Rockies Rumors & News

  • Colorado's Story has a rookie HR record tale to tell

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Trevor Story added to his burgeoning rookie lore Saturday night for the Rockies, hitting two home runs to set a record and driving in a career-high five runs as Colorado beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4. The Rockies have won nine straight games from the Braves at Coors Field dating to..." July 24

  • Rockies pull out victory over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies hit two rapid-fire two-run homers Friday night but had to survive a tense ninth inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3. Nolan Arenado, rested after not playing Thursday, hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and two batters later, Trevor Story hit a two-run..." July 23

  • Trevor Story ties rookie shortstop record with 24th HR

    CBS Sports "Rockies shortstop Trevor Story made some history Friday night. In the sixth inning of his team's win over the Braves (COL 4, ATL 3), Story swatted his 24th home run of the season, which tied the NL record for rookie shortstops." July 23

  • Rockies bounce back, belt Braves

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Chad Bettis restored order on the mound for the Rockies, and Carlos Gonzalez belted a timely three-run homer Thursday night as Colorado beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3. The Rockies' victory came after consecutive lopsided losses to the Tampa Bay Rays by scores of 10-1 and 11-3, defeats..." July 22

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Dodgers looking for help, CarGo and Bruce will get looks

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking hard for a bat as well as an arm, and seem to be in win-now mode. While they are expected to at least talk about Carlos Gonzalez, they are expecting the price to be quite high. Jay Bruce remains a possibility, as well, and probably a much more likely..." July 21

  • Rays' Snell snuffs out Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Blake Snell dominated the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night and cruised in his Coors Field debut as if he were pitching at sea level. The Tampa Bay rookie left-hander limited the Rockies to one hit in six scoreless innings, and the Rays waltzed to a 10-1 win. Evan Longoria..." July 20

  • Rays rout Rockies for rare winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- It took more than a month, but the Tampa Bay Rays were finally able to celebrate the modest achievement of back-to-back victories Wednesday. The Rays pounded the Colorado Rockies 11-3 in the rubber game of a three-game series at Coors Field. The win was just the third in 12..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Story goes deep, Rockies hold off Rays

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Before his team began an important seven-game homestand Monday, Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss sized up the situation. "There's a sense of urgency with our club, and I like the way they're responding so far," Weiss said. Weiss was even more pleased when the Rockies beat..." July 19

  • Nationals “Showing Interest” In Charlie Blackmon

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals are showing interest in Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com (via Twitter). While it’s not yet clear whether Colorado will deal the center fielder, we heard recently that the club was open to fielding interest on players such as Blackmon and Carlos..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Braves win on d'Arnaud's RBI in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Chase d'Arnaud came through in dramatic fashion to make sure that the Atlanta Braves were not swept in a series at home by the Colorado Rockies for the first time since 1997. D'Arnaud delivered an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Braves a 1-0 victory that..." July 17

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Big inning lifts Rockies past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Anderson hit the trifecta Saturday night: first hit, first home run and first victory. In his sixth career start, Anderson's milestones helped the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3. He singled in third and came up again in the fifth..." July 10

  • Rupp leads Phillies victory over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Cameron Rupp and Maikel Franco hit massive home runs Sunday as the Philadelphia Phillies pounded the Colorado Rockies 10-3 to split their four-game series. The teams reached the All-Star break with similar records but headed in different directions. The win was the 10th in 13 games..." July 10

  • Joseph pinch-hit homer leads Phillies over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Philadelphia Phillies went 87 games without a pinch-hit home run this season. They erased that statistical shortcoming at the perfect time Friday night. Tommy Joseph came off the Phillies' bench in the seventh and walloped a go-ahead, three-run pinch-hit homer off Jake McGee..." July 09

  • The future is bright for Rockies prospect Yency Almonte — and not just because of his fastball

    Purple Row "When the Colorado Rockies traded Tommy Kahnle to the Chicago White Sox last November, it wasn't immediately clear what the club got back in minor leaguer Yency Almonte. Fast forward six months, and we had learned at least one thing about him: he can really throw the ball. Fast forward now two..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Story makes homer history as Rockies rout Phils

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Trevor Story certainly didn't hurt his All-Star case Thursday night. The Colorado shortstop hit two homers and drove in a career-high-tying four runs as the Rockies trampled the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 in the opener of a four-game series. With 21 home runs, Story tied the..." July 08

  • Carlos Gonzalez denies report saying he wants Rockies to trade him

    Denver Post "Veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez denied a report Thursday afternoon that said he was frustrated with the Rockies’ losing ways and was seeking a trade out of Colorado. “I got a call this morning from Scott Boras, my agent, asking me what happened,” Gonzalez said. “I was surprised because I..." July 08

