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  • 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

  • Reynolds helps Rockies rally past D-Backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Colorado has demonstrated a knack for winning close games, and the Rockies did it in twos Saturday. Mark Reynolds tied the game with a two-run, two-out single in the ninth inning off Fernando Rodney, and two wild pitches later the Rockies scored the winning run in a 7-6 victory..." April 30

  • D-backs beat Rockies on Descalso's homer in 13th

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Over and over, two of the major league's best offensive teams flailed away at each other's pitches only to come up empty Sunday afternoon. Finally, after 30 combined strikeouts and zero runs on the scoreboard, somebody got the barrel of the bat squarely on the baseball in the 13th..." April 30

  • Ian Desmond likely to make Rockies debut Sunday, in left field, not at first base

    Denver Post "“Starting in left field for the Colorado Rockies, No. 20 … Ian Desmond.” That wasn’t the scenario the Rockies envisioned when they signed Desmond to a five-year, $70 million contract to be their starting first baseman. However, that’s the announcement likely to come over the public address..." April 30

  • Rockies, Freeland shut down Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Kyle Freeland appears to be a rising star for the Colorado Rockies. The right-handed starter shut down the Arizona Diamondbacks' potent attack Friday night as the Rockies edged the Diamondbacks 3-1. In stopping the Rockies' three-game losing streak, Freeland (3-1) lowered..." April 29

  • Nationals hammer Rockies with homers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Washington Nationals hit three home runs Wednesday night as their potent offense again went into high gear and pounded the Colorado Rockies 11-4. The Nationals have amassed 26 runs on 28 hits while winning two straight from the Rockies and improving to 8-1 on a road trip that..." April 27

  • Nationals use 11-run inning to rout Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Washington Nationals erupted for a record 11 runs in the seventh inning Thursday and crushed the Colorado Rockies 16-5 with another stunning offensive display. While winning the final three games of a four-game series, the Nationals outscored the Rockies 42-21. "You know..." April 27

  • Turner hits for cycle in Nats' 15-12 win over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Trea Turner hit for the cycle, drove in a career-high seven runs Tuesday night and picked an ideal time to accomplish the feat for the Washington Nationals. While holding off the Colorado Rockies 15-12, the Nationals raced to a seven-run lead in the second. They saw their..." April 26

  • Hot Rockies end Nationals' 7-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The moment Charlie Blackmon made contact, the dugout frenzy began. The center fielder hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Colorado Rockies overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Washington Nationals 8-4 on Monday, ending the Nationals' seven-game winning..." April 25

  • Are the Rockies and Diamondbacks about to take over the NL West?

    Fox Sports "The similarities are striking. The Rockies and Diamondbacks not only are perennial NL West doormats, but they’re also teams with new managers and position players in their primes. Both are off to excellent starts, the Rockies at 13-6, the DBacks at 12-8. And both are in position to further..." April 24

  • Rockies' offense comes alive in win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Backed by an offense that is heating up, rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela gave the Colorado Rockies another superb start Saturday night as they pounded the floundering San Francisco Giants 12-3. The Rockies tallied season-highs in runs and hits (14), getting home runs from..." April 23

  • Story's grand slam helps Rockies beat Giants

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Trevor Story has made his few hits count this year, and never more so than Friday night. He belted a grand slam, and Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5. The Rockies are 7-0 in one-run games and lead..." April 22

  • Kershaw pitches Dodgers past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw felt disrespected by the Colorado Rockies before he threw a pitch. However, after a shaky first inning, Kershaw found his rhythm and delivered a small act of revenge against the Rockies. Scott Van Slyke homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended a three-game..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Clayton Kershaw upset with Rockies starter for delaying game

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s not often that Clayton Kershaw gets upset, but something that the Colorado Rockies’ starter did on Wednesday night bugged the Dodgers ace. The beginning of Wednesday’s Dodgers-Rockies game was delayed a few minutes as the sides waited for Rockies starter Tyler Anderson to make his way from..." April 20

  • Rockies belt three homers in win over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "The Colorado Rockies hit three home runs Tuesday night, two by Nolan Arenado, and got another big lift -- and a mild scare -- from their stellar bullpen to beat the Dodgers 4-3 in Los Angeles. The surging Rockies had lost seven straight games at Dodger Stadium since they last won there last..." April 19

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