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  • Rockies inquire about Orioles' Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy

    Number Fire "The Colorado Rockies have reached out to the Baltimore Orioles regarding starting pitchers Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy, according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan. WHAT IT MEANS: Passan reports that the Rockies are "poking around" the market for starting pitching. Gausman is under team control..." July 18

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Ian Desmond returns to Rockies on Saturday; other roster moves on the horizon

    Denver Post "Changes are in the offing for the Rockies’ roster as they opened the so-called second half of the season Friday. A number of moves are pending, and those moves will directly lead to other roster decisions: — Left fielder and first baseman Ian Desmond worked out Thursday and passed all of the..." July 16

  • Rockies interested in Tigers' Martinez

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Rockies entered play on Sunday 52-41 and in sole possession of the second wild-card spot in the National League, up 5 1/2 games on the Chicago Cubs, their closest competitor. Yet the Rockies would obviously like to put more distance between themselves and the pack. One way they..." July 16

  • Rockies' Bettis makes 1st rehab start since cancer diagnosis

    Denver Post "Chad Bettis’ next big step was a big success. The Rockies right-hander, working his way back from testicular cancer, made his first rehab start Thursday night, pitching two innings for Double-A Hartford against Trenton, the New York Yankees’ Double-A affiliate. Bettis struck out three, gave..." July 14

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Charlie Blackmon, Mike Moustakas, Cody Bellinger added to Home Run Derby

    Hardball Talk "The Home Run Derby pool of contestants is now complete. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the other three players confirmed for participation are Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger. Earlier, we learned that Aaron Judge..." July 05

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Rockies’ Chad Bettis close to rehab starts as he continues comeback from cancer

    Denver Post "Testicular cancer, and the subsequent chemotherapy treatments that followed, could not stop Chad Bettis‘ baseball dreams. The Rockies’ right-handed starter is making significant progress in his comeback and is on pace to begin making minor-league rehabilitation starts during the all-star break..." July 03

  • Arenado on Rockies slump: It's 'a great thing, actually'

    MLB.com "When looking at the current state of the Rockies, it's easy to dwell on their eight-game losing streak after they dropped a 5-3 contest on Sunday's series finale at AT&T Park. But don't think that the club has forgot about all of its success during those first 73 games of the year. Despite the..." June 30

  • Rockies Acquire Zac Rosscup From Cubs For Matt Carasiti

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies and Cubs have announced a swap of pitchers, with the Rockies adding the southpaw Zac Rosscup out of DFA limb. Heading to Chicago in return is right-hander Matt Carasiti. The 29-year-old Rosscup will provide Colorado with a potential lefty specialist. Over his career, he has..." June 27

  • Rockies call up Jairo Diaz to help ailing bullpen, place CarGo and Anderson on DL

    BNS Denver "The Colorado Rockies made a series of roster moves Monday afternoon starting with placing left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson right back on the Disabled List just one start after coming off of it. This is a tough blow for Anderson who has struggled with injuries in his history, though the hamstring..." June 26

  • Tyler Anderson gets relief work for Rockies; rotation could be in flux

    Denver Post "The Rockies began tweaking their rotation and bullpen Thursday. The club optioned struggling right-hander reliever Carlos Estevez to Triple-A Albuquerque and reinstated left-handed starter Tyler Anderson off the disabled list. Then Anderson pitched the ninth inning in relief in the Rockies’..." June 23

  • The first-place Rockies are close to getting their ace back from the disabled list

    Denver Post "Jon Gray was always too far from returning to the Rockies to count the days. It was always four or five more weeks, always beyond the horizon. But the reality of rejoining the Rockies rotation is finally settling in. “This is the first time it feels realistic,” Gray said Thursday at Coors..." June 16

  • Francisco Cervelli on incident: Rockies catcher was looking for a fight

    Larry Brown Sports "Francisco Cervelli says Colorado catcher Tony Wolters was looking for a fight, which helped spark a benches-clearing incident on Wednesday between the Pirates and Rockies. Cervelli was hit by a pitch from Rockies pitcher German Marquez in the bottom of the fifth. The Pittsburgh catcher was slow..." June 15

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • The Colorado Rockies have figured out pitching and defense, and it has them in first place

    The Comeback "Common wisdom holds that for the Colorado Rockies to excel while playing home games at mile-high Coors Field they have to lead the Major Leagues in runs scored. They have to out-bash every other team and win a bunch of 10-9 games on their way to a 900-run season that eases the impact of a pitching..." June 12

