Rockies Rumors & News

  • Rockies showing interest in home-run champ Mark Trumbo

    ESPN "The Colorado Rockies led the National League in slugging percentage last season, and they are now reportedly eyeing one of 2016's most prolific sluggers in free agency. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rockies have shown continued interest in outfielder Mark Trumbo. The..." December 04

  • Why the new CBA will keep Japanese phenom Shohei Otani from coming to MLB

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. The new CBA -- which still has to be ratified by both sides -- will introduce some wrinkles to the international free-agent signing system. As it turns out, those..." December 01

  • MLB bans smokeless chewing tobacco for new players in new CBA

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday night, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement-- one that will cover the next five years. One of the most interesting aspects of the new CBA is the decision to ban chewing tobacco. Here are the details,..." December 01

  • All-Star Game will no longer determine home-field advantage in the World Series

    Hardball Talk "The Associated Press reported early Thursday morning that, as a part of the new collective bargaining agreement, home-field advantage in the World Series will no longer be determined by the All-Star Game. Home-field advantage will now be awarded to the pennant winner with the better regular season..." December 01

  • MLB, MLBPA Agree To New Collective Bargaining Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "The league and union have announced a “tentative five-year labor agreement,” noting that “the parties continue to draft” the final deal. 7:47pm: Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association have reached agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." December 01

  • Rockies, Jordan Lyles Avoid Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies announced today that they’ve avoided arbitration with right-hander Jordan Lyles on a one-year deal. Terms of the contract weren’t disclosed. MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz had pegged Lyles for a $3.3MM salary in 2017, however. Lyles, 26, missed the majority of the 2015 season with a..." November 30

  • No lockout vote scheduled yet for Wednesday as MLB's labor deal nears expiration

    ESPN "Even as the clock ticked down toward the midnight expiration of Major League Baseball's labor agreement and a potential work stoppage, MLB had yet to schedule a lockout vote by owners, sources told ESPN late Wednesday afternoon. While that was viewed by people around the sport as another..." November 30

  • Rockies, Jordan Lyles Avoid Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies announced today that they’ve avoided arbitration with right-hander Jordan Lyles on a one-year deal. Terms of the contract weren’t disclosed. MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz had pegged Lyles for a $3.3MM salary in 2017, however. Lyles, 26, missed the majority of the 2015 season with a..." November 30

  • MLB, union can’t afford to ruin 20-plus years of labor peace

    New York Post "Would Major League Baseball, in the wake of a highly successful season that culminated in a World Series for the ages, actually turn off its lights and shut its doors? Wednesday marks the first last chance to avoid such an unforeseen blow. The game’s collective bargaining agreement..." November 30

  • McGwire, Steinbrenner, Selig among Hall of Fame candidates for new Veterans Committee

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has revamped its Veterans Committee many times in the past several years. Mostly because its committee of veterans has had a bad habit of, you know, not electing anyone, and what’s the point of having one if no one ever makes it in? And yes, this is a bit of a problem...." November 30

  • Owners back off demand for international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports a development from the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations: the owners, he says, have backed off their demand for an international draft as a requirement for a new CBA. Rosenthal says that they did so out of a “desire to move talks forward.” As we’ve discussed on..." November 29

  • World Baseball Classic may end after 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The plug may soon be pulled on the World Baseball Classic. Cristian Moreno of ESPN reported Monday that unless revenues improve for the 2017 edition of the WBC, there may not be any more in the future. The hope was that the WBC would serve as a global showcase for the sport, much like the..." November 29

  • With MLB lockout looming, Latin American players take stand vs. international draft

    CBS Sports "Baseball's current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire Thursday, and the owners have already mentioned the possibility of a lockout if the two sides do not agree to terms. Obviously neither MLB nor the MLBPA wants a work stoppage after 21 years of labor peace. There's too much money..." November 28

  • Cubs Reportedly Interested in Charlie Blackmon

    Chicago Cubs Online "According to a report from Bruce Levine, one of the outfielders the Cubs are looking at to complement Albert Almora Jr. in center field is Charlie Blackmon. This is the third straight off-season the Cubs have been connected to the Rockies’ outfielder. The Cubs were interested in acquiring..." November 27

  • Sources: Baseball's 21-year run of labor peace could be in jeopardy

    Fox Sports "Baseball’s streak of 21 consecutive years of labor peace is in jeopardy. The owners will consider voting to lock out the players if the two sides cannot reach a new collective-bargaining agreement by the time the current deal expires on Dec. 1, according to sources with knowledge of the..." November 22

