Rockies Rumors & News

  • Jake Arrieta pitches seven strong in Cubs’ 3-1 win over Rockies

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta struck out seven in seven innings, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Arrieta (6-2) allowed one run and three hits in his first victory since June 30 at Boston. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has a 1.73 ERA in his last 11 starts, holding..." August 01

  • Baker, Cubs beat Rockies in epic marathon

    Chicago Tribune "This wasn’t your traditional beer shower that the Chicago Cubs’ players performed early Wednesday morning to commemorate the first major league victory for backup catcher John Baker. “Beer, chocolate milk, hair gel, shampoo, body wash, and I got some more beer,” Baker said in describing the..." July 30

  • Rockies planning to keep 41-year-old closer LaTroy Hawkins "The Rockies briefly talked to the Pirates and a couple others about Colorado's 41-year-old closer LaTroy Hawkins, but with the market limited and Colorado interested in picking up Hawkins' option, the Rockies are planning to keep the righty reliever." July 30

  • Tulo begins road to return after medical procedure "Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said Monday's medical procedure, which involved needle therapy in his injured left hip flexor, was painful, but he said he'll get back to movement activities on Wednesday after resting Tuesday. Tulowitzki was in Philadelphia with noted sports physician Dr...." July 30

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    On Troy Tulowitzki: Teams have called Rockies to express interest, source confirms, but team has no plans to move him -- at least, not now.

  • Pirates believed to be interested in Hawkins "The Rockies don’t appear to be willing to make a major trade at Thursday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, but interest could pick up in a smaller deal for closer LaTroy Hawkins. The Rockies won the first two games against the Pirates this weekend by big margins, so Hawkins was not forced into a..." July 28

  • 5d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Rios’ six-team no-trade list, per @MDGonzales: #Yankees, #DBacks, #Rockies, #Royals, #Astros, #Athletics.

  • 5d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies 1B Justin Morneau will go to @Skysox Mon. It could be 2 games but if all goes well he'll push to be activated Tues. vs. #Cubs

  • 5d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies LHP Boone Logan (diverticulitis) can't face hitters at Coora because it's Family Day. Will do rehab for @Skysox Monday.

  • 5d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies SS Troy TulowitKi has flown to Philadelphia to consult with sports hernia surgeon Dr. William C. Meyers on his leg injury

  • Rockies beat the Pirates as Nolan Arenado atones for Friday night

    Denver Post "In the 120 seconds that passed while Nolan Arenado got dressed at his locker Saturday for batting practice, the Rockies' second-year third baseman said some form of "I'm sorry" eight times. That's an apology every 15 seconds. Arenado, sheepish about his benching the night before for not running..." July 27

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez rolled his right ankle earlier today. That's why he is out

  • Brett Anderson dominant as the Rockies rout the Pirates at Coors Field

    Denver Post "In the book "How to Pitch at Coors Field Without Losing Your Mind," it's written in heavy black ink that breaking balls don't work. Some combination of climate physics and abracadabra will never allow it, they say. Into the seventh inning Friday, Brett Anderson threw through the bad juju. His..." July 26

  • Mets to Rockies: Let’s talk Tulowitzki, CarGo trades

    New York Post "As a symbol of where they are in their rebuilding effort and the growing strength of their farm system, Mets officials have told their Rockies counterparts if Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez are ever made available, they want in on the action. Rockies ownership has strongly stated it does..." July 26

  • The Mariners are interested in Drew Stubbs

    Hardball Talk "The Mariners brought back Kendrys Morales in a deal with the Twins today, but they aren’t done attempting to upgrade. According to FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi, the Mariners have asked the Rockies about the availability of outfielder Drew Stubbs. Thomas Harding of confirms the report and..." July 25

  • Rockies seek Gausman for De La Rosa; Orioles not biting on that "The Rockies asked for top young Orioles starter Kevin Gausman in trade talks for veteran star left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, according to sources. That was a request that was summarily declined by Baltimore, and a feeling is growing that the Rockies are less than motivated to trade De La..." July 25

