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Colorado Rockies Position Player Power Rankings: Arenado falls from the top spot

  Greetings! Welcome to the BSN Denver Power Rankings. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, we will be providing you with Power Rankings for the Colorado Rockies roster at three positions; Starting Pitcher, Bullpen, and Position Player. The rankings will be released at noon (MST) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday respectively. Each week, we will update the rankings based heavily...
Via BSN Denver
37 minutes ago

WATCH: Bud Black pleased with Senzatela’s outing, despite loss

The Rockies threw everyone a bit of a curveball Thursday when they optioned right-hander Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque, ending his run at the club’s 2017 major league camp. Having lost Chad Bettis from the rotation when his cancer returned, Hoffman was widely expected to grab the No. 5, or even the No. 4 spot in the Rockies’ rotation. Now, it appears that job will be going...
Via Mile High Sports
43 minutes ago

Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on March 24

After roster moves, the Rockies are one day closer to Opening Day as reserves highlighted Thursday’s action struggling in all facets of the game. Here are three things you should know for March 24th. Jeff Hoffman Sent to Triple-A After failing to establish himself in Catus League play, Jeff Hoffman was sent down to Triple-A Albuquerque on […] Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You...
Via Roxpile
6 hours ago

The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies: 49 Juan Pierre

We continue our look at the top 100 Colorado Rockies of all time in this article. Here, we look at No. 49 on our list, Juan Pierre. Juan Pierre is a Colorado Rockies original. You may remember him for his incredible speed or that he always looked like he was swimming in his uniform. But the next […] The 100 Greatest Colorado Rockies: 49 Juan Pierre - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado...
Via Roxpile
6 hours ago

Senzatela calm while facing adversity in start

Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela displayed a solid fastball and plus stuff, even if his command stood sharpening, on Thursday during his latest bid for the starting rotation. But the true test can't be measured in miles per hour or any other metric.
Via mlb.com
16 hours ago

Antonio Senzatela tested in trouble against Cleveland as Rockies eye a rotation piece

Cleveland 8, Colorado 3 GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Antonio Senzatela huddled with his manager, his pitching coach and catcher at the bottom of the Rockies’ dugout steps here Thursday after the fifth inning. Collectively, there were decades of pitching experience. Nearly none of it belonged to Senzatela. The just-turned 22-year-old right-hander just threw through an error-extended, wind...
Via The Denver Post
17 hours ago

Arenado, McGee rejoin Rockies from WBC '17

Third baseman Nolan Arenado finished what had been a difficult World Baseball Classic with two singles in Team USA's 8-0 championship game win over Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The good news for Rockies lefty reliever Jake McGee, also a member of Team USA, was his tournament went well. Bad news was he threw one inning, with one hit and one walk, through the whole tournament.
Via mlb.com
19 hours ago

Black sharing insight with Rockies' young arms

One of the first things Bud Black said when the Rockies hired him as their skipper was that he "sees the game through the pitcher's eyes," and sometimes those words are meant to be taken literally.
Via mlb.com
22 hours ago

Colorado Rockies option starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A

The highly touted righty will begin the 2017 season in the minors. The Colorado Rockies announced on Thursday that starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque. The news presumably means Hoffman is out of the running for the Rockies’ rotation, leaving Kyle Freeland, German Marquez, and Antonio Senzatela battling for the final two spots. The 24-year-old...
Via Purple Row
22 hours ago

Rockies option Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A, could open door for Kyle Freeland

Coming into Spring Training, pitcher Jeff Hoffman may have been the frontrunner to lock down the final spot in the Colorado Rockies’ rotation; in what was anticipated to be one of the most contentious battles to make the Opening Day roster. On Thursday, it became clear that he didn’t do enough to win said battle. Hoffman had somewhat of a rough spring. The 24-year-old posted...
Via Mile High Sports
23 hours ago

Rockies’ pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque

The Colorado Rockies on Thursday optioned right-handed pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque. The 24-year-old hurler acquired in the Troy Tulowitzki trade in 2015 had been in the running to make the Rockies rotation, or possibly grab a bullpen slot, coming out of spring training. Hoffman pitched 5 2/3 innings in the Cactus League this spring, posting a 4.76 ERA,...
Via The Denver Post
23 hours ago

Arenado has hand in US victory at WBC, both offensively and defensively

It was a play that Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has made countless times. The winner of four straight Gold Gloves at the hot corner, it has almost become automatic. Still, while the grounder the 25-year-old fielded on Wednesday may have appeared routine, it was actually something much more. It was historic. This particular ground ball put the final nail in the coffin...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Predicting the Rockies Opening Day roster

