Rockies Rumors & News

  • Shields posts first win as Padres nip Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- James Shields feels he was pitching well this season. However, the San Diego Padres right-hander had nothing to show for it until Monday night at Petco Park. Spotted a 2-0 lead before rival right-hander Jon Gray was able to retire a batter, Shields and three relievers held..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Arenado powers Rockies to sweep of D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis searched for one of an endless supply of superlatives to describe teammate Nolan Arenado. "Incredible. I don't know how many words there are to describe him but that's one," said Bettis, who provided a solid start in the Rockies' 6-3 win..." May 01

  • Story adds chapter to highlights as Rockies down Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Whether facing a Cy Young runner-up or a closer with one of the tougher sinkers in the game, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story keeps on hitting. Story hit a two-run triple with one out in the top of the ninth to lift the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on..." May 01

  • The strange saga of Jose Reyes is nearing an end. But what then?

    Denver Post "The highest-paid player in Rockies history is like a ghost in limbo. Jose Reyes, the fleet-footed shortstop taken down by charges of domestic violence, has been a Colorado player by contract only. He has no uniform, no locker, no physical connection to his team. Instead, he's waiting for Major..." May 01

  • Story powers Rockies over D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado rookie Trevor Story broke two major league records the last time he visited Chase Field. On his second visit, he tied two more. Story hit his 10th homer of the season in the Rockies' 9-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday at Chase Field, tying Chicago White..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Pirates squander 7-run lead, top Rockies in 12th

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Pittsburgh Pirates blew an early seven-run lead but salvaged a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in 12 innings Wednesday night on Jordy Mercer's two-out double. The decisive hit came off Carlos Estevez (0-1), who made his third appearance in the majors and was working his..." April 28

  • McCutchen's 3 homers power Pirates past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- A day off not only revived Andrew McCutchen, it catapulted him into the Pittsburgh Pirates' slugging history. McCutchen hit three home runs and drove in five runs Tuesday night, leading the Pirates to a 9-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. It was McCutchen's second career..." April 27

  • Bryce Harper and Nolan Arenado are early contenders for rare HR feat

    CBS Sports "In the contemporary era, home run power typically requires a "giveback" in the form of strikeouts. This, of course, is a boom economy for strikeouts, and those that manage to hit with authority while running high contact rates qualify as outliers. And then there's what Bryce Harper and Nolan..." April 27

  • Locke, Pirates roll past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are quite comfortable at Coors Field, not a common occurrence for a visiting team. They won their fifth consecutive game there Monday night, beating the Colorado Rockies 6-1. Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer and Jeff Locke pitched six scoreless innings,..." April 26

  • Should the Rockies play with four outfielders in Coors Field?

    Hardball Talk "I once had a teacher who said that “the only dumb question is a question not asked.” I don’t totally believe that as I’ve heard a LOT of dumb questions in my life which would’ve been better off not being asked. The sentiment, however, has a core truth, at least as far as questions asked in good..." April 26

  • Dodgers' Maeda continues stellar work in win at Coors Field

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After launching his Los Angeles Dodgers career with three superlative starts, Kenta Maeda came to Coors Field where he had to contend with a spacious outfield, balls traveling farther in thin air and a potent Colorado Rockies lineup Saturday night. Coors Field can be brutally harsh..." April 24

  • Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez celebrates 1,000th career hit

    Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez swears he never saw hit No. 1,000 coming. "It's something nice to do, especially for a kid from Maracaibo (Venezuela)," Gonzalez said Wednesday. "I never thought I was going to be here. It's something special, and I'm feeling proud. I'm sure my family is proud too." Gonzalez..." April 22

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Royals trade minor-league first baseman Cody Decker to Colorado for cash

    Kansas City Star "The Royals traded minor-league first baseman Cody Decker to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced Wednesday. Decker, 29, was in his first season with the Royals organization after spending seven years with the San Diego Padres. He was batting .278 with..." April 20

  • Stephenson, Phillips lead Reds to 4-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Robert Stephenson learned Monday night that he was being pressed into service when scheduled starter Alfredo Simon couldn't go because of biceps tendinitis. "I had plenty of time to prepare," he said. "I took it like a regular start." Stephenson calmly gathered his things..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies DJ LeMahieu out of lineup. Slight groin strain. He says no big deal. Available to pinch hit.

  • Chatwood outpitches Lester as Rockies down Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Tyler Chatwood hasn't had many games like this. In fact, the Colorado Rockies right hander has barely pitched at all since April 29, 2014, and subsequent Tommy John surgery that cost him nearly two seasons. But Chatwood displayed a full recovery in Sunday's third start of..." April 17

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies Saturday lineup vs. #Cubs pic.twitter.com/K6JEspjcWD

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Bettis pitches Rockies past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chad Bettis continues to impress in his second season as a Colorado Rockies starter. The 26-year-old right-hander allowed three hits in six shutout innings and successfully nursed a one-run lead into the sixth as the Rockies claimed a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Friday's..." April 15

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    Jenny Cavnar @jennycavnar

    Here is the #rockies lineup vs #cubs (Lemahieu leading off w Blackmon on DL) pic.twitter.com/uBulDGU4lH

  • Rockies place outfielder Charlie Blackmon on disabled list, recall Dustin Garneau

