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Hoffman ready to get spot in Rockies' rotation

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:30:33 EDT

With four starting pitchers coming off solid 2016 seasons, the Rockies will head to Spring Training with an open rotation spot. But don't tell right-hander Jeff Hoffman -- one of the hopefuls -- that it's the No. 5 spot.



Rockies' finest FA deal was Walker in 1995

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:00:51 EDT

Bob Gebard was working in the Expos' farm system in the 1980s when he watched Larry Walker grow from a raw Canadian kid -- a hockey goalie first, outfielder second -- to a standout player. When Gebhard became the Rockies' original general manager, he was going to make sure he'd benefit from Walker's talents.



Sidelines gave Anderson valuable perspective

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:43:21 EDT

Rockies left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson sat in the Dodger Stadium visiting dugout, watching all of a raucous celebration and enjoying none of it.



Walker's Hall of Fame support jumps from '16

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:09:02 EDT

Former Rockies star Larry Walker saw his National Baseball Hall of Fame voting percentage increase from 15.5 percent last year to 21.9 percent, although he wasn't close to the 75 percent needed for induction.



Baseball world mourns Ventura, Marte

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:28:46 EDT

The baseball world mourned the unexpected deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and third baseman Andy Marte on Sunday. Ventura, 25, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Marte, 33, also died in a separate car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



Murphy makes MLB Pipeline's Top 10 C Prospects list

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:08 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball's best 10 catching prospects.



Rockies' Winter Caravan to hit road next week

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:55:43 EDT

The Rockies will spend next Monday through Saturday spreading baseball cheer through the Rocky Mountain region. Here are details of the 2017 Winter Caravan across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.



Rockies' Top 30 Prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:30:00 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 ink versatile Amarista to 1-year deal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:37 EDT

In a continuing effort to improve the versatility of their roster, the Rockies signed utility man Alexi Amarista to a one-year contract on Tuesday.



Versatile Desmond ready to rock at first for Colorado

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Ian Desmond hopes to help guide his new Rockies teammates as he makes his latest position change to first base for Colorado.



Marquez sets sights on permanent rotation role

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:19:09 EDT

Rockies right-hander German Marquez's cellphone tells the story, in words and motion pictures, of a rapid climb that he hopes lands him in the big leagues for good when the 2017 season starts.



Arenado excited for '17 with contract settled

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:21:16 EDT

Nolan Arenado calls money "one of my least-favorite topics ever." And with the two-year contract worth $29.5 million he signed Friday to avoid arbitration, he doesn't have to worry about it as he prepares for 2017.



Hoffman among top RHP prospects

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:06:17 EDT

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position, starting with the best right-handed pitching prospects.



Blackmon, Chatwood agree to deals for 2017

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:06:44 EDT

The Rockies reached one-year contract agreements on Friday with center fielder Charlie Blackmon and right-handed starter Tyler Chatwood to avoid arbitration, the club announced.



Rockies add veteran Denorfia to outfield mix

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:08:39 EDT

The Rockies have agreed on a Minor League contract with veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia, a Major League source confirmed Friday.



Zac Brown Band to play Coors Field in 2017

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:52:03 EDT

The Zac Brown Band, following up on a successful stadium tour in 2016, will play at Coors Field on July 29.



Rockies resisting dealing coveted prospects

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:14:03 EDT

General manager Jeff Bridich thus far has held onto the Rockies' long-term future, even though he has permission to spend more money in 2017. The biggest moves have been free-agent signings of Ian Desmond and lefty pitcher Mike Dunn, but noticeably absent from Bridich's 2017 strategy has been a trade that gives up prospects or young big leaguers for established stars.



Weinstein named Rockies' Double-A manager

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:42:06 EDT

Jerry Weinstein, who has been in college and professional baseball since 1966 and is currently managing Team Israel for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, was named manager for the Rockies' Double-A Hartford affiliate.



Rockies interested in contract extension for CarGo

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:28:38 EDT

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich confirmed Tuesday that the club is exploring the possibility of a contract extension for right fielder Carlos Gonzalez, although nothing is imminent.



History shows Coors unfriendly to FA pitchers

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:11:37 EDT

In the opening days of December 2000, the Rockies went on a free-agent pitching splurge, initially signing Denny Neagle to a five-year, $51.5 million deal, and then giving left-hander Mike Hampton a record-setting eight-year, $121 million deal. It became another chapter in a learning process for the Rockies, underscoring the fact that proven big league pitchers struggle to survive at Coors Field.



To contend, Rockies need to land Quintana

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:22:42 EDT

If the Rockies weren't serious about their 2017 effort, they wouldn't have given a five-year, $70 million contract to Ian Desmond that also cost them the No. 11 overall Draft pick. But they still need another piece, and that piece is Jose Quintana.



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.



Will Rockies make move to prop up 'pen?

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:07:18 EDT

Do the Rockies have another fearless, avant-garde move in them before Spring Training starts next month? With a bullpen that could still used some shorting up, there seems to be a move in the offing. A big contract for a slugger or a trade to shake up the roster also are possible, but far less likely.



Gray not afraid of ghosts, Coors Field

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 14:20:07 EDT

When not utilizing Electronic Voice Phenomenon [EVP] to scour walls and rooms for disembodied voices or using cameras to pick up what human eyes can't, however, Jon Gray pitches -- powerfully. In 2016, Gray, 25, set a Rockies rookie record and led Major League rookies with 185 strikeouts, while going 10-10 with a 4.61 ERA in 29 starts.



Bettis declared cancer-free, resumes workouts

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 13:54:42 EDT

Rockies right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday that follow-up exams have declared him cancer-free. Bettis had a testicle surgically removed in late November after cancer was discovered.



Geivett imparts career advice in new book

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 17:37:53 EDT

During a 28-year career in professional baseball as a player, scout and front-office executive, Bill Geivett never shied away from helping those who wanted to land jobs.



Arenado spent NYE playing baseball in the street

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:53:32 EDT

Arenado spent NYE playing baseball in the street



Wolters' catching prowess is well-received

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 18:12:01 EDT

Catcher Tony Wolters joined the Rockies as a waiver claim last February, but by the end of his rookie season in the Majors, he had become a folk hero in the science of pitch-framing.



Additions to strong core have Rox optimistic

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:10:00 EDT

he Rockies have undergone something of a transformation for 2017, building a roster they hope can lift them above the 75-87 record they posted in 2016 and into contention.



Rockies begin, end 2016 with hope for future

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:43:21 EDT

The Rockies' 2016 was mostly a year of hope. While it's true that disappointment and discord marred the final months of the season, the Rox finished the calendar year sparking even more hope.