Rockies Rumors & News

  • DJ LeMahieu, Rockies second baseman, has “small broken bone” in thumb

    Denver Post "It could have been much worse. That was the common consensus inside the visitors’ clubhouse at AT&T Park Thursday afternoon when word came down about the diagnosis of D.J. LeMahieu’s left thumb injury. Yes, the Rockies’ all-star second baseman has a..." May 18

  • Rockies place DJ LeMahieu on 10-day disabled list with left thumb sprain, recall Pat Valaika from Triple-A

    Denver Post "The Rockies placed second baseman DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list on Monday with a left thumb sprain suffered in Colorado’s loss to the Brewers on Sunday. The sprain came during LeMahieu’s third at-bat against Freddy Peralta, and with the injury, the all-star..." May 15

  • Report: MLBPA rejected league's proposal to change All-Star Game voting

    The Score "A proposal from Major League Baseball that would have changed the voting process for this year's All-Star Game was rejected by the MLB Players Association last month, sources told Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Currently, fans vote for the starting position players in both the American and..." May 11

  • Those ‘purist’ arguments against the DH are dead

    New York Post "Jacob deGrom hyper-extended his elbow swinging a bat, but I promise I am not overreacting to the Mets ace landing on the DL to stump for the introduction of the DH to the National League. This is not about a singular event, as troubling as it may be for the Mets. This is about how the game..." May 07

  • 'The Best Player, Like, Ever': The Painful Story of Troy Tulowitzki

    Bleacher Report "Do this, the baseball card photographer said one warm day in Florida during spring training. And so, sure enough, Troy Tulowitzki did it. Kicked his left leg. Balanced on his right. Reared back, came forward and, arm extended and baseball in hand, struck a pitcher's..." May 07

  • The rise of the C-Flap

    Hardball Talk "One of the most notable things of the 2018 season has been the C-flaps on the batting helmets. Those little extensions from the ear flap that cover a hitter’s jaw. Players have worn them for some time, but it seems like this year ten times more guys have them. It’s getting to the point where I..." May 04

  • Rockies Option Ryan McMahon, Select Contract Of Daniel Castro

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies announced Tuesday that they’ve selected the contract of infielder Daniel Castro from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned first baseman Ryan McMahon to Albuquerque in his place. To open a spot on the 40-man roster for Castro, lefty Zac Rosscup was moved from the 10-day disabled list to..." May 01

  • Rockies activate Carlos Gonzalez, place DJ LeMahieu on disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Rockies activated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez from the 10-day disabled list on Monday and placed second baseman DJ LeMahieu on the DL. Both players are/were dealing with strained hamstrings. Gonzalez, 32, was off to a slow start, batting .235/.364/.426 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 72..." April 30

  • Tyler Anderson leaves Rockies' win over Marlins in second with heart concern

    ESPN "Rockies starter Tyler Anderson exited due to a heartbeat issue with one out and one runner on base in the second inning of Colorado's 1-0 win over Miami on Friday night. Anderson initially showed discomfort when warming up before the second inning but persuaded manager Bud Black to leave him in..." April 28

  • Nolan Arenado apologizes to his fantasy owners for suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "Nolan Arenado knows that he let down more than his Colorado Rockies with his suspension. He also knows he hurt his fantasy owners. According to SiriusXM host Craig Mish, the Rockies third baseman apologized to his fantasy owners for missing five games this season due to a suspension." April 27

  • Rockies Place Chris Rusin On 10-Day DL, Move Carlos Estevez To 60-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have announced a trio of pitching moves. Southpaw Chris Rusin will head to the 10-day DL with an intercostal strain, with fellow southpaw Harrison Musgrave replacing him on the active roster. Bringing up Musgrave meant opening a 40-man spot, which the Rox accomplished by shifting..." April 24

  • Rockies Select Contract Of Brooks Pounders, Designate Zach Jemiola

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies announced on Tuesday that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Brooks Pounders from Triple-A and cleared a spot on the 40-man roster by designating fellow righty Zach Jemiola for assignment. Right-hander Scott Oberg was optioned to Triple-A to open a spot for Pounders on the..." April 24

