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  • 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

    Covers.com "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 MLB.com’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

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Rockies GM calls out inconsistent Jon Gray: 'We need him to step up'

    The Score "Colorado Rockies right-hander Jon Gray has shown flashes of brilliance and ace-caliber stuff throughout his young big-league career, but his inconsistent performances this season appear to have gotten under the skin of general manager Jeff Bridich. "When he's been good,..." June 12

  • DJ LeMahieu hopes to remain with Rockies next season

    Yardbarker "Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu is a free agent at season’s end, but he tells Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post that his hope is to remain with the organization. LeMahieu cites his relationship with teammates and manager Bud Black, as well as the city of Denver and several..." June 11

  • Rockies Designate Jairo Diaz, Select Jerry Vasto

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have designated right-hander Jairo Diaz for assignment and selected the contract of left-hander Jerry Vasto from Triple-A, according to a team announcement. Additionally, Colorado has placed reliever Scott Oberg on the disabled list with a back strain. " June 10

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • David Dahl Diagnosed With Broken Foot

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies announced today that outfielder David Dahl will head to the 10-day DL after being diagnosed with a broken right foot. In more promising news, infielder DJ LeMahieu was activated from his own DL stint. " June 01

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30

  • Rockies Place Adam Ottavino On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have placed righty Adam Ottavino on the 10-day DL with a left oblique strain, per a club announcement and as Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. He’ll be replaced for the time being by righty Scott Oberg. " May 28

  • MLB criticized for lack of transparency regarding military-themed uniforms

    New York Daily News "The backlash last May was quick and harsh. Players, fans, veterans and Gold Star families saw the advertising for baseball's special Memorial Day military-themed uniforms and called the league out for looking like it was trying to cash in on a day set aside to honor those who had died for..." May 28

  • Rox recall prospect McMahon to play second

    MLB.com "The Rockies have recalled infielder Ryan McMahon, the club's second-ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline, and inserted him into Saturday's lineup for their game against the Reds at Coors Field. McMahon, the No. 38-ranked prospect in all of baseball, will play second and bat..." May 26

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ?Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ?Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • 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

    MLB.com "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 MLB.com’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