Colorado Rockies Wiretap

No Serious Extension Talks Between Rockies, Carlos Gonzalez

Feb 23, 2017 7:02 AM

Both sides have expressed interest in a deal, but the Colorado Rockies have yet to approach Carlos Gonzalez about a contract extension.

Gonzalez can hit free agency next winter.

"I felt like [Jeff Bridich] was trying to make sure where we were, in terms of whether I wanted to be here or not," Gonzalez said. "But after that, there's been zero talks."

Gonzalez put pressure on Bridich and his staff to begin negotiations, stating that "the team needs to approach us" and adding "it's up to them."

Mark Kiszla/Denver Post

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jeff Bridich Expects Rockies To Contend For Playoff Berth

Feb 22, 2017 7:50 AM

In his third season as general manager, Jeff Bridich expects the Colorado Rockies to contend for a playoff berth.

The Rockies must compete with the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in the tough National League West.

"I do feel like we're ready to take that next step," Bridich said. "We accomplished that goal of playing meaningful games in August and September (during 2016). It didn't work out for us in terms of postseason last year, but we accomplished that.  It's time for us go from a talented group to a good team that challenges for the playoffs and truly is a playoff team."

Colorado signed Ian Desmond to a five-year, $70 million contract and acquired Greg Holland in a trade with the Kansas City Royals this winter.

Mark Kiszla/Denver Post

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Cubs Acquire Eddie Butler From Rockies For James Farris

Feb 2, 2017 7:53 AM

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Eddie Butler and the bonus money for the No. 94 international signing slot from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for James Farris and bonus pool money for slot No. 28.

Slot No. 94 carries a $235,200 value, while slot No. 28 is worth $563,700.

Butler, a 2012 supplemental first-round pick, could be another option for Chicago's starting rotation. He has spent parts of the last three seasons with the Rockies, posting a 6-16 record and 6.50 ERA in 36 appearances (28 starts).

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

Mark Reynolds Returns To Rockies On Minor League Deal

Feb 2, 2017 7:36 AM

The Colorado Rockies have signed Mark Reynolds to a Minor League contract.

Reynolds, 33, hit .282 with 14 homers and 53 RBIs in 118 games with the club in 2016. He is expected to compete for a bench spot with Ian Desmond penciled in at first base.


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

Rockies Reach Deal With Greg Holland

Jan 25, 2017 4:08 PM

The Colorado Rockies have reached an agreement on a deal with Greg Holland, a source has confirmed.

Holland, 31, underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in October 2015 and missed all of last season.

According to multiple reports, Holland's deal is for one guaranteed year with a second-year vesting option.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

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.

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


Rockies Confident Playing Ian Desmond At First Base
The Rockies are confident playing Ian Desmond at first base, a position he's never played.

Associated Press

Rockies Tell Charlie Blackmon To Take Rumors With 'Grain Of Salt'
The Rockies have told Charlie Blackmon not to listen to trade rumors following the signing of Ian Desmond, who was introduced on Tuesday.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Rockies' Chad Bettis Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer
Chad Bettis has been diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent surgery to have one of his testicles removed in late November.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Rockies Searching For High-End Starting Pitcher
The Rockies are looking to acquire a high-end starting pitcher through a trade, according to a report.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

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.