  • Jenny Cavnar becomes MLB's 1st female play-by-play announcer in 25 years

    The Score "Jenny Cavnar took to the broadcast booth Monday for the Colorado Rockies as they hosted the division rival San Diego Padres. In the process, she became the first woman since 1993 to do play-by-play for a major-league television broadcast, according to Jessica Kleinschmidt and Thomas Harding of..." April 24

  • Javier Baez, D.J. LeMahieu have disagreement about sign-stealing

    Hardball Talk "Fellow second basemen Javier Baez of the Cubs and D.J. LeMahieu of the Rockies got into a disagreement in the top of the third inning of Sunday’s game at Coors Field over sign-stealing. LeMahieu reached on a fielder’s choice ground out, then advanced to second base on Charlie Blackmon‘s single...." April 23

  • CarGo goes on DL; Rockies call up Dahl "The Rockies lost Carlos Gonzalez to the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with a strained right hamstring, and they took the opportunity to shake up their outfield. David Dahl and Noel Cuevas were recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque, while outfielder Mike Tauchman was optioned to Albuquerque." April 22

  • Ian Desmond’s “feel” at the plate is the key for Rockies’ $70 million man to reassume his all-star identity

    Denver Post "Denver has met Ian Desmond, the Rockies outfielder and first baseman who signed a five-year, $70 million contract before the 2017 season. But the city hasn’t come to truly know Desmond as a player, or at least the all-star the franchise was supposed to be getting after seven seasons of consistent..." April 21

  • Nolan Arenado to begin serving suspension on Saturday

    Fantasy Pros "Nolan Arenado is not in Saturday's lineup against the Nationals and will begin serving his suspension. (Nick Groke on Twitter) Fantasy Impact: No word yet on if Arenado dropped his appeal or had his suspension reduced from five games, but he'll be out of action for at least a few days at a..." April 14

  • Arenado questions length of suspension: 'I was just defending myself'

    Denver Post "Major League Baseball handed down discipline for the Rockies and Padres brawl on Friday, with all-star third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Gerardo Parra suspended for their roles in Wednesday’s melee. Arenado, who charged San Diego pitcher Luis Perdomo after being thrown at in the third..." April 13

  • MLB Issues Suspensions, Fines After Rockies-Padres Brawl

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB is set to hand down a series of suspensions and fines relating to Wednesday’s brawl between the Rockies and Padres. As’s AJ Cassavell tweets, the two primary combatants — star Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado and San Diego righty Luis Perdomo — are each slated to sit for a..." April 13

  • Why MLB will continue to have bench-clearing brawls

    USA Today "Major League Baseball issued suspensions and fines for Wednesday’s bench-clearing brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees, with Boston pitcher Joe Kelly and New York first baseman Tyler Austin getting banished six and five games, respectively. Soon to follow will be discipline for the Rockies vs...." April 13

  • MLB batters getting hit by pitches at a historic rate - and tensions are high

    USA Today "Major league pitchers are placing batters on notice: Beware of the inside pitch. The regular season is only two weeks old and already 149 batters -- or 0.42 per game -- have been plunked. It's certainly very early, but that rate is 17% higher than 2017's full-season rate and would be the..." April 12

  • MLB Could Be on the Verge of More Insane and Drastic Rule Changes Based on Leaked Document

    12 Up "So far, several of these have come true. So why not the rest? We've already seen Major League Baseball implement​ rule changes to better the pace-of-play, both at the big league and minor league level. There's a pitch clock in the ​minors -- and we'll probably be seeing that ​in the bigs in..." April 11

  • MLB's African-American population regains lost ground; can growth continue?

    USA Today "It’s certainly not worth celebrating, but Major League Baseball has at least made back the loss of African American players that a year ago resulted in a historic low. The African-American population increased to 7.8%, up from 7.1% a year ago, on Major League Baseball’s opening-day day rosters..." April 11

  • Baseball Team Values 2018 "This is the 21st rendition of our MLB valuations. The New York Yankees have been baseball's most valuable team (worth $4.0 billion) every year. Short explanation: The Bronx Bombers generate by far the most revenue--$619 million last season. The value of the Yankees has compounded annually at..." April 11

  • Rockies Agree To Minor League Deal With David Holmberg

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have agreed to a minor league pact with left-hander David Holmberg, reports SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (via Twitter). The Meister Sports Management client will give Colorado some additional depth both in the rotation and bullpen after spending the bulk of the 2017 campaign with the..." April 09

  • Is the expanded safety netting ruining MLB?

