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Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on February 23

Chad Bettis having a successful surgery after being diagnosed with testicular cancer was the best thing by far in the Colorado Rockies offseason. Three months since his diagnosis in November, Bettis was told by doctors that he remains cancer free. Bettis will continue to be monitored every three to six months according to Nick Groke […] Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know...
Via Roxpile
1 hour ago

Ian Desmond on learning how to play first base

SCOTTSDALE, Az. -- Think anyone can play first base? Here are just some of the elements that Ian Desmond is trying to master while learning the position with the Rockies. with whom he signed a five-year contract in the offseason: The 3-6-3 double play  “It’s a quick turn, a throw and get back to the bag, find the bag as quick you can and pick up the throw," he said. "Early...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

Next stop on Ian Desmond's journey is first base for the Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Az. – It’s 7:45 a.m. on Field R8 at the Rockies’ spring-training complex, nearly two hours before the team’s workout will begin. Field R8 actually is a half-field, designed for infield practice. Ian Desmond is at first base. DJ LeMahieu is at second, joining his new infield partner for early work for the first time. LeMahieu, a Gold Glove winner in 2014, does...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

Will Coors Field help or hurt the Colorado Rockies in 2017

Among the green seats in the upper deck of Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, there is a row of seats going around the stadium that are painted purple. This symbolizes the exact elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, literally a mile high. At such high elevation the air is thinner, breathing is more difficult, and baseball, well it seems to be played a little… differently...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

German Marquez, just 22, making strong bid for Rockies rotation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Those who watch Rockies right-hander German Marquez pitch invariably come to a similar impression. It goes something like this: “It looks like he’s throwing so smooth and easy that I can’t believe he throws that hard.” But he does. Just ask second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who took live batting practice against Marquez earlier this week. “He’s got this...
Via The Denver Post
10 hours ago

Rusin's versatility a plus for Rockies

Last season, Rockies left-hander Chris Rusin went 3-5 with a 3.74 ERA in 29 games, which including seven starts. His value was best shown during a stretch of six relief appearances in August.
Via mlb.com
13 hours ago

Gerardo Parra should rebound well in 2017

  Prior to the 2016 season, Colorado Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich signed outfielder Gerardo Parra to a three-year, 27.5 million dollar contract. It was an eyebrow-raiser at the time and that was only magnified as he went on to post the worst season of his MLB career. Though there was a time early in the season in which Parra was leading the National League in doubles ...
Via BSN Denver
13 hours ago

Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis ‘remains free of cancer’

The Colorado Rockies will begin spring training games on Saturday. But regardless of how those games go, things are already looking better for pitcher Chad Bettis.“Chad Bettis pitched a ho-hum bullpen session Wednesday at Salt River Fields. That is not why teammates congratulated him,” Nick Groke of The Denver Post wrote. “The Rockies right-hander, three months after he was...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Story wants to pen tale on defense

Rockies shortstop Trevor Story hit 27 home runs in his rookie season, but he also wants to be known for his defense.
Via mlb.com
19 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Could Benefit From Potential Facebook-MLB Deal

It’s been reported that Facebook and Major League Baseball are in talks to stream baseball games during the 2017 season. That could be very good news for the Colorado Rockies and their attempt to educate people outside the Mountain time zone that a pretty darn good baseball team resides in LoDo. According to published reports, […] Colorado Rockies Could Benefit From Potential...
Via Roxpile
20 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25: No. 11: Tony Wolters

  Welcome to the BSN Denver Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25 where we will rank the organization’s best players who will be 25 years-old or younger on Opening Day 2017. Our parameters for this list may be different than others it resembles so let us be clear about them: The list was created entirely by the BSN Rockies staff and had no other input from any outside sources. While...
Via BSN Denver
23 hours ago

PHOTOS: Colorado Rockies Spring Training 2017

Colorado Rockies practice during Spring Training Feb. 21, 2017 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Arizona.
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Rockies pitcher Carlos Estevez scouts the standouts from Spring Training

Spring training is officially underway. As is the case with many clubs, hope fills the Colorado Rockies’ clubhouse. Every team is still in contention and everybody is upbeat about what the upcoming season may bring. “Everyone is excited about this year and how it’s going to go,” Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez told Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro during the Afternoon...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Rockies' Story wants to show power surge was not fiction

For all Trevor Story accomplished in a record rookie season, his biggest takeaway is this: Slide feet first. A painful lesson and one that ended the Colorado Rockies shortstop's outstanding season in late July after he tore a ligament in his left thumb trying avoid a tag while reaching for second base . Before his injury, Story was making headlines for his improbable power surge...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25: No. 12: Brendan Rodgers

  Welcome to the BSN Denver Colorado Rockies Top 25 Under 25 where we will rank the organization’s best players who will be 25 years-old or younger on Opening Day 2017. Our parameters for this list may be different than others it resembles so let us be clear about them: The list was created entirely by the BSN Rockies staff and had no other input from any outside sources. While...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Black makes immediate impact on culture of new Colorado club

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Bud Black called on young pitcher Rayan Gonzalez and put the Puerto Rican right-hander on the spot in front of everybody. Colorado's new manager inquired about what Gonzalez likes to do away from the field? Gonzalez shared that he and wife, Alexa, regularly do salsa dancing. Cue the salsa music - well, after two miscues playing merengue tunes before being...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies – 2017 Rotation Preview

What is this witchcraft? The Colorado Rockies rotation isn’t bad!? No it’s not. Lets remember the 16-strikeout-0-walk game that ace Jon Gray pitched last year. You read that correctly, and I’m still not over it! Tyler Anderson, Chad Bettis, Tyler Chatwood, and  Jeff Hoffman will round out the rest of the rotation. Lets go through one by one and see if I can make a believer...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Ian Desmond at first makes sense for the Colorado Rockies

The first official workout for the Colorado Rockies is just over two weeks away. The 40-man roster and non-roster invitees to Spring Training have been made final, and it appears that Ian Desmond will be the starting first baseman heading into camp and for the regular season. The signing of Desmond to a $70 million contract over five years to play first base for Colorado turned heads...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Effectively Wild Episode 1017: The Ryan Raburn is Due Edition

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the anticlimactic approach of spring training and answer listener emails about baseball reductionism, investing in Little League, the Cardinals’ effect on the Cubs, transplanting Trout and Kershaw, and wearing out starters, with a statistical detour to talk about history’s most volatile hitters. Audio intro: Thrush Hermit, "We Are...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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