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Rox address major need at Winter Meetings

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:01:58 EDT

The Rockies' top two offseason priorities have been addressed. They signed catcher Chris Iannetta last week, and general manager Jeff Bridich will return Thursday from the MLB Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., with agreements with righty setup man Bryan Shaw and lefty setup man Jake McGee.



SHOP: Spend, save & free delivery by Dec. 23

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:00:07 EDT

Finish your holiday shopping at the Rockies Shop, where you can take 20 percent off orders over $40 and get free delivery by Dec. 23. Use the code SPRINT20 and save until Tuesday at 10 a.m. MT.



Rox pluck hometown lefty in Triple-A Rule 5

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:20:16 EDT

After being selected by the Rockies in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday, lefty Mitch Horacek just might have a chance to come home.



Rockies don't plan on dealing young starters

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:54:14 EDT

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich has been open to making trades this week at the Winter Meetings, but he hasn't budged when teams have asked for a strong group of young starting pitchers.



Rox, Holland in discussions on potential deal

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:04:46 EDT

The Rockies and Greg Holland -- who earned 41 saves as the club reached the postseason in 2017 -- could be moving toward a new agreement.



Rockies reportedly agree to deal with McGee

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:17:10 EDT

The Rockies and reliever Jake McGee have agreed on a contract that will bring the left-hander back to Colorado, according to the New York Post. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal was the first to report a deal was close.



Rockies agree to terms with reliever Shaw

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:22:43 EDT

The Rockies' push to improve the back end of their bullpen reportedly has landed them durable right-hander Bryan Shaw, the only pitcher in the Majors to make at least 70 appearances the past five seasons.



Rockies' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:03:12 EDT

Who do the Rockies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Colorado's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Rockies focused on catching, pitching on Day 2

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:46:49 EDT

It's not that the Rockies have said goodbye to right fielder Carlos Gonzalez, a star for nine seasons in Colorado. They've just been too busy otherwise to say much of anything, general manager Jeff Bridich noted Wednesday at the MLB Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.



Bridich investigating late-inning options for Rox

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:45:29 EDT

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich acknowledged that the has had conversations with the Rays about closer Alex Colome -- as was the hot rumor on Monday's first day of the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.



Black hopes for offensive consistency in 2017

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:10:04 EDT

Manager Bud Black is looking for the Rockies to build on the 2017 season, when they made their first postseason trip in nine years.



Hello spring: Schedules are out

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:20:13 EDT

The Rockies open their 2018 Cactus League schedule Feb. 23 against the D-backs in a rematch of last year's NL Wild Card Game. The Rockies' final spring tuneup will be March 27, when they play host to the Mariners before they open the regular season against the D-backs on March 29 at Chase Field.



Winter Meetings interview with Bud Black

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:10:18 EDT

Rockies manager Bud Black speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.



Source: Rox eye free-agent slugger Santana

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:53:07 EDT

The Rockies are taking a hard look at switch-hitting free-agent first baseman Carlos Santana as a run-producing corner bat, a source has told MLB.com. The club has not confirmed the pursuit of Santana.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:46:50 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Rockies reunite with Iannetta on 2-year deal

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 19:40:53 EDT

The Rockies reunited with free-agent catcher Chris Iannetta on a two-year deal on Friday.



Rox big splash didn't pay off in '01 Meetings

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:00:30 EDT

Mike Hampton lasted just two seasons with the Rockies before going to the Braves in a three-team trade. It was clear that trying to "win" the offseason with big-money pitching -- with the effects of Coors Field on starting pitching an X-factor that's still being examined -- was a losing strategy.



Minus Chatwood, Rox go with young rotation

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 18:56:13 EDT

The Rockies are likely to stick with a young rotation, even though they officially waved goodbye to their most experienced 2017 starting pitcher when righty Tyler Chatwood signed with the Cubs on Thursday.



Bettis earns prestigious Conigliaro Award

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:31:44 EDT

Rockies right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis' inspiring return from a battle with testicular cancer has earned him the 2017 Tony Conigliaro Award.



MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:08:54 EDT

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.



Rockies' offseason centered on 'pen, catcher

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 23:13:12 EDT

The Rockies got some of their best production out their bullpen and at the catcher position in 2017, and those two areas have become the focus for general manager Jeff Bridich this offseason.



Rockies' fans select all-time 25-man roster

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 18:25:26 EDT

Rockies icon Todd Helton was the first name that came to mind -- but current third baseman Nolan Arenado was not far behind -- when fans were asked to celebrate the team's 25th anniversary by picking an all-time 25-man roster.



Rockies tender contracts to arb-eligible players

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 23:05:31 EDT

The Rockies have tendered 2018 contract offers to all five of their arbitration-eligible players, including center fielder Charlie Blackmon and second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who head into their final year of arbitration.



Development to begin on outdoor plaza in '18

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 18:20:46 EDT

The West Lot at 19th and Wazee streets in Denver across from Coors Field will be transformed into an area that will include an outdoor gathering plaza, plus hospitality, residential, retail, entertainment and food-and-beverage spaces. The development will be highlighted by a Colorado Rockies Hall of Fame.



Holland named NL Comeback Player of Year

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 16:32:21 EDT

Greg Holland, who recorded a franchise-tying 41 saves for the Rockies in 2017 after missing '16 because of Tommy John surgery, was named National League Comeback Player of the Year on Friday.



Rockies' rookie arms dazzle on Statcast in '17

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:16:16 EDT

After a closer look at 10 position players who made a strong first impression on Statcast in their debut seasons, it's time to do the same for rookie pitchers.



Marquez fine-tuning his changeup for 2018

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 20:57:17 EDT

Rockies right-hander German Marquez lives in San Felix, Venezuela, about a five-hour drive from the nearest Venezuelan Winter League team. So his 2017 rookie year -- an 11-7 record with a 4.39 ERA to earn a spot on the Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team -- has made him an unquestioned local celeb.



Jemiola uses AFL to spring back onto radar

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:47:12 EDT

Rockies right-handed pitcher Zach Jemiola was slowed by an oblique injury in 2017, but he has found his way back onto the prospect radar that matters.



Rockies' Texans pitch in for hurricane relief

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:56:45 EDT

Shortstop Trevor Story and right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis would rather it have been the Rockies, but a part of them felt good that the Astros won the World Series. Neither Texan grew up in Houston, but Story and Bettis were touched by the suffering they saw in their home state when Hurricane Harvey hit.



Arenado capitalizing on spacious home park

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:47:04 EDT

While Nolan Arenado wasn't an NL Most Valuable Player finalist, his season was remarkable in that his hitting approach at Coors Field continued to evolve to take better advantage of its most hitter-friendly quality: the size of the outfield. That adjustment could be telling when it comes to what we might see from him in 2018.



Is Walker HOF-worthy? Let us count the ways

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:51:48 EDT

In the early years of Larry Walker's inclusion on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, a writer who once covered Walker wrote about how much he enjoyed watching Walker's skills in action, but that he wasn't a Hall of Famer because he wasn't serious enough about the game.