  • Rockies Interested In Extension For Carlos Gonzalez

    MLB Trade Rumors "There’s just one guaranteed year on Carlos Gonzalez’s seven-year, $80MM contract, but the Rockies are interested in working out a longer-term pact to keep him in Denver, the outfielder himself tells Venezuelan journalist Wilmer Reina (Twitter link). Gonzalez said that while the Rockies want an..." November 22

  • Orioles interested in reunion with Hundley

    MLB Trade Rumors "With Matt Wieters hitting the open market this winter, the Orioles “definitely have an interest” in a reunion with Nick Hundley, according to Dan Connolly of A deal with Hundley would mark the veteran’s second tour of duty with Baltimore, as he was one of the team’s primary..." November 21

  • MLB is considering major changes to roster sizes

    Fox Sports "A 26-man roster? It could be coming soon to a ballpark near you. The players and owners are discussing the expansion of rosters from 25 players to 26 in exchange for September roster limits, according to sources familiar with the collective-bargaining negotiations. Under the current rules,..." November 17

  • Six All-Star hitters who could get traded this offseason

    Sporting News "The crop of elite free agents was pretty impressive last offseason. David Price and Zack Greinke both signed deals that topped $200 million. Chris Davis, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Johnny Cueto topped $130 million and seven other guys got deals worth at least $70 million. Lots of money..." November 15

  • Five potential MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "The 2016-17 season has already yielded a few MLB trades, but there are more to be made. Which ones make the most sense for all teams involved? Where should All-Star pitchers like Sonny Gray and Chris Sale wind up? Can the Red Sox find a home for Pablo Sandoval? How can the champs improve? Would..." November 14

  • Rockies' Nolan Arenado says he'll play for USA in 2017 World Baseball Classic

    CBS Sports "As my colleague Mike Axisa has pointed out, Team USA is already cobbling together an impressive rotation for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, what with Max Scherzer and Chris Archer committed to play in the tournament. Now we learn that Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is also on..." November 13

  • Matt Holliday reportedly says he would consider the Rockies in free agency

    The Sports Daily "Matt Holliday officially became a free agent this week, and the outfielder is not ruling out a return to where it all started for him 13 years ago. Holliday told Troy E. Renck of Denver’s KMGH-TV 7 on Friday that a reunion with the Colorado Rockies is a possibility. “I don’t have any idea of..." November 13

  • Arenado admits playing at Coors Field may have hurt MVP chances

    12 Up "Some people may have found it hard to believe that Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies wasn't one of the MVP finalists with the stats he put up this season. He hit 41 home runs, which was the most in the NL, and 133 runs batted in, which was the most in the league. On top of that, he..." November 13

  • Rockies, Mark Melancon have 'mutual interest' in deal

    ESPN "Could the allure of returning home entice Mark Melancon to sign with the Colorado Rockies? According to John Perrotto of FanRag Sports, the 31-year-old closer and the Rockies are said to have “mutual interest” in a deal. Melancon is a native of nearby Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and was a three-star..." November 12

  • Both New York teams making push for former Yankees reliever

    New York Post "The Mets and Yankees are among a group of clubs that have expressed interest in Boone Logan. The lefty held opponents to a .166 batting average and .578 OPS in 66 games last year for the Rockies, with lefties managing a .142 average and .477 OPS. The Mets could be losing their prime lefty..." November 11

  • Matt Holliday returning to Rockies an intriguing idea

    Denver Post "How’s this for a crazy twist of fate? Matt Holliday, the man whom Bud Black insists never touched home plate, hooking up with Black for the Rockies’ 2017 season. Will it happen? That remains to be seen, but Holliday is interested in the possibility. Speaking on MLB Network Radio Wednesday,..." November 11

  • Meet baseball’s next big thing: a ‘Babe Ruth’ pitcher/slugger who may get $300M

    New York Post "Shohei Otani is what this current free-agent market lacks. He is a young, talented starter — already perceived as one of the best pitchers in the world — with the fringe benefit that he actually might be a superb hitter, as well. But Otani is not expected to come to the American majors until..." November 10

  • MLB commissioner talks Trump, pace of play, CBA, international draft and more

    CBS Sports "The GM meetings are ongoing in Arizona, and the first significant hootenanny of the offseason provided MLB commissioner Rob Manfred with the chance to address several issues facing the sport. Here's a sampling of what Manfred had to say on Wednesday regarding those various and sundry matters..." November 09