  • Giants' Cueto dominates Rockies for 13th win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Johnny Cueto completed the most successful first half by a San Francisco Giants pitcher in 23 years Wednesday night. The question is: How is it playing in New York? Cueto made a pitch to be the National League's starting pitcher in the All-Star Game, recording a..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • Carlos Gonzalez reportedly told Rockies executives he is open to trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has spent nearly his entire MLB career with the organization, but he may be ready to look for greener pastures. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Gonzalez recently met with Rockies executives and told them that he would be interested in a..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Arenado blasts Rockies past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- On the 25th anniversary of Denver being awarded an expansion franchise, Nolan Arenado gave San Francisco Giants fans in the left-field bleachers a gift Tuesday night. The game-used baseball from the historic night's biggest hit. Arenado continued his powerful hitting..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • Mets To Activate Jose Reyes On Tuesday

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets expect to activate Jose Reyes on their Major League roster tomorrow, as per the club’s official Twitter feed. " July 05

  • Peavy, Posey, Pagan power Giants past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- When Jake Peavy looked up at the American flag above the AT&T Park bleachers on Independence Day, he didn't focus on the stars or stripes Monday. Rather, he noted a stiff wind and knew it was going to be a good day for the San Francisco Giants. Peavy recorded 12 of 20..." July 04

  • Dodgers' McCarthy returns, shuts down Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- As he took the mound at Dodger Stadium for the first time in more than a year Sunday, right-hander Brandon McCarthy felt as if he had been away for only a week. When he walked off the mound, McCarthy had pitched five shutout innings and led the Dodgers to a 4-1 win over the..." July 03

  • Rockies activate Jake McGee, designate Yohan Flande for assignment

    Today's Knuckleball "Colorado Rockies closer Jake McGee has been activated off the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team designated LHP Yohan Flande for assignment. After being acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in the offseason in a swap for outfielder Corey Dickerson, McGee has been firmly..." July 03

  • Norris prevails in Dodgers debut

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Less than 18 hours after being acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers, right-hander Bud Norris did a more than credible impression of the pitcher he replaced Friday night. Norris and four relievers combined on a three-hit shutout to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory..." July 02

  • Blue Jays overpower Rockies after lengthy delay

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The long wait was worth it Tuesday night for the Toronto Blue Jays. They sat through a fierce rainstorm that pelted Coors Field with hail and delayed the start of the game for 2 hours, 41 minutes. The Blue Jays then tore into two Colorado pitchers while beating the Rockies..." June 29

  • Sanchez, Blue Jays stop Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Toronto bullpen is an ongoing problem area this season. However, nearly all of the Blue Jays' relievers had the afternoon off Wednesday because starter Aaron Sanchez dazzled the Colorado Rockies. Sanchez worked a career-high-tying eight innings and allowed one run as Toronto..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Heavy rain and hail turned the Rockies' clubhouse into a flooded mess

    SB Nation "The Colorado Rockies' game was delayed on Tuesday after heavy rain and hail created a very wet scene and ice covered the field. But the field wasn't the only area that needed some maintenance. Water also poured into the Rockies' clubhouse, leaving it very flooded." June 29

  • Six-run inning propels Rockies past Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies spoiled the return of Troy Tulowitzki to Coors Field, beating the Toronto Blue Jays thanks to one big Carlos Gonzalez swing followed by a six-run rally. This is just the Blue Jays' third trip to Coors Field, where they have played and lost seven games...." June 28

  • Rockies win on Reynolds' homer in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Mark Reynolds played in his 1,327th major league game Sunday, and for the first time in his career, Reynolds was mobbed by his jubilant teammates at home plate. His two-run, two-out homer in the ninth gave the Colorado Rockies a 9-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks and a split of..." June 26

  • Diamondbacks rally in ninth, stay hot on road

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Never mind the comforts of home. The road seems to bring out the best in the Arizona Diamondbacks. They scored twice in the ninth inning Friday night to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-9 after blowing a five-run lead and watching Colorado roar back and go ahead in the eighth...." June 25

  • Wolters contributes with bat to Rockies' 11-6 victory

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies consider any offense they get from backup catcher Tony Wolters to be a bonus. His priority is handling pitchers, an area where he has excelled in his rookie season. But in Colorado's 11-6 victory Saturday over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wolters came through in a..." June 25

  • Ahmed's single in ninth lifts Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The at-bat lasted 12 pitches and ended in a strikeout on a 100 mph fastball, but Nick Ahmed said watching Paul Goldschmidt do battle with Colorado Rockies closer Carlos Estevez paved the way for his game-winning single. The hit came with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday and..." June 24

  • Jon Gray says “shoulder’s just a little bit fatigued,” plans to make next scheduled start

    Denver Post "The Rockies got some positive news about their starting rotation. Right-hander Jon Gray, who was pulled from his last start because of should fatigue, said Thursday that he plans to make his next scheduled start. That would be Monday, when the Toronto Blue Jays and Troy Tulowitzki come to Coors..." June 24