Colorado Rockies Wiretap

Walt Weiss Steps Down As Rockies' Manager

Oct 3, 2016 12:13 PM

Walt Weiss has stepped down as manager of the Colorado Rockies.

Weiss' contract expired at the end of this season.

The Rockies finished 75-87 this season, their best record since 2010.

On Nov. 7, 2012, Weiss took over a team that was coming off its worst season in franchise history. He finished with a 283-365 record.

Associated Press

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DJ LeMahieu Sits Out Weekend, Wins NL Batting Title

Oct 3, 2016 1:22 AM

Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu won the National League batting title with a .348 average after sitting out both Saturday and Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Rockies, Nolan Arenado Have Yet To Discuss Extension

Sep 30, 2016 7:39 AM

The Colorado Rockies have yet to approach Nolan Arenado about a contract extension.

Arenado and his agent told the Denver Post that no talks have taken place about seasons beyond his current arbitration control.

The 25-year-old just played out his Super Two year and has three more years of control remaining. He remains under Colorado's control through 2019.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Trevor Story Likely Out For Season With Torn Thumb Ligament

Aug 3, 2016 7:55 AM

The Colorado Rockies have placed Trevor Story on the disabled list with a torn UCL in his left thumb.

Colorado recalled Rafael Ynoa to take Story's place on the roster.

Story will have surgery and expects to miss the remainder of the season.

The 23-year-old was hitting .272/.341/.567 with 27 home runs over 415 plate appearances.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Injury

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Rockies To Promote David Dahl

Jul 25, 2016 7:05 AM

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

Brandon Barnes will be designated for assignment to create a roster spot.

Dahl was the No. 10 pick in the 2012 draft. Over 400 plate appearances at Double-A and Triple-A, he has a .314/.394/.569 line with 18 home runs.

Nick Groke/Denver Post

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Carlos Gonzalez Denies Interest In Being Traded

Jul 8, 2016 7:09 AM

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

"Nothing is true, because, obviously I haven't talked to anybody and haven't said that to anybody. Not my wife or my kids or my mom," Gonzalez said of wanting out of Colorado. "Whenever I get home, I'm frustrated because maybe I didn't do well, or we didn't win the game, but I never complain about it ... or say I want to go somewhere else."

Gonzalez went on to praise Trevor Story and Jon Gray, the next wave of Rockies' talent.

"I have been here for a lot of bad moments and tough situations, so I want to see the bright (side)," he said. "I want to be here when that happens."

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

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Rockies Request Waivers On Jose Reyes To Release Him

Jun 24, 2016 8:44 AM

The Colorado Rockies have requested waivers on Jose Reyes for the purpose of granting his unconditional release.

If he goes unclaimed, Reyes will be a free agent by midday Saturday.

Reyes did not participate in spring training and was suspended through May 31 after being charged with domestic violence for an altercation with his wife in Hawaii last October.


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Rockies Designate Jose Reyes For Assignment

Jun 15, 2016 3:30 PM

The Colorado Rockies have designated Jose Reyes for assignment.

"At the end of the day we felt that it was best that we part ways; best for the direction of the organization, best for what was going on in the clubhouse and best for Jose," Jeff Bridich said.

The Rockies reinstated Reyes from the restricted list before making the move. He had been on the list since being suspended under the league's domestic violence policy.

Colorado now has 10 days to either trade him, release him or have him accept a demotion to the minors.


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Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results

Jun 9, 2016 8:56 PM

The 2016 Major League Baseball Draft is Thursday night in New Jersey and RealGM will track all of the first round action as the picks unfold.

First Round

1. Phillies: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon (Calif.) HS

2. Reds: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee

3. Braves: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa (N.Y.) HS

4. Rockies: Riley Pint, RHP, Saint Thomas Aquinas (Kan.) HS

5. Brewers: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville

6. Athletics: A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida

7. Marlins: Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Ala.) HS

8. Padres: Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford

9. Tigers: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon (Calif.) HS

10. White Sox: Zack Collins, C, Miami

11. Mariners: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer

12. Red Sox: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat (N.J.) HS

13. Rays: Joshua Lowe, RHP, Pope (Ga.) HS

14. Indians: Will Benson, OF, The Westminster Schools (Ga.)

15. Twins: Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum (Pa.) HS

16. Angels: Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia

17. Astros: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights (Texas) HS

18. Yankees: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade Prep HS

19. Mets: Justin Dunn, RHP, Boston College

20. Dodgers: Gavin Lux, SS, Indian Trail HS

21. Blue Jays: T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh

22. Pirates: Will Craig, 3B, Wake Forest

23. Cardinals: Delvin Perez, SS, Colegio Individualizado PJ Education School

24. Padres (Justin Upton compensation): Hudson Sanchez, SS, Carroll HS

25. Padres (Ian Kennedy compensation): Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State

26. White Sox (Jeff Samardzija compensation): Zach Burdi, RHP, Louisville

27. Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen compensation): Cody Sedlock, RHP, University of Illinois

28. Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann compensation): Carter Kieboom, SS, Walton HS

29. Nationals (Ian Desmond compensation): Dane Dunning, RHP, Florida

30. Rangers (Yovani Gallardo compensation): Cole Ragans, LHP, North Florida Christian HS

31. Mets (Daniels Murphy compensation): Anthony Kay, LHP, Connecticut

32. Dodgers (Zack Greinke compensation):Will Smith, C, Louisville

33. Cardinals (John Lackey compensation): Dylan Carson, OF, Elk Grove HS

34. Cardinals (Jason Heyward compensation): Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State

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Rockies' Arenado: 'Losing Is Getting Old'

Jun 4, 2016 1:29 PM

As soon as the first inning ended, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado came into the dugout and began yelling in frustration.

The Rockies had been shut down by former teammate Drew Pomeranz in the top of the inning and gave up Matt Kemp's three-run home run in the bottom.

"Just frustration got the best of me," Arenado said after the Rockies lost 4-0 Friday night, their third straight defeat and sixth loss in seven games. "If I was going to do that I probably should have done that in the tunnel. I got frustrated, I let it out. The boys know I love them. I wasn't yelling directly at anyone. Just losing is getting old."

Said manager Walt Weiss: "He was frustrated. He cares. He wasn't directing it at anybody. He was just kind of pacing in the dugout. Not a big deal. He was just frustrated. You let him have his say and then move on."

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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.


Teams Reportedly Interested In Trading For Jose Reyes
Jose Reyes has generated some trade interest around the league despite a looming suspension that is expected to be "at least" 60 games in length.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Jose Reyes Could Face Suspension Of At Least 60 Games
A suspension has been rumored ever since an alleged incident between Jose Reyes and his wife took place in Hawaii last November.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rockies Score 13 Runs In Record-Setting Inning
The Rockies set a franchise record with a 13-run fifth inning in their 17-7 win over the Giants on Thursday night.

Associated Press

Carlos Gonzalez Records 1,000th Hit Against Reds
Carlos Gonzalez collected his 1,000th career hit with his second double of Wednesday's game against the Reds.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Rockies May Release Jose Reyes After Suspension
The Rockies are still awaiting Major League Baseball's decision on punishment for Jose Reyes in the wake of a domestic violence incident.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

MLB Record 7th Home Run For Trevor Story
Trevor Story has set the MLB record for home runs in a team's first six games of a season.

Rob Manfred Expects To Decide On Punishment For Jose Reyes Soon
Jose Reyes is currently on paid administrative leave, which was not an issue during Spring Training, because players are only paid their salary during the regular season.

Tracy Ringolsby/MLB

Trevor Story Makes History With Two HRs In Debut
Trevor Story hit two home runs on Monday, becoming the first player in Major League history to do so in his debut on Opening Day.

Associated Press

Jon Gray Set For MRI On Abdominal
The Rockies got a scare on Tuesday when prospect Jon Gray left with abdominal tightness after facing only three batters in a spring training game against the Brewers.


MLB Waiting For Case To Play Out Before Ruling On Jose Reyes
Rob Manfred won't decide on how to discipline Jose Reyes until the Rockies shortstop's domestic violence case plays out in court.

Associated Press

Walt Weiss Takes Issue With Troy Tulowitzki's 'Country Club' Comment
Troy Tulowitzki said prefers his new spring training home with the Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida, to the 140-acre complex that the Rockies and the Diamondbacks share in Arizona.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Jose Reyes Placed On Paid Leave
Jose Reyes has been placed on paid leave by Major League Baseball pending completion of his domestic violence case in Hawaii.


Rockies, DJ LeMahieu Agree To Two-Year Deal
DJ LeMahieu will earn $3 million in 2016 and $4.8 million in 2017.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rockies Have Been In Contact With Ian Desmond
Whether or not the Rockies get serious with Ian Desmond will depend on how Major League Baseball punishes Jose Reyes after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic abuse in Hawaii.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nolan Arenado Ready To Step Up, Help Lead Rockies
Colorado traded Troy Tulowitzki, a fixture for a decade, to the Blue Jays last July.

Pat Graham/Associated Press

Rockies Could Try Carlos Gonzalez At First Base
The Rockies don't plan to move Carlos Gonzalez from the outfield, but they may try him out at first base this spring.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Rays To Acquire Corey Dickerson From Rockies
The Rays will reportedly acquire Corey Dickerson from the Rockies in exchange for Jake McGee.

A.J. Cassavell/MLB

Rockies Aren't 'Especially Aggressive' In Pursuit Of Yovani Gallardo
It had previously been reported that Colorado was a finalist to sign Gallardo.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation