Colorado Rockies: Former first-round pick Kyle Freeland thriving in majors

Way back in 2014, the Colorado Rockies had the eighth selection in the June Amateur Draft. A few big names were already off the board, with the Houston Astros grabbing pitcher Brady Aiken first overall, a move that would backfire as they would fail to sign him. The Chicago Cubs scooped up future playoff-hero Kyle Schwarber with the fourth pick, and starter Aaron Nola was chosen...
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Korea To Colorado: How Mark Reynolds became “the best player” on the Rockies

  DENVER – As soon as the Colorado Rockies finished their 2016 season, the hunt to improve the team began in earnest. The consensus was clear and Colorado didn’t outthink themselves, making priorities of bettering their bullpen and making improvements at the first base position. Little did they know that they would indeed get a massive upgrade in production at first base, but...
Via BSN Denver
2 hours ago

Adam Wainwright’s dominance over the Rockies is astounding

If the Colorado Rockies could ever pry Adam Wainwright from the St. Louis Cardinals, they might have in their hands the missing piece to their pitching rotation. The Cards ought to be in no hurry to let go of the 35-year-old, though. If there’s a chance these two teams could be playing one another in October, St. Louis is going to want Wainwright around. Wainwright was dominant...
Via Mile High Sports
2 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Gray, Dahl and Murphy gain different perspective on disabled list

Jon Gray’s left foot feels a lot lighter these days. The weight has been lifted after he ditched his boot this series against the Cardinals. While Gray is still taking precautions, it is a sign that he is recovering on schedule from a foot stress fracture that has been bothering him since spring training. It is a […] Colorado Rockies: Gray, Dahl and Murphy gain different perspective...
Via Roxpile
4 hours ago

Colorado Rockies morning after: Two moments that mattered Saturday

Baseball can be a fickle game, even for a team that has been on an offensive tear lately like the Colorado Rockies. After scoring 60 runs in their previous eight games (including 10 on Friday night), Colorado’s offense ran into a buzzsaw in the form of St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright on Saturday night. The […] Colorado Rockies morning after: Two moments that mattered Saturday...
Via Roxpile
5 hours ago

Freeland shows maturity in 7th quality start

In an overwhelming jam in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Cardinals, Kyle Freeland remained at ease. He exhaled and mentally silenced the sellout crowd of 48,106 behind him.
9 hours ago

Bud Black taught me how to throw a baseball, seriously

  DENVER – It was simple enough, I asked Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black what his best tip for a pitcher of any age would be. Black, a big league manager and 15-year player at the game’s top level responded in his patented dry humor, “how long do we have?” Black, in his first year with the Rockies but in his tenth season overall as a manager, won a World Series as a pitching...
Via BSN Denver
13 hours ago

Kiszla: Inside Rockies rookie pitcher Antonio Senzatela, there’s a little bit of Michael Jordan

You want to know why the Rockies are in first place and the Los Angeles Dodgers are not? Well, let’s start by doing the math. The Dodgers pay ace Clayton Kershaw a base salary of $33 million. As a rookie, Antonio Senzatela’s annual paycheck from the Rockies is $535,000. And, right now, there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two pitchers. I want to know: How...
Via The Denver Post
14 hours ago

Mark Reynolds, still on a Rockies tear, hitting far and near; Nolan Arenado’s “matador”; offense rolling

His manager marveled at Mark Reynolds‘ single to right field as much as his 458-foot home run to left field Friday night. “That’s by design,” Rockies skipper Bud Black said of his veteran first baseman. “He tried to hit the ball far in the eighth and he tried to get a base hit in the fourth. That wasn’t an accident.” Reynolds’ team-leading 13th homer in Colorado’s...
Via The Denver Post
14 hours ago

Rockies host National Play Campaign

About 50 children took part in a two-hour clinic that was part of the National PLAY Campaign -- Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth -- at Coors Field on Saturday. PLAY was started in 2004 by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.
14 hours ago

Greg Holland leads the list of MLB’s best offseason signings for 2017. He turned the Rockies around.

