MLB.com "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30
San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner smacked a home run and struck out the 1,000th batter of his career. Buster Posey set a personal standard for RBIs in a month. And Matt Duffy continued to twirl his bat like a maestro. So why was a sellout crowd at AT&T Park booing its disenchantment in the seventh inning of..." June 29
Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29
San Francisco Chronicle "You often hear managers say roster moves have a way of working themselves out. Tim Lincecum might have become a painful example of that axiom during the Giants’ 7-5 victory over Colorado at AT&T Park on Saturday afternoon. A second-inning line drive off the bat of D.J. LeMahieu nailed Lincecum..." June 28
Denver Post "The flags in right field at this ballpark by the bay blew right to left toward the south Friday. The flags in left reached back northward. And the banners in center, well, they looked like googly eyes pointing every which way at the same time. AT&T Park played like a confused puzzle for the..." June 27
Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez on Wednesday swung a bat for the first time in three days after he sprained a bone in his left hand. And he avoided the Rockies' disabled list again, landing on the bench against visiting Arizona. And when manager Walt Weiss was asked if his right fielder was available to at..." June 25
Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning against RHP John Axford to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Wednesday night at Coors Field. After the Rockies scored four runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-5 lead, neither team scored again until the ninth. The..." June 25
Denver Post "It's not often that a multicolored Colorado summer sunset gets upstaged. But it happened Tuesday night at Coors Field. Nolan Arenado, the Rockies' 24-year-old third baseman with the glove of gold and a kid's passion for the game, hit two sky-high home runs to left field and drove in four runs..." June 24
Denver Post "DJ LeMahieu nearly leaped out of his knee-highs in the fourth inning Sunday at Coors Field. His black socks played more like springs. LeMahieu bounded so high to glove-stab a line drive, he crashed down in a barrel roll, like a skydiver. The Rockies, who fell to a new season low with an ugly..." June 22
Denver Post "Tommy Kahnle is built like a tank and throws a fastball that whistles toward the plate at 98 mph. That's part of why Rockies manager Walt Weiss brought him in from the bullpen in the most crucial moment of Colorado's 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. Kahnle — listed at..." June 21
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Since the day it opened, Coors Field has been a place of healing for ailing offenses. That certainly was the case Friday night for the sagging Milwaukee Brewers. The lowest-rated offense in the major leagues came to life with a season-high 16 hits as individual frustrations were forgotten..." June 20
Dbacks have signed former Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a minor-league deal and sent him to Reno.
Houston Chronicle "George Springer was the new pearl in the Astros’ world a year ago and now it’s Carlos Correa. They’re the tools-oozing kids soaring around the bases, fresh in the majors and making the absence of injured batting champion Jose Altuve less glaring atop the lineup. At the very top of the order is..." June 19
Mike Nikorak has agreement with rockies. $2.3M. Hs rhp from pa.
Saw #Rockies 1B Justin Morneau. He's doing cardio, neck strengthening last 1 1/2 weeks. Believes he'll make it back but no timetable.
Houston Chronicle "The Astros don’t appear too preoccupied with federal investigations and chances a rival broke into the team’s online database. They save their best hacks for the field, and there’s no cozier place for the best home-run hitting team in the majors to swing away then here. Carlos Correa, Preston..." June 18
Houston Chronicle "While most of the baseball world was captivated by the news that the FBI was investigating some Cardinals employees for allegedly hacking into the Astros’ computer database, Luis Valbuena captivated the folks at Minute Maid Park with a pair of powerful home run hacks of his own. One inning..." June 17
MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies and No. 3 overall pick Brendan Rodgers have agreed to terms, reports Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com (via Twitter). Rodgers will receive a $5.5MM signing bonus, which comes in about $723K shy of the No. 3 slot’s value. Rodgers will soon debut with the club’s Rookie-ball affiliate, Mayo adds. " June 17
Houston Chronicle "On almost any other night, George Springer’s two home runs would have been the biggest highlights for him and the Astros at Minute Maid Park. Springer, after all, had only one multi-home run game in his career before drilling a pair of home runs Monday night. Springer, the right fielder, may..." June 16
Denver Post "There was an awful moment, followed by an anxious 18 months, in which Jorge De La Rosa wondered if he would ever realize his potential as a big-league starting pitcher for the Rockies. It was on May 24, 2011 on the mound at Coors Field, facing the Arizona Diamondbacks, when De La Rosa's left..." June 15
CBSSports.com "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on Monday's episode of Boomer & Carton, and among the topics he addressed were the DH issue and possible expansion into other other markets. Regarding the current designated hitter rule -- DH in AL games, no DH in NL games, Manfred seems disinclined to..." June 15
Denver Post "Corey Dickerson trotted gingerly off the field after grounding out to shortstop in the sixth inning Saturday, then tossed his helmet into the Rockies' dugout in disgust. It wasn't the fact that he was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts that ignited the left fielder's frustrating, it was the pain..." June 14
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Returning a few days ago from a rehab assignment, Mat Latos reacted with sarcasm to the suggestion that his time on the disabled list may have been beneficial in providing the opportunity to get healthy for the first time this season. "It's fantastic. I love going to Triple-A. I got a great..." June 14
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jose, can you see? Even as the Marlins sent rookie Jose Urena in quest of his first big-league victory Friday against the Rockies at Marlins Park, greater interest was focused 90 miles to the north. That was where Jose Fernandez was making his second rehab start since Tommy John surgery for..." June 13