  The Colorado Rockies franchise is facing a rare roster crunch, only a few times in the franchise’s 20-plus seasons have they had more talent than spots. This year they have oodles of capable players, maybe too many to even fit their 40-man let alone their 25-man. Let’s do a quick prediction on what the Rockies 25-man roster will look like come April, 3, and the moves the club...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Rockies’ Jon Gray and Trevor Story among most valuable players going into 2017

Colorado Rockies news and notes for Thursday, March 23 2017 MLB Trade Value player rankings, Part 2: Nos. 50–31 | SI.com Jonah Keri is in the process of ranking the best players in baseball based on their trade value, “essentially trying to answer the question, ‘If every team made every player available via trade, which guys would fetch the greatest return?’” There...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Kyle Freeland continues strong bid for Rockies’ starting rotation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Manager Bud Black is being coy about who’ll be his starting five when the Rockies break camp April 1. But Black held nothing back in his praise for left-hander Kyle Freeland on Wednesday. “Ever since his first start (of spring), his confidence has risen,”  Black said after Freeland pitched five strong innings against Cleveland. “He’s pitching with...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Rockies hold ping-pong tourney in front of packed clubhouse

Spring training undoubtedly serves its purpose with its myriad benefits and routines. It helps players, management, coaching staff, trainers and the like prepare themselves -- both mentally and physically -- for the impending slog through the marathon-like regular season.But even spring training can get a bit long, tenuous and repetitive. So many teams try to figure out ways to break...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

World Baseball Classic 2017: Nolan Arenado has rough night in Team USA’s win

Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Wednesday, March 22nd The United States got one step closer to their first World Baseball Classic championship last night with a 2-1 win over Japan. Constant rain and sloppy condition sapped the game from much of the energy that many of the WBC games have had despite the high stakes. While the low score is indicative of a lot of hitters...
Via Purple Row
2 days ago

MLB teams tweet support as Chad Bettis undergoes chemotherapy

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis on Monday received heartfelt expressions of support from several MLB teams and social media at large as he continues to wage a battle against cancer.Bettis, originally diagnosed with testicular cancer late last year, was declared cancer-free in January following surgery on Nov. 29. Subsequent tests in early March, however, unfortunately indicated...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Desmond stays upbeat after hand surgery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Ian Desmond, with his right hand, is able to drive slowly around the Colorado Rockies spring training complex in a golf cart and watch teammates practice. That's what he did Friday afternoon before the Rockies left camp to play the San Francisco Giants. The left hand, however, is wrapped like a club. Desmond, who was set to be the Rockies' opening day first...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers fall 5-4 to Colorado in spring training

ROCKIES 5, BREWERS 4 Kyle Freeland struck out five and gave up five hits in five scoreless innings for the Rockies, and Greg Holland won with a hitless ninth. Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson allowed one run, four hits and four walks in four innings. Loser Jacob Barnes wasted a lead, giving up two runs on two hits without an out.
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' injury woes mount with Tom Murphy's broken forearm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy will miss four to six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right forearm. Manager Bud Black said Murphy broke his arm Saturday in a game against the Cubs when he was hit by Anthony Rizzo's bat while throwing to second base on a steal attempt. The ball sailed into center field and Rizzo was called for interference. Murphy...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies Had an Awful Week

A team can’t make their season in March, but they can lose their season before it begins. Last week was an awful week for the Rockies. At the moment, the Rockies and the baseball world aren’t concerned about when Chad Bettis will pitch again. They just want him to be healthy, after the 27-year-old starting pitcher learned last week that his testicular cancer had unexpectedly...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond suffers left hand fracture after getting hit by pitch in spring training

The 2017 MLB season hasn’t even begun yet, and already Lady Luck is trolling the Colorado Rockies once again.The Rockies announced that infielder Ian Desmond suffered a fractured left hand after getting hit by a pitch in the fourth inning of Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Cincinnati Reds. The 31-year-old Desmond, who batted .285/.335/.446 with 22 home runs, 86 RBIs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis to undergo chemotherapy after cancer returns

On Friday, Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis revealed some truly terrible news: The cancer that doctors thought was confined to his testicle has spread to other parts of his body, meaning he will now require chemotherapy.“I learned this week that my testicular cancer has unexpectedly spread, and I will begin a regimen of chemotherapy in the very near future,” Bettis wrote on Twitter...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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