Rockies Rumors & News

  • Boston rolls; Bradley extends hitting streak to 29

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- On a night when Boston celebrated one of its most memorable teams, Travis Shaw and the Red Sox continued to create memories of their own. Members of the franchise's 1986 American League championship team -- including Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans and Bill..." May 25

  • Ortiz knocks in 4 as Red Sox dump Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Even a veteran baseball man such as Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has to shake his head at what David Ortiz is doing in the first half of his farewell season. "We're privy to everything that goes on before the game and the work that he puts in," Farrell said after the ageless..." May 24

  • Pirates beat Rockies after Vogelsong scare

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates didn't feel like celebrating this victory, not at all. One of their teammates is down, and they're not sure when he'll be back. The Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Monday, but starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was taken off the field on a cart,..." May 23

  • Rockies top Pirates with four-run ninth

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- One day after the Colorado Rockies couldn't get anything past the Pirates, they got most of their offense in a streak-breaking win from a deficient Pittsburgh defense. Tony Wolters' sharply hit ground-ball single to first base produced two runs during a four-run ninth inning..." May 21

  • Cole strong again as Pirates edge Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Gerrit Cole knows exactly why the Pittsburgh Pirates kept dominating the Colorado Rockies, even on a night when he certainly didn't have his dominant stuff. "Defense," he said. "Stellar defense." Cole made his second successive effective start with the help of some strong..." May 20

  • Rockies can make the playoffs if Jose Reyes doesn't mess it up

    Denver Post "On a spring morning so sunny anything seems possible, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez sat in a quiet corner of the Colorado clubhouse and shared a dream. It seemed silly at the time. It's real now. The Rockies can make the playoffs in 2016. Let's hope Jose Reyes, the shortstop nobody..." May 20

  • Jose Reyes vows to be 'better man, husband' after domestic violence incident

    USA Today "Jose Reyes apologized to Colorado Rockies fans Thursday and vowed to be "a better guy, a better man, better husband" in his first public comments since his arrest on domestic violence charges and subsequent 51-game suspension from Major League Baseball. Speaking after a workout at the Rockies'..." May 20

  • Carpenter knocks in six as Cards rout Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Mike Matheny is not prone to using the same batting order on a regular basis. After Thursday night, the St. Louis Cardinals manager might want to reconsider. Matheny revamped the lineup for the game against the Colorado Rockies, moving rookie Aledmys Diaz, who came into..." May 19

  • Wainwright, Cardinals shut out Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright had one reaction to his 6 2/3 scoreless innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in his Wednesday night start against the Colorado Rockies. "I needed a game like that," the right-hander said. Wainwright's best outing of the year, combined with a two-run double..." May 19

  • Bettis pitches Rockies past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The development of Chad Bettis continued Tuesday night, this time with another six-plus inning outing and another win. The Colorado right hander stymied the St. Louis Cardinals for 6 2/3 innings as the Rockies opened a difficult nine-game road trip with a 3-1 decision at Busch..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Raburn's pinch homer pushes Rockies past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies signed free agent Ryan Raburn late in the offseason, seeking a right-handed-hitting power threat for their bench. Raburn delivered in a big way Sunday, belting a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning that carried the Rockies to a 4-3, comeback win..." May 15

  • Rockies ride five-run third to win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- It's too soon to call it resurgence, but the Colorado Rockies are beginning to show signs of life at Coors Field. The Rockies beat the New York Mets 7-4 on Saturday night to equal a season high with three straight wins. Those victories have come at home, enabling the Rockies..." May 15

  • Gray helps Rockies shade Mets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Jon Gray won his first career game on Friday night with a dazzling outing at a place where success had been elusive. Gray's strong start helped the Colorado Rockies end a long drought against the New York Mets with a 5-2 victory at Coors Field. The Rockies had lost 11 straight..." May 14

  • Rockies SS Jose Reyes suspended through May 31

    ESPN "Major League Baseball has suspended Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes without pay through May 31 for violating its domestic violence policy, the league announced Friday. Reyes will not appeal. The suspension is retroactive to Feb. 23, when Reyes was first put on paid leave by the league...." May 13

  • Jose Reyes will be credited with time served, may be traded upon return, per report

    Purple Row "Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes may be a trade target for multiple teams when he returns from his extended leave of absence and possible suspension, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Reyes, whose suspension could be announced as soon as today, will be credited for time served, per Olney...." May 13

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Rockies pull out of home skid after losing big lead

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- It wasn't easy, but the Colorado Rockies ended their slide at Coors Field with an 8-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. The Rockies blew a 7-1 lead before Nolan Arenado homered with two outs in the eighth inning to salvage the victory. Arenado's 13th home run..." May 11

  • De La Rosa, D-backs dump Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- A dominant start by Rubby De La Rosa enabled the Arizona Diamondbacks to beat Colorado 5-1 Tuesday night and add to the Rockies' misery at home. The victory was the fifth straight for the Diamondbacks, who will try to sweep the three-game series Wednesday. The Rockies lost..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Five-run inning pushes D-backs past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Arizona Diamondbacks struck for five runs with two outs in the fifth, and they rode that go-ahead uprising Monday night to a 10-5 win over the Colorado Rockies. Jean Segura began the fateful rally with a homer, and Jake Lamb, who had four RBIs, delivered the key hit, a..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Rockies prospect German Marquez demands your attention

    Purple Row "In January, German Marquez was simply "the other guy" in a trade that sent Corey Dickerson and Kevin Padlo to Tampa Bay for Jake McGee and the right handed prospect. A background name in the discussion and analysis of the bigger pieces in the trade. But that title isn't going to last..." May 09

