ROCKIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Inbox: Blackmon in center, Desmond at first?

Will the Rockies keep Charlie Blackmon and play Ian Desmond at first base? Is Desmond a clubhouse leader? Beat reporter Thomas Harding opens the Inbox.
Via mlb.com
20 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Rumors: Could The Offense Be Set with Desmond?

After so many discussions and rumors flying around, is it possible that the Colorado Rockies are done for the winter? Could the Ian Desmond signing be the biggest move the Rockies make before spring training arrives? It’s seeming more and more like a very real possibility. With the Rockies intent on playing Desmond at first […] Colorado Rockies Rumors: Could The Offense Be Set...
Via Roxpile
22 hours ago

Rockies should spend at first base only as last resort

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Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies: Analyzing and Grading the 2016 Catchers

NICK HUNDLEY: 2016 GRADE C-, fWAR 0.3 Now that Nick Hundley is drawing interest from other clubs in free agency, the Colorado Rockies are comfortable that their up-and-coming catching corps are capable of replacing him. A 33-year-old Hundley put more up a .260/.320/.439 line in 83 games in 2016. Considering that most catchers in the […] Colorado Rockies: Analyzing and Grading the...
Via Roxpile
1 day ago

Looking back at the Rockies’ winter meetings moves

Rockies news and links for Friday, December 9. With the Winter Meetings finished for another offseason, it’s time to rest up and recharge your batteries. Until the Rockies next move, that is, which could come at any time. A good place to start is with the MLB Daily Dish Winter Meetings recap. You can catch up on all the things you missed, as well as to find some analysis on...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Rumor Roundup: Rockies Dig the Long Ball by Ashley Varela

The Rockies are itching for more power at Coors Field, the Nationals are getting less picky about their closers, and the Padres are weighing their shortstop options.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond: The Colorado Rockies new closer

  After rumors had been swirling for weeks that the Colorado Rockies prime focus of the offseason was to revamp their bullpen, the wait is officially over. The Rockies answered fans prayers to get an elite bullpen arm when they signed a top free-agent target in Ian Desmond. Desmond is not your typical relief pitcher, in fact, he is a shortstop turned outfielder. But with a weak...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago

Jeff Bridich’s next order of business? Prop up Rockies’ bullpen

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The winter meetings ended here Thursday morning as general managers and their entourages scrambled to catch flights home, but that doesn’t mean the business of baseball is done. Especially not for the Rockies. General manager Jeff Bridich said he expects the hot stove to stay hot over the next two weeks. “We can be active, I hope we are,” Bridich said...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

Colorado Rockies: what does the Ian Desmond signing mean?

Have the Colorado Rockies found a winning option at first base? Maybe, but newly acquired Ian Desmond comes at a pretty penny and has a handful of challenges to overcome to help the Rockies win in 2017.  The Rockies inked former Texas Rangers outfielder to a five-year deal worth $70 million, an average of $14 million a year. The Rockies have struggled to find a productive first...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies signed Ian Desmond: what are they thinking?

Their next moves will tell, but we can start to guess some things that they think. When the Colorado Rockies get national attention, it’s usually writers and analysts cracking different versions of the same joke: Oh, those silly Rockies. Another weird move. What are they thinking? We’ll never understand the Rockies. The front office has delivered plenty of moves worthy of this...
Via Purple Row
2 days ago

Colorado Rockies Get Incomplete Grade for Winter Meetings

Baseball’s winter meetings have officially concluded and the dust is beginning to settle from a dizzying amount of signings, trades and rumors. So how did the Colorado Rockies fare during the biggest event of the offseason? Colorado made one notable splash during the week, signing Ian Desmond to a five-year, $70 million deal. It was […] Colorado Rockies Get Incomplete Grade for...
Via Roxpile
2 days ago

Rockies Looking To Acquire Pitching

With Ian Desmond now in Colorado and free agent slugger Mark Trumbo a candidate to join him, the Rockies may soon have a surplus of quality position players. Center fielder Charlie Blackmon’s name was already in the rumor mill before the Rockies agreed to a five-year, $70MM deal with Desmond on Wednesday, so the odds of the team moving him have perhaps increased since. General...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Report: Ian Desmond, Rockies agree to $70M, 5-year contract