    Michigan Live "As MLB swings into action, expanded safety netting has greeted fans on the lower levels. A child was hospitalized last season after being struck by a line-drive foul ball, bringing about the expansion of the protective netting. Expanding the net ensures the safety of the fans. Critics think the..." April 09

  • Cardinals Expected To Activate Greg Holland Today

    MLB Trade Rumors "Monday marks the day that Greg Holland is eligible to be activated and added to the Cardinals roster, and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Cards intend to do just that in advance of tonight’s game against the Brewers. Holland signed a one-year, $14MM contract with..." April 09

  • Will fans embrace MLB games only available on Facebook?

    Awful Announcing "We are now in an era where Facebook gets an exclusive MLB game each week. By exclusive, it means the game won’t be on television and there will not be a local feed. Overall, 25 games will be streamed on the social media service. We discussed the development last month when the deal was..." April 05

  • Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies agree to a six-year contract

    Denver Post "Charlie Blackmon is staying in Colorado for the long haul. The Rockies announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with the centerfielder on a six-year contract, including two player options, which could keep the all-star with the team through the 2023 season. Blackmon, a fan..." April 04

  • Why Major League Baseball is '90% mental' now more than ever

    USA Today "They’re the ones nobody ever sees. They’re not introduced in the opening-day pageantry. They don’t wear uniforms. They don’t have lockers in the clubhouse. Some even have weird titles, just to protect their anonymity. Yet, behind the scenes, there are proving as invaluable as any staff..." April 03

  • Twitter will again stream an MLB game for free each week

    Awful Announcing "For the second straight year, Twitter will stream one Major League Baseball game per week, available for free with a Twitter login. The games will reportedly stream on weekday afternoons, beginning Thursday with Rangers-Athletics at 3:35 p.m. ET. That matchup will be followed by Rays-White Sox..." April 03

  • MLB Players Ready for Fight to Stop 'Half the League' from Not Trying to Win

    Bleacher Report "Oatmeal nearly gone, bacon in hand and another meeting stuffed with pointed questions behind him, the Apple Watch wrapping Tony Clark's wrist beeped with a message: "Time to stand." The late-morning breakfast conversation here in a booth of the swanky hotel restaurant paused as the Major League..." April 03

  • Super-sized bullpens might help teams win, but they make baseball less exciting

    Sporting News "Commissioner Rob Manfred wants baseball to be appealing to younger people. He wants the game to be brisker for a generation raised on immediacy and social media. He’s gone on a crusade to address the sport’s pace of play. Even if the game is shorter, though, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s..." April 02

  • Cardinals, Greg Holland Working Toward Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals and free-agent closer Greg Holland are moving close to a deal, reports FanRag’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link). The 32-year-old Holland, a client of the Boras Corporation, is the lone remaining top-tier free agent that has yet to sign. " March 29

  • Mets have discussed adding reliever Greg Holland but deal seems unlikely, per sources

    North Jersey "The Mets have recently discussed adding free agent closer Greg Holland, according to sources. Holland is the top remaining free agent pitcher. In response to this report, sources indicated late Wednesday night that a deal between the two parties is unlikely, although the Mets..." March 29

  • Rockies at forefront of shift - paying relievers more than rotation

    USA Today "Rather than attempting to lure a free-agent starter to Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies spent money early and often on relief pitchers this winter. And now, after their $106 million bullpen investment set the tone for Major League Baseball's bizarre off-season, the Rockies are the prime..." March 29

  • Greg Holland turned down big offer to return to Rockies

    Larry Brown Sports "Greg Holland is perhaps the biggest MLB free agent who still remains unsigned, but it turns out that it may partly be by choice. During a live chat Wednesday, Colorado Rockies beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post received a question about Holland’s future. Saunders replied that the..." March 28

