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  • 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

  • Kyle Freeland’s season deserves more attention

    Hardball Talk "Rockies starter Kyle Freeland pitched into the seventh inning on Thursday afternoon against the division rival Diamondbacks. Ultimately, the lefty was on the hook for three runs over 6 1/3 innings on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts. The Rockies went on to win 10-3, increasing..." September 14

  • Which MLB contender has the best postseason starting rotation?

    USA Today "Here’s a thing I made for you to argue about online: Trying to predict the outcome of any short MLB postseason series is a fool’s errand. As noted frequently in this space around this time of year every year, it would take a best-of-269-game series to determine, with..." September 11

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Nolan Arenado not happy about being held out of lineup

    Denver Post "It’s September and the Rockies lead the Dodgers by a half-game in the National League West, but slumping all-star third baseman Nolan Arenado was not in the starting lineup for Saturday night’s key game against the Dodgers at Coors Field. Arenado was not happy about it,..." September 09

  • DJ LeMahieu Hires Wasserman Media Group

    MLB Trade Rumors "With an offseason trip to free agency looming, Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu has hired the Wasserman Media Group to represent him, Jon Heyman of Fancred reports. Although LeMahieu has been a productive second baseman for the Rockies over the past few years, he’s likely in..." September 08

  • Lindor, Story closing in on shortstop history "Baseball fans of a certain age remember when the shortstop position changed. It may be happening again. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a power boom changed how the position was viewed. Yes, it was an offensive era all over baseball, but no position was more emblematic than..." September 08

  • Enjoy it while you can, Rockies fans: This is likely DJ LeMahieu’s LoDo swan song

    Denver Post "DJ LeMahieu jump-started the Coors Field crowd early in Friday night’s series-opening loss to the Dodgers, roping a first-inning double off Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw to give the Rockies their opening hit. Then, in the second, LeMahieu’s slick glove-side snag on a..." September 08

  • Rockies' Trevor Story hit the longest home run of the Statcast era and has a better case for MVP than most realize

    CBS Sports "Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story homered three times on Wednesday night. One measured in at 505 feet, making it the longest of the 2018 season and of the Statcast era. Here it is in its full glory: September 06

  • Mike Dunn To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rockies reliever Mike Dunn will undergo season-ending surgery on his left A/C joint in the coming weeks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. The injured Dunn last took the mound July 3, when he allowed at least one earned run for the eighth time in 25 appearances this season...." September 03

  • No contract discussion yet for Ottavino and Rockies

    Yardbarker "Pending free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino hopes to stay with the Rockies, but the two sides have not discussed a new contract, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Ottavino has been a solid reliever for most of his Rockies tenure, which began in 2012, but he has especially effective in..." September 02

  • Rockies Acquire Drew Butera

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies announced Friday that they’ve acquired veteran catcher Drew Buteraand cash from the Royals in exchange for minor league left-hander Jerry Vasto. Butera, 35, has been the primary backup to Kansas City mainstay Salvador Perez for the past three..." August 31

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Rockies to call up Matt Holliday

    Hardball Talk "The Rockies didn’t make any big moves to bolster their offense at the trade deadline and, surprisingly, did not place a waiver claim on Daniel Murphy, allowing him to fall to the Cubs. They did, however, sign old friend Matt Holliday to a minor league deal at the end of..." August 23

  • Holliday hitting well, making case for callup "The tweet from Triple-A Albuquerque of Matt Holliday sending a home run into orbit sparked dreams for Rockies fans. Holliday, 38, the once and possibly future Rockies power hitter, waited most of this season until signing a Minor League contract with the Rockies on July 29, with an..." August 19

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Blue Jays, Rockies Complete Seunghwan Oh Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have acquired young righty Bryan Baker from the Rockies, according to Robert Murray of The Athletic (via Twitter). Baker represents the player to be named later from the pre-deadline deal that sent reliever Seunghwan Oh to Colorado, Jon Heyman of..." August 14

  • Nolan Arenado exits game with sore shoulder

    Hardball Talk "Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was pulled from Friday’s game against the Dodgers with a sore right shoulder, per a team announcement. The move is precautionary and it’s not clear yet if Arenado will see any time on the disabled list as a result; for the time being, he’s..." August 11

  • The Rockies' Bullpen Needs To Get Its Shit Together

    Deadspin "The Colorado Rockies had a chance at a signature win Thursday night against the division-leading Dodgers. Instead they got a signature loss, or at least lost in the same way they’ve lost all year. At home versus their division rivals in a crucial series, Chris Iannetta smacked a..." August 10

