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
Purple Row "The Rockies announced they have made a signing on Tuesday! Welcome to the team, former Cardinals middle-infielder Daniel Descalso. Several teams were involved in trying to land Descalso, but the Rockies came out on top with a two-year deal that guarantees $3.6 million, according to Chris Cotllo of..." December 16
#Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins just said on “Hot Stove” that this will be his last season.
MLB Trade Rumors "As the Marlins continue to look for upgrades at first base, the team is considering free agent Michael Morse and trade target Justin Morneau of the Rockies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports on Twitter. Miami is looking for a left-handed bat, but Pedro Alvarez of the Pirates does not seem like a..." December 11
Hardball Talk "Less than an hour ago we learned that the Angels had traded Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers. So, who plays second base for the Angels? Well, here’s a possibility. Rutledge turns 26 in April. While he has shown some flashes in short bursts — and while he really rocketed through the Rockies system..." December 11
Hardball Talk "According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, the Angels have interest in acquiring Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post confirms the report and adds that the Rockies are likely looking for pitching in return. Rutledge turns 25 in April and batted..." December 10
Hardball Talk "According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the Rangers continue to talk to the Rockies about a trade for Wilin Rosario. We heard last week that the Rockies were “trying to move” Rosario, who is a poor defensive catcher and slipped to a .739 OPS (93 OPS+) this past season. However, he..." December 10
ESPN New York "The Colorado Rockies "definitely have interest" in acquiring Dillon Gee, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. Sandy Alderson has expressed confidence the Mets can trade a starting pitcher in the near future" December 10
Denver Post "Walt Weiss' optimism and belief have an expiration date. While the Rockies' manager continues to say that his club — when healthy — has the talent to compete in the National League West, he has added an addendum. "We are at a point where we've got to turn it around," Weiss said Tuesday at..." December 10
Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10
CBSSports.com "New Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said he will continue to listen to trade inquiries regarding superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki at the Winter Meetings here. However, it's been six weeks of listening, and Bridich conceded nothing "serious" has developed. And there's ample reason to..." December 07
St. Louis Cardinals sign free agent RHP Matt Belisle to a one-year contract. Belisle, an 11-year veteran, pitched w/Colorado from 2009-14.
Sources: #Rockies trying to move Rosario. Poor defensive catcher, better fit for AL. Rox thought about playing him in RF last season.
Purple Row "It would be foolish to say that the Tulo-to-New York talk is officially dead, but it appears we've just about reached that point. The Yankees have "no interest whatsoever" in acquiring Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and the $114 million owed to him, according to Andy Martino of the New York..." November 25
True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers continued its early offseason of attempting incremental upgrades to the fringes of the roster, on Monday acquiring pitcher Juan Nicasio from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Nicasio was designated for assignment by Colorado on Thursday. The team's..." November 24
Denver Post "While the Rockies are listening to offers, it's not a foregone conclusion that they will trade Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez. Dealing either player is problematic due not only to their contracts but their history of injuries. That puts new general manager Jeff Bridich in a difficult spot..." November 19
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
Denver Post "While new Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich continues to answer trade questions about Troy Tulowitzki during the GM meetings, Tulo continues to quietly go about his business of rehabbing his surgically repaired hip. "That's what I'm concentrating on," he said last week. "I can't do anything..." November 12
Mets aren't done. They've talked with the Rockies about Troy Tulowitzki, sources tell Y! Sports. Fear they can't afford, but talking still.
CBSSports.com "A trade of Rockies superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki won't be easy to pull off for the most obvious of reasons. The timing isn't good, with Tulowitzki, one of the best players in baseball, coming off season-ending hip surgery. It may be hard to come to an agreement on player compensation..." November 09
Fox Sports "For the first time, the Colorado Rockies sound willing to trade shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and/or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. The Rockies are telling clubs they are keeping their “eyes and ears open” for potential deals involving both players, according to major-league sources. The mere..." November 06
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
ESPN.com "Most of the $15.3 million qualifying offers extended to free agents made sense and weren't surprising -- Max Scherzer, James Shields, Nelson Cruz, Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Francisco Liriano, Russell Martin, David Robertson, Ervin Santana, Melky Cabrera, Victor Martinez. That's the list I..." November 04
New York Post "One potential free-agent option for the Mets all but disappeared Monday, when Michael Cuddyer received a qualifying offer from the Rockies. The move caught Mets officials, and much of MLB, by surprise. By extending the one-year offer worth $15.3 million, the Rockies would be required to receive..." November 04
MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies announced that they have extended a one-year, $15.3MM qualifying offer to Michael Cuddyer. Needless to say, this move comes as a bit of a surprise. The 35-year-old Cuddyer will turn 36 next March and played in just 49 games this season. While his production over the past two seasons..." November 04
Hardball Talk "Though the Rockies declined their $12 million club option on Brett Anderson Saturday afternoon, the club would still like to bring the lefty back, MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports. They’ll pay him a $1.5 million buyout as Anderson is now a free agent. In the scant time Anderson was able to take..." November 02
Source: Rockies decline club option on LHP Brett Anderson. He will be a free agent, and one with a very strong market.
