Colorado Rockies Wiretap

Nolan Arenado, Carlos Gonzalez Defend Walt Weiss

Sep 30, 2015 7:54 AM

The Colorado Rockies won't make a decision on his future until after the season, but some players have come out in support of Walt Weiss.

The Rockies are in last plate in the National League West.

"I think Walt did a good job. I really do. You can't blame him for the way we played," Nolan Arenado told the Denver Post. "At the end of the day, we weren't very good this year. ... The blame doesn't go to him. He puts the best guys out there and we need to go perform. We weren't able to do that this year. Hopefully, we'll have some guys next year ready to play and give him a better chance to win."

For the second straight season, Colorado has the worst ERA in the Major Leagues.

"It's tough on him because you don't have the guys any manager would ask for, rotation-wise," Carlos Gonzalez told the Post. "There's always a different guy pitching. I can't imagine how hard it would be for a manager. But at the same time, he's handled it very well.

"... He's showing you he wants to win every night, even if they aren't the guys he wants. It's the same way for all of us. We have to put our uniform on and play hard."


Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

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Jose Reyes Would Welcome Trade

Aug 23, 2015 11:32 AM

Jose Reyes, who was acquired by the Rockies in the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays, said Saturday that he'd welcome a trade from Colorado. Reyes, 32, is owed $56M through 2017, so the rebuilding Rockies likewise are seeking the same.

"I'm at the point in my career that I want to win," Reyes told the Denver Post. "I say it over and over. I want to win. I don't want to spend the rest of my career on a last-place team. That's not the kind of player I feel like I am."

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets To Skip Matt Harvey's Next Start

Aug 22, 2015 1:41 AM

Determined to keep Matt Harvey's innings in check in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, the Mets will skip his scheduled start Sunday against the Rockies at Coors Field.

Rookie right-hander Logan Verrett will make his first major league start in Harvey's place.

Harvey (11-7, 2.57 ERA) currently sits at 154 innings after missing the entire 2014 season.

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

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Rockies Release Drew Stubbs

Aug 21, 2015 3:50 PM

The Colorado Rockies have released Drew Stubbs.

Colorado designated Stubbs for assignment on August 12.

Stubbs, 30, enjoyed arguably the best season of his career with the Rockies in 2014, but he opened the season with a 6-for-51 slump and was ultimately optioned to Triple-A.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Preferred Tulowitzki To Jeter In 2010

Aug 20, 2015 4:34 PM

During his intense contract negotiations with the New York Yankees in 2010, Derek Jeter was told by Brian Cashman that the club preferred Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop.

According to Sports Illustrated, Jeter asked Cashman whom he'd rather have playing shortstop for the Yankees.

Cashman's answer was among others, Troy Tulowitzki.

"Do you really want me to answer that?" Cashman told Jeter. "We're not paying extra money for popularity. We're paying for performance."

Jeter, who was seeking a four- to six-year deal in the area of $22 million to $24 million a year, eventually signed a three-year, $51 million extension with the Yankees.

Cashman told the New York Daily News on Wednesday that he didn't provide any quotes from Jeter's negotiations to Sports Illustrated but that he "didn't confirm or deny" the report and didn't take issue with it. He confirmed that SI spent time with him but also that the magazine talked to others and "did a lot of homework."

Wallace Matthews/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jose Reyes Clears Waivers

Aug 14, 2015 10:32 AM

Jose Reyes was placed on waivers by the Colorado Rockies and has cleared the process.

The Rockies can now trade Reyes to any team. They acquired the shortstop as part of the package received from the Toronto Blue Jays for Troy Tulowitzki.

It is being reported that "at least a couple of teams" have been "poking around" regarding Reyes, but it remains to be seen if Colorado is motivated to move him.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor, Waiver

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Rockies To Promote Jon Gray

Aug 3, 2015 8:05 AM

The Colorado Rockies plan to promote top pitching prospect Jon Gray on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old right-hander will make his Major League debut that evening in a start against the Seattle Mariners.