  • Report: Some players, agents 'agitating' to remove Clark as MLBPA head

    The Score "Opening Day is just around the corner, but baseball's slow offseason and stagnant free-agent market have left many players frustrated by their union. And for some, that frustration has apparently boiled over. With a number of veterans still unemployed, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic..." March 27

  • Rockies' Jon Gray: Announced as Opening Day starter

    CBS Sports "Gray was officially named the Rockies' Opening Day starter Tuesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. It's hardly an unexpected move, as Gray is clearly the best starter on the Rockies. The 26-year-old managed a 3.67 ERA and a 3.18 FIP in 20 starts last season despite eight of those..." March 27

  • Congress' 'Save America's Pastime Act' would allow teams to pay minor-leaguers less than minimum wage

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball might soon score a big win in its ongoing efforts to avoid paying minor-leaguers at a reasonable rate. Later this week, Congress is expected to vote on a new $1.3 trillion spending package to keep the government up and running. Tucked away on page 1,967 of the 2,232-page..." March 22

  • It’s time for MLB service time manipulation to go

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves are sending top prospect Ronald Acuña to Triple-A to start the 2018 baseball season. This is my shocked face. Like so many times in the past, leaving Acuña off the big league roster has less to do with talent or development than money. That needs to change. Acuña was signed..." March 22

  • Minor League Baseball Announces Pace Of Play Rules Changes

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve already covered the much-discussed rules changes at the MLB level relating to pace of play. That is certainly the most pertinent recent development in the rules arena, which has emerged as a point of no little controversy between the league and player’s union. Today, though, the..." March 15

  • Ryan McMahon’s spot on Rockies roster could depend on final two weeks

    Denver Post "No question about it, Rockies infield prospect Ryan McMahon has had a solid spring training thus far, but his performance over the final two weeks of the Cactus League season could determine whether he makes the 25-man roster. That’s when McMahon will face big-league pitchers on a more..." March 14

  • Minor league baseball to begin extra innings with a runner on second

    Hardball Talk "Minor League Baseball announced several rules changes aimed at reducing the length of extra innings games and the number of mound visits. The changes: All extra innings will begin with a runner on second base. The runner at second base will be the player in the batting order position..." March 14

  • Nobody may want an offseason do-over more than Scott Boras

    ESPN "There is no notation on the calendar, no government declaration, but many agents treated Friday as a holiday, a time for celebration. The text messages might as well have contained ascending balloons and exploding fireworks, and the voices on the celebratory phone calls were filled with..." March 13

  • Carlos Gonzalez Gets Another Shot With the Colorado Rockies

    The Sports Daily "A lot can change over the course of a year — just ask outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. Before the 2017 season got underway, the Colorado Rockies offered their longtime player an extension that could’ve been worth up to three years and $45 million in an attempt to have him forgo free agency the..." March 10

  • Carlos Gonzalez coming off a bad year for the Rockies, but has bounced back before

    CBS Sports "The Rockies appear to be on the verge of bringing back outfield fixture Carlos Gonzalez on a one-year deal. The man we know as CarGo didn't exactly pick the correct season to have a down year, hitting free agency with his stock at a bit of a low point. Last season, Gonzalez hit .262/.339/.423..." March 09

  • MLB inks deal to air 25 games exclusively on Facebook Watch

    Awful Announcing "On Friday morning, Major League Baseball announced that they would be airing 25 games exclusively on Facebook Watch this season. The package of games is made up of mid-week afternoon games, and will be produced by MLB Network. The games will be available to watch through Facebook’s MLB Live..." March 09

  • Rockies, Carlos Gonzalez reportedly near one-year deal

    Sporting News "Carlos Gonzalez and the Rockies are nearing a one-year deal, according to FanRag Sports. Gonzalez is coming off of one of the worst years of his career where he posted a .262 batting average with 14 home runs and 57 RBIs. The 14 home runs and 57 RBIs were career-worsts in years in which he..." March 08

  • Scott Boras Reports Progress On Remaining Free Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "Agent Scott Boras, who represents many of the top remaining free agents, suggested to’s Jon Morosi that at least some of his clients could be nearing new contracts. (Twitter link.) Boras represents four still-unsigned players who had spots on MLBTR’s Top 50 Free Agent list: Jake..." March 07