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Tulowitzki On Rockies: 'I Want To Win Here'

Mar 27, 2015 8:38 AM

When asked if he wants to remain with the Colorado Rockies, Troy Tulowitzki pointed to another goal.

"I want to win here," Tulowitzki said.

Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez signed huge contract extensions with the Rockies four years ago, but the duo has struggled to remain healthy and Colorado has struggled to contend.

"It's so frustrating," Gonzalez said. "When Tulo and I signed a contract almost the same time, our goal was not to just sign a contract, but to stay together and win together. That's something we want to do so bad.

"It just hasn't happened."

Tulowitzki has not publicly asked to be traded, but he has shared his sentiments with general manager Jeff Bridich, who has promised to keep Tulowitzki informed about trade talks.

"We had conversations this winter, and Tulo has an understanding what we're thinking,'' Bridich said. "And we have a general understating how Tulo is viewing the team here and how views the rest of baseball."

Tulowitzki is one of the best shortstops in baseball when on the field.

"But I want to win,'' Tulowitzki says. "I think a lot of people talk about winning, but I don't know if they're fully invested in that. The only years I've had fun here is the years we won. So I want to go back to having fun again.

"It's not just a matter of me and (Gonzalez) staying healthy. People read too much into that. People think if we're healthy, it automatically means we're a good team. That's not the case. Our injuries shouldn't be an excuse.''

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

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Rockies Release Jhoulys Chacin

Mar 23, 2015 8:19 AM

The Colorado Rockies have released Jhoulys Chacin, who had struggled this spring.

After going 1-7 with a 5.40 ERA last year, Chacin had a 6.52 ERA in four appearances in Cactus League games, two starts.

"It's a tough day," Walt Weiss said. "A tough day for us, for me having to have that conversation with Jhoulys, who has been a warrior for us."

The reason for the move, Weiss said, was that the club had brought in a number of starting candidates and, "We just felt like Jhoulys was behind a few of the other guys."

Associated Press

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Kendrick To Start Opener For Rockies

Mar 19, 2015 7:41 AM

The Colorado Rockies have tabbed Kyle Kendrick to start on Opening Day.

Colorado will open the season on April 6 in Milwaukee.

Kendrick, 30, signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Rockies last month after spending the past eight seasons in Philadelphia.

Associated Press

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Rosario Getting Comfortable At First For Rockies

Mar 5, 2015 4:01 PM

Wilin Rosario could increase his playing time this season by playing first base for the Colorado Rockies.

Rosario, a natural catcher, manned first base during an exhibition game on Tuesday.

Colorado signed Nick Hundley for two years and $6.25 million this offseason and figure to make him their primary catcher.

Rosario has made nine career appearances at first, including seven starts, but needs to become more comfortable at the position.

Thomas Harding/MLB

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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.

ESPN.com

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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

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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.

ESPN

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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

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

Associated Press

Troy Tulowitzki Insists He's Healthy
Troy Tulowitzki feels he can stay healthy for an entire season.

ESPN.com

Rockies Didn't Make Offer To Shields
There were rumors earlier this month that the Rockies may have been the mystery team that offered James Shields a five-year, $110 million contract.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Rockies Won't Trade Tulowitzki To Mets
Rockies owner Charlie Monfort appears to have put an end to rumors that the Mets could acquire Troy Tulowitzki.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Expect To Trade Gee Within '7-10 Days'
Where James Shields ends up signing could have an impact on the timetable for a deal.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

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.

MLB.com

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.

ESPN.com

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