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Charlie Blackmon on the 15-day disabled list with turf toe and recalled catcher Dustin Garneau from Triple-A Albuquerque, the team announced today. Blackmon was hitting just .185/.241/.333 in 29 plate appearances in 2016, but he was 2-for-5 with a..." April 15

  • Rockies take down Giants with nine-run inning

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado offense sputtered for four innings Thursday but came roaring to life in the fifth when the Rockies erupted for nine runs and beat the San Franciso Giants 11-6 in the rubber game of the series. The win enabled the Rockies to go 3-3 on their first homestand of the..." April 14

  • Arenado's seven RBIs carry Rockies past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nolan Arenado had been searching for his hitting stroke, trying unsuccessfully to get into an offensive groove. He accomplished that objective Wednesday night. Arenado led an extra-base barrage and had a career-high seven RBIs for the Colorado Rockies as they beat the San Francisco..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • New Coors Field fence robs Story of 8th, 9th homers

    The Score "Rookie phenom Trevor Story went a solid 3-for-4 with a pair of triples to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 10-6 victory Wednesday over the San Francisco Giants, but he came up just shy of a truly memorable night. Story, who entered the contest with seven homers in seven games, was robbed of his..." April 14

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    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    #Rockies moved Charlie Blackmon (turf toe) to the 15-day DL and called up catcher Dustin Garneau.

  • Brown belts two homers as Giants bash Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Rookie catcher Trevor Brown had a memorable game, and starter Jeff Samardzija recorded his first win for the San Francisco on Tuesday night in the Giants' 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Brown hit a pair of two-run homers to become the first Giants player whose first three..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • Trevor Story's helmet, batting gloves in HOF after historic week

    ESPN "Cooperstown already has Trevor Story's helmet and batting gloves after his historic seven-homer first week, but the Baseball Hall of Fame isn't getting his bat. "They asked for the bat," the Colorado Rockies shortstop said Sunday, "but I couldn't give up the bat." Nobody in major league..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Five homers guide Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After two miserable losses to begin their home season, the Colorado Rockies rebounded Sunday. Behind a much-needed strong start from Chad Bettis and an offense that walloped five solo home runs, Colorado posted a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres. The Rockies began their home..." April 10

  • Story continues historic start with 7th HR

    The Score "Colorado Rockies rookie Trevor Story continued to rewrite the history books Sunday, becoming the first player in MLB history to homer seven times in his team's first six games with a solo shot off San Diego Padres pitcher Brandon Maurer in the eighth inning." April 10

  • Padres put another beating on Rockies 16-3

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- It has been an odd, record-setting week for the San Diego Padres as their offense bouncing from feeble to unstoppable in a matter of days. They pounded the Colorado Rockies 16-3 on Saturday as Matt Kemp hit two homers and tied his career high with six RBIs, and Corey Spangenberg..." April 10

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    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    Blackmon and Parra to the #Rockies bench tonight vs LHP Drew Pomeranz. Barnes in center, Raburn in right. LeMahieu leads off...

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Rockies' Story becomes fastest ever to hit 6 HRs

    The Score "Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story picked a fitting day to etch his name further into the annals of baseball history. The Rockies rookie continued his unprecedented run Friday on the anniversary of Hank Aaron's record-breaking home run, smashing two more homers to become the first player..." April 09

  • Rockies owner on Jose Reyes: 'If he did something wrong, he should pay for it'

    Denver Post "Rockies owner Dick Monfort on Friday said he will wait for Major League Baseball to finish its investigation into embattled shortstop Jose Reyes, but "if he did something wrong, he should pay for it." Monfort traveled to New York on Thursday to discuss Reyes' case with commissioner Rob Manfred...." April 09

  • Rockies' Trevor Story first player to homer in first four games

    Denver Post "The never-ending story continued Friday afternoon at Coors Field. Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story blasted a 411-foot, two-run homer to left field in the fourth inning for his fifth homer of the season. Story has hit a home run in the first four games of his career, something no player..." April 09

  • Rockies' Story belts two more HRs in loss

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Colorado's Trevor Story continued his stunning home run rampage at the start of his career Friday. The San Diego Padres, though, also took advantage of the hitters' paradise that is Coors Field and ended their historic scoring drought by pounding the Rockies 13-6. The Padres..." April 08

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    Jeff Sanders @sdutSanders

    Upton back in LF for #Padres today. pic.twitter.com/JpvRw9pfCC

  • Has Trevor Story made Jose Reyes expendable?

    MLB Daily Dish "It's only three games, but with four homers in his first three games, Trevor Story has made Jose Reyes pretty damn expendable. Reyes has been sitting on the sidelines since he was arrested for domestic abuse in November, placed on (paid) administrative leave while Major League Baseball..." April 07

  • Story time: Rockies rookie makes history with HRs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado manager Walt Weiss echoed headline writers everywhere after rookie shortstop Trevor Story added to his collection of historical achievements Wednesday. "It is quite a story -- pun intended," Weiss said. Story set a major league record by homering in his third..." April 06

  • Arizona offense picks team up in win vs. Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- New Arizona right-hander Shelby Miller has been impressed in his short look at the Diamondbacks' offense. "It's the mentality they have at the plate," Miller said. "It's something I've never seen before. "They know they are good and they are capable of going out and scoring..." April 06

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