Gray, the third overall pick in 2013, has a 4.33 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 114.1 innings at the Triple-A level this season, but has pitched better as of late.

Thomas Harding/MLB

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Source: Orioles Have 'Mild' Interest In Carlos Gonzalez

Jul 29, 2015 7:01 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have "mild" interest in trading for Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies, according to a source.

At one point thought of as sellers, the Orioles have made it clear that they hope to remain in contention.

It was reported on Tuesday that Colorado is more likely to trade Gonzalez this offseason than this week.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Troy Tulowitzki 'Blindsided' By Trade To Blue Jays

Jul 29, 2015 6:57 AM

Troy Tulowitzki was shocked to learn that the Colorado Rockies had traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

"I felt like I got blindsided a bit. I thought I was in the loop, in the conversation," Tulowitzki told The Denver Post. "So it definitely caught me by surprise. I was shocked, and it caught me off guard. I think maybe I was a little naive to think I would be so connected to the [trade] process."

Tulowitzki, 30, had spent his entire nine-year career in Colorado after he was drafted seventh overall in 2005. He was pulled in the ninth inning on Monday night's game against the Chicago Cubs as a deal was finalized.

"They told me they would keep [me] in the loop, and that if anything got serious, they would talk to me about it," Tulowitzki added. "So, to get pulled out of the game in the ninth inning and be told I was traded, I was shocked."

Walt Weiss, who also was caught off guard by the move, delivered the news to Tulowitzki, and the two spent an hour together in the manager's office after the game.

"I knew their GM [Alex Anthopoulos] had kept tabs on me for a long time, so it feels good to know they wanted me this much," Tulowitzki said, according to the Post. "I had heard all the media reports, and I never heard Toronto. You always hear the Mets, or the Cardinals, but to hear I'd been traded to Toronto was surprising."


Tags: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Source: Rockies Expected To Trade Carlos Gonzalez During Offseason

Jul 28, 2015 4:01 PM

The Colorado Rockies are more likely to trade Carlos Gonzalez this winter than this week, according to a source.

Colorado is believed to be more willing to part with the outfielder now that they've moved Troy Tulowitzki.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: Cardinals Discussed Tulowitzki With Rockies
St. Louis could have played Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop, Johnny Peralta at third and Matt Carpenter at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Rockies Prepared To Trade Carlos Gonzalez
The Rockies plan to shop Carlos Gonzalez after trading Troy Tulowitzki.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Jays, Rockies Began Discussing Tulowitzki During Offseason
While the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays came as a surprise, it may have been in the making for quite some time.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Mets Have No Interest In Bringing Jose Reyes Back
Jose Reyes was traded to the Rockies as part of the package for Troy Tulowitzki late Monday night and reports indicate that the shortstop could be on the move again.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rockies Don't Have Deal In Place To Move Jose Reyes Elsewhere
The Rockies don't currently have another trade in place to move Jose Reyes, who they acquired from the Blue Jays as part of the Troy Tulowitzki swap.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Rockies Won't Pay Portion Of Tulowitzki's Contract In Trade
No money is changing hands between the Rockies and Blue Jays other than the differences in the contracts involved in the Troy Tulowitzki trade.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rockies Trade Troy Tulowitzki To Blue Jays For Jose Reyes
Troy Tulowitzki is owed $113.7M through 2020, and would receive a $2M bonus for being traded.

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

Tracy Ringolsby/MLB

Tigers Inquire With Rockies About 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

Padres, Rockies Postponed By Rainout
The game between the Rockies and Padres was stopped in the top of the fifth inning, the first rainout at Petco Park since 2006.

Could Rockies Finally Deal Carlos Gonzalez?
The 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.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
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.

RealGM Staff Report

Executive: Now Might Be Best Time For Rockies To Trade Tulowitzki
One of the biggest storylines this summer will be whether or not the Rockies commit themselves to trading Troy Tulowitzki.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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

RealGM Staff Report

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

Baseball America

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

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