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Report: Rockies Trade Tulowitzki To Jays For Reyes

Jul 28, 2015 2:39 AM

The Blue Jays have acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in a trade with the Rockies for shortstop Jose Reyes and minor leaguers, according to a Fox Sports report.

Tulowitzki is owed $113.7 million through 2020, according to MLB.com, and would receive a $2 million bonus for being traded. 

ESPN.com

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Troy Tulowitzki Wants To Stay With Rockies

Jul 22, 2015 7:07 AM

Troy Tulowitzki has become a fixture in trade rumors, but he insists that he wants to remain with the Colorado Rockies.

"I didn't sign my contract because I wanted to be somewhere else," Tulowitzki said of the 10-year, $157.75 million deal that includes an option for 2021. "I signed my contract because I want to be with the Rockies."

The Rockies haven't had a competitive season since 2010, which has been difficult for Tulowitzki.

"I've never said one thing about [a trade]," said Tulowitzki. "There's been a lot of speculation and people talking for me. It's just been a lot of rumors."

Tracy Ringolsby/MLB

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Inquire With Rockies About John Axford

Jul 20, 2015 9:38 AM

The Detroit Tigers are among the teams that have inquired with the Colorado Rockies about reliever John Axford.

Miguel Cabrera is currently on the disabled list and the Tigers, 10.5 games out of first place in the American League Central, aren't certain to be buyers at the deadline.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Padres, Rockies Postponed By Rainout

Jul 20, 2015 12:57 AM

In the first rainout at Petco Park since 2006, the game between the Rockies and Padres was postponed Sunday.

The Rockies led 1-0 in the top of the fifth inning when play was stopped. It was called after a wait of 2½ hours.

ESPN.com

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Could Rockies Finally Deal Carlos Gonzalez?

Jul 15, 2015 11:18 AM

The Colorado Rockies aren't usually very active in the trade market, but that could change this month since they are so far out of the playoff picture.

"I do think it's very possible the Rockies will trade Carlos Gonzalez," writes Patrick Saunders. "He's playing well again, and a contender such as the Kansas City Royals (who have lost left fielder Alex Gordon for eight weeks with strained groin) could use his power and fielding ability.

CarGo is making $16 million this year, and will make $17 million next season and $20 million in 2017. It would benefit the Rockies to get rid of his salary — even if they had to pay part of it. But trades are complicated and I really don't know what the Rockies could get in return."

Wilin Rosario, Charlie Blackmon and John Axford could also be dealt.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

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All-Star Game Starters Announced

Jul 5, 2015 9:24 PM

2015 ALL-STAR GAME STARTERS ANNOUNCED

Leading Vote-Getter Josh Donaldson Sets All-Time Single-Season Voting Record, Edges Out AL Teammate Mike Trout for Top Overall Spot;

Bryce Harper Finishes as Top NL Vote-Getter, Sets All-Time NL
Single-Season Voting Mark;

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, MLB’s leading vote-getter, and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who led the National League in voting, will be among the starters in the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.  The 2015 AL and NL All-Star starters were unveiled earlier this evening during the “Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show” on ESPN.  

Donaldson, who collected 14,090,188 total votes, set a new all-time single-season voting record, surpassing Josh Hamilton’s 2012 total of 11,073,744 tallies.  

Harper receives his third Midsummer Classic selection (2012-13) and his second fan-elected start (2013), becoming the first player in Nationals-era history to claim multiple fan-elected starting assignments.  

Third baseman Todd Frazier of the host Reds received 9,233,686 votes, surpassing Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals (7,133,753) in the final week to earn his first fan election after being named an All-Star reserve in 2014.  

In the AL, reigning league batting champion Jose Altuve of the Astros reclaimed the top spot at second base in the final week, finishing with 9,634,464 votes to beat out Kansas City’s Omar Infante (8,999,117).  

Angels outfielder Mike Trout received 14,013,021 total votes, which was the second-highest total in the Majors behind Donaldson.  Trout will make his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance and third consecutive fan-elected start.

Joining Trout in the AL outfield will be Royals teammates Lorenzo Cain (12,399,127) and Alex Gordon (10,609,006).  

Rounding out the fan elections in the NL outfield alongside Harper is Giancarlo Stanton (7,036,537) of the Miami Marlins and Matt Holliday (6,362,653) of the Cardinals.  

Two-time AL Most Valuable Player (2012-13) Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers garnered 13,834,271 votes en route to his 10th career All-Star selection (also 2004-07, 2010-14) and third consecutive fan election.  

Cabrera’s NL counterpart will be Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks, who received 9,119,375 votes to attain his second consecutive fan-elected start.  

Giants catcher Buster Posey will make the start behind the plate in the NL, marking his third career Midsummer Classic selection (2012-13) and second career fan-elected start (2012).  

