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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:30:33 EDTWith 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.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:00:51 EDTBob 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.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:43:21 EDTRockies left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson sat in the Dodger Stadium visiting dugout, watching all of a raucous celebration and enjoying none of it.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:09:02 EDTFormer 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.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:28:46 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:08 EDTLeading 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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:55:43 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:30:00 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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:37 EDTIn a continuing effort to improve the versatility of their roster, the Rockies signed utility man Alexi Amarista to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EDTIan Desmond hopes to help guide his new Rockies teammates as he makes his latest position change to first base for Colorado.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:19:09 EDTRockies 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.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:21:16 EDTNolan 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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:06:17 EDTLeading 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.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:06:44 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:08:39 EDTThe Rockies have agreed on a Minor League contract with veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia, a Major League source confirmed Friday.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:52:03 EDTThe Zac Brown Band, following up on a successful stadium tour in 2016, will play at Coors Field on July 29.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:14:03 EDTGeneral 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.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:42:06 EDTJerry 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.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:28:38 EDTRockies 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.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:11:37 EDTIn 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.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:22:42 EDTIf 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.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDTDespite 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.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:07:18 EDTDo 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.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 14:20:07 EDTWhen 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.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 13:54:42 EDTRockies 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.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 17:37:53 EDTDuring 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.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:53:32 EDTArenado spent NYE playing baseball in the street
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 18:12:01 EDTCatcher 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.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:10:00 EDThe 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.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:43:21 EDTThe 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.