Rockies Rumors & News

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

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    Gordon Wittenmyer @GDubCub

    Cubs acquire LH reliever Rex Brothers from Rockies for LHP prospect Wander Cabrera, 18. Brothers, 27, had 19 Sv (1.74) in '13; DFAd last wk.

  • Cubs acquire LHP Rex Brothers

    ESPN "The Chicago Cubs acquired lefty reliever Rex Brothers from the Colorado Rockies for minor league pitcher Wander Cabrera, the team announced on Wednesday. Brothers, 27, a five-year veteran who saved 19 games for the Rockies in 2013, was designated for assignment last week. Last season he split..." November 25

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes pleads not guilty to domestic abuse charges

    Sporting News "Jose Reyes is claiming innocence in his domestic abuse case. An attorney entered a not guilty plea for the Rockies shortstop in a Maui courtroom Tuesday, reported. Reyes' next court date, in which a pretrial hearing will be scheduled, is set for Jan. 14. Reyes and his wife,..." November 25

  • White Sox Acquire Tommy Kahnle From Rockies

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced that they have acquired right-hander Tommy Kahnle from the Rockies in exchange for minor league right-hander Yency Almonte (Twitter link). Kahnle was designated for assignment by the Rockies last Friday in a series of moves to set the club’s roster in advance of the Rule 5..." November 24

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Rex Brothers shocked by Rockies' move, but confident in bright future

    Denver Post "For Rex Brothers, shock has turned into possibility. The left-handed reliever admits he never thought the Rockies would cut ties with him, but said he's eager for the next chapter in his career. Brothers also said, quite pointedly, that he doesn't blame the Rockies for his poor performance..." November 22

  • Rockies designate John Axford, Rex Brothers, and Wilin Rosario for assignment

    Denver Post "In a surprise set of moves Friday, the Rockies designated for assignment their veteran closer, John Axford, along with longtime catcher Wilin Rosario and left-handed reliever Rex Brothers. Right-hander Tommy Kahnle also was designated for assignment, as part of an overhaul of Colorado's 40-man..." November 21

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Nolan Arenado drops agent Scott Boras; what’s it mean for Rockies?

    Denver Post "When Rockies all-star third baseman Nolan Arenado recently confirmed to me that he was dropping Scott Boras as his agent and hooking up with Joel Wolfe of the Wasserman Media Group, I immediately began thinking about what it meant for Arenado’s future with the Rockies. Could the elimination of..." November 17

  • Rockies GM Jeff Bridich would consider trading prospects for rotation help

    Hardball Talk "Rockies GM Jeff Bridich said he would consider trading prospects for starting pitching help, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Bridich was on a conference call with reporters discussing his team’s offseason plans. “When I say we’re open to whatever, I mean it,” Bridich said. “I don’t..." November 15

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    FYI. Source tells me #Rockies ARE NOT involved in trade talks with #Braves for Simmons.

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

  • Carlos Beltran offered support to Jose Reyes after domestic violence arrest: 'I consider him a brother'

    New York Daily News "In the last two months, Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran has watched a current and past teammate battle personal woes and confront the requisite fallout. And while Beltran's Yankee teammate CC Sabathia has completed a rehab stint to treat alcoholism and has already gone public to address the..." November 12

  • Jose Reyes to appear in Maui courthouse Nov. 24 for his arraignment and plea

    New York Daily News "Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has a court date scheduled in Hawaii later this month, following his Oct. 31 arrest at the Wailea Four Seasons resort in Maui for an alleged domestic abuse incident. Reyes is scheduled to appear in a Maui courthouse Nov. 24 at 8 a.m. local time for his..." November 11

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

  • Jose Reyes subject to MLB discipline after alleged assault on wife

    CBS Sports "Thanks to a new domestic violence policy enacted earlier in 2015, the commissioner of Major League Baseball is empowered to discipline Colorado Rockies star Jose Reyes, who reportedly was arrested in Hawaii for assaulting his wife on Halloween. KHNL-TV in Hawaii reported overnight Tuesday that..." November 10

  • Jose Reyes arrested for domestic abuse

    Sportsnet "Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested for domestic abuse in Hawaii after allegedly assaulting his wife on Oct. 31, according to Hawaii News Now. The 32-year-old hit .274/.310/.378 in 116 games between the Rockies and the Toronto Blue Jays with seven home runs, 53 RBI and 24 stolen..." November 10

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: The #Rockies have discussed internally the possibility of signing free agent Daniel Murphy to play first base.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Agent update: Free agent Kyle Kendrick, coming off tough year with #Rockies, now with John Boggs. Former Relativity client.

  • Report: Rockies' Arenado drops Boras as agent

    The Score "Nolan Arenado is moving on from Scott Boras. The Colorado Rockies third baseman has changed representatives, deciding to move to agents Joel Wolfe and Nick Chanock of the Wasserman Media Group, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. The 24-year-old Arenado is eligible for arbitration this..." November 05

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Rockies’ Nolan Arenado changing agents, from Scott Boras to Joel Wolfe and Nick Chanock of Wasserman Media Group.