  • Why Greg Holland was the best free-agent signing of the offseason

    ESPN "There was a lot of anticipation among scouts for Greg Holland's first spring training outing in a Colorado Rockies uniform, and there was a lot of mystery. Holland had thrown for scouts in November, as he neared the end of his summer of rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, and in the opinion of..." June 11

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Jeff Hoffman to start Sunday for Rockies as Tyler Anderson hits DL

    Fanrag Sports "Right-hander Jeff Hoffman will start for the Colorado Rockies against the San Diego Padres while Tyler Anderson has been placed on the disabled list, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The 23-year-old Hoffman has pitched in three games with the Rockies this season, starting two of them...." June 03

  • Chad Bettis will return to the Rockies to begin his road back from cancer

    Denver Post "Chad Bettis, who left the Rockies in early spring to combat testicular cancer, will return to the team Tuesday in Denver. Colorado manager Bud Black confirmed the right-handed pitcher is on his way back to the club. “Chad Bettis will potentially be rejoining the team in a couple days,” Black..." June 03

  • Rockies could be in market for veteran starting pitcher

    Sporting News "The Rockies, who fell out of first place in the NL West on Tuesday for the first time since May 3, might be in the market for a veteran ace to add to their pitching staff. The source: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports From Rosenthal on Thursday: "A trade for a veteran starter is another..." June 01

  • Rockies place Adam Ottavino on 10-day disabled list

    Fanrag Sports "The Colorado Rockies on Tuesday placed right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Taking his place on the roster will be fellow righty Carlos Estevez, who was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. For a pitching staff that has fared..." May 30

  • Tyler Anderson, back on track, should bolster Rockies’ rotation

    Denver Post "Tyler Anderson looks as if he has turned the corner. If he has, the Rockies’ rotation is going to be stronger going forward. The left-hander pitched seven-plus innings Thursday in the Rockies’ 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. He allowed only a homer to Tommy Joseph and struck..." May 26

  • Chad Bettis plans to pitch this season after cancer scare: 'It's going to happen'

    Fox Sports "His chemotherapy ended on May 16. He will undergo a blood test and CT scan on Monday. If all is clear, doctors will remove the port for his chemo on Wednesday. And then? Chad Bettis is a major-league pitcher. His goal is to pitch again this season for his team, the first-place Colorado..." May 26

  • Rockies improve baseball's best road record thanks to their surprising MLB RBI leader

    CBS Sports "Charlie Blackmon went 1 for 5 and drove in two runs, giving him an MLB-best 42 RBI. Yes, their leadoff man leads baseball in runs batted in. That's pretty amazing, especially since he is primarily batting behind the pitcher in the National League. Here is the updated RBI leaderboard:..." May 25

  • Rockies Re-Sign Stephen Cardullo

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have reached a new minor-league contract with outfielder/first baseman Stephen Cardullo, per a club announcement. He had been released recently, even as the sides contemplated a new contract. The 29-year-old Cardullo is expected to miss several months with a fractured wrist. That,..." May 23

  • Trevor Story activated from disabled list, won't start Tuesday for Rockies

    Number Fire "Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. WHAT IT MEANS: Story was activated from the disabled list Tuesday afternoon after missing two weeks due to a strain in his left shoulder. Alexi Amarista will draw another..." May 23

  • Ian Desmond compares Twins’ Jose Berrios to Jose Fernandez

    Larry Brown Sports "Jose Berrios has been dominant in his first two outings this season for the Minnesota Twins. He’s looked so good that he has one of his opponents comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez. Here’s what Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond said about Berrios after Thursday’s game. Desmond..." May 19

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Four-run rally carries Rockies past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Colorado Rockies aren't too familiar with Target Field, the home ballpark of the Minnesota Twins. Tuesday marked just the second time since the park opened in 2010 that the Rockies paid a visit. These days, though, it doesn't seem to matter which road venue Colorado plays..." May 17

  • Rockies P Chad Bettis shares news of last day of chemotherapy

    Sporting News "This qualifies as a highlight in what already has been a pretty good season for the NL West-leading Rockies: Pitcher Chad Bettis announced Tuesday on Instagram that he has finished up his chemotherapy treatment for testicular cancer. "Just got done with my last day of chemo!!" reads part of the..." May 16

  • Dodgers' Wood baffles Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- In four forgettable starts at Coors Field, Alex Wood had an 11.25 ERA. His fifth start there Saturday night was highly memorable. The Los Angeles left-hander baffled the Colorado Rockies with his fastball, knuckle-curve and changeup, holding them scoreless for six innings in..." May 14

