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1/27/2015 | First full year in the books, Blackmon out to be better

It only seems Charlie Blackmon has been around forever. He made his first appearance with the Rockies in 2011, and his epic beard makes it seem as if he trotted into his outfield position in the days of Julius Caesar. He'll turn 29 on July 1, so in baseball years, he's beyond young and in the so-called prime years.


1/27/2015 | In Minors, Russell Wilson tackled tornadoes

As a frightening string of destructive tornadoes ripped through the Southeast on April 27, 2011, Mike Dunn took precautionary measures to protect his Class A Rome Braves players and the visiting Asheville Tourists club that included a young second baseman named Russell Wilson.


1/27/2015 | On the Cusp: Colorado Rockies

Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at which Rockies prospects could see the big leagues in 2015, including the team's top prospects, Jon Gray and Eddie Butler.


1/26/2015 | Ottavino agrees to deal with Rockies, avoiding arbitration

The Rockies and right-handed relief pitcher Adam Ottavino avoided arbitration by reaching a one-year, $1.3 million agreement on Monday.


1/26/2015 | Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with Rockies

First baseman Justin Morneau wasn't sure how he'd fit with the Rockies when he signed with them before last season. He was a Twins mainstay from his Major League debut in 2003 until August 2013, when he was dealt to the Pirates -- where he helped during a playoff run but admitted he felt like an outsider. Morneau did more than fit with the Rockies.


1/26/2015 | 2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 second basemen

Leading the array of new faces among top second-base prospects is Jose Peraza, who could soon be part of a formidable double-play combination with Andrelton Simmons in Atlanta. Micah Johnson of the White Sox and the Blue Jays' Devon Travis are the two players who remain from last year's list.


1/24/2015 | Tulowitzki focused on health, not trade rumors

In a sense, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's offseason is not much different than winters past. He's been rehabbing an injury, this time a surgically repaired left hip labrum. But this offseason also is different. "The trade talk was different for me," said Tulowitzki, who was at Coors Field for Saturday's Rockies Fest.


1/24/2015 | Avalanche to host game at Coors Field in 2016

The first NHL outdoor game in Colorado sports history will take place Feb. 27, 2016, at Coors Field, when the Colorado Avalanche host the Detroit Red Wings. The game, which is part of the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, will also mark the first time the Avalanche will play an official outdoor game.


1/23/2015 | Rehabbing CarGo ready to turn page

Carlos Gonzalez was delighted about the condition of his rehabbed body, and genuinely thankful to meet fans on Friday. With four straight losing Rockies seasons and the injuries behind him, Gonzalez tackled the vexing subjects facing him and the team.


1/23/2015 | Source: Rockies, Jurrjens have Minor League deal

The Rockies and right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens have agreed to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to Major League camp, Major League sources said on Friday.


1/23/2015 | MLB Network: Tulo best of best at shortstop

Troy Tulowitzki earned this offseason's mantle as the best shortstop in the game, according to MLB Network, as well as the personal lists of hosts Brian Kenny and Bill Ripken.


1/23/2015 | Tulo, CarGo making steady progress in surgery rehabs

Troy Tulowitzki (hip) and Carlos Gonzalez (knee) each had surgery last August, and both should be ready for Spring Training.


1/22/2015 | Rox add former All-Star reliever Jones to Minors staff

The Rockies added five-time All-Star pitcher Doug Jones to their Minor League staff on Thursday, naming the 16-year Major League veteran as pitching coach for Class A Short-Season Boise of the Northwest League.


1/16/2015 | Rockies 2015 Caravan set to take off next week

Select players, manager Walt Weiss and general manager Jeff Bridich will set out Jan. 23 to meet fans in Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, N.M., Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City, Utah, during the Rockies 2015 Caravan. The caravan will provide opportunities for fans and media who may not be in attendance for Rockies Fest, an all-day event at Coors Field next Saturday.


1/16/2015 | Chacin, McKenry, Brothers agree to 1-year deals

The Rockies avoided arbitration with right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, catcher Michael McKenry and left-handed reliever Rex Brothers by reaching one-year deals before Friday's deadline for arbitration-eligible players and their clubs to exchange figures.


1/15/2015 | Monfort tells NY paper Tulo deal 'not happening'

The notion of the Rockies trading shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Mets, which all winter has been more rumors and reports than action, was doused with cold water Thursday at the MLB owners meeting in Paradise Valley, Ariz. The New York Post reported that Rockies owner/general partner Charlie Monfort answered a direct question with a smile and a simple statement: "It's not happening."


1/14/2015 | Rockies reach deals with Chatwood, Lyles, Stubbs

The Rockies avoided arbitration with three players by reaching one-year agreements with right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles and outfielder Drew Stubbs, and reaching a two-year deal with right-hander Tyler Chatwood, who could miss most or all of the 2015 season as he recovers from elbow surgery.


1/14/2015 | Rockies broadcaster Corrigan shows passion for writing novels

Rockies radio broadcaster Jack Corrigan combined his love of writing and history with the uplifting story of his father's participation in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, and the result was his second novel, "Night of Destiny: 24 December, 1944".


1/13/2015 | Rockies host ceremony for Galarraga Field renovation

Andres Galarraga Field at the Owen Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver will continue to sparkle, thanks to the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, the Rockies, the MLB Groundskeepers and several companies.


1/13/2015 | Yankees acquire righty Martin from Rockies

The Yankees acquired right-hander Chris Martin from the Rockies on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced.


1/8/2015 | Stubbs played himself into right-handed asset in 2014

Add outfielder Drew Stubbs to the long list of players who found new life in high altitude. Stubbs joined the Rockies last winter in a trade with the Indians, and re-established himself as a right-handed-hitting option in the outfield. After three straight seasons hitting below .250 -- the first two with the Reds -- Stubbs hit .289 with 15 home runs and 43 RBIs, and posted career-best on-base (.339) and slugging (.482) percentages.


1/8/2015 | Rockies reveal 2015 Minor League staff assignments

Longtime Rockies staff member Duane Espy will fill the newly created post of hitting coordinator, the Rockies announced Thursday as they revealed their Minor League staff assignments for 2015.


1/8/2015 | Spring workout dates announced for all clubs

Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and Reds -- will be the first to work out, with a Feb. 19 start date. Thirteen other clubs will work out pitchers and catchers for the first time the following day.


1/6/2015 | Anniversary highlights Rockies promotional schedule

The Rockies will commemorate the 20th anniversary of their first game at Coors Field on April 26, with several of the club's greatest players of that era on hand. The celebration highlights the club's 2015 promotional schedule, which was announced Tuesday.


1/6/2015 | Big Unit, Pedro, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame

In their first year on the Hall of Fame ballot, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday, while Craig Biggio was elected in his third year on the ballot.




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