CBSSports.com "Trade season semi-officially began after the three-day First-Year Player Draft, and the trade market may include some pretty big names (see the list of 40 below). But it may take some extra time to get going in a season where there so far appears to be only one truly great team (the Cardinals)..." June 13
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For all of their staggering distance, too many of Giancarlo Stanton's major league-leading home runs have had minimal impact on the scoreboard. Moving the slugger from third in the order to the clean-up spot was the remedy prescribed by Marlins manager Dan Jennings. The way the ingredients came..." June 12
#Rockies moves coming this afternoon: Corey Dickerson, LaTroy Hawkins off DL. Kyle Parker, Christian Bergman to Triple-A.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Nothing quite makes a struggling offense look better than a pitcher who doesn't need much help from it. Carlos Martinez tamed the elements and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field long enough for the Cardinals to build a lead, add to it, and then hold fast late for a 4-2 victory Wednesday..." June 11
Denver Post "Chris O’Dowd, a Double-A catcher in the Atlanta Braves organization and the son of former Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd, was tagged with an 80-game suspension without pay Wednesday after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, Major League Baseball said. O’Dowd tested positive..." June 11
Denver Post "The Rockies used a scalpel to slice the skin off Jorge De La Rosa's left middle finger two weeks ago — anything to help a cut heal in time to pitch Colorado back into contention. The St. Louis Cardinals climbed on the back of Michael Wacha in April after Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles tendon..." June 10
Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies optioned another of their most promising young pitchers -- this time Eddie Butler -- to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday. This comes not long after optioning Tyler Matzek which would seem devastating to the franchise if not for the recent performances of Chad Bettis, David..." June 10
Denver Post "Exasperation turned into exultation for the head-scratching Rockies on a perfect summerlike evening at Coors Field. After losing two out of three to the lowly Miami Marlins over the weekend, the Rockies churned out 16 hits and leveled the St. Louis Cardinals 11-3 on Monday night. St. Louis,..." June 09
SI.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson with the top pick of the 2015 MLB draft on Monday night, the first selection of an intriguing Day 1 in Secaucus, N.J. Biggest Winners It was a good night for Major League Baseball, as we saw the effect of the new draft..." June 09
Denver Post "Weakened by a three-week battle with a sinus infection, and frustrated by his recent poor outings, Rockies veteran right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt knew it was time for a break. So he sat down with manager Walt Weiss and they decided that Betancourt should go on the disabled list,..." June 09
hearing rockies will take mike nikorak, ultra-talented rhp from stroudsburg, pa.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Adeiny Hechavarria's two-out homer in the top of the 10th gave the Miami Marlins a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the rubber match of a three-game series. Hechavarria drove a slider from reliever Boone Logan (0-2) into the trees in straightaway center field. It was Hechavarria's first..." June 08
Denver Post "Brendan Rodgers, a high school hitter from Florida, became the Rockies newest shortstop Monday when Colorado drafted him with the No. 3 pick in Major League Baseball's draft. For the first time in the 50 years of MLB's draft, three shortstops went in the Top 3 picks. And Rodgers, at just 18..." June 08
The Outside Corner "Following the horrific injury suffered by a Red Sox fan, now identified as 44-year old Tonya Carpenter, on Friday night at Fenway Park, the cries to extend the netting behind home plate at all 30 MLB ballpark are growing louder. But what we didn’t know is that inside the game, the cries had..." June 08
Denver Post "While American Pharoah galloped to horse history Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, "The Bull" made a run of his own at Coors Field. First baseman Wilin Rosario slugged two home runs and went 3-for-5 as the Rockies' offense delivered big time in a 10-5 victory over the Miami Marlins. Colorado..." June 07
#Rockies have moved RHP Chad Bettis's next start from Monday to Wednesday vs. Cardinals. RHP David Hale lines up for Monday callup.
#Rockies Corey Dickerson scheduled to go back to Arizona on Sunday for extended spring games. Rox want to see how he reacts.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Tom Koehler tossed seven solid innings and six different players drove in a run for the Miami Marlins in a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday. Koehler (4-3) allowed one run on eight hits with six strikeouts and one walk for the Marlins, who have won three in a row. Troy Tulowitzki..." June 06
FYI, it now looks like #Rockies De La Rosa will pitch Tuesday against Cardinals, making Hale the Monday starter.
Denver Post "The return of concussion symptoms has clouded what likely is Justin Morneau's final season with the Rockies. Morneau, the reigning National League batting champion, was injured while diving for a groundball in a game against the Los Angeles Angels on May 13. The first baseman also suffered a..." June 05
Denver Post "As the Rockies dugout emptied the night before, after their most disheartening loss of the season, Troy Tulowitzki sat alone along the rail and looked on at another Dodgers celebration. His stare burned like white heat. The shortstop had lifted the Rockies to a late lead after a two-run home..." June 04
Denver Post "Rockies' pitcher Jordan Lyles lost his season to a toe injury and he will need "Tommy John surgery for my big toe," he said Wednesday afternoon. It's his second consecutive shortened season because of a fluke injury. Lyles will undergo season-ending surgery next week to repair the medial..." June 04
Denver Post "The impossible, improbable, heart-wrenching grand slam in the ninth inning Tuesday night off the bat of the Los Angeles Dodgers' Alex Guerrero hung in the air seemingly forever — until it crept over Charlie Blackmon's leaping attempt at the center-field wall. "I think everybody thought Charlie..." June 03