#Rockies GM Jeff Bridich told me Tuesday it's "highly, highly unlikely" either Troy Tulowitzki or CarGo will be dealt before Opening Day.
Adam ottavino settles with rockies. $1.3M for 2015.
Have learned that #Rockies and RHP Adam Ottavino have avoided arbitration with a one-year agreeement. More to come.
Denver Post "The mention of Jhoulys Chacin's name brought a smile to manager Walt Weiss' face. It did the same for lefty Jorge De La Rosa. "He's doing great. He's been throwing and working out really hard. He's had a really good offseason," Weiss said. Chacin, a stocky right-handed starter, injured his..." January 25
MLB.com "The Rockies and right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens have agreed to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to Major League camp, Major League sources said on Friday. Jurrjens, who will turn 29 on Jan. 29, went 0-1 with a 10.61 ERA in two starts for the Rockies last season." January 24
Denver Post "That sound — "..." — is the absence of noise from the Rockies' offseason. The National League West owns the World Series title again, with the Giants ruling the roost. In response, the Dodgers retooled (signing former Rockies pitcher Brett Anderson, among others), and the Padres traded the..." January 21
Fox Sports "The Colorado Rockies surrendered the most runs in Major League Baseball last year and began the offseason in a familiar position -- with a need to upgrade their pitching staff. But more than three months after their final game of 2014, the Rockies have yet to sign any free-agent pitcher to a..." January 18
Source: Wilin Rosario files at $3.3 million, #Rockies offer $2.8 million.
Source: Arbitration-eligible pitcher Adam Ottavino files at $1.475 million, #Rockies offer $1.0 millon
Source: Wilin Rosario files at $3.3 million, #Rockies offer $2.8 million.
Denver Post "The Rockies on Friday agreed to a new contract with right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, according to a major-league source, avoiding arbitration with a pitcher they're counting on as a top-rotation piece next season. Chacin, 27, will earn a slight bump from his $4.8 million salary last season to the..." January 16
#Rockies C Michael McKenry has avoided arbitration at 1 years, $1.0876 million.
New York Post "Charlie Monfort, co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, smiled when The Post told him of the many Mets fans who would love to see Troy Tulowitzki get traded to Citi Field. “It’s not happening,” Monfort responded. Even as Tulowitzki has sent passive-aggressive signs that he wouldn’t mind leaving..." January 16
Denver Post "The Rockies gave pay raises to two pitchers and a veteran outfielder Wednesday, avoiding contract arbitration with right-handers Tyler Chatwood, Jordan Lyles and center fielder Drew Stubbs, the team said. Chatwood's new deal is a two-year contract; Lyles and Stubbs agreed to one-year..." January 15
MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies and outfielder Drew Stubbs have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.825MM contract, reports Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet (on Twitter). That salary is just $125K north of the $5.7MM figure projected by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz. Stubbs a client, of Lagardere..." January 14
MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have dealt for righty Chris Martin of the Rockies in exchange for cash considerations, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports on Twitter. Martin had been designated for assignment on the fifth of this month. Late to join the professional ranks at all, the 28-year-old Martin rose..." January 13
Source: Rockies have "mild" interest in trading for Dan Haren. Caveat being, Coors Field is not ideal for fly-ball pitchers.
New York Post "The door has all but closed on the possibility the Mets will acquire a new shortstop this winter. Stephen Drew this week was among the last of the free-agent shortstops to come off the board — he is headed back to the Yankees — after options such as Jed Lowrie and Asdrubal Cabrera signed..." January 08
MLB.com "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06
#Rockies have told teams they're holding onto Wilin Rosario unless they're overwhelmed. Hundley signing doesn't mean he's gone.
Nick Hundley, 2 years just north of $6M total to go to Colorado Rockies. Os wanted him back. He got a better deal.