For the AL, Royals backstop Salvador Perez tallied 13,747,294 votes to receive his first career starting assignment in the Midsummer Classic after making the AL squad as a reserve in each of the last two seasons.  

In the AL’s tightest race, Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (10,632,184) claimed his fourth All-Star selection (2009, 2013-14) as he held off Kendrys Morales (10,320,500) of the Royals.  

Up the middle of the NL infield will be Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon (7,574,750) and Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta (8,478,474).  Joining Altuve up the middle of the AL infield is Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, who tallied 11,960,907 votes to receive his first career All-Star selection. 

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Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players

Jun 11, 2015 7:34 AM

Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

UC Santa Barbara was second with 10 players selected from Monday to Wednesday.

Arizona State, Florida, Illinois and Vanderbilt each had nine players drafted.

Nine schools produced eight players each, including LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Maryland, UCLA, USC and North Carolina.

 

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Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks

Jun 11, 2015 7:28 AM

The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft ended on Wednesday after the 1,215th pick was made.

Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

Here's the breakdown by position:

109 catchers

53 first baseman

51 second baseman

102 shortstops

53 third baseman

211 outfielders

one utility player

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Executive: Now Might Be Best Time For Rockies To Trade Tulowitzki

Jun 10, 2015 4:16 PM

One of the biggest storylines this summer will be whether or not the Colorado Rockies commit themselves to trading Troy Tulowitzki.

"If you're going to move him, now might be the best time to do it," one high-ranking executive with another team said. "He's healthy, you've got contenders that need shortstops, and he's not too old yet."

Tulowitzki, who turns 31 in the fall, is hitting .311 in 52 games and has been a mainstay in trade rumors.

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft

Jun 9, 2015 10:29 AM

The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but overall position players were a hot commodity.

Twenty-one of the 36 first-round picks were position players, including seven of the first 10 selections.

There was a run on pitchers in the middle of the round. There were just three left-handed pitchers taken in the first round.

In 2014, 20 of the 34 first-round picks were pitchers and seven south paws were selected.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

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First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Tulowitzki Grooming Nolan Arenado To Become 'Face Of The Franchise'
Troy Tulowitzki has become a mentor to teammate Nolan Arenado as the Rockies embark on the 2015 season.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Walt Weiss Isn't On Hot Seat In Colorado
Rockies manager Walt Weiss' job is safe for now, according to general manager Jeff Bridich.

ESPN

Kyle Kendrick Received Mixed Messages From Phillies
Ruben Amaro told Kyle Kendrick that the Phillies wanted to go younger, but then the club signed Aaron Harang and Jerome Williams.

Ryan Lawrence/Philadelphia Daily News

Rockies Place Justin Morneau On Concussion DL
The Rockies have recalled Rafael Ynoa from Triple-A Albuquerque.

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Tulowitzki Aware Of How Trade Demand Would Be Received
Troy Tulowitzki has insisted that he won't request a trade from the Rockies, but that doesn't necessarily mean the shortstop wouldn't welcome a change of address.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tulowitzki Won't Demand Trade From Rockies
Troy Tulowitzki says he won't demand a trade from the Rockies amid reports that he might be considering such an action.

ESPN

Tulowitzki Unsure About Future Amid Trade Rumors
Troy Tulowitzki is once again involved in trade rumors and the Rockies shortstop admitted he's unsure what his future holds.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Report: Tulowitzki Could Ask For Trade
Troy Tulowitzki will meet with his agent, Paul Cohen, for breakfast on Thursday morning in Los Angeles.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Are The Rockies Getting Close To Dealing Tulowitzki?
The Rockies are more than eight games out of first place in the National League West, bringing to light rumors about a Troy Tulowitzki trade once again.

Dave Cameron/Fan Graphs

Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

Eddie Rosario Homers On First Major League Pitch
Eddie Rosario became the first Twins player to homer on his first big league pitch and just the 29th player in Major League history to accomplish the feat.

Rhett Bollinger/MLB

Rockies Comfortable With Axford As Closer
The Rockies are comfortable with John Axford as their closer with Adam Ottavino possibly done for the season with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament.

ESPN

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

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2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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Rockies Go With Adam Ottavino As Closer
Walt Weiss praised Adam Ottavino's stuff as well as his maturity and experience to take on the ninth-inning duties.

Associated Press

Rockies Take Closer Job From Hawkins
The Rockies have removed LaTroy Hawkins as their closer, but Walt Weiss isn't ruling out a return to the position for the 42-year-old.

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Axford Leaves Rockies To Tend To Young Son
The Rockies have placed John Axford on the family medical emergency list, allowing the right-hander to tend to his young son, who was bitten by a rattlesnake last month in Arizona.

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