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  • Why the Rockies and Bryce Harper could be a good match

    USA Today "Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league franchise. Including..." November 20

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • Why Adam Ottavino would make great Yankees great target

    Newark Star-Ledger "Maybe Patrick Corbin isn't the only free agent pitcher who grew up a Yankees fan that general manager Brian Cashman should throw a sack of cash at. Adam Ottavino would make a great fit in the Bronx, Yankees reliever and friend Tommy..." November 19

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Rockies likely out on any pursuit of J.T. Realmuto "The Rockies have been mentioned as a possible trade suitor for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, but early indications are there will not be a major push to land him. Realmuto, a 2018 All-Star, is under club control for the next two seasons and will be 28 -- smack in the prime of his..." November 11

  • Arenado, Chapman win Platinum Gloves "Nolan Arenado of the Rockies and Matt Chapman of the A's have quickly developed reputations as the best defensive third basemen in the game, and on Friday, they were honored as Major League Baseball's premier defenders as the recipients of the 2018 Rawlings Platinum Glove..." November 10

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • Matt Holliday Intends to Play in 2019

    12 Up "Matt Holliday was a late-season pickup for the Colorado Rockies as they neared the MLB postseason. The 38-year-old designated hitter/outfielder ended up surprising a lot of people by finishing with a slash line of .283/.415/.434 in his short stint with the team. The..." November 08

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Rockies GM doesn't expect to trade Arenado with free agency looming

    Denver Post "The offseason to-do list for Jeff Bridich is long and intensive. His answers on a Friday conference call with local media indicated as such, as the Rockies’ general manager has plenty of decisions to make as free agency begins to heat up. Here are the major topics covered..." November 04

  • Rockies don't pick up option on Gerardo Parra "The Rockies have declined a $12 million club option on outfielder Gerardo Parra for the 2019 season, exercising a $1.5 million buyout on Tuesday to make him a free agent. Parra appeared in 142 games in 2018 but started only 97 of them as a platoon outfielder, primarily in..." October 31

  • Rockies expect Seunghwan Oh back in 2019

    Yonhap News Agency "Colorado Rockies' South Korean reliever Oh Seung-hwan said Wednesday he's hoping to return home after five years of pitching overseas. Oh arrived back in South Korea Wednesday after his third major league season, split with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Rockies. He signed with..." October 22

  • Inside MLB's Big Pitch-Tipping Problem

    Bleacher Report "For all the fuss this month about sign stealing, the key matchup in the World Series may have nothing to do with which team has the other team's signs. Sometimes, you don't need the signs. Sometimes, the pitcher tells you what's coming. He may do it..." October 22

  • MLB could see $1B revenue increase from legalized sports gambling

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling. But as states take it upon themselves to open up sportsbooks in the wake of said ruling, America’s pastime could soon see an..." October 18

  • Seunghwan Oh Mulling Return To Korea Baseball Organization

    MLB Trade Rumors "Seunghwan Oh’s option for the 2019 season already vested when he appeared in his 70th game of the season, but the Rockies right-hander told reporters in his native South Korea on Wednesday that he is considering a return to the Korea Baseball Organization (link via Jee-ho Yoo of..." October 17

  • 2019 Rockies face big questions about lagging offense, second base and late-game relievers

    Denver Post "A hodgepodge of emotions flowed through the Rockies’ clubhouse following their season-ending 6-0 loss to Milwaukee in Game 3 of the National League division series. There was frustration over their failure to hit and a touch of remorse over what might have been. Mostly, there..." October 15

  • Jon Gray intends to be in the best shape of his life in 2019

    Hardball Talk "The Rockies once considered Jon Gray a budding ace, but he face-planted in 2018, posting 5.12 ERA, giving up 27 homers and failing to make the club’s playoff roster. He told the Denver Post yesterday that it’s because he was not healthy and fit enough in 2018 and..." October 11

  • Nolan Arenado's future with Rockies is team's biggest offseason question

    Yardbarker "The Rockies’ season came to a disappointing end tonight, as the Brewers swept them out of the NLDS in three games. While Colorado can be proud of two straight years of postseason baseball, Nolan Arenado’s future may be the biggest issue looming over the team as its offseason..." October 08

  • Arenado: No extra pressure, just get job done "Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado didn't need a pep talk. "We know who we are as an offense," said Arenado, who was 2-for-7 while his team hit .186 in the first two games of the National League Division Series against the Brewers. "We'll have our talks and our..." October 07

  • Why are Rockies are starting Marquez over Freeland in a must-win Game 3?

