Trevor Story returns to Rockies; Bud Black not concerned about juggling playing time

PHILADELPHIA — Shortstop Trevor Story rejoined the Rockies on Tuesday after his Triple-A rehab stint, but he wasn’t in the starting lineup against Philadelphia. Mark Reynolds, batting .319 with a major-league high 39 RBIs, wasn’t in the lineup either, supplanted at first base by Ian Desmond. The surplus of talent requires manager Bud Black to juggle playing time, and, potentially...
Via The Denver Post
12 minutes ago

Chatwood hoping for better control in start

Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson found his missing form in his last start -- two hits in six innings against the Pirates, until lower back soreness forced him out of the game. Rockies righty Tyler Chatwood found some positives, but his form remained elusive in five inefficient innings against the Twins.
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The three most surprising things for the Colorado Rockies in 2017

Entering the 2017 season, most people viewed the Colorado Rockies as a dark-horse National League wildcard team after finishing the 2016 with a 75-87 record, good enough with for a third place finish in the NL West, but in 2017, Colorado is off to a 29-17 start to their season, two games ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the division. With their fantastic start...
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Trevor Story is back, Jeff Hoffman sent down but why no changes in the bullpen?

  The Colorado Rockies made a widely anticipated transaction Tuesday, bringing Trevor Story back from the disabled list and sending pitcher Jeff Hoffman back down to Triple-A Albuquerque. Despite the fact that Pat Valaika and Alexi Amarista both filled in admirably in Story’s absence, the shortstop position belongs to the young man who so confidently burst onto the national scene...
Via BSN Denver
3 hours ago

Kizsla vs. Groke: Should Trevor Story get his job back as Rockies starting shortstop?

Should Trevor Story get his job back as the Rockies starting shortstop? Kiz: The Rockies are on a roll. And nothing, it seems, can stop them. Not the loss of staff ace Jon Gray to injury. Not a sophomore slump from shortstop Trevor Story. In the first dozen games after Story was shelved by a shoulder injury, Colorado went 8-4. Story is getting healthy and was activated on Tuesday...
Via The Denver Post
3 hours ago

Story returns from DL; Rockies option Hoffman

The Rockies reinstated shortstop Trevor Story -- who missed 12 games with a left shoulder strain -- from the 10-day disabled list for Tuesday night's game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
4 hours ago

Colorado Rockies roster news: Story back from injury, Hoffman sent down

As expected, the Colorado Rockies made a move on Tuesday afternoon to once again give themselves a four-man bench. They welcomed back a familiar face from injury while sending down a pitcher who continues to prove he belongs at the Major League level sooner than later. Prior to the second game of their four-game series […] Colorado Rockies roster news: Story back from injury, Hoffman...
Via Roxpile
4 hours ago

Game 1 victories crucial in Rockies’ early success

The Colorado Rockies are leading the National League West and have the second best record in all of Major League Baseball. Even for the most optimistic of fans, that’s a truth very few saw coming as the end of May rolls around. Now multiple games past the quarter mark of the 2017 season, these Rockies appear to be different than the fleeting winners of early seasons past. Eight years...
Via Mile High Sports
6 hours ago

Game 1 crucial for Rockies’ early success

The Colorado Rockies are leading the National League West and have the second best record in all of Major League Baseball. Even for the most optimistic of fans, that’s a truth very few saw coming as the end of May rolls around. Now multiple games past the quarter mark of the 2017 season, these Rockies appear to be different than the fleeting winners of early seasons past. Eight years...
Via Mile High Sports
6 hours ago

Rockies Re-Sign Stephen Cardullo

The Rockies have reached a new minor-league contract with outfielder/first baseman Stephen Cardullo, per a club announcement. He had been released recently, even as the sides contemplated a new contract. The 29-year-old Cardullo is expected to miss several months with a fractured wrist. That, evidently, explains the procedural moves; Cardullo will leave the 40-man roster entirely...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 hours ago