  • Dodgers' Kershaw baffles Rockies again

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Given their limited success against Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, the Colorado Rockies faced a formidable challenge Friday night. The task became more difficult when Tyler Chatwood's control betrayed him in the second inning, and the Dodgers strafed him for five runs...." May 13

  • Rockies stay hot, end Dodgers' 5-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies built a 10-run lead Thursday night but had to call on closer Greg Holland to finish off the Los Angeles Dodgers and seal a 10-7 win. The Dodgers' season-high, five-game winning streak ended as the Rockies beat them for the fourth time in six tries this..." May 12

  • Rockies place Trevor Story on 10-day DL

    Fanrag Sports "Top Colorado Rockies prospect Jeff Hoffman will start the opener of a four-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night at Coors Field. The Rockies recalled the right-hander from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday and placed shortstop Trevor Story on the 10-day disabled list with a..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Lackey helps Cubs gain split with Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Chicago Cubs needed someone to come forward and stop their season-high-tying four-game losing streak, so John Lackey stepped up to the plate. Lackey overcame his dismal history at Coors Field with seven scoreless innings while also contributing an RBI single, and Chicago..." May 10

  • Marquez's masterful performance lifts Rockies past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- While losing his first two starts this season at Coors Field, Colorado Rockies rookie German Marquez had an 11.70 ERA. His third start there Wednesday was so dazzling it summoned memories of Coors Field history. The 22-year-old right-hander held the Chicago Cubs hitless until the..." May 10

  • Cubs-Rockies game rained out; DH on Tuesday

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The sun was coming up Monday morning when the Chicago Cubs arrived in Colorado following an 18-inning, 5-4 loss to the New York Yankees in a Sunday night game at Wrigley Field that took 6 hours, 5 minutes and ended at 1:14 a.m. CT. "The toughest part is getting in at 5 o'clock in..." May 09

  • Anderson breaks out as Rockies rout D-Backs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After six starts that were so-so or worse, Tyler Anderson finally found his 2016 rookie pitching form Saturday night for the Colorado Rockies. Anderson pitched six innings, the first time he did that in seven starts this season, as the Rockies pounded the Diamondbacks 9-1. He..." May 07

  • Chatwood stifles D-backs as Rockies take rubber game

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After becoming too reliant on his fastball and cutter, Tyler Chatwood used his four-pitch repertoire Sunday with great results. The Colorado right-hander pitched brilliantly and home runs from Mark Reynolds, Pat Valaika and Charlie Blackmon enabled the Rockies to beat the Arizona..." May 07

  • Goldschmidt homers twice, Diamondbacks sink Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke loathes pitching at Coors Field but again did well there Friday night. He stymied the Colorado Rockies for seven innings and benefited from two early homers from Paul Goldschmidt, who drove in five runs as Arizona won 6-3. Greinke (3-2)..." May 06

  • Desmond's two homers power Rockies past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Ian Desmond started making up for lost time Wednesday night at Petco Park. After missing the first 25 games with a fracture in his left hand, Desmond hit two home runs and drove in three runs to lead the Colorado Rockies to an 11-3 rout of San Diego, snapping the Padres'..." May 04

  • Rockies edge Padres in 11 innings

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan wasted little time in making his presence felt with the Colorado Rockies. Two games after being promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque as an emergency addition, Hanigan Thursday afternoon homered then drove home Ian Desmond with a bases-loaded, infield..." May 04

  • Cahill, Padres run past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- San Diego no longer has the Chargers, but that didn't prevent Padres manager Andy Green from telling a football story on Tuesday. Trevor Cahill pitched the Padres past the Colorado Rockies 6-2 in the opener of a three-game series, but it was his trip around the bases on Manuel..." May 03

  • Tony Wolters leaves Rockies game with a concussion and Colorado will dig into its depth

    Denver Post "Tony Wolters returned to his home town Tuesday to face the team he grew up rooting for. His dad was in the Petco Park seats, watching the Rockies’ No. 1 catcher take on the Padres. But Wolters’ night ended early when he took himself out of the game in the seventh inning. He was hit in the side..." May 03

  • Bud Black: Dahl “Still A Ways Away” From Returning

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies welcomed Ian Desmond back into their lineup over the weekend, and while there’d been hope that he’d quickly be followed by outfielder David Dahl, that no longer seems likely. In an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM earlier this morning (Twitter link), Colorado skipper Bud..." May 02

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