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  1. Offseason thread
  • Rockies place Tyler Chatwood on 60-day DL and add John Axford to 40-man roster

    Purple Row "On Sunday, the Rockies announced a couple of roster moves. As anticipated, the team placed right-handed starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood on the 60-day disabled list. Chatwood underwent his second Tommy John surgery in July, so he was not going to be in a position to contribute early on. At best,..." March 01

  • Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki will begin running next week

    Sporting News "The Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki are recovering from offseason surgeries and are hopeful about starting on opening day, the team reported on Saturday. Both players are former All-Stars and have battled injuries on and off over the last two seasons. They are expected to start..." March 01

  • LaTroy Hawkins: 2015 final year "LaTroy Hawkins says he will retire after the 2015 season. The Colorado Rockies' closer, 42 years old and entering his 21st season in the major leagues, told the Denver Post that his plans are set no matter how well he pitches this year. "It's pretty simple. My daughter needs me," the..." February 25

  • Troy Tulowitzki reports for Rockies spring training aware of injury doubts

    Denver Post "Troy Tulowitzki reported to the Rockies' spring training headquarters Monday eager to erase any doubts about his surgically-repaired left hip — more eager, even, than he's allowed to be. "I'm ready to go," Tulowitzki said from the Rockies clubhouse at Salt Rivers Fields. "As far as my schedule..." February 23

  • Rockies Defeat Wilin Rosario In Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have defeated catcher Wilin Rosario in the sides’ recent arbitration hearing, Jon Heyman of reports on Twitter. Rosario will, accordingly, take home $2.8MM rather than his filing figure of $3.3MM. " February 18

  • 11d
    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    Expecting decision on #Rockies Wilin Rosario arbitration today. He asked for $3.3 million, Rox countered with $2.8 million.

  • 15d
    Robert Murray @RobertMurrayDR

    Source: Former #Astros and #Rockies RHP Jared Wells is scheduled to workout for two different teams in as many weeks.

  • 19d
    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies Weiss says Wilin Rosario "will be very functional" at 1B. Via @VicLombardi

  • Rockies manager Walt Weiss: CarGo, Tulo are 'ahead of schedule'

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Monday morning shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez "are on schedule or even ahead of schedule," per MLB Network Radio. Tulowitzki is recovering from August hip surgery, while Gonzalez is recovering from August knee surgery." February 09

  • The Top 10 MLB Lineups For 2015

    Sports On Earth "When we evaluate lineups in Major League Baseball in 2015, we're grading on a curve. Last year, the Angels led the Majors in runs scored -- with just 773. That was the lowest total for a runs leader in a full season since 1992. And to put that in added perspective, in 2009, just five seasons..." February 09

  • 22d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Rockies sign LF/1B Josh Vitters, the third overall pick in 2007 draft, and RF Jeremy Barfield to minor league deals

  • 25d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays getting LHP Jayson Aquino from #Rockies for LHP prospect Tyler Ybarra per sources. Aquino recently DFA by #Rockies.

  • 26d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    hearing kyle kendrick is going to go to the rockies

  • Rockies sign John Axford

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies have signed relief pitcher John Axford to a minor league contract, according to's transaction page. Axford will make $2.6 million if he makes the big league roster and could net as much as $4.1 million after incentives, per Thomas Harding. Axford, 31, posted a 3.94..." February 03

  • 30d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Rockies sign SS Omar Quintanilla, a utility INF for 2005-09 teams, and re-sign veteran RH reliever Rafael Betancourt

  • Rockies Acquire David Hale, Gus Schlosser From Braves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have acquired right-handers David Hale and Gus Schlosser from the Braves in exchange for minor league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O’Dowd, the teams announced today. Of the players involved in this trade, Hale easily has the most big league experience. The 27-year-old Hale has..." January 30

  • 33d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Rockies GM Jeff Bridich told me Tuesday it's "highly, highly unlikely" either Troy Tulowitzki or CarGo will be dealt before Opening Day.

  • 33d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Adam ottavino settles with rockies. $1.3M for 2015.

  • 33d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    Have learned that #Rockies and RHP Adam Ottavino have avoided arbitration with a one-year agreeement. More to come.

  • Jhoulys Chacin looks good after tough 2014 pitching season

    Denver Post "The mention of Jhoulys Chacin's name brought a smile to manager Walt Weiss' face. It did the same for lefty Jorge De La Rosa. "He's doing great. He's been throwing and working out really hard. He's had a really good offseason," Weiss said. Chacin, a stocky right-handed starter, injured his..." January 25

  • Rockies, Jurrjens have Minor League deal "The Rockies and right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens have agreed to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to Major League camp, Major League sources said on Friday. Jurrjens, who will turn 29 on Jan. 29, went 0-1 with a 10.61 ERA in two starts for the Rockies last season." January 24

  • Rockies' offseason player moves amount to ...

    Denver Post "That sound — "..." — is the absence of noise from the Rockies' offseason. The National League West owns the World Series title again, with the Giants ruling the roost. In response, the Dodgers retooled (signing former Rockies pitcher Brett Anderson, among others), and the Padres traded the..." January 21

  • Rockies discussing All-Star OF Blackmon in trade talks

    Fox Sports "The Colorado Rockies surrendered the most runs in Major League Baseball last year and began the offseason in a familiar position -- with a need to upgrade their pitching staff. But more than three months after their final game of 2014, the Rockies have yet to sign any free-agent pitcher to a..." January 18

  • 43d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    Source: Wilin Rosario files at $3.3 million, #Rockies offer $2.8 million.

