Colorado Rockies Wiretap

Nolan Arenado, Rockies Agree Upon Two-Year, $29.5M Deal

Jan 13, 2017 4:16 PM

Nolan Arenado has agreed to a two-year, $29.5 million deal with the Colorado Rockies, which leaves him with one year of arbitration left following the 2018 season.

Arenado will make $11.75 million in 2017 and $17.75 million in 2018, according to a source.

The reigning National League home run king, he made $5 million in 2016 when he slugged 41 home runs.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Rockies Still Want To Extend Carlos Gonzalez's Contract

Jan 9, 2017 7:19 AM

The Colorado Rockies still want to extend Carlos Gonzalez's contract, according to Jeff Bridich.

The sides are reportedly "far apart" on a deal, but are working on a resolution.

Gonzalez is believed to have interest in staying in Colorado despite persistent trade rumors.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Chad Bettis Says He's Cancer-Free After Surgery

Jan 5, 2017 7:04 AM

Chad Bettis said Wednesday he is cancer-free after having surgery in November for testicular cancer.

"I feel great," Bettis told SiriusXM MLB Network Radio. "I got an early Christmas present the other day. The doctor called me on Dec. 22 and told me that I'm cancer-free, so all is good and I'm ready to push forward here."

The Colorado Rockies right-hander said he expects to be on schedule in preparing for the 2017 season, having only missed two weeks from his offseason conditioning program.


Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Six Teams Have Made Offers To Edwin Encarnacion

Dec 22, 2016 7:52 AM

While it appears as though the Toronto Blue Jays are out of the running, six teams have made offers to Edwin Encarnacion.

The Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins have all been linked to Encarnacion to some degree.

All of the offers Encarnacion has received are believed to be for multiple years, while some include opt-outs after the 2017 season.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Rockies 'Keeping Track' Of Edwin Encarnacion, Mark Trumbo

Dec 21, 2016 7:38 AM

The Colorado Rockies continue to keep an eye on high-profile sluggers such as Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo, according to Jeff Bridich.

"It would be stupid of us not to keep track," Bridich told MLB Network Radio.

The odds of the Rockies signing Encarnacion or Trumbo appeared to decrease when they signed Ian Desmond earlier this offseason.

MLB Network Radio

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Mike Dunn Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Rockies

Dec 16, 2016 9:46 AM

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a three-year deal with Mike Dunn.

The deal is worth more than $19 million, according to a source.

Dunn was 6-1 with a 3.40 ERA in 42⅓ innings for the Miami Marlins last season.


Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Rockies Confident Playing Ian Desmond At First Base

Dec 14, 2016 4:17 PM

The Colorado Rockies are confident playing Ian Desmond at first base, a position he's never played.

A longtime shortstop, Desmond played 29 games in left field for the Texas Rangers this past season.

"I have all the faith in the world that Ian's going to be a good first baseman," Jeff Bridich said.

Desmond will take over for Mark Reynolds, who is now a free agent.

"I know what it takes to be prepared every day, and that's what I'm going to do," he said.

Associated Press

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Rockies Tell Charlie Blackmon To Take Rumors With 'Grain Of Salt'

Dec 14, 2016 10:17 AM

The Colorado Rockies have told Charlie Blackmon not to listen to trade rumors following the signing of Ian Desmond, who was introduced on Tuesday.

Jeff Bridich spoke with Blackmon to tell him he should take any trade rumors with "a huge grain of salt."

"We actually talked yesterday," Bridich said of Blackmon. "I told him to take all the rumors and everything that he might be reading with a huge grain of salt. As the situation was with 'CarGo' over the past few years, there are teams that are doing their jobs and doing their due diligence and calling on our guys.

"But we have never come out and said, 'We want or need to trade Charlie Blackmon.' I felt like he needed to hear it from me. Unless he saw something directly attributed to me, he could take everything else with a grain of salt."

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rockies' Chad Bettis Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer

Dec 13, 2016 10:38 AM

Chad Bettis has been diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent surgery to have one of his testicles removed in late November.

Bettis, 27, expects to make a full recovery and will be ready to report for spring training in Arizona in February and be part of the Colorado Rockies' starting rotation in 2017.

