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  • Bo Porter latest to express interest in Colorado Rockies manager position "Bo Porter, the Braves' special assistant to the general manager who managed the Astros for nearly two seasons, can be added to the list of hopefuls for the open Rockies managerial job. Porter took over the Astros during a rebuilding program and went 110-190 in 2013-14. The following season,..." October 14

  • Former Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is interested in the Rockies job

    Denver Post "Add former Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke to the growing list of candidates interested in becoming the next Rockies manager. A major-league source on Thursday confirmed Roenicke’s interest. However, there is no word yet on whether Roenick will be granted an interview. The Rockies’..." October 13

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • Rockies announce changes to 2017 coaching staff

    Today's Knuckleball "The Colorado Rockies announced Tuesday that they have made several changes to the coaching staff ahead of the 2017 season. Hitting coach Blake Doyle, bench coach Tom Runnells, baserunning/outfield and first base coach Eric Young and catching and defensive positioning coach Rene Lachemann will not..." October 11

  • Bud Black confirms his interest in vacant Rockies manager job

    Denver Post "Bud Black, the former manager for the San Diego Padres, told The Denver Post on Tuesday that he is interested in managing the Rockies. The Rockies are searching for a new manager after Walt Weiss’ four-year tenure ended last week. The club has not confirmed that Black is a candidate to replace..." October 11

  • Fixing Rockies’ terrible bullpen is top priority for GM Jeff Bridich

    Denver Post "On August 3, the Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 12-2 at Coors Field behind seven strong innings from rookie starter Tyler Anderson. The Rockies improved to 54-53. They were alive in the National League wild-card hunt. It turned out to be the last time the Rockies were above .500. Two..." October 09

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Walt Weiss out as Colorado Rockies manager

    USA Today "Walt Weiss will not return as manager of the Colorado Rockies, the club announced Monday. The Rockies termed Weiss' departure as a "resignation," although his three-year contract expired after this season. Weiss, 52, had a 283-365 record in four seasons as Colorado manager. The Rockies..." October 03

  • Carter's homer in 10th lifts Brewers past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Milwaukee's Chris Carter set the stage for a final-game showdown with Colorado's Nolan Arenado for the National League home run title with a game-winning shot Saturday night. With two outs in the 10th inning, Carter belted his 41st home run, giving the Brewers a 4-3 win over the..." October 02

  • Rockies closer Adam Ottavino working to improve cutter vs. left-handers

    Denver Post "Adam Ottavino is the Rockies’ closer of the present and likely the future. Returning from Tommy John surgery, the right-hander has had a mostly successful comeback season. He had posted a 2.42 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP and had seven saves in 33 appearances heading into Saturday night’s game against the..." October 02

  • Susac rescues Brewers in win over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- With one perfectly timed swing, Andrew Susac transformed his day for the Milwaukee Brewers from utterly forgettable to indelibly memorable. He hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning Sunday, enabling the Brewers to wrap up the sesaon with a 6-4 win over the Colorado..." October 02

  • Walt Weiss’ run with Rockies likely over as distance from GM Jeff Bridich grows

    Denver Post "Walt Weiss believes the Rockies are close to becoming a legitimate playoff contender. He also believes he is the right man to lead them. He likely won’t get a chance to prove it, however. Weiss’ three-year contract expires after Sunday afternoon’s season finale against the Milwaukee Brewers..." October 02

  • Weiss may bench LeMahieu to preserve NL batting title "With the National League batting title in hand, DJ LeMahieu exited the Rockies' 4-1 win over the Brewers on Friday after the third inning. It will likely be the last time LeMahieu plays all season, as he effectively clinches the National League batting title. LeMahieu started the game 0-for-2..." October 01

  • Cueto guides Giants to crucial win over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- National League All-Star Game starter Johnny Cueto returned from a groin injury to pitch seven strong innings Thursday night, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The win allowed the Giants (84-75) to remain one game ahead of the St...." September 30

  • Bettis wins again as Rockies top Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- When Chad Bettis starts for the Colorado Rockies, the odds are good that they will win. It has been that way this season for nearly three months, including one final time Friday night when Bettis pitched into the seventh and the Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1. Bettis..." September 30

  • Chatwood, Rockies hurt Giants' playoff chances

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- On a night when his opponent was at his best, Tyler Chatwood was even better Wednesday night. That was not really a surprise, being that the Colorado Rockies right-hander was on the road. Chatwood continued his brilliant pitching away from Coors Field, limiting the San..." September 29

  • Rockies, Nolan Arenado Have Yet To Discuss Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have not yet approached star third baseman Nolan Arenado about a contract extension, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports in response to a reader inquiry. Both Arenado and his agent say that no talks have taken place about seasons beyond his current arbitration..." September 29

  • Giants pile on Rockies, keep pace in wild-card race

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- After the San Francisco Giants exploded for 19 hits Tuesday night, their highest total at home all season, first baseman Brandon Belt was asked if the offensive momentum might carry over to the Wednesday game. His response: Why stop there? "You've heard a lot that..." September 28

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Dodgers rout Rockies 14-1 behind Kershaw, Reddick

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers were forced to put their celebration on hold, but still were a giddy bunch after routing the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Clayton Kershaw tossed seven scoreless innings and Josh Reddick hit a grand slam as the Dodgers crushed the Rockies 14-1 before..." September 25

  • Culberson's homer clinches NL West title for Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In the year of the wistful farewell, magic happened. Charlie Culberson hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers the National League West championship with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in front of 51,962 at Dodger..." September 25