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- All-Star free agent outfielder Ian Desmond and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced.A versatile 31-year-old, Desmond hit .285 with 22 homers and 86 RBIs this year...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

BSN Rockies Podcast: Ian Desmond could be a disaster or a panacea

  On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman breaks down every facet of today’s Ian Desmond signing news. Is he the Colorado Rockies first baseman for the next five years? Is he going to fulfill more of a super-utility role? What does this mean for Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez? Can Desmond’s versatility and well-structured deal make up for the hefty overall...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

Desmond at 1st could work for Rockies

The Rockies have agreed to terms with Ian Desmond. Message delivered. The Rockies are not looking at the future. The focus is on here and now.
Via mlb.com
3 days ago

Desmond’s deal with Rockies is puzzling, opens door for trades

The newest member of the Colorado Rockies is shortstop/outfielder Ian Desmond, who inked a five-year, $70 million deal with the team on Wednesday morning. Sources confirm: Desmond getting five years, $70M from #Rockies. @Joelsherman1, @jonheyman on it. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 7, 2016 This is fine. The money isn’t outrageous. Five years isn’t too...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Desmond, Rockies agree to $70M, 5-year contract

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star free agent outfielder Ian Desmond and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The 31-year-old Desmond hit .285 with 22 homers and 86 RBIs this year...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond Signs with the Rockies

The curveballs just keep coming at the 2016 Winter Meetings, as Ken Rosenthal just reported a whopper: Sources: Ian Desmond to #Rockies. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 7, 2016 While we were all trying to process exactly where Ian Desmond would play for the Rockies, since they’re nominally all set at the positions he plays, Rosenthal struck again: Source: Desmond...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond agrees to five-year deal with Rockies

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Rockies have come to a contract agreement with free agent outfielder/infielder Ian Desmond. The contract is for five years, $70 million, pending a physical, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Rockies are in need of a first baseman, but at this point it’s not certain if the club will transition Desmond to first or if the move sets up...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Rockies prepared to spend at Winter Meetings

Rockies owner, president and CEO Dick Monfort said last month that the team will increase its payroll, which set a team record at $120,586,480 at the end of last season. General manager Jeff Bridich has been operating that way, having seriously approached free-agent first basemen Mark Trumbo and Edwin Encarnacion, whose price tags could conservatively exceed $75 million and require...
Via mlb.com
3 days ago

The Colorado Rockies are looking to add a big name at first base

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit It is now December, Christmas season is here and the Colorado Rockies and general manager Jeff Bridich are at the winter meetings looking to...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago

Lyles, Rockies agree to $3,175,000, 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) Facing the possibility of getting cut by the Colorado Rockies later this week, right-hander Jordan Lyles agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract worth $3,175,000 - a $200,000 raise. Lyles was mostly used out of the bullpen by the Rockies last season. He made the first of his 35 relief appearances on June 22 after being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and went 4...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies rumors: which closer makes the most sense?

The Colorado Rockies are targeting several key free agent this offseason, none more important perhaps than help for the bullpen. Multiple sources report the Rockies are pursuing free agent Mark Melancon, hopefully as the main closer for Colorado.  The Colorado native Melancon has never allowed a run at Coors Field in six games pitched, crediting his success to the fact that he learned...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Black on Managing (and Run-Prevention) in Colorado

Bud Black has made a lot of tactical decisions at Coors Field. He’s done so from the visiting dugout, having previously served as the skipper of the San Diego Padres. His perspective will be different going forward. Following a year-long stint as a special assistant in Anaheim, Black is now at the helm in Colorado. The Rockies named the 59-year-old former big-league lefty as their...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Prospect Watch: Kyle Freeland and Sam Moll

The Colorado Rockies are inching their back to postseason contenders. It is possible that they are just one or two players away from legitimate threats. While the offense continues to flourish inside the hitter-friendly Coors Field, the pitching is still looking for consistency. Perhaps these two pitching prospects, which got plenty of appearances in AAA Albuquerque, can help the...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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