  • Owner Dick Monfort says Rockies’ payroll will set a record high in 2017

    Denver Post "Rockies owner Dick Monfort did not take center stage Monday at Coors Field Monday as Bud Black was introduced as the team’s new manager. As Black and general manager Jeff Bridich fielded questions, Monfort hung to the side, watching and listening. Later, when Monfort was asked about the club’s..." November 08

  • 2016-17 Top 50 MLB Free Agents With Predictions

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB Trade Rumors is proud to present our eleventh annual Top 50 Free Agents list! The entire list of available free agents can be found here, and you can filter by position, signing team, and qualifying offer status with our new and improved, mobile-friendly free agent tracker here. New to..." November 08

  • Ken Rosenthal’s Top 10 MLB offseason trade targets

    Fox Sports "The silver lining to the weak free-agent market, at least from a fan’s perspective, is the likelihood that teams will respond by making a large number of trades. What other alternative is there, really? The free-agent market is deep in relievers and right-handed hitters, but that’s about it...." November 07

  • Hot-stove survey: MLB execs answer questions on Sale, Braun and others

    ESPN "Major League Baseball's general managers have wasted little time getting to work since Kris Bryant threw out Michael Martinez for the final out of the World Series. The street sweepers have barely cleaned up from the Chicago Cubs' victory parade, and outfielder Cameron Maybin Starting Monday,..." November 07

  • Rockies hire Bud Black as new manager

    USA Today "Bud Black has been hired as the new Colorado Rockies manager, a person with direct knowledge told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because Black's hiring has not been announced. This will be the second team he will manage in the NL West. Black, 59, was the manager for the..." November 07

  • Dexter Fowler throws shade at Rockies after winning World Series with Cubs

    Sportsnaut "Dexter Fowler doesn’t have any love in his heart for the team that drafted him, the Colorado Rockies. Fowler and the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year World Series drought when they beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 Wednesday night. At the microphone after the Cubs’ victory parade, he threw some..." November 04

  • Diamondbacks, Rockies Close To Hiring Managers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The D-backs are choosing between Lovullo and their Triple-A manager, Phil Nevin, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter link). They and the Rockies are likely to hire managers within the next 24 to 48 hours, per Nightengale. Wakamatsu, Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach, Cubs bench coach..." November 03

  • Rockies need to make a splash in upgrading at first base

    Today's Knuckleball "It’s been seven long years since Huston Street blew the save in game four of the 2009 NLDS, crushing the Colorado Rockies World Series hopes. Since that season, the Rockies haven’t returned to playoffs. In fact, the Rockies have been above .500 just once since that year. While they have been..." November 01

  • Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez a candidate for Rockies job

    Hardball Talk "Dave Martinez, the bench coach of the Chicago Cubs, is rumored to be in the running for the Colorado Rockies managerial opening. Martinez has been with Joe Maddon for many years, coming with him to Chicago from Tampa Bay when Maddon was named Cubs manager. Martinez has long been considered a..." October 31

  • Wakamatsu to interview with Rockies and D-backs

    Today's Knuckleball "Don Wakamatsu, emerging as a hot managerial candidate, has managerial interviews with the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, according to sources. Wakamatsu, the bench coach of the Kansas City Royals since 2014, managed the Seattle Mariners for 2009 and most of 2010. Many people were..." October 30

  • Unpredictable Pete Rose is the Charles Barkley of Fox Sports

    Sporting News "Fox Sports has found its own Charles Barkley. He's Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hits leader, who's found a second act as TV analyst for FS1's "MLB on Fox" pregame/postgame show. Like Barkley, the 75-year old Rose is direct, unpredictable and wildly entertaining as he analyzes the 2016..." October 27

  • Ken Griffey Jr. to be on the cover of MLB The Show 17

    Sportsnet "Josh Donaldson will be passing the mantle of MLB The Show cover athlete to one of the greatest players of all time. The creators of the video game announced on Twitter Thursday that the Kid, Ken Griffey Jr., will be on the cover for next season’s game. The Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati..." October 27

  • MLB cancels its Dominican showcase after players protest an international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America Reports that Major League Baseball has cancelled its Dominican national showcase, which was scheduled for today and tomorrow. Why? Because, Badler reports, trainers and players in the Dominican Republic planned to skip the showcase in protest over Major League..." October 26

  • Tim Wallach to interview for the Rockies managerial opening

    Hardball Talk "Joe Frisaro of reports that the Rockies have been granted permission to interview Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach about their managerial opening. Wallach was a bench coach for Don Mattingly with both the Dodgers and Marlins. Before that he was a third base coach for L.A. and before that..." October 25

  • 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

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