Colorado Rockies Wiretap

Rockies Add John Axford To Bullpen Corps

Mar 1, 2015 11:59 PM

The Rockies have selected John Axford's contract, adding a reliever with late-inning experience to their bullpen.

Axford, who agreed to a minor league deal last month, gets a $2.6M, one-year contract with a chance to earn more in performance bonuses. The 31-year-old right-hander was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 games with Cleveland and Pittsburgh last year.

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Rockies Beat Rosario In Salary Arbitration

Feb 19, 2015 8:27 AM

The Colorado Rockies have defeated Wilin Rosario in salary arbitration.

Rosario was awarded a $2.8 million salary instead of his $3.3 million request on Wednesday.

Associated Press

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

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.

First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Kyle Kendrick, Rockies Agree To $5.5M Deal

Feb 4, 2015 9:14 AM

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal with Kyle Kendrick, according to multiple reports.

Kendrick reached 30-plus starts and 180-plus innings in each of the past two seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The right-hander had a 4.65 ERA and allowed 43 home runs over that span.


Tags: Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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John Axford Reaches Deal With Rockies

Feb 3, 2015 4:11 PM

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a Minor League contract with John Axford.

Axford will attempt to earn the job as Colorado's setup man for closer Latroy Hawkins.

He was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 games with Cleveland and Pittsburgh last year.

Associated Press

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Braves Trade David Hale To Rockies

Jan 30, 2015 5:46 PM

The Atlanta Braves have traded David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies for Minor League catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd.

Hale pitched 45 games for Atlanta last season, going 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA, and had been expected to compete for a spot in the starting rotation.

Associated Press

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Troy Tulowitzki Insists He's Healthy

Jan 24, 2015 10:03 PM

Troy Tulowitzki insists he is healthy and can stay that way for an entire season, according to an report.

The Rockies' often-injured, veteran shortstop realizes everyone is wary of such talk. So, he took a different path when asked about the status of his surgically repaired hip.

"Honestly, I can say I feel as good as new," Tulowitzki said Saturday at Rockiesfest at Coors Field. "But at the same time, no one is going to believe me until they see me go out and see me play. Come to spring training, watch me play and then make your opinion."

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Rockies Didn't Make Offer To Shields

Jan 22, 2015 8:12 AM

There were rumors earlier this month that the Colorado Rockies may have been the mystery team that offered James Shields a five-year, $110 million contract.

According to a Major League source, the Rockies "unequivocally did not make Shields an offer."

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rockies Won't Trade Tulowitzki To Mets

Jan 16, 2015 8:31 AM

Colorado Rockies owner Charlie Monfort appears to have put an end to rumors that the New York Mets could acquire Troy Tulowitzki.

"It's not happening," Monfort told the New York Post of a Tulowitzki trade to Queens.

The Mets have been linked to the shortstop for quite some time.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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

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Mets Expect To Trade Gee Within '7-10 Days'

Jan 14, 2015 8:13 AM

The New York Mets expect to trade Dillon Gee within the next "7-10 days," according to a report.

Where James Shields ends up signing could have an impact on the timetable for a deal.

The Mets have been actively shopping Gee for much of the offseason with the Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants considered the favorites.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Giants, Padres, Rockies Interested In Gee
The Mets have been actively discussing the 28-year-old right-hander in trade talks.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Rockies Getting Calls About Drew Stubbs
Drew Stubbs, who is in his final season of arbitration, could be a valuable asset on the trade market.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Rockies Agree To Two-Year Deal With Hundley
Nick Hundley will earn more than $6 million over the course of the deal.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Yankees Check With Rockies On Tulowitzki
A few clubs inquired with the Rockies amid reports that the Mets were discussing the shortstop last week.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tulowitzki Focusing On Rehab Despite Trade Rumors
Reports that the Mets will trade for Troy Tulowitzki have circulated since before the July trade deadline.

Mets, Rockies Quietly Discussing Tulowitzki
Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is said to be the centerpiece of discussions, but there is still a long way to go in negotiations.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rockies, Descalso Agree To Two-Year Deal
Daniel Descalso will receive a guaranteed $3.6 million over the two seasons with an opportunity to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Mets Discussing Gee With Multiple Teams
The Rangers, Rockies, Twins and Giants have been linked to Dillon Gee.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Dodgers Acquire Nicasio From Rockies
The Dodgers have acquired Juan Nicasio from the Rockies for a player to be named or cash.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

MLB All-Stars Record First Win In Japan
Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer in Sunday's 4-1 win over Japan.

GM Dismisses Tulowitzki-to-Mets Rumors
The Rockies are listening to offers, but Jeff Bridich has dismissed reports that the club is discussing a deal with the Mets involving Troy Tulowitzki.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Sources: Mets, Rockies Discussing Tulowitzki
While the two sides are discussing Troy Tulowitzki, the Mets are concerned that they can't afford the price tag that has been placed on the shortstop.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Mets Sign Cuddyer To Two-Year Deal
Michael ​Cuddyer, 35, will earn $21 million in the deal -- $8.5 million in 2015 and $12.5 million in 2016, according to a source.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Asking Price For Tulowitzki Likely Sky-High
Reports have indicated that the Rockies are finally willing to listen to trade offers for stars Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki.

Adam Berry/Sports on Earth

Rockies Will To Listen To Offers For Tulowitzki, Gonzalez
The Rockies are telling clubs they are keeping their "eyes and ears open" for potential deals involving both players, according to sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cuddyer Surprisingly Gets Qualifying Offer From Rockies
No player has ever accepted a qualifying offer, but many believe Michael Cuddyer is a candidate to do so.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Brett Anderson's Option Declined By Rockies
Brett Anderson went 1-3 with a 2.91 ERA this season with the Rockies.

Hurdle: Long Layoff Won't Affect Royals
The Royals will have had five full days of rest when they begin play against the Giants on Tuesday night.

Tom Singer/MLB

Rockies Promote Jeff Bridich To GM
The Rockies will promote senior director of player development Jeff Bridich to general manager.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Injury May Rob Morneau Of Batting Title
Justin Morneau, who is second in the National League in batting (.315), hasn't played since Friday because of a left intercostal strain.

Associated Press