  • Yankees acquire Chris Capuano from Rockies for cash "The New York Yankees have acquired left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies for cash considerations, the club announced Thursday evening. The Yankees will be the third franchise for Capuano this season, as he started off with the Red Sox and was later released on July 1. He..." July 25

  • Jorge De La Rosa once again dominant at home as Rockies beat Nats

    Denver Post "Like the wind-driven thunderstorm that invaded Coors Field late Wednesday afternoon, trade rumors continue to swirl around Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa. Not that the veteran seemed to notice. De La Rosa pitched 7 terrific innings, striking out 11 and walking none as the Rockies beat the..." July 24

  • Adam LaRoche lifts Nationals past Rockies, but Ryan Zimmerman leaves with leg injury

    Washington Post "Ryan Zimmerman sat in the dirt just past first base at Coors Field, facing another potential crossroads in a season already marked by too many of them. Zimmerman had played through a degenerative shoulder, broken his thumb, changed positions and returned to the old position that tormented him...." July 23

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Troy Tulowitzki placed on the DL by the Rockies. He is tied with Adam Wainwright for the NL lead in Wins Above Replacement (5.6).

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Michael Cuddyer still 3-4 weeks from returning to Rockies

    Hardball Talk "Michael Cuddyer is seven weeks into what was supposed to be at least a 6-8 week recovery for a broken left shoulder socket and an MRI exam showed that he’s healing well enough to stop wearing a protective sling. Cuddyer told Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post that he’s aiming to come off the..." July 22

  • Aaron Barrett, Doug Fister lift Nationals to 7-2 win over Rockies

    Washington Post "The conditions at Coors Field, like mud on a horse track or dim lighting at a bar, can equalize mismatched contestants. High altitude and vast expanses of outfield grass ensure even the most motley outfit will stumble into one ripe opportunity, one chance to send a game-altering hit hurtling..." July 22

  • Rockies place Justin Morneau on disabled list with neck injury "The Colorado Rockies have placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with neck stiffness. In Morneau's place, Ben Paulsen will be making his major-league debut, playing first and batting sixth Monday night. Paulsen was hitting .291/.380/.524 with 24 doubles, 15 homers and..." July 22

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki puls up and grabs left upper leg after grounder to short.

  • Mercer salvages Pirates win against Rockies

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fireworks nights force post-game news conferences into manager Clint Hurdle's office rather than the conference room down the concourse. That meant that Saturday night, Hurdle's phone kept beeping in his meeting with the media. "Sounds like there's some Pirate fans," he said. A second..." July 20

  • Pinch-hits from Snider, Harrison push Pirates over Rockies, 4-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "In a game of errors, fielding miscues and a baserunning mistake, the Pirates bench picked up the slack Friday night at PNC Park. Taking advantage of the Colorado Rockies bullpen, the Pirates scored two runs in the eighth inning to secure a 4-2 win. They committed three errors, missed two other..." July 19

  • Tyler Chatwood out for Rockies rest of season, will have Tommy John surgery

    Denver Post "The Rockies' reeling rotation has taken another major hit. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood will miss the rest of the season and is scheduled to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery, a major-league source confirmed Thursday. Chatwood will likely undergo surgery sometime next week. That means he will..." July 17

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

  • 18d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • 19d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    Righty reliever Manuel Corpas requested and received his release from #Rockies last night and is seeking opportunity with another club

  • Plenty of support for Correia as Twins win over Colorado in a rout

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Questions have been asked about Kevin Correia throughout the first half of the Twins’ season. When he had an ERA over 6.00 in May, Correia was asked about losing his spot in the rotation. “I’m not above the law,” he replied. Nearly two months later, Correia is churning out quality starts,..." July 13

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    LHP Brett Anderson will start Sunday for #Rockies. #mntwins reportedly had interest in trading for him last winter.

