Rockies Rumors & News

  • Rob Manfred hopes to rule on MLB domestic violence cases by opening day

    Sporting News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to make his rulings by opening day on three pending cases under baseball's new domestic violence policy. Manfred — in a recent Q&A with Harvard Law Today — discussed a wide range of topics, including pace of play, the DH and negotiations on a new collective..." February 11

  • Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

    ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04

  • Big spenders: MLB teams exceed $4.5 billion in FA signings

    The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04

  • Ranking the 30 best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

    CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03

  • Groundhog Deals: Do-overs shadow GMs

    MLB.com "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02

  • MLB owners take a look at issues involved with tanking

    ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02

  • Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

    Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01

  • Carlos Gonzalez could play some first base for the Rockies

    MLB.com "Rockies star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez might want to pack a first baseman's mitt for Spring Training, just in case. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said nothing extreme is happening. The club isn't planning to move Gonzalez from the outfield, where he has won three Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and..." January 29

  • Rockies Trade Corey Dickerson to Rays

    The Score "The Colorado Rockies are reportedly close to trading outfielder Corey Dickerson to the Tampa Bay Rays for left-handed reliever Jake McGee and minor leaguers, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Dickerson was limited to 65 games last season due to plantar fasciitis. When healthy, the..." January 29

  • MLB salaries will near record $4 billion

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Deal is McGee and a minor-league pitcher to the #Rockies, Dickerson and a minor-league pitcher to the #Rays.

  • The qualifying offer is screwing up free agency again

    SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28

  • Tough to figure out what the Rockies are doing this offseason

    Fox Sports "Before asking what the heck the Rockies are doing, let’s start with some encouraging news. Internally, the Rox are excited about their pitching. And, yes, they know that they still play at a park that is poisonous for pitchers, Coors Field. Club officials believe their rotation is more..." January 28

  • Report: Dickerson most likely outfielder to be dealt by Rockies

    The Score "The Colorado Rockies' crowded outfield has left general manager Jeff Bridich mulling a number of solutions. With the signing of Gerardo Parra to a three-year deal, the Rockies are left with four players vying for three spots. Carlos Gonzalez initially appeared to be the early front-runner to be..." January 28

  • MLB cranks up pace-of-game restrictions for Year 2

    New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27

  • All 30 MLB teams' starting rotations, ranked

    USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Some in game sense Dickerson will be OFer #Rockies trade. Will require less of return than Blackmon. #Rays involved, as @TBTimes_Rays said.

  • MLB plans to play first regular-season games in London in 2017

    The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says likely no DH in NL for “foreseeable future”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26

  • Rays linked to trade talks for Rockies' Dickerson

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Rays may be interested in acquiring one of four outfielders from the surplus the Colorado Rockies currently possess. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports the Rays are being linked to Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson. After the Rockies signed outfielder Gerardo Parra to a..." January 26

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Rockies aren't being especially aggressive on Gallardo to this point. Unclear if interest is as strong as previously thought.

  • Q&A: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25

  • Rockies, Charlie Blackmon reach $3.5 million deal to avoid arbitration, per report

    Purple Row "The Rockies and Charlie Blackmon settled and avoided arbitration. After the Rockies filed for a salary of $2.7 million and Blackmon filed for $3.9 million, the two sides have agreed to a one-year contract worth $3.5 million. The settlement was first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! and..." January 25

  • MLB open to expansion, relocation possibilities, Manfred says

    Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25

  • Charlie Blackmon on the Gerardo Parra signing: “I was a little perplexed at first.”

    Hardball Talk "Last week, the Rockies signed outfielder Gerardo Parra to a three-year, $26 million contract. The problem was, and still is, that the Rockies already had three starting-caliber outfielders in Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez, and Corey Dickerson. The signing caught Blackmon off guard." January 24

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    MLB source tells me the #Rockies and Yovani Gallardo have engaged in "serious" talks, but there is no offer on the table right now.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Rockies plan to talk again today to Gallardo’s reps. First pick protected; Rox reluctant to give up 2nd, currently No. 38 overall.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Rockies, looking for a starter and pen help, are now considering top remaining SP Yovani Gallardo

  • The Definitive Case for Universal DH

    Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21

  • Report: Rockies considering Gallardo for rotation help

    The Score "Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich is hoping to address the league's worst rotation from a season ago with the best remaining free-agent starter. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported Thursday that the Rockies are now considering right-hander Yovani Gallardo, who is tied to draft-pick..." January 21

  • MLB agrees to offer single-team streaming to settle class-action suit

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball on Tuesday reached a deal with fans to settle an antitrust class action lawsuit over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, law360.com reported, adding that the side settled only moments before the trial was due to start in Manhattan. Under the agreement, MLB will..." January 20

  • Will changes to 2B slide rule come at upcoming owners meetings?

