Colorado Rockies Wiretap

Rockies Moving Charlie Blackmon To Right Field

Feb 19, 2019 7:48 AM

The Colorado Rockies are moving Charlie Blackmon to right field.

Blackmon has played center field for the club since 2014. He's logged more games in center than anyone else in franchise history.

"[Bud Black] assured me this was going to help the Rockies win more games, and I'm all about that," Blackmon said.

Ian Desmond is slated to play center, while David Dahl will be in left.

"I really enjoy playing center field," Blackmon said. "I think you can impact the game in center field more than in either corner. There is a sense of pride in being able to play center field, especially at Coors Field. I'm not going to let that get in the way, especially if we think it is going to help us win more games.

"Ian Desmond is more than capable. Super-fast. Incredible athlete. I'm sure he'll pick up the slack just fine."

Associated Press

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Nolan Arenado's Looming Extension Could Affect Harper, Machado

Feb 5, 2019 8:04 AM

The Colorado Rockies are at "the finals" in extension talks with Nolan Arenado, according to owner Dick Monfort.

Arenado could hit free agency next offseason.

If he lands an extension worth around $250 million soon, it could lead to Bryce Harper and/or Manny Machado asking for that much -- if not more -- in free agency.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Rockies Optimistic They'll Sign Nolan Arenado Long-Term

Feb 4, 2019 8:10 AM

The Colorado Rockies are optimistic they can reach a long-term contract extension with Nolan Arenado.

The two sides finalized a one-year, $26 million deal last week.

"I think we've gotten it to the point where we're to the finals," owner Dick Monfort said. "We're to the crescendo."

Thomas Harding/MLB

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Nolan Arenado, Rockies Settle On One-Year, $26M Deal

Feb 1, 2019 8:00 AM

Nolan Arenado has agreed to a one-year, $26 million deal with the Colorado Rockies.

The contract