  • Jose Reyes is reportedly expected to be suspended at least 60 games

    CBS Sports "Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes is currently on paid leave as Major League Baseball reviews the information surrounding his offseason domestic violence arrest. The charges have been dropped, as Reyes' wife would not cooperate with police. And now there's a chance Reyes can still face a suspension..." May 09

  • Rockies shut out Giants to split series

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The series began with the Rockies scoring 17 runs in a game, and it ended with both of Colorado's last two starting pitchers holding the San Francisco Giants scoreless. Even slugger Nolan Arenado is impressed with the transformation. "Whenever you lose a game, I'm..." May 08

  • Giants bullpen a little better than Rockies' in 13-inning win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- A 13-run inning one night. A 13-inning game two days later. It's obvious which the pitching-strong San Francisco Giants prefer. Matt Duffy doubled in Conor Gillaspie with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning Saturday, lifting the Giants to a 2-1 victory over the..." May 07

  • Bumgarner fans 10 as Rockies defeat Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner insisted he and his teammates were embarrassed by the shellacking put on them by the Colorado Rockies in Thursday's series opener. Fortunately for the Giants, they had just the guy available Friday night to do something..." May 07

  • Rockies produce franchise-best, 13-run inning

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Colorado Rockies rookie sensation Trevor Story had a historic month of April. Five days into May, he played a part in team history as well. Story homered to trigger the highest-scoring inning in franchise history Thursday night, as the Rockies erupted for 13 runs in..." May 06

  • Rockies' Chatwood shuts down Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Anywhere Tyler Chatwood pitches on the road is home. The 26-year-old right-hander proved that again Wednesday afternoon as he blanked the San Diego Padres for eight innings and the Colorado Rockies avoided a three-game sweep by shutting out the Padres 2-0 at Petco Park...." May 04

  • Kemp, Wallace homer as Padres rally against Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Padres' Andrew Cashner didn't have the look of a starter long for the Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Coming off his worst outing of the season, the Rockies scored three times in the first two innings and appeared primed to add more. "But he kept competing,"..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Shields posts first win as Padres nip Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- James Shields feels he was pitching well this season. However, the San Diego Padres right-hander had nothing to show for it until Monday night at Petco Park. Spotted a 2-0 lead before rival right-hander Jon Gray was able to retire a batter, Shields and three relievers held..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Arenado powers Rockies to sweep of D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis searched for one of an endless supply of superlatives to describe teammate Nolan Arenado. "Incredible. I don't know how many words there are to describe him but that's one," said Bettis, who provided a solid start in the Rockies' 6-3 win..." May 01

  • Story adds chapter to highlights as Rockies down Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Whether facing a Cy Young runner-up or a closer with one of the tougher sinkers in the game, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story keeps on hitting. Story hit a two-run triple with one out in the top of the ninth to lift the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on..." May 01

  • The strange saga of Jose Reyes is nearing an end. But what then?

    Denver Post "The highest-paid player in Rockies history is like a ghost in limbo. Jose Reyes, the fleet-footed shortstop taken down by charges of domestic violence, has been a Colorado player by contract only. He has no uniform, no locker, no physical connection to his team. Instead, he's waiting for Major..." May 01

  • Story powers Rockies over D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado rookie Trevor Story broke two major league records the last time he visited Chase Field. On his second visit, he tied two more. Story hit his 10th homer of the season in the Rockies' 9-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday at Chase Field, tying Chicago White..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Pirates squander 7-run lead, top Rockies in 12th

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Pittsburgh Pirates blew an early seven-run lead but salvaged a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in 12 innings Wednesday night on Jordy Mercer's two-out double. The decisive hit came off Carlos Estevez (0-1), who made his third appearance in the majors and was working his..." April 28

  • McCutchen's 3 homers power Pirates past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- A day off not only revived Andrew McCutchen, it catapulted him into the Pittsburgh Pirates' slugging history. McCutchen hit three home runs and drove in five runs Tuesday night, leading the Pirates to a 9-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. It was McCutchen's second career..." April 27

  • Bryce Harper and Nolan Arenado are early contenders for rare HR feat

    CBS Sports "In the contemporary era, home run power typically requires a "giveback" in the form of strikeouts. This, of course, is a boom economy for strikeouts, and those that manage to hit with authority while running high contact rates qualify as outliers. And then there's what Bryce Harper and Nolan..." April 27

  • Locke, Pirates roll past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are quite comfortable at Coors Field, not a common occurrence for a visiting team. They won their fifth consecutive game there Monday night, beating the Colorado Rockies 6-1. Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer and Jeff Locke pitched six scoreless innings,..." April 26

  • Should the Rockies play with four outfielders in Coors Field?

    Hardball Talk "I once had a teacher who said that “the only dumb question is a question not asked.” I don’t totally believe that as I’ve heard a LOT of dumb questions in my life which would’ve been better off not being asked. The sentiment, however, has a core truth, at least as far as questions asked in good..." April 26

  • Dodgers' Maeda continues stellar work in win at Coors Field

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After launching his Los Angeles Dodgers career with three superlative starts, Kenta Maeda came to Coors Field where he had to contend with a spacious outfield, balls traveling farther in thin air and a potent Colorado Rockies lineup Saturday night. Coors Field can be brutally harsh..." April 24

  • Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez celebrates 1,000th career hit

    Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez swears he never saw hit No. 1,000 coming. "It's something nice to do, especially for a kid from Maracaibo (Venezuela)," Gonzalez said Wednesday. "I never thought I was going to be here. It's something special, and I'm feeling proud. I'm sure my family is proud too." Gonzalez..." April 22

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Royals trade minor-league first baseman Cody Decker to Colorado for cash

    Kansas City Star "The Royals traded minor-league first baseman Cody Decker to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced Wednesday. Decker, 29, was in his first season with the Royals organization after spending seven years with the San Diego Padres. He was batting .278 with..." April 20

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