  • Dahl recalled; Senzatela (shoulder) put on DL "If David Dahl can get to Miller Park for Sunday's game, he could make his first appearance since breaking his foot on May 30. The Rockies recalled Dahl, once the organization's top outfield prospect, after a rehab assignment and stint in the Minor Leagues prior to their series..." August 05

  • Rockies activate DJ LeMahieu from DL

    ESPN "The Colorado Rockies reinstated second baseman DJ LeMahieu from the disabled list on Thursday. LeMahieu was placed on the disabled list on July 21 with a strained left oblique. The Rockies (58-49) enter Thursday's game against the Cardinals one game behind the Los..." August 02

  • Matt Holliday Reportedly Agrees to Minor League Contract with Rockies

    Bleacher Report "After enduring the worst year of his MLB career, Matt Holliday will reportedly reunite with the Colorado Rockies after agreeing to a minor league deal on Saturday with the team that drafted him, according to Fancred's Jon Heyman. Although he was an All-Star in 2012 and 2015, the..." July 28

  • Rockies to trade for Blue Jays' Oh

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly traded right-handed reliever Seunghwan Oh to the Colorado Rockies, a source tells The Athletic's Robert Murray. Minor-league first basemen Sean Bouchard and Chad Spanberger are heading to Toronto in the deal, according to MLB..." July 26

  • Report: Rockies have ‘longstanding interest’ in Orioles pitcher

    Larry Brown Sports "The Colorado Rockies are looking for upgrades in the rotation, and they may have one particular name in mind. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Rockies have a “longstanding interest” in Baltimore Orioles pitcher and Colorado native Kevin Gausman, and have..." July 23

  • Rockies Place DJ LeMahieu On DL, Promote Garrett Hampson, Designate Daniel Castro

    MLB Trade Rumors "In an unfortunate development for the surging, playoff-contending Rockies, second baseman DJ LeMahieu is headed to the 10-day disabled list because of a left oblique strain. The Rockies will replace him with infield prospect Garrett Hampson, whose contract they selected from Triple-A..." July 21

  • Here's why Nolan Arenado could become baseball's new walking trade rumor following the Machado trade

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles traded shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Machado's name had been a fixture in trade rumors dating back to last winter due to his impending free agency as well as the Orioles' inability to..." July 19

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Nolan Arenado fuels speculation about future by wearing California hat

    Larry Brown Sports "Nolan Arenado can’t become a free agent until after the 2019 season, but some are already getting a head start on the hysteria. The Colorado Rockies third baseman wore a “California Republic” hat to All-Star festivities on Tuesday, leading to a bit of speculation..." July 17

  • Rockies trade deadline shopping list

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Rockies are in an awkward position. They're close enough in the standings to entertain making a push for the playoffs, but not so close as to guarantee it. As such, general manager Jeff Bridich could choose to sit out the trade deadline, or perhaps even flip the..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Nolan Arenado is tired of losing. Will he have to leave the Rockies to win?

    USA Today "While the baseball world laments not seeing the game’s greatest player perform on the biggest stage in October, forgotten is that Mike Trout actually once played in the postseason. It was back in 2014 when the Los Angeles Angels won the AL West, only to go three-and-out out against the..." July 01

  • Rockies Option Jon Gray To Triple-A

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies optioned right-hander Jon Gray to Triple-A Albuquerque today, as noted as’s Thomas Harding (Twitter link) and other reporters.  Outfielder Raimel Tapia was promoted in the corresponding move. " June 30

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Rockies place Bryan Shaw on 10-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Rockies placed right-handed reliever Bryan Shaw on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain, per an announcement on Sunday. Shaw’s roster spot will be filled by fellow right-hander Yency Almonte, who was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque just one day after getting demoted...." June 24

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • The Rockies' $100 million bullpen has been part of the problem during their recent slide

    CBS Sports "A week ago, the Colorado Rockies were tied for first place in the National League West. The Rockies have lost their five contests since, dropping them to fourth place, some five games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks. Part of Colorado's recent tailspin can be blamed on their..." June 13

  • Rockies Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Ryan Rolison

    Denver Post "Colorado agreed to terms with Ryan Rolison, the club announced Wednesday, after selecting the left-hander in the first round (No. 22 overall) in the 2018 MLB Draft. The southpaw signed for the full value of his pick, $2,912,300, according to MLB Pipeline’s Jim..." June 13