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Cubs Acquire Rex Brothers From Rockies

Nov 25, 2015 4:38 PM

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Rex Brothers from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for left-hander Wander Cabrera.

Brothers, who turns 28 next month, split last season between the Rockies and Triple-A Albuquerque, going 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA in 17 Major League relief appearances.

Carrie Muskat/MLB

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Rockies Designate Axford For Assignment; Sign Barnes To One-Year Deal

Nov 21, 2015 12:07 PM

The Rockies have designated three relievers for assignment, including right-hander John Axford.

Other players designated for assignment Friday were lefty Rex Brothers and righty Tommy Kahnle, along with infielder/catcher Willin Rosario.

The team also agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Brandon Barnes that avoided arbitration.

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Report: Jose Reyes Arrested For Domestic Abuse

Nov 10, 2015 6:21 AM

Jose Reyes was reportedly arrested on Oct. 31 in Maui after allegedly grabbing his wife, Katherine, by the throat and shoving her into the sliding glass door of their hotel room at the Four Seasons Resort.

The Colorado Rockies issued a statement late Monday night that they are "extremely disappointed and concerned" to learn of domestic abuse allegations against Reyes.

Reyes was arrested after hotel security called police and was released on bail.

In August, Major League Baseball announced a new domestic violence policy that allows commissioner Rob Manfred to issue discipline for "just cause," the same standard used under the sport's collective bargaining agreement.


Tags: Colorado Rockies, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Rockies To Retain Entire Staff Under Walt Weiss

Oct 21, 2015 7:09 AM

The Colorado Rockies will retain their entire coaching staff under manager Walt Weiss.

That includes hitting coach Blake Doyle and bench coach Tom Runnels.

Weiss confirmed two weeks ago that he will return for the final year of his contract after he met with general manager Jeff Bridich.

"We haven't won yet," Weiss told The Denver Post in September. "But I feel like there's a foundation of respect and trust in the clubhouse with this coaching staff. Guys on this team feel the need to show up and compete every day. ... I don't expect people to give that a whole lot of credence. But, for me, when I look in the mirror after every game, that's what me and the staff hang our hat on."

Nick Groke/Denver Post

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Walt Weiss Will Return To Rockies In 2016

Oct 7, 2015 12:57 PM

Walt Weiss will return as manager of the Colorado Rockies in 2016.

The Rockies are 208-278 under Weiss and went 68-94 and finished last in the NL West this season. He has one year left on his contract.


Rockies players campaigned for his return in the waning days of the season, with third baseman Nolan Arenado saying, "We haven't been able to win. That's not a reflection on him. He's doing a fine job."


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Nolan Arenado, Carlos Gonzalez Defend Walt Weiss

Sep 30, 2015 7:54 AM

The Colorado Rockies won't make a decision on his future until after the season, but some players have come out in support of Walt Weiss.

The Rockies are in last plate in the National League West.

"I think Walt did a good job. I really do. You can't blame him for the way we played," Nolan Arenado told the Denver Post. "At the end of the day, we weren't very good this year. ... The blame doesn't go to him. He puts the best guys out there and we need to go perform. We weren't able to do that this year. Hopefully, we'll have some guys next year ready to play and give him a better chance to win."

For the second straight season, Colorado has the worst ERA in the Major Leagues.

"It's tough on him because you don't have the guys any manager would ask for, rotation-wise," Carlos Gonzalez told the Post. "There's always a different guy pitching. I can't imagine how hard it would be for a manager. But at the same time, he's handled it very well.

"... He's showing you he wants to win every night, even if they aren't the guys he wants. It's the same way for all of us. We have to put our uniform on and play hard."


Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

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Jose Reyes Would Welcome Trade

Aug 23, 2015 11:32 AM

Jose Reyes, who was acquired by the Rockies in the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays, said Saturday that he'd welcome a trade from Colorado. Reyes, 32, is owed $56M through 2017, so the rebuilding Rockies likewise are seeking the same.

"I'm at the point in my career that I want to win," Reyes told the Denver Post. "I say it over and over. I want to win. I don't want to spend the rest of my career on a last-place team. That's not the kind of player I feel like I am."

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets To Skip Matt Harvey's Next Start

Aug 22, 2015 1:41 AM

Determined to keep Matt Harvey's innings in check in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, the Mets will skip his scheduled start Sunday against the Rockies at Coors Field.

