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PHOTOS: Colorado Rockies kick off spring training 2017

Photos from the Colorado Rockies during the team’s first full squad workout Monday, February 20, 2017 during Spring Training at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Via The Denver Post
2 hours ago

Kiszla: Bad News Bears no more, the Rockies believe they’re on verge of playoff contention

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — After years of hiding behind a mountain of losses, the Rockies want to make you look. Their new purple uniforms are so bright, you’ve gotta wear shades. Dare we say it? They are done being the Bad News Bears. “That’s the team I felt like I played for when I got ticked off,” said Colorado outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, laughing at the Bad News Bears reference...
Via The Denver Post
5 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Ian Desmond Not an Experiment at First Base

From the moment that Ian Desmond was signed to be the primary first baseman for the Colorado Rockies in the offseason, there have been questions. After all, it’s a position he has never played in organized baseball and now he is expected to be Colorado’s answer at the position. On Monday, Colorado manager Bud Black […] Colorado Rockies: Ian Desmond Not an Experiment at First...
Via Roxpile
7 hours ago

LeMahieu ignores naysayers, keeps improving

For most of his career, DJ LeMahieu has been underrated, however the second baseman keeps collecting hardware and impressing the competition.
Via mlb.com
7 hours ago

Rockies’ older bullpen leaves young arms fighting for spots. Carlos Estevez is a test case.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bud Black settled behind the screen Monday on a backfield at Salt River Fields, a bucket of baseballs by his side. The Rockies’ new manager is a rarity — he still throws batting practice. “And when a lefty starts against us,” the former pitcher said, “I’m the guy for BP.” Black, though, can’t call on himself from the bullpen. And on the first...
Via The Denver Post
8 hours ago

Rockies' Story wants to show power surge was not fiction

For all Trevor Story accomplished in a record rookie season, his biggest takeaway is this: Slide feet first. A painful lesson and one that ended the Colorado Rockies shortstop's outstanding season in late July after he tore a ligament in his left thumb trying avoid a tag while reaching for second base . Before his injury, Story was making headlines for his improbable power surge...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arenado prepares for bout at the plate

Nolan Arenado,one of the game's best players, is ready to take it a step further against National League West pitchers.
Via mlb.com
10 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Some of the Best Quotes from the Past Week

With pitchers and catchers having reported to spring training for the Colorado Rockies, we thought it would be good to look back on some of the best quotes we heard this past week from new Colorado manager Bud Black as well as three of the pitchers who are expected to make an impact for the […] Colorado Rockies: Some of the Best Quotes from the Past Week - Rox Pile - Rox Pile ...
Via Roxpile
11 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25: No. 12: Brendan Rodgers

  Welcome to the BSN Denver Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25 where we will rank the organization’s best players who will be 25 years-old or younger on Opening Day 2017. Our parameters for this list may be different than others it resembles so let us be clear about them: The list was created entirely by the BSN Rockies staff and had no other input from any outside sources. While...
Via BSN Denver
13 hours ago

2017 Fantasy Baseball: Colorado Rockies Team Preview

OFFSEASON OVERVIEW When given the option, I have a tendency to write about the Colorado Rockies. The franchise has only been to one World Series in their 23 years of existence and has never even won its own division; however, with the thin Colorado air contorting the numbers of every player to passes through Coors Field, the team is an interesting case to dig into each and every...
Via The Fantasy Fix
15 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on February 20

Maybe it’s a holiday for you. Maybe it’s just the start of another work week. Whatever this Monday brings to you, let’s take a look at some of the more intriguing stories surrounding the Colorado Rockies over the past 24 hours or so. Getting His Shot Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post put together an […] Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on February 20 - Rox Pile...
Via Roxpile
17 hours ago

Presidents Day a double holiday for Rockies

With Presidents Day coinciding with Monday's first official full-squad workout of Rockies Spring Training (although many players have been at Salt River Fields for weeks), Rockies owner, chairman and CEO Dick Monfort stopped to reflect on the two holidays.
Via mlb.com
18 hours ago

BSN Rockies Podcast: Let’s debate Nolan Arenado and the merits of advanced statistics!

  On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman talks about the remarkably bizarre MLB arbitration process then gets into the juicy stuff, issuing an open challenge to any sports writer to debate topics including Nolan Arenado’s value, the concept of clutch, advanced statistics, or pretty much anything else relating to any of the topics discussed on this podcast. The...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25: No. 13: Riley Pint

  Welcome to the BSN Denver Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25 where we will rank the organization’s best players who will be 25 years-old or younger on Opening Day 2017. Our parameters for this list may be different than others it resembles so let us be clear about them: The list was created entirely by the BSN Rockies staff and had no other input from any outside sources. While...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Black makes immediate impact on culture of new Colorado club

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Bud Black called on young pitcher Rayan Gonzalez and put the Puerto Rican right-hander on the spot in front of everybody. Colorado's new manager inquired about what Gonzalez likes to do away from the field? Gonzalez shared that he and wife, Alexa, regularly do salsa dancing. Cue the salsa music - well, after two miscues playing merengue tunes before being...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Freeland is poised to compete for a spot with his hometown Rockies

Selected eight overall by the Colorado Rockies in the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft, pitcher Kyle Freeland is back in spring training for his second big league camp. This time, he knows he has a shot at earning a job with the club. “You can feel the excitement in the air this spring training,” Freeland told Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro during the Afternoon Drive on Mile High Sports...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago

Colorado Rockies – 2017 Rotation Preview

What is this witchcraft? The Colorado Rockies rotation isn’t bad!? No it’s not. Lets remember the 16-strikeout-0-walk game that ace Jon Gray pitched last year. You read that correctly, and I’m still not over it! Tyler Anderson, Chad Bettis, Tyler Chatwood, and  Jeff Hoffman will round out the rest of the rotation. Lets go through one by one and see if I can make a believer...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Ian Desmond at first makes sense for the Colorado Rockies

The first official workout for the Colorado Rockies is just over two weeks away. The 40-man roster and non-roster invitees to Spring Training have been made final, and it appears that Ian Desmond will be the starting first baseman heading into camp and for the regular season. The signing of Desmond to a $70 million contract over five years to play first base for Colorado turned heads...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NL West: Rockies look to Desmond, Dunn to improve

DENVER (AP) -- The usually cost-conscious Colorado Rockies went on a little bit of a spending splurge in free agency. They made big investments in an effort to give the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants a run for their money in the ultra-competitive NL West. The Rockies signed All-Star outfielder Ian Desmond ($70 million, five years) to transition over to first base, added...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Effectively Wild Episode 1017: The Ryan Raburn is Due Edition

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the anticlimactic approach of spring training and answer listener emails about baseball reductionism, investing in Little League, the Cardinals’ effect on the Cubs, transplanting Trout and Kershaw, and wearing out starters, with a statistical detour to talk about history’s most volatile hitters. Audio intro: Thrush Hermit, "We Are...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Reynolds, Rockies agree to minor league deal

Mark Reynolds’ free agency lasted until February, but it looks like he is heading back to Colorado.Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported on Wednesday that Reynolds has agreed to a minor league deal with Colorado to return to the Rockies.Even though it’s just a minor league deal, there is a good chance Reynolds makes the big league club.Reynolds batted .282 with 14 home runs in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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