  • 20d
    Troy Renck @TroyRenck

    CarGo activated today for #Rockies game

  • Carlos Gonzalez returns as Rockies trounce Twins with defense, power

    Denver Post "There's a kind of slap-hug that Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki share when they greet each other at home plate, like reluctant brothers who don't want Mom to notice they care. Quick, hug it out before anybody sees. It was on full view Friday night at Coors Field. Gonzalez, who returned to..." July 12

  • Rockies Owner: ‘Maybe Denver Doesn’t Deserve A Franchise’

    CBS Denver "Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort suggested to an unhappy fan Denver perhaps no longer deserves a baseball franchise and the Rockies should move. CBS4 has obtained a series of emails between the long-time season ticket holder and Monfort which occurred between July 5 and July 8. The season..." July 12

  • Rockies owner says 'maybe Denver doesn't deserve a franchise' "Somehow Rockies owner Dick Monfort has taken things from bad to worse. Just two days after news broke that he told a frustrated fan "if product and experience are that bad, don't come," an email exchange with another fan has surfaced with even more damning quotes. The emails, which were..." July 11

  • 5 homers — 2 from Tulo — help Rockies claim needed victory vs. Padres

    Denver Post "Call it a catharsis. Call it about time. Call it anything you want, but the Rockies badly needed a victory and they got it Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field. They smashed five home runs — two by Troy Tulowitzki — to beat the San Diego Padres 6-3. By taking two of three from the Padres, the..." July 10

  • Rockies unlikely to trade Cuddyer, will try to re-sign him in offseason "Cross Colorado Rockies star Michael Cuddyer off the many potential trade-target lists. In an extremely weak market for hitters, Cuddyer's likely unavailability is a big blow to teams that have interest. Cuddyer, a proven veteran hitter whose versatility is a major bonus, was questionable as..." July 10

  • Rockies owner Dick Monfort reaches out to fan after controversial email

    Denver Post "Rockies owner Dick Monfort reached out Wednesday to a frustrated Rockies fan from Grand Junction who was angered by an email response he had received from Monfort. Monfort sent Mike Ferguson an apology email and also gave Ferguson his direct number so that Ferguson could call the owner...." July 10

  • Carlos Gonzalez expected to be activated Friday

    Hardball Talk "Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is 3-for-6 with a double, a homer, and three RBI through two games on his minor league rehab assignment with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox and is on track to be activated from the disabled list this Friday according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver..." July 10

  • Blackmon homers as Rockies top Padres 2-1

    Denver Post "The air, even up there at the 5,280-foot marker on the Rooftop party deck, felt heavier Tuesday night at Coors Field. Maybe that drenching rainstorm the night before, which delayed a Rockies loss before the eighth inning, lingered around LoDo. Or maybe in the midst of a sinking season with just..." July 09

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    #Orioles have been looking for a starting P upgrade, and one guy they have been monitoring is Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa, source says

  • Kennedy, Headley deal loss to Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "If the Colorado Rockies were in a buyers’ role this trade season – and they’re not even close, farther away than the Padres -- you know they’d be making a California Chrome-like run at Ian Kennedy. Just to keep him from keeping them in the postseason hunt. And what are the legitimate..." July 08

  • Sooner or later, Tulowitzki may ask out of Colorado

    Fox Sports "Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki created a stir over the weekend when he indicated to the Denver Post that he would be open to a trade, saying, “I want to be somewhere where there’s a chance to be in the playoffs every single year.” Well, a deal probably will not happen before July..." July 08

  • Another Dodgers' starter pulls victory out of thin air against Rockies

    Orange County Register "The haves really rubbed it in on the have-nots this weekend. Josh Beckett’s five scoreless innings Sunday set up the Dodgers for an 8-2 win over the pitching-starved Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers took three out of four in the series with their starting pitchers in the three victories —..." July 07

  • Rockies break five-game losing streak, hang on to edge Dodgers' rally

    Denver Post "There's a pecking order to the home run bat-flip and rooster walk. In Washington last week, budding Rockies slugger Corey Dickerson said he wasn't ready to stride out of the batter's box with a mean lean. Second-year Dodgers bomber Yasiel Puig, on the other hand, is king of the jerk-and-chuck,..." July 06

  • Tulowitzki sounds like he wants to be traded to a contender

    Denver Post "Free falling from playoff contention toward rock bottom, if the Rockies make a big move in 2014 it will be to trade shortstop Troy Tulowitzki or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. "If one of us gets traded, you never know what's going to happen. One of us might end up winning a World Series," Gonzalez..." July 06