"During an appointment in November, my doctor noticed an abnormality and ordered further tests and advanced blood work," Bettis said in a statement. "The following Monday, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer and had one of my testicles removed the next day, on Tuesday, November 29.

"I was completely caught off-guard by my diagnosis but have subsequently found that the vast majority of cases occur in men 20 to 40 years of age and that the survival rate is 99 percent when contained and caught early. This only reinforces my belief that each of us needs to be totally in tune with our own physical health, and that taking action sooner than later when we feel like something is off can sometimes literally be the difference between life and death.

"The surgeon is very confident that the cancer was isolated and has not spread and that my ability to have children should not be affected. The Rockies and the MLBPA have been great, and I truly appreciate the care and support shown by [general manager] Jeff Bridich to both me and my family.

"My understanding is that I will be physically ready to have a normal spring training, and I greatly look forward to the upcoming season. I thank my friends and family for their love and kindness and ask that privacy be shown to both my wife and myself until spring training begins."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Rockies Searching For High-End Starting Pitcher

Dec 8, 2016 5:41 AM

The Colorado Rockies are looking to acquire a high-end starting pitcher through a trade, according to a report.

They've been linked to Mark Trumbo in free agency. Signing Trumbo would allow the Rockies to put a spare bat on the trade block in search of pitching.

The Rockies like Marcus Stroman, but the Toronto Blue Jays aren't interested in moving him for someone like Charlie Blackmon.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rockies, Ian Desmond Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal
There is a sixth year option on the contract worth an additional $13 million.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Rockies Looking To Acquire Big-Name First Baseman
The Rockies have looked at the market for Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo, while engaging the White Sox about Jose Abreu.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Rockies Hire Mike Redmond As Bench Coach
The Rockies have hired Mike Redmond as bench coach on new manager Bud Black's staff.

Associated Press

Nolan Arenado To Play For USA In World Baseball Classic
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado won this year's NL Gold Glove Award.

Matt Holiday Open To Offer From Rockies
Matt Holliday was selected by the Rockies in the seventh round of the 1998 Draft, and he played his first five seasons in Colorado.

Rockies Expect To Have Franchise-Record Payroll In 2017
The Rockies will increase their payroll next season, according to owner Dick Monfort.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Rockies Hire Bud Black As Manager
Bud Black was manager of the San Diego Padres for nearly nine seasons.


Diamondbacks, Rockies To Interview Don Wakamatsu
Don Wakamatsu is currently the bench coach for the Royals.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Walt Weiss Steps Down As Rockies' Manager
The Rockies finished 75-87 this season, their best record since 2010.

Associated Press

DJ LeMahieu Sits Out Weekend, Wins NL Batting Title
Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu won the NL batting title with a .348 average.

Rockies, Nolan Arenado Have Yet To Discuss Extension
Nolan Arenado just played out his Super Two year and has three more years of control remaining.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Trevor Story Likely Out For Season With Torn Thumb Ligament
The Rockies have placed Trevor Story on the disabled list with a torn UCL in his left thumb.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Rockies To Promote David Dahl
The Rockies will promote top outfield prospect David Dahl for Monday's series opener against the Orioles.

Nick Groke/Denver Post

Carlos Gonzalez Denies Interest In Being Traded
Carlos Gonzalez has denied any interest in being traded by the Rockies after an earlier report indicated he had "expressed an interest" in a deal.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Rockies Request Waivers On Jose Reyes To Release Him
The Rockies have requested waivers on Jose Reyes for the purpose of granting his unconditional release.


Rockies Designate Jose Reyes For Assignment
Colorado now has 10 days to either trade him, release him or have him accept a demotion to the minors.


Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Rockies' Arenado: 'Losing Is Getting Old'
Nolan Arenado came into the dugout and began yelling in frustration as the first inning ended on Friday night.

Rockies Move Jorge Da La Rosa To Bullpen
Chris Rusin will replace Jorge De La Rosa in the starting rotation.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Ryan Vogelsong Hit In Head By Pitch, Carted Off
Ryan Vogelsong left PNC Park in an ambulance after being struck in the head by a pitch on Monday afternoon.