Sporting News "Last week was the last #AskSpector Tweetbag before Christmas, and this is the last #AskSpector Tweetbag of 2014. Regular readers will recognize this opening passage as something to skip over to just get to the questions and answers. New readers are welcome to do the same, but also to know that you..." December 29
Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that the Rockies have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Roger Bernadina. Bernadina batted just .167 with a .561 OPS in 80 plate appearances this past season between the Reds and Dodgers, and he owns a weak .661 OPS for his career." December 27
Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that the Rockies have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Roger Bernadina. Bernadina batted just .167 with a .561 OPS in 80 plate appearances this past season between the Reds and Dodgers, and he owns a weak .661 OPS for his career. " December 25
SB Nation "Your Christmas Eve baseball includes a passing of the torch to Troy Tulowitzki, insight into the Matt Kemp trade, and your 2014 World Series champion Royals. Listen, we know it's tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories,..." December 25
Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24
CBSSports.com "The Mets maintain interest in Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but it's clear there's a major gap to bridge in negotiations between the teams, with differences in ideas of player compensation and financial considerations, as well. Meantime, a couple other teams -- including the rival..." December 22
Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21
ESPN New York "The Mets and Rockies have engaged in some talks this offseason regarding Troy Tulowitzki, but a well-placed source told ESPNNewYork.com the chances of something ever materializing are 5 percent at best. No talks are believed to have been overly recent. And an insider said the Mets fans..." December 19
MLB.com "The Rockies' exploration for veteran pitching has them kicking the tires on several free agents. Righties Kevin Correia, Aaron Harang, Josh Johnson and Kyle Kendrick are believed to be four of many available free agents with whom the Rockies have made initial contact and are monitoring this..." December 18
Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17
Purple Row "The Rockies announced they have made a signing on Tuesday! Welcome to the team, former Cardinals middle-infielder Daniel Descalso. Several teams were involved in trying to land Descalso, but the Rockies came out on top with a two-year deal that guarantees $3.6 million, according to Chris Cotllo of..." December 16
#Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins just said on “Hot Stove” that this will be his last season.
MLB Trade Rumors "As the Marlins continue to look for upgrades at first base, the team is considering free agent Michael Morse and trade target Justin Morneau of the Rockies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports on Twitter. Miami is looking for a left-handed bat, but Pedro Alvarez of the Pirates does not seem like a..." December 11
Hardball Talk "Less than an hour ago we learned that the Angels had traded Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers. So, who plays second base for the Angels? Well, here’s a possibility. Rutledge turns 26 in April. While he has shown some flashes in short bursts — and while he really rocketed through the Rockies system..." December 11
Hardball Talk "According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, the Angels have interest in acquiring Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post confirms the report and adds that the Rockies are likely looking for pitching in return. Rutledge turns 25 in April and batted..." December 10
Hardball Talk "According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the Rangers continue to talk to the Rockies about a trade for Wilin Rosario. We heard last week that the Rockies were “trying to move” Rosario, who is a poor defensive catcher and slipped to a .739 OPS (93 OPS+) this past season. However, he..." December 10
ESPN New York "The Colorado Rockies "definitely have interest" in acquiring Dillon Gee, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. Sandy Alderson has expressed confidence the Mets can trade a starting pitcher in the near future" December 10
Denver Post "Walt Weiss' optimism and belief have an expiration date. While the Rockies' manager continues to say that his club — when healthy — has the talent to compete in the National League West, he has added an addendum. "We are at a point where we've got to turn it around," Weiss said Tuesday at..." December 10
Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10
CBSSports.com "New Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said he will continue to listen to trade inquiries regarding superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki at the Winter Meetings here. However, it's been six weeks of listening, and Bridich conceded nothing "serious" has developed. And there's ample reason to..." December 07
St. Louis Cardinals sign free agent RHP Matt Belisle to a one-year contract. Belisle, an 11-year veteran, pitched w/Colorado from 2009-14.
Sources: #Rockies trying to move Rosario. Poor defensive catcher, better fit for AL. Rox thought about playing him in RF last season.
Purple Row "It would be foolish to say that the Tulo-to-New York talk is officially dead, but it appears we've just about reached that point. The Yankees have "no interest whatsoever" in acquiring Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and the $114 million owed to him, according to Andy Martino of the New York..." November 25
True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers continued its early offseason of attempting incremental upgrades to the fringes of the roster, on Monday acquiring pitcher Juan Nicasio from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Nicasio was designated for assignment by Colorado on Thursday. The team's..." November 24