Last Build Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:00:49 EDT
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:45:00 EDTA painful 2016 season has led Rockies left-handed reliever Jake McGee straight to the weight room. McGee arrived last offseason in a trade with the Rays, was named Colorado's closer late in Spring Training and began the year in solid fashion. Through 21 appearances, he was 15-for-17 on save chances. But he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation on June 11, then struggled with consistency upon his return.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:57:30 EDTRockies third baseman Nolan Arenado foreshadowed his rise to stardom by earning the 2011 Arizona Fall League Most Valuable Player Award. For that performance, the AFL and Bowman Baseball Cards chose Arenado as one of the top 25 players in the 25-year history of the league, which is designed for prospects to face top competition.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:43:38 EDTDante Bichette became one of the Rockies' earliest stars with his bat, so much so that the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame this week announced that Bichette will be a member of its 2017 class of inductees.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 21:14:09 EDTDid hurler Jon Gray have the year's Best Performance? Vote now to help Gray win big in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards, the baseball industry's ultimate honors.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:02:51 EDTTo keep up with the increase in advanced information, the Rockies are expanding their baseball research and development staff by three, assistant general manager Zack Rosenthal said.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:27 EDTFormer Rockies, A's and Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was inducted into the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame on Wednesday night prior to the contest between the Surprise Saguaros and the Scottsdale Scorpions at Scottsdale Stadium.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:47:56 EDTRyan McMahon, the Rockies' No. 6 prospect, swatted a two-run triple in the bottom of the seventh to pace Rafters in a victory over Surprise.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:41:57 EDTIs Tom Murphy, who blasted five home runs and two doubles in 49 Major League plate appearances, ready defensively, or should the Rockies re-sign veteran Nick Hundley?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:19:07 EDTWho 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.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:11:01 EDTBo Porter, the Braves' special assistant to the general manager who managed the Astros for nearly two seasons, can be added to the list of hopefuls for the open Rockies managerial job.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:32:07 EDTIn a letter to season-ticket holders dated Wednesday, Rockies owner, chairman and CEO Dick Monfort said most ticket prices will be unchanged in 2017. Also, general manager Jeff Bridich detailed priorities beyond selecting a new manager. Monfort and Bridich spoke with enthusiasm about the team's improvement in 2016.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:16:50 EDTThe Rockies have outrighted right-handed relief pitchers Christian Bergman and Justin Miller to Triple-A Albuquerque to reduce their Major League roster to 38 -- two below the limit.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:56:39 EDTRockies pitching coach Steve Foster, bullpen coach Darren Holmes and third-base coach Stu Cole will make expected returns in 2017, the club announced on Tuesday.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDTThe spotlight may shine on the Arizona Fall League more than ever in the prospect circuit's 25th season. Usually packed with phenoms, the league has even more blue-chip prospects than usual. And, as you may have heard, a certain Heisman Trophy winner will take the next step in his baseball development with the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:00:00 EDTDavid Dahl was named one of the Rockies' Prospects of the Year and German Marquez was selected as MLBPipeline's Rockies Pitcher of the Year.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 18:21:47 EDTThe goodbye felt certain, and it went by slowly for left-hander pitcher Jorge De La Rosa.
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 20:21:06 EDTRockies general manager Jeff Bridich made clear that he does not look at outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon as bait in his efforts to improve the roster.
Sat, 8 Oct 2016 00:52:44 EDTThe Rockies have not gone public with candidates for their managerial opening but Braves first-base coach Eddie Perez acknowledged that the Rockies have contacted him, according to a report from Venezuela.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:49:32 EDTWalt Weiss' tenure as Rockies manager is over. The club announced Monday that Weiss, whose three-year contract ended Sunday, will not return in 2017.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:43:53 EDTA number of former full-season Major League managers such as Bud Black, Brad Mills and Ron Roenicke, and those of several other candidates who have interviewed for jobs in recent years, are beginning to surface in the Rockies' pursuit of a replacement for Walt Weiss.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 15:35:48 EDTA Rockies team that hadn't tasted the joy of contention since 2010 at least got a tiny whiff of it in 2016. While 2016 ends with the bitterness of yet another sub-.500 record, this season showed that the Rockies aren't the same as they were before, even though their record wasn't much different.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 15:35:23 EDTThe Rockies enter the offseason with a solid homegrown roster that pushed into contention just after the All-Star break before faltering, primarily due to bullpen struggles. This puts them in good position for 2017, but it also leaves them at a crossroads.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 19:43:04 EDTNow comes the true test for Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich. Three years into his tenure as the head man in the franchise's baseball operation, and with one year remaining on his contract, he has a team of young players that many feel is ready to contend in the National League West next season.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:25:34 EDTFor the second straight season, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado tied for a share of the National League home run title. This time he got to see it happen up close. Although neither Arenado nor Brewers first baseman Chris Carter homered in Milwaukee's 6-4 win over the Rockies on Sunday, both of them put on a show in the three-game series to end the series.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:51:04 EDTDJ LeMahieu added his name to the impressive list of Tony Gwynn National League batting champions who have represented the Rockies.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 23:13:59 EDTSeptember callup Andrew Susac had one last chance to make an impression on the Brewers, and it wasn't going well. Granted a start in Sunday's season finale, he was hitless in his first four at-bats with a trio of strikeouts before connecting in the 10th for a two-run home run, powering a 6-4 win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 01:40:07 EDTJeff Hoffman wouldn't accept you're in the bullpen for an answer.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 20:51:01 EDTRockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez felt good enough in right field that he can put off the idea of transitioning to first base.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 20:13:06 EDTColorado Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin could have gone either way -- baseball, where he was a left-handed pitcher and first baseman growing up in Montreal, or hockey. A career that includes a Stanley Cup ring with the Anaheim Ducks in 2006-07 shows his choice was correct.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 17:06:55 EDTA review of the crucial days near the non-waiver Trade Deadline leaves the Rockies not with answers, but with questions in the front office and from the clubhouse as they attempt to become a true postseason team.