The Rockies bullpen is quickly becoming in need of some fine-tuning

The Colorado Rockies are off to their best start in franchise history with a record of 29-17 through 46 games. So far Colorado has been firing on all cylinders; however, in recently, the bullpen has started to show cracks. While they have continued to hold the fort, it may be only a matter of time before things crumble with the current pace some of the arms are on. While the Rockies...
Via Mile High Sports
10 hours ago

Brendan Rodgers admits his interest in bringing back Premier League winger to Celtic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the future of youngster Patrick Roberts is in the hands of his parent club Manchester City, as the Bhoys are keen to keep him at Parkhead for another season. Rodgers said: “No, it’s not. But I think for the twentieth time I’m going to say he is going […]
Via FutnSoccer
18 hours ago

Hoffman gets called up, sparkles over 7 innings

The Rockies officially recalled right-hander Jeff Hoffman from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday to start that night's game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, and optioned outfielder Raimel Tapia to Albuquerque.
20 hours ago

Jeff Hoffman pitches like an ace, Rockies keep rolling

  The Colorado Rockies keep rolling right along, picking up a win against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first of their four-game set behind another brilliant spot start performance from rookie pitcher Jeff Hoffman. This is the second time Hoffman has stepped into the rotation because of an odd schedule and picked up a win only to (likely) be sent back down to Triple-A because...
Via BSN Denver
22 hours ago

Colorado Rockies call up Jeff Hoffman, option Raimel Tapia

Hoffman to start tonight’s game against the Phillies Update 5/22 2:55 MT The move has now been officially announced by the Rockies. The Colorado Rockies have recalled starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman from Triple-A Albuquerque. To make room for Hoffman on the active roster, the Rockies have optioned outfielder Raimel Tapia to Albuquerque. While the Rockies have not officially announced...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

BSN Rockies Podcast: Will Greg Holland and Carlos Gonzalez stay in Colorado?

  On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman talks a little more about the value of not streaking, discusses the cryptic future of Carlos Gonzalez, and speculates on what will happen with Greg Holland‘s contract now that he has proven to be incredibly worth it. And, of course, just how underrated is Charlie Blackmon?
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Rockies prospects Colton Welker, Sam Howard highlight PuRPs of the Week

Weekly review of Rockies prospects for each minor league affiliate It was a good week on the farm, as the four active Rockies affiliates combined to go 17-11 from May 14 to 20. For some teams, that leaves them in the thick of their respective playoff races. For others, it helped stave off the ignominy of occupying the cellar. We’re highlighting the prospects that had the best weeks...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Rodgers says Celtic man part of his plans despite bust-up

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Leigh Griffiths is still a major part of his plans despite the striker being visibly upset with his manager last week. The 26-year-old Griffiths was visibly upset after Rodgers substituted him during Celtic’s 5-1 demolition of Partick Thistle. Rodgers did however confirm that Griffiths sent him a message […]
Via FutnSoccer
1 day ago

Ian Desmond compares Twins pitcher to late Jose Fernandez

Jose Berrios has been dominant in his first two outings this season for the Minnesota Twins. He’s looked so good that he has one of his opponents comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez.Here’s what Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond said about Berrios after Thursday’s game: Desmond would know, as he used to face the Miami Marlins stud when he was in the NL East as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Colorado Rockies starting rotation hold up?

The Colorado Rockies remain in first place in the National League West, 2.5 games ahead of the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks. One of the reasons for the Rockies hot-start in 2017 has certainly been their offense, along with a solid bullpen. Their rotation, however, has been one of their most inconsistent assets, raising questions of how well it will hold up as the season progresses...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies' underrated revival is real

In the marathon that is the Major League Baseball season, it is easy – practical even –  not trust all that you see early in the year. A fast start to a season can be erased as easily as a three-run lead within the generous confines of Coors Field.Various mile markers are used by followers of the game to provided context for trusting early returns: "It’s only the spring,"...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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