ROCKIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Valaika finding his footing with Rockies

When the Rockies needed to reinstate Ian Desmond from the disabled list on Sunday, they could have sent Pat Valaika back to Triple-A. But he's impressed so much this month, that the team opted to keep him on the roster.
Via mlb.com
2 hours ago

Rockies’ Ian Desmond comes off DL, starts in left; Cristhian Adames designated for assignment

PHOENIX — Ian Desmond came off the 10-day disabled list Sunday and was in the starting lineup in left field for the Rockies’ game at Arizona. In a corresponding move, the Rockies designated utility infielder Cristhian Adames for assignment. Desmond, 31, signed a five-year, $70 million contract in December with the expectation he would be the Rockies’ starting first baseman...
Via The Denver Post
3 hours ago

Rockies Activate Ian Desmond, Designate Cristhian Adames

As expected, the Rockies have activated Ian Desmond from the disabled list. Desmond will make his 2017 debut in left field Sunday for the Rockies and take the roster spot of infielder Cristhian Adames, whom the team has designated for assignment. Adames, a member of the Rockies organization since 2008, first appeared in the majors in 2014 and has since hit just .206/.283/.278 in...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 hours ago

Ian Desmond grateful, excited to make Colorado Rockies debut

The Colorado Rockies are set to activate first baseman Ian Desmond off the disabled list. Desmond, 31, signed a five-year, $70-million-dollar contract with the Rockies this past offseason to add punch to the lineup at first base. On Sunday, Desmond confirmed that he is indeed ready for action this season. Desmond missed the first 25 games of the 2017 campaign due to broken left...
Via Mile High Sports
4 hours ago

Rockies reinstate Ian Desmond, will start immediately

  The Colorado Rockies have reinstated Ian Desmond from the Disabled List. And as manager Bud Black alluded to the possibility of earlier this week, he will not go out on a rehab assignment. Instead, the two-time All-Star will immediately rejoin the Rockies 25-man roster and, at least for the time being, the starting lineup. There has been an awful lot of debate about what the Desmond...
Via BSN Denver
4 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Greg Holland Thriving and Succeeding

Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Desmond returns, playing left in Rox debut

Ian Desmond swatted four doubles in seven plate appearances in an extended spring game on Saturday morning, and now, he'll make his long-awaited Rockies debut in the series finale against the D-backs, hitting sixth and playing left field.
Via mlb.com
4 hours ago

Comeback win could give Colorado confidence to conquer NL

  There’s an old baseball saying that momentum is only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher. But there’s another old baseball saying about how as long as there is no clock in this game, a team with confidence in itself is capable of just about anything. It’s tempting to frame the Colorado Rockies comeback win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night as a sign...
Via BSN Denver
8 hours ago

The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies: No. 31 Garrett Atkins

We continue our look at the top 100 Colorado Rockies of all time in this article. Here, we look at No. 31 on our list, Garrett Atkins. Garrett Atkins by trade is a first baseman. By the end of his career he would earn a spot in the top-five third basemen in Colorado Rockies history. That transition […] The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies: No. 31 Garrett Atkins - Rox Pile - Rox...
Via Roxpile
11 hours ago

'Never nervous' Parra saves Rockies with grab

Gerardo Parra went 0-for-5 Saturday against the D-backs, but his diving catch in left field in the bottom of the ninth inning helped protect a one-run lead, as Colorado edged Arizona, 7-6.
Via mlb.com
17 hours ago

Rockies Likely To Activate Ian Desmond On Sunday

The Rockies’ prized offseason acquisition, Ian Desmond, is primed to make his season debut Sunday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com was among those to report. The 31-year-old Desmond has been on the shelf since fracturing his left hand on a hit by pitch on March 12, but he played an extended spring training game Saturday and then told reporters, including Harding: “As far as I know...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
20 hours ago

Ian Desmond likely to make Rockies debut Sunday, in left field, not at first base

PHOENIX — “Starting in left field for the Colorado Rockies, No. 20 … Ian Desmond.” That wasn’t the scenario the Rockies envisioned when they signed Desmond to a five-year, $70 million contract to be their starting first baseman. However, that’s the announcement likely to come over the public address system Sunday afternoon at Chase Field when Desmond makes his expected...
Via The Denver Post
21 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Rumors: Ian Desmond to Make His Debut on Sunday?

