado stayed with it all the way. He tracked the ball down and made an amazing catch on the run. The toughest part was keeping the ball in his glove...
Via The Sports Daily
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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