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Rockies are putting their title hopes on the line Sunday, when they host the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the National League Divisional Series. The Rockies trail the Brewers 2-0 in the best-of-five series, meaning another loss will equal elimination. With so much..." October 07

  • The Rockies offense is bad, and could get them swept in the NLDS

    SB Nation "The Colorado Rockies have scored only two runs in 19 innings through the first two games of their National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers, pushing Colorado to the brink of elimination. It has been a hellish week of travel for the Rockies, who finished off a..." October 06

  • Could White Sox be in position to make a Nolan Arenado style splash ahead of 2020 season?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Nolan Arenado looked good playing an all-important playoff game in Chicago on Tuesday night. And if there were any White Sox fans still watching when his Colorado Rockies beat the Cubs in the NL wild card game early Wednesday morning, they were probably thinking that Arenado playing..." October 04

  • Hug puts weird twist on Cubs-Rockies NL wild-card game

    USA Today "In a late-night, high-stakes, maximum-pressure, winner-take-all wild-card showdown, sometimes you just need a hug. As the NL wild-card game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field dragged past midnight on the East Coast, things got weird. With the score tied at..." October 03

  • Rockies Confirm Kyle Freeland Will Start Wild Card Game

    12 Up "If you've got a Cy Young candidate, it's probably best to start him in a winner-take-all contest. Just 24 hours after the Colorado Rockies were denied a chance to win a trip to the NLDS outright, they'll be battling with the Chicago Cubs on their turf Tuesday..." October 02

  • Nationals change mind, will not start Max Scherzer against Rockies

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals have had a last-second change of heart and decided not to start Max Scherzer in the final game of the season on Sunday. The Nats had said that Scherzer would start the final game if there were playoff implications for the contest. The Nats are..." September 30

  • Nationals’ ace Max Scherzer likely to pitch Sunday against Rockies if season finale has postseason implications

    Denver Post "In reading the tea leaves, it appears Washington ace and Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer will pitch against the Rockies on Sunday at Coors Field if the game has postseason implications. “I’ve had that conversation with (Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo), and if..." September 28

  • Sources: A federal grand jury is investigating MLB's international dealings, and officials on all sides are worried

    Yahoo! Sports "The plundering of Latin America wasn’t Major League Baseball’s original sin. It’s simply the one that has festered the longest. Corruption of all kinds – illicit payoffs, bonus-money skimming, doping teenagers with performance-enhancing drugs – has been treated as..." September 28

  • Carlos Gonzalez’s Rockies career at crossroads, but he’s thinking about playoffs

    Denver Post "Now is not the time for Carlos Gonzalez to start singing a sentimental swan song. Of course the Rockies’ veteran right fielder knows he’s nearing the end of a one-year contract and will soon be a free agent again. But with just five games remaining in the regular..." September 28

  • MLB sees sharp rise in batter hand injuries; higher velocities, other factors cited

    Sporting News "As the MLB season winds down toward the playoffs, players and team management hope that the crack of the bat takes precedence over the crack of the bones. Bones of the hands in particular.  Since the exhibition season, an all-star team of players — more than..." September 27

  • Diamondbacks assured Rockies they will not lay down for Dodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have given assurance that they will not lay down in their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Diamondbacks began a three-game series with the Dodgers on Monday that has an impact on more than just the two teams involved. Arizona is in third place in..." September 25

  • Colorado Rockies resurgence reminiscent of magical 2007 postseason run

    USA Today "The last boys of Rocktober - the most magical period in the Colorado Rockies' history - are working on a sequel. Baseball’s last remaining division race could be one for the ages, bringing back a whole lot of memories.  The Rockies, whose season..." September 24

  • Seunghwan Oh’s 2019 Option Vests

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rockies right-hander Seunghwan Oh made his 70th appearance of the 2018 season today, thus triggering the vesting option on his contract.  The $2.5MM club option (with a $250K buyout) that Colorado held on Oh’s services for the 2019 season has now become fully guaranteed,..." September 24

  • D-Backs' Ziegler questions replay review after costly no call vs. Rockies

    The Score "Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler expressed his frustration towards Major League Baseball's replay review staff following a 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday. With one out and two runners on base in the eighth inning of a 2-2 tie, Ziegler induced a groundball..." September 22

  • Rockies GM reveals troubling philosophy with young hitters

    Purple Row "On today, Jerry Crasnick had a nice profile on Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu, his importance to the team, and his possible future in Colorado. The piece was a good one, giving some behind the scenes info on what LeMahieu means to the Rockies clubhouse and what the plans might be..." September 22

  • No structural damage for Trevor Story, Rockies hope to get him back this week

    Sportsnaut "The Colorado Rockies received some absolutely huge news on Tuesday as they prepare for a late-season playoff push. Star shortstop Trevor Story suffered an injury in Monday’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers while attempting to field a ground ball. He was ultimately forced from..." September 19

  • Despite a few shaky moments lately, Rockies’ Adam Ottavino believes he can keep being a bullpen linchpin

    Denver Post "In the heat of the final weeks of the playoff chase, Adam Ottavino knows he must be better. He expects it. The right-hander has been, by most metrics, Colorado’s best overall reliever this season, posting a 2.25 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and 105 strikeouts while..." September 18

  • Report: Trevor Story could be dealing with significant elbow injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story left Monday night’s game with what was described as elbow soreness, and it sounds like that may have been putting it lightly. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic is reporting that Story may have suffered UCL damage to to his right..." September 18

  • Dodgers, Rockies competing to (likely) face Braves in NLDS

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves manager Brian Snitker and his team subscribe to the “one day at a time” mantra, but that’s not what we’re going to do in this exercise. The Rockies and Dodgers are meeting in Los Angeles this week, a series that carries significant weight in the National..." September 18

  • Trevor Story Set For Testing After Exiting Contest With Elbow Injury

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies are awaiting further word on shortstop Trevor Story, who exited last night’s contest with what the team described as elbow soreness. Story is slated to undergo further examination and testing today, as Kyle Newman of the Denver Post reports..." September 18

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14