  • 44d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    Source: Arbitration-eligible pitcher Adam Ottavino files at $1.475 million, #Rockies offer $1.0 millon

  • 44d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    Source: Wilin Rosario files at $3.3 million, #Rockies offer $2.8 million.

  • Jhoulys Chacin, Rockies agree to new contract, avoiding arbitration

    Denver Post "The Rockies on Friday agreed to a new contract with right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, according to a major-league source, avoiding arbitration with a pitcher they're counting on as a top-rotation piece next season. Chacin, 27, will earn a slight bump from his $4.8 million salary last season to the..." January 16

  • 44d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies C Michael McKenry has avoided arbitration at 1 years, $1.0876 million.

  • Rockies owner: Troy Tulowitzki to Mets ‘not happening’

    New York Post "Charlie Monfort, co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, smiled when The Post told him of the many Mets fans who would love to see Troy Tulowitzki get traded to Citi Field. “It’s not happening,” Monfort responded. Even as Tulowitzki has sent passive-aggressive signs that he wouldn’t mind leaving..." January 16

  • Rockies give pay raises to Drew Stubbs, Jordan Lyles, Tyler Chatwood

    Denver Post "The Rockies gave pay raises to two pitchers and a veteran outfielder Wednesday, avoiding contract arbitration with right-handers Tyler Chatwood, Jordan Lyles and center fielder Drew Stubbs, the team said. Chatwood's new deal is a two-year contract; Lyles and Stubbs agreed to one-year..." January 15

  • Rockies, Drew Stubbs Avoid Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies and outfielder Drew Stubbs have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.825MM contract, reports Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet (on Twitter). That salary is just $125K north of the $5.7MM figure projected by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz. Stubbs a client, of Lagardere..." January 14

  • 47d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rockies talking to free-agent RHP Vogelsong, per @jonmorosi. Rox, #SFGiants, #Padres also looking at trade for #Mets’ Gee, per sources.

  • Yankees Acquire Chris Martin From Rockies

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have dealt for righty Chris Martin of the Rockies in exchange for cash considerations, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports on Twitter. Martin had been designated for assignment on the fifth of this month. Late to join the professional ranks at all, the 28-year-old Martin rose..." January 13

  • 48d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rockies talking to free-agent RHP Vogelsong, per @jonmorosi. Rox, #SFGiants, #Padres also looking at trade for #Mets’ Gee, per sources.

  • 50d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Source: Rockies have "mild" interest in trading for Dan Haren. Caveat being, Coors Field is not ideal for fly-ball pitchers.

  • Sandy suggests Tulowitzki dream is dead and Flores is the man

    New York Post "The door has all but closed on the possibility the Mets will acquire a new shortstop this winter. Stephen Drew this week was among the last of the free-agent shortstops to come off the board — he is headed back to the Yankees — after options such as Jed Lowrie and Asdrubal Cabrera signed..." January 08

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • 59d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Rockies have told teams they're holding onto Wilin Rosario unless they're overwhelmed. Hundley signing doesn't mean he's gone.

  • 60d
    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Nick Hundley, 2 years just north of $6M total to go to Colorado Rockies. Os wanted him back. He got a better deal.

  • Mets can be a real threat, and the man they need rhymes with Schmroy Schmulowitzki

    Sporting News "Last week was the last #AskSpector Tweetbag before Christmas, and this is the last #AskSpector Tweetbag of 2014. Regular readers will recognize this opening passage as something to skip over to just get to the questions and answers. New readers are welcome to do the same, but also to know that you..." December 29

  • Rockies sign outfielder Roger Bernadina

    Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that the Rockies have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Roger Bernadina. Bernadina batted just .167 with a .561 OPS in 80 plate appearances this past season between the Reds and Dodgers, and he owns a weak .661 OPS for his career." December 27

  • Rockies sign outfielder Roger Bernadina

    Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that the Rockies have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Roger Bernadina. Bernadina batted just .167 with a .561 OPS in 80 plate appearances this past season between the Reds and Dodgers, and he owns a weak .661 OPS for his career. " December 25

  • Say hey, baseball: Troy Tulowitzki is the new Matt Kemp

    SB Nation "Your Christmas Eve baseball includes a passing of the torch to Troy Tulowitzki, insight into the Matt Kemp trade, and your 2014 World Series champion Royals. Listen, we know it's tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories,..." December 25

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • Big gap still exists in Mets' Tulowitzki talks -- and Yankees check in on SS "The Mets maintain interest in Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but it's clear there's a major gap to bridge in negotiations between the teams, with differences in ideas of player compensation and financial considerations, as well. Meantime, a couple other teams -- including the rival..." December 22

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • Mets-Tulo? '5 percent' chance ... at best

    ESPN New York "The Mets and Rockies have engaged in some talks this offseason regarding Troy Tulowitzki, but a well-placed source told the chances of something ever materializing are 5 percent at best. No talks are believed to have been overly recent. And an insider said the Mets fans..." December 19

  • Rockies targeting veteran righties for rotation "The Rockies' exploration for veteran pitching has them kicking the tires on several free agents. Righties Kevin Correia, Aaron Harang, Josh Johnson and Kyle Kendrick are believed to be four of many available free agents with whom the Rockies have made initial contact and are monitoring this..." December 18

  • 73d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Rockies are looking at FA Kyle Kendrick as a back-of-rotation guy. Pretty durable and has 46% career GB rate. #phillies

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17