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

  • Rockies decline option on Justin Morneau

    Sporting News "The Rockies have declined to pick up a $9 million mutual option on first baseman Justin Morneau's contract. The team made the announcement Thursday. The Rockies bought out Morneau's contract for $750,000, according to The Associated Press. Morneau spent two seasons with the Rockies, posting..." October 30

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    Colorado Rockies @Rockies

    The #Rockies have declined their end of the mutual option with 1B Justin Morneau.

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends DraftKings partnership, says fantasy sports ‘not gambling’

    New York Daily News "Rob Manfred isn't a participant in daily fantasy leagues, but Major League Baseball's commissioner reiterated his support for the industry and the league's partnership with DraftKings. "I really don't have regrets about our involvement with fantasy," Manfred said. "I think that fantasy is an..." October 27

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred wants MLB to hire more minority managers

    SI "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants the league to hire more minority managers and coaches, the Associated Press reports. “We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that we have in some of our key positions,” Manfred said “I think it’s incumbent upon us to come up..." October 27

  • What would Jackie Robinson say about lack of minority managers in MLB?

    Sporting News "One. Forty-three years after Jackie Robinson made what would be his last public appearance at Riverfront Stadium during the 1972 World Series, there is just one manager Latino or African-American or manager in MLB: Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. Is this..." October 26

  • MLB considering disciplining playoff teams over on-field champagne celebrations

    Sporting News "MLB has message to teams that carry their postseason champagne celebrations onto the field to spray fans: Put a cork in it. According to ESPN, there could even be disciplinary action involved. First, there's the image of players, manager and coaches consuming alcohol on the field (never mind..." October 22

  • Rockies retain entire coaching staff for 2016 "Two weeks after announcing that manager Walt Weiss would return for 2016, the Rockies announced Tuesday that the entire coaching staff also will return. Weiss is returning for his fourth season and the final year of a three-year contract, but next year will be his first without a major staff..." October 20

  • Rob Manfred: MLB working on new slide rule

    New York Post "Major League Baseball continues to move forward on implementing a new rule on sliding to protect middle infielders, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. Such a rule could be in place for the 2016 season, much like the catcher collision rule, but there remains bridges to cross. Chase Utley was..." October 14

  • Walt Weiss To Return As Rockies Manager In 2016

    MLB Trade Rumors "Walt Weiss will return to the Rockies as manager in 2016, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. There had been some uncertainty surrounding the situation, with Weiss himself even recently acknowledging the possibility that he could be dismissed at season’s end. Weiss, who will be entering the..." October 07

  • Nolan Arenado ties Bryce Harper for home run title, Rockies beat Giants to finish season

    Denver Post "Nolan Arenado is going to the playoffs. Although he'd rather get dusty and sweaty flagging down groundballs at third base and hitting home runs, he'll soon be sitting and watching the playoffs. "I know some people say, 'I'm not watching the playoffs because I'm not in them,' but I'm a fan..." October 05

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    Word on #Rockies Tom Murphy after MRI. No structural damage in left shoulder. Strain and contusion. He will not play in Arizona Fall League.

  • Three Giants homer in win over Rockies

    CSN Bay Area "Jake Peavy has talked for weeks about how he can’t wait for a healthy 2016. The Giants hope his finish in 2015 is a sign of things to come. Peavy breezed through five innings of a 3-2 win over the Rockies and the bullpen held on from there. The win was the fifth straight for Peavy, who has been..." October 04

  • Nolan Arenado takes NL lead in home runs as Rockies rout Giants

    Denver Post "AT&T Park is not a hitter's paradise. In other words, it's not Coors Field. But that didn't stop Nolan Arenado from slamming another home run Friday night and taking his place in the record book next to some of baseball's brightest stars. He drove an 87 mph sinker from Giants starter..." October 03

  • Nolan Arenado sets extra-base hits record "In his first two at-bats, Arenado inked his name in the record book. The second-inning leadoff homer and his two-run double in the third increased Arenado's extra-base hit total to 88, most in a season by a third baseman. He entered the night tied with the Braves' Eddie Mathews (87 in 1953) for..." October 03

  • Wilin Rosario Open To Trade

    Denver Post ""The Bull" is getting restless. Wilin Rosario, the Rockies' backup first baseman and former starting catcher, wants more playing time and more at-bats. If those don't come in Colorado, he's ready to move on. "If they want to move me, I'm good with it," Rosario said before Thursday night's..." October 02

  • Diamondbacks lock down Rockies hitters in victory

    Arizona Republic "RHP Chase Anderson finished his year on a good note, tossing 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball as the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Wednesday night at Chase Field. The bullpen combined to throw shutout ball over the final 3 2/3 innings, the second night in a row the relievers..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

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