Reports are indicating that Ian Desmond may make his debut for the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in the finale of their three-game road series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Desmond spent Friday and Saturday taking part in extended spring training games at the Colorado spring training complex in Scottsdale, not far from Phoenix where the Rockies […] Colorado Rockies Rumors: Ian...
Via Roxpile
22 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Rookie Pitchers Carried Rotation Through April

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

The Greatest Colorado Rockies: No. 32 John Thomson

We continue our look at the top 100 Colorado Rockies of all time in this article. Here, we look at No. 32 on our list, John Thomson. John Thomson’s numbers for the Colorado Rockies may be closer to the top of the organization’s all-time list, simply because of their insistence on keeping him in Denver. The first instance, […] The Greatest Colorado Rockies: No. 32 John Thomson...
Via Roxpile
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies are back in first place, despite strange start

Rockies news and links for April 29, 2017 The Colorado Rockies Are the Weirdest Team in Baseball - The Ringer There are a number of ways to look at the way things have gone so far for the first place Rockies, and it’s probably not unfair to say it’s also been a little weird. Sure, it’s a good sign that the bullpen has mostly been great and that the team has overcome injuries...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

HIGHLIGHTS: Kyle Freeland steps up with strong outing to right Rockies

The Colorado Rockies stopped their three-game losing skid and reclaimed the top spot in the National League West with a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Friday. It was a much-needed pitching performance for Colorado after surrendering 42 runs over their previous three games. Rookie Kyle Freeland put together another outstanding start, allowing just one...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Jason Motte unrecognizable after daughter helps him shave beard

Jason Motte recently shaved off one of the gnarliest beards in all of baseball with the help of 4 1/2-year-old daughter Margaret. And now the pitcher is virtually unrecognizable.After spending last season with the Colorado Rockies, Motte earlier this month signed a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves, who have a policy prohibiting facial hair among its minor league players...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez reaches milestone for the Colorado Rockies

On April 26, right fielder Carlos Gonzalez took the field for the 1000th time with the Colorado Rockies. While this is not one of the most high-profile achievements a ballplayer can reach, it does confirm that Gonzalez has stuck around for quite a while in Denver, and secured a place among the best in the franchises history. CarGo’s baseball journey began way back in 2002, when...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Greg Holland has regained his All-Star form

The first-place Colorado Rockies have been rolling lately, winning their last four contest to stay eight games above .500. They have benefited from another stud year from the face of the franchise Nolan Arenado. Outside of Arenado, surprise offensive campaigns from Gerardo Parra, Mark Reynolds and Tony Walters have done their best to offset the lackluster first months of Charlie...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Rockies hit inside-the-park home run, grand slam in same inning

The Rockies only scored in one inning during Friday night’s game against the Giants, but it would prove to be all they needed. Colorado trailed 3-0 but exploded for six runs in the fourth inning in the game, and went on to win, 6-5. The way they scored those runs, though, was exciting. So we’re going to retell the story of how they did it. The Rockies had the bases loaded, with...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants team bus backed into car

The San Francisco Giants may have had an insurance claim to file prior to Friday’s game against the Colorado Rockies.Giants play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming tweeted that the team bus backed into a car on the way to Coors Field. It’s been quite the rotten start to the weekend for the National League West club after the news earlier in the day that their ace lefty Madison Bumgarner...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw upset with Rockies starter for delaying game

It’s not often that Clayton Kershaw gets upset, but something that the Colorado Rockies’ starter did on Wednesday night bugged the Dodgers ace.The beginning of Wednesday’s Dodgers-Rockies game was delayed a few minutes as the sides waited for Rockies starter Tyler Anderson to make his way from the bullpen to the dugout. Kershaw found Anderson’s time management to be “disrespectful...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Blackmon and the Good Side

Take a look at Charlie Blackmon‘s defensive charts and you’ll notice that he has a good side, one where he’s made a higher percentage of catches than the other. On the one hand, that seems strange: humans are largely symmetrical creatures. On the other, maybe it makes perfect sense: most people have dominant hands and eyes and move better in certain directions. Nowhere is...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Story hasn't recreated his April magic from last season

Last April, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story made his presence felt in a big way as a rookie. It’s kind of hard not to when you hit seven home runs in your first 12 career games and tie a rookie record for the most dingers in April (10).There’s really no way for anyone to replicate that performance (.261/.324/.696 line with 10 homers and 20 RBI, good for a 143 wRC+). Even...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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