New York Daily News "The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense. It’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, but it’s close. So..." October 24
Pitching coaches Jim Wright & Bo McLaughlin will not return in 2015. #Rockies will conduct a search to replace both positions
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
Los Angeles Times "AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run home run in the third inning to finish the season with 116 runs batted in, the most in the major leagues. Gonzalez finished five RBIs ahead of Mike Trout of the Angels. "It's definitely something cool to be able to say you accomplished one year,"..." September 29
Hardball Talk "I never, ever want LaTroy Hawkins to stop pitching. In no small part because he’s one of the few guys in Major League Baseball who is older than me. But also because he’s just really great. There is literally nothing not to like about the guy. He was a failed starter who, in the 90s, you might..." September 29
L.A. Daily News "Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez leaned back on his chair at his locker Saturday ahead of his team’s game against the Colorado Rockies. He had just finished talking boxing — which he loves — with a reporter. He was relaxed. When it comes to baseball, he can’t allow himself to chill out too..." September 28
#Rockies 2B DJ LeMahieu left tonight's game with a left knee sprain. He is day-to-day.
L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers’ Don Mattingly, like every other manager about to lead his team into the postseason, has decisions to make before the playoffs begin — as well as during them. Mattingly needs to select his playoff roster. One of those decisions will center on how many pitchers he will carry — 11 or..." September 27
Denver Post "Down the stretch they come in a tight batting race that could very well be decided on the final day of the season. Entering baseball's final weekend, Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau trails Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison in the race for the National League batting title...." September 26
San Diego Union-Tribune "With their staff humming along toward perhaps the finest season in 46 seasons of pitching in San Diego and their offense again lacking, to put it mildly, the Padres willy surely seek out opportunities for upgrades this offseason. One swing in their 2014 home finale was a loud reminder that at..." September 25
Denver Post "The San Diego Padres sponsored one of the season's more popular promotions Tuesday night at Petco Park. It's called the Shirts Off Their Backs, in which the team raffles off game-worn jerseys for charity. Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa had no interest in the promotion. He already..." September 24
Denver Post "Friday evening's spectacular Coors Field sunset showed off shades of purple, albeit with a few hints of Broncos orange. It turned out to be a heaven-sent omen for the Rockies and hit machine Michael Cuddyer. The Rockies blitzed the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-3 as Cuddyer hit a grand slam and drove..." September 20
Denver Post "It was as if the Rockies unleashed a summer's worth of pent-up frustration and power into one Wednesday afternoon of baseball. And it was as if the Los Angeles Dodgers, the talent-packed leaders of the National League West, decided to hit the snooze button multiple times. The Rockies..." September 18
Hardball Talk "There is going to be a big shuffle in PCL Triple-A affiliations this year. We’ve already heard that the A’s and Sacramento are parting ways. Now comes a report from KUSA’s Andy McDonnell that the Rockies are going to end their 21-year affiliation with Colorado Springs in favor of pairing up with..." September 17
Denver Post "As Walt Weiss sat with his back to a rock-hard wall in the Rockies' dugout, where he has suffered through a summer of bad luck and worse baseball, the 50-year-old manager forced a grin and asked a visitor: "How you doing? You doing better than me? I'm betting you are." The Rockies have flirted..." September 17
Denver Post "Yasiel Puig took ball three from Tyler Matzek, a pitch just outside in the fifth inning. Puig dodged a Tommy Kahnle fastball near his ear in the sixth for ball three. Twice the Los Angeles Dodgers bomber drew a nail-gnawing full count with runs waiting to score. And twice Puig went away in a..." September 17