  • Dodgers top Rockies, inch closer to title

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers endured another injury to their starting rotation but that did little to derail them as they inched closer to a franchise-record fourth straight National League West title. Joc Pederson and Andre Ethier homered, and the Dodgers captured a 5-2 victory..." September 24

  • Grandal homers twice to power Dodgers past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Yasmani Grandal figured simplifying his approach would produce the best result. "I was just trying to get a bat on the ball, and good things happen when you put the bat on the ball," the Los Angeles Dodgers catcher said. Grandal homered twice, including a go-ahead grand..." September 23

  • Wainwright (4 RBIs) powers Cardinals past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After his second start this season, St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright made an adjustment -- not on the mound but in the batters box. Determined to be a better hitter and aware that his knowledge of the strike zone was lacking, Wainwright moved closer to home plate...." September 21

  • Arenado backs Marquez as Rockies slam Cards

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- German Marquez was impressive in his first major league start and Nolan Arenado hit a grand slam as the Colorado Rockies piled on rookie starter Luke Weaver early and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-1 on Wednesday. The victory enabled the Rockies to avoid being swept in the..." September 21

  • Martinez, Cardinals hold off Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- St. Louis Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez experienced considerably more trouble Monday night with the mile-high altitude than the Colorado Rockies' batters. He overcame a laborious first inning and a dash around the bases after getting a tiebreaking hit, and he fought his way..." September 20

  • Rockies ride big inning to sweep of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- There are no guarantees, of course, but when Chad Bettis starts for the Colorado Rockies, they typically end up exchanging high fives and celebrating a victory. It was that way again Sunday when Bettis pitched into the sixth and the Rockies parlayed an early five-run rally with..." September 18

  • Mark Reynolds Has Broken Bone In Hand, Will Miss Rest Of Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds has a broken bone in his left hand and will be out the rest of the season,’s Thomas Harding tweets. Reynolds left today’s game after being struck by a fastball from Jose Dominguez of the Padres, as Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post tweeted earlier..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Descalso's two-out single in ninth lifts Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- When pinch hitter Daniel Descalso singled off the wall in center field with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday night, giving the Colorado Rockies an 8-7 win over San Diego, it ended a remarkable Padres streak. They were 50-0 this season when leading after eight innings and had..." September 17

  • No Extension Talks Between Rockies, Carlos Gonzalez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies haven’t been in contact with Carlos Gonzalez about a contract extension, the outfielder told Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Gonzalez noted that he is interested in exploring his options as a free agent following the 2017 season, though it’s worth noting that he told Saunders..." September 17

  • Segura powers Diamondbacks past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona manager Chip Hale said he didn't expect to see 16-homer power from second baseman Jean Segura. As it turns out, neither did Segura. Segura had five hits including a pair of home runs to power the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Colorado Rockies 11-6 Wednesday,..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Segura, Diamondbacks rout Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona second baseman Jean Segura is feeling the effects of the long season, but it did not seem to bother him Tuesday. Segura had three hits, including two bases-empty homers, and scored three times in support of left-hander Robbie Ray, who became the fifth NL pitcher with 200..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Tomas' grand slam helps D-backs outslug Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Yasmany Tomas, the Arizona Diamondbacks' unexpected home run king, kept his season-long power surge going Monday. Tomas hit an opposite-field grand slam to right-center field in a four-run sixth inning, and the Diamondbacks earned a 12-9 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Chase..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Friedrich dominates former team as Padres jolt Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Left-hander Christian Friedrich went into his 20th start of the season Saturday night with something to prove to two teams. One, he wanted to prove to Colorado that the Rockies had made a mistake when they released him back on Feb. 19. Two, he wanted to prove to the San..." September 11

  • Reynolds' 250th career HR lifts Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Mark Reynolds made the 250th home run of his career a memorable one Sunday afternoon at Petco Park. Reynolds led off the top of the 10th inning by driving a slider from reliever Kevin Quackenbush 370 feet into the second row of seats in left to give the Colorado Rockies a 3-2..." September 11

  • Rockies Release Brandon Barnes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have released outfielder Brandon Barnes, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweets. They had outrighted him early last month after David Dahl’s arrival in the big leagues made him expendable. Barnes would have been eligible for free agency following the season unless the Rockies had again..." September 11

  • Chatwood pitches, hits Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Tyler Chatwood has always liked pitching on the road and Petco Park. Now the home of the San Diego Padres has become a favorite place to hit. The 26-year-old right-hander beat the Padres with his arm and bat Friday night, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 4-1 victory over..." September 10

  • Richard, Padres dominate Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- After a three-year absence, Clayton Richard returned to the San Diego Padres on Aug. 6. But it is not the exact same Clayton Richard. The 6-foot-5 left-hander, who turns 33 on Monday, has changed his delivery and his approach. And the alterations are paying dividends for..." September 09

  • Rockies Outright Ben Paulsen, Rafael Ynoa

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies announced last night that first baseman Ben Paulsen and utility man Rafael Ynoa have been outrighted off the 40-man roster after being designated for assignment earlier in the week. Both players have the requisite minor league service time to qualify as free agents this winter. The..." September 09

  • Adames' pinch double caps Rockies' comeback

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The experience was new and wonderfully different for Cristhian Adames. He never previously had a walk-off hit in the majors, never had been mobbed by his happy teammates and never had Gatorade poured on his head. That giddy moment unfolded at second base Wednesday night after..." September 08

  • Giants pull out victory over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Their offense was again marginal Tuesday night, but the San Francisco Giants parlayed a strong start, spotless relief pitching and, most of all, an unearned run in the ninth inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2. The Giants mustered eight hits -- seven singles and Eduardo Nunez's..." September 07

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