As the slow churn of spring training started to tick by in February, when the names of days became irrelevant because every day is the same, Carlos Gonzalez sidled next to a new teammate, a man he had never met. This name, he knew. Greg Holland’s reputation draws a lot of water. “You know what? You’re gonna like this team,” Gonzalez told Holland. “You’re gonna have a...
Via The Denver Post
15 hours ago

BSN Rockies Podcast: Getting creative with the starting rotation

  On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman discusses the merits of getting creative with the starting rotation. Should Colorado explore a six-man or “piggyback” rotation? What about starting someone (Tyler Chatwood) only on the road and somebody else only at home? Also, how freaking good is Charlie Blackmon?
Via BSN Denver
21 hours ago

Drop your suspicions, the Rockies are legit (and believing it)

Year after year, it seems that the Colorado Rockies toy with their fans’ emotions at the start of the season. They start out great, then fade quickly. This year is different. With nearly one-third of the season in the books, the Rockies lead the entire National League with a 32-18 record, marking their best start in franchise history. And they show no signs of slowing down. To...
Via Mile High Sports
21 hours ago

The Colorado Rockies show their balance against Cardinals

The Colorado Rockies are not cooling off after coming home from a 7-3 road trip. This club’s offensive terror translated at Coors Field in the first game of a series against the Cardinals. For a majority of this game, pitching was the story line. Heading into the eighth inning the game time was only two hours while […] The Colorado Rockies show their balance against Cardinals...
Via Roxpile
22 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon building MVP case

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23 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Prospects: Brendan Rodgers goes yard twice

Top prospect continues to destroy the California League Brendan Rodgers, who already sits among the elite names on every top prospect list, will likely find himself even higher on those lists come midseason. With two home runs in last night’s 8-1 win over Inland Empire, Rodgers now has six bombs alongside his .369 batting average. Rodgers’ likely midseason jump up the prospect...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies hope to get Tom Murphy and Jon Gray back soon

Rockies news and links for May 27, 2017 Colorado Rockies injury news: Tom Murphy takes part in drills | Rox Pile The Rockies are humming along in first place and with the best record in the National League. It’s easy to forget, then, that we haven’t seen some of their young exciting players yet this season. Count Murphy in that group as he works his way back from a forearm...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Blackmon’s best baseball going hand in hand with Rockies’ best baseball

The Colorado Rockies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in a 10-0 blowout Friday night. The game was a great one all around for the Rockies, who extended their National League best record to 32-18. It’s no coincidence that the Rockies are playing so well, given the tear that their leadoff hitter is on to start the season. While the entire lineup was in sync for Colorado on Friday...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela in complete control in strong bounce back performance

Just one opposing hitter reached second base in a stellar outing by the rookie righty. DENVER—The keys to success on Friday for Antonio Senzatela were simple: command the fastball, mix in secondaries effectively. Eight scoreless innings and a Colorado Rockies victory later, it’s safe to say that the young right-hander accomplished his goal. Senzatela kept St. Louis Cardinals...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Senzatela seizes control, sizzles for 7th win

Rockies rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela didn't want to merely live by the fastball. He wanted to pitch with a pinpoint fastball.
1 day ago

Rockies Prospect Yency Almonte Is Turning a Corner in Hartford

Yency Almonte is scheduled to take the mound for the Hartford Yard Goats this weekend. It will be the 22-year-old right-hander’s first appearance since May 3, when shoulder discomfort cut short his fifth start of the season. Prior to being shelved, Almonte excelled. The No. 13 prospect in the Colorado Rockies system has a 1.37 ERA, and Eastern League opponents have hit .189 against...
Via Fangraphs
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The three most surprising things for the Colorado Rockies in 2017

Entering the 2017 season, most people viewed the Colorado Rockies as a dark-horse National League wildcard team after finishing the 2016 with a 75-87 record, good enough with for a third place finish in the NL West, but in 2017, Colorado is off to a 29-17 start to their season, two games ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the division. With their fantastic start...
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Ian Desmond compares Twins pitcher to late Jose Fernandez

Jose Berrios has been dominant in his first two outings this season for the Minnesota Twins. He’s looked so good that he has one of his opponents comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez.Here’s what Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond said about Berrios after Thursday’s game: Desmond would know, as he used to face the Miami Marlins stud when he was in the NL East as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Colorado Rockies starting rotation hold up?

The Colorado Rockies remain in first place in the National League West, 2.5 games ahead of the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks. One of the reasons for the Rockies hot-start in 2017 has certainly been their offense, along with a solid bullpen. Their rotation, however, has been one of their most inconsistent assets, raising questions of how well it will hold up as the season progresses...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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