Rookie right-hander Logan Verrett will make his first major league start in Harvey's place.

Harvey (11-7, 2.57 ERA) currently sits at 154 innings after missing the entire 2014 season.

Tags: New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Rockies Release Drew Stubbs

Aug 21, 2015 3:50 PM

The Colorado Rockies have released Drew Stubbs.

Colorado designated Stubbs for assignment on August 12.

Stubbs, 30, enjoyed arguably the best season of his career with the Rockies in 2014, but he opened the season with a 6-for-51 slump and was ultimately optioned to Triple-A.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Preferred Tulowitzki To Jeter In 2010

Aug 20, 2015 4:34 PM

During his intense contract negotiations with the New York Yankees in 2010, Derek Jeter was told by Brian Cashman that the club preferred Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop.

According to Sports Illustrated, Jeter asked Cashman whom he'd rather have playing shortstop for the Yankees.

Cashman's answer was among others, Troy Tulowitzki.

"Do you really want me to answer that?" Cashman told Jeter. "We're not paying extra money for popularity. We're paying for performance."

Jeter, who was seeking a four- to six-year deal in the area of $22 million to $24 million a year, eventually signed a three-year, $51 million extension with the Yankees.

Cashman told the New York Daily News on Wednesday that he didn't provide any quotes from Jeter's negotiations to Sports Illustrated but that he "didn't confirm or deny" the report and didn't take issue with it. He confirmed that SI spent time with him but also that the magazine talked to others and "did a lot of homework."

Wallace Matthews/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jose Reyes Clears Waivers
"At least a couple of teams" have been "poking around" regarding Jose Reyes, but it remains to be seen if Colorado is motivated to move him.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rockies To Promote Jon Gray
Jon Gray will make his Major League debut on Tuesday night.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Source: Orioles Have 'Mild' Interest In Carlos Gonzalez
At one point thought of as sellers, the Orioles have made it clear that they hope to remain in contention.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Troy Tulowitzki 'Blindsided' By Trade To Blue Jays
"I felt like I got blindsided a bit. I thought I was in the loop, in the conversation," Troy Tulowitzki told The Denver Post.


Source: Rockies Expected To Trade Carlos Gonzalez During Offseason
Colorado is believed to be more willing to part with the outfielder now that they've moved Troy Tulowitzki.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Sources: Cardinals Discussed Tulowitzki With Rockies
St. Louis could have played Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop, Johnny Peralta at third and Matt Carpenter at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Rockies Prepared To Trade Carlos Gonzalez
The Rockies plan to shop Carlos Gonzalez after trading Troy Tulowitzki.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Jays, Rockies Began Discussing Tulowitzki During Offseason
While the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays came as a surprise, it may have been in the making for quite some time.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Mets Have No Interest In Bringing Jose Reyes Back
Jose Reyes was traded to the Rockies as part of the package for Troy Tulowitzki late Monday night and reports indicate that the shortstop could be on the move again.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rockies Don't Have Deal In Place To Move Jose Reyes Elsewhere
The Rockies don't currently have another trade in place to move Jose Reyes, who they acquired from the Blue Jays as part of the Troy Tulowitzki swap.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Rockies Won't Pay Portion Of Tulowitzki's Contract In Trade
No money is changing hands between the Rockies and Blue Jays other than the differences in the contracts involved in the Troy Tulowitzki trade.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rockies Trade Troy Tulowitzki To Blue Jays For Jose Reyes
Troy Tulowitzki is owed $113.7M through 2020, and would receive a $2M bonus for being traded.

Troy Tulowitzki Wants To Stay With Rockies
Troy Tulowitzki has become a fixture in trade rumors, but he insists that he wants to remain with the Rockies.

Tracy Ringolsby/MLB

Tigers Inquire With Rockies About John Axford
Miguel Cabrera is currently on the disabled list and the Tigers, 10.5 games out of first place in the American League Central, aren't certain to be buyers at the deadline.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Padres, Rockies Postponed By Rainout
The game between the Rockies and Padres was stopped in the top of the fifth inning, the first rainout at Petco Park since 2006.

Could Rockies Finally Deal Carlos Gonzalez?
The Rockies aren't usually very active in the trade market, but that could change this month since they are so far out of the playoff picture.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Executive: Now Might Be Best Time For Rockies To Trade Tulowitzki
One of the biggest storylines this summer will be whether or not the Rockies commit themselves to trading Troy Tulowitzki.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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