    Fox Sports "As Major League Baseball owners prepare to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida, consensus with the players’ union remains elusive on slides at second base. MLB officials raised the possibility of a rule change in the aftermath of Ruben Tejada’s broken leg suffered in the..." January 19

  • Former Rockies’ Catcher Wilin Rosario Heading To Korea

    Today's Knuckleball "While this offseason as featured a slew of international players signing big league deals, veteran catcher Wilin Rosario has turned the tables. After spending his entire five-year major league career as a member of the Colorado Rockies, Rosario is now reportedly taking his talents to Korea...." January 18

  • Rockies, Nolan Arenado avoid arbitration with $5 million deal, per report

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies have avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year pact with star third baseman Nolan Arenado for $5 million, according to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (and confirmed by Jon Heyman). Arenado was one of the best players in Major League Baseball last season,..." January 15

  • Jose Reyes to stand trial for domestic violence against wife

    New York Daily News "Former Mets and current Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes is headed to trial on domestic abuse charges in Hawaii, Maui County deputy prosecuting attorney Kerry Glen confirmed to the Daily News Thursday. The trial is scheduled to begin April 4, said Glen. Judge Richard Bissen of the Second Circuit of..." January 15

  • Rockies tell CarGo he won't be traded -- before opening day

    CBS Sports "One report in Colorado Rockies media suggests the team has told slugger Carlos Gonzalez to not concern himself with any trade rumors he might be hearing. It's just talk. CarGo has been the subject of such rumors for years but, as Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post writes, general manager Jeff..." January 14

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    w/ starting pitching field narrowed, teams seen as most likely spots for ian kennedy include royals, nats, astros & rockies

  • 156 Players File For Salary Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that 156 players have filed for salary arbitration. Players and teams will formally exchange arbitration figures on Friday, and in the five to six weeks that follow, dozens of agreements will be reached. Players and teams that are..." January 13

  • Gerardo Parra's signing might signal a Carlos Gonzalez trade

    SB Nation "The Rockies have teased trading an outfielder for a while now -- it's not exactly new news this offseason. However, signing Gerardo Parra to a three-year deal for $27.5 million makes it even more clear that it's their intention to deal one of their three starters: Charlie Blackmon, Corey..." January 13

  • MLB teams must hire full-time Spanish translators for 2016

    ESPN "All 30 Major League Baseball clubs have received a joint directive requiring them to hire full-time Spanish translators for the 2016 season in conjunction with a new program negotiated between the commissioner's office and the players' union, multiple baseball officials told ESPN on..." January 13

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Gerardo Parra has signed with #Rockies for 3 years and $26 million, according to report from my friend @WilmerReina.

  • Rockies, Parra agree to 3-year, $27.5M deal

    The Score "The Colorado Rockies enhanced an already stacked outfield Tuesday, agreeing on a three-year, $27.5-million deal with Gerardo Parra, according to multiple reports. Colorado hasn't made the deal, which includes an option for a fourth year valued at $4 million, official, but Parra has acknowledged..." January 12

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Source: #Orioles, #Rockies engaged in "ongoing trade talks" on Colorado outfielders. Rockies have surplus following Parra deal. @FOXSports

  • MLB's top bullpens: Dominant trio puts Yankees on top

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals are the champions of baseball and a barometer of change in the sport. For decades, the conventional wisdom in baseball has been that you must have very good starting pitching to achieve success through the regular season and in the postseason, and with a handful of..." January 12

  • A number of things could be delaying a Carlos Gonzalez deal

    Purple Row "All winter — really, ever since July 28, 2015 when the Colorado Rockies traded away one superstar — smart money was on Carlos Gonzalez following Troy Tulowitzk out of Denver soon thereafter. Then, when CarGo caught fire the likes of which Rockies fans had never seen, the sensible theories once the..." January 11

  • Rockies a finalist for Gerardo Parra, who will decide on future in 'next couple days,' per report

    Purple Row "Free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra's agent revealed on Monday morning that he will make a decision on his future in the "next couple days, "and the Colorado Rockies are one of three teams that are in the mix for his services, according to a report from MLB.com's Thomas Harding. Parra is..." January 11

  • MLB nearing decisions on Reyes, Puig, Chapman

    The Score "Major League Baseball appears to be nearing decisions on discipline for Jose Reyes, Yasiel Puig, and Aroldis Chapman - the first three players to be investigated under the new domestic violence policy - with rulings expected to come down before camps open next month, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." January 08

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rockies agree with RHP Jordan Lyles on one-year, $2.475M contract, avoiding arbitration, source says.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    rockies are among teams making a push for gerardo parra. OF market obviously starting to percolate.