Colorado Rockies Wiretap

Rockies, Ian Desmond Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal

Dec 7, 2016 11:44 AM

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms on a five-year, $70 million with Ian Desmond, according to multiple reports.

There is a sixth year option on the contract worth an additional $13 million.

The current expectation is that Desmond will play first base for the Rockies.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

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

Rockies Looking To Acquire Big-Name First Baseman

Dec 6, 2016 8:41 AM

The Colorado Rockies are looking to add a big-name first baseman and have looked at the prices for Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo.

They have also had preliminary talks with the Chicago White Sox about Jose Abreu, according to sources.

Colorado is looking for a boost at the position, which was one of baseball's least productive in 2016.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Rockies Hire Mike Redmond As Bench Coach

Nov 17, 2016 6:27 AM

The Colorado Rockies have hired Mike Redmond as bench coach on new manager Bud Black's staff.

Redmond served as manager of the Miami Marlins from 2013-15.

The Rockies officially announced Black as their new skipper on Nov. 7.

Associated Press

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Nolan Arenado To Play For USA In World Baseball Classic

Nov 13, 2016 9:28 PM

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado announced Sunday that he will play for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Arenado had a choice, since his mother is from Puerto Rico.

"It was a really tough decision; I was stressing out about it," Arenado said. "Obviously, Puerto Rico means a lot to me because of my mom. But the U.S. is the country I was born in, and I've never had a chance to represent Team USA and represent the country.

"I want to play for them and I want to go far with them. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Matt Holiday Open To Offer From Rockies

Nov 13, 2016 1:20 AM

Speculation surrounding Matt Holliday and a potential return to the Rockies has gained momentum over the past week, and the 13-year veteran indicated Friday that he would give great regard to a potential offer from the club that drafted him.

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Rockies Expect To Have Franchise-Record Payroll In 2017

Nov 8, 2016 7:38 AM

The Colorado Rockies will increase their payroll next season, according to owner Dick Monfort.

"Our payroll will be higher this year," Monfort said as the club introduced new manager Bud Black. "It will be a record this year."

The Rockies had a franchise-record $112 million payroll in 2016.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Rockies Hire Bud Black As Manager

Nov 6, 2016 9:18 PM

The Colorado Rockies will hire Bud Black as their new manager.

Walt Weiss stepped down as manager last month after four seasons.

Black had also interviewed last month and was in the running for the Atlanta Braves' manager job that went to Brian Snitker, who had taken over as interim manager after Fredi Gonzalez was fired midseason.

Black was manager of the San Diego Padres for nearly nine seasons.


Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Diamondbacks, Rockies To Interview Don Wakamatsu

Oct 31, 2016 7:19 AM

Don Wakamatsu will interview with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies for their vacant managerial positions.

Wakamatsu is currently the bench coach for the Kansas City Royals.

The 53-year-old managed the Seattle Mariners for just under two seasons as he was fired in August 2010. Since then he has worked for the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

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

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

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

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.


Rockies Designate Jose Reyes For Assignment
Colorado now has 10 days to either trade him, release him or have him accept a demotion to the minors.


Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Rockies' Arenado: 'Losing Is Getting Old'
Nolan Arenado came into the dugout and began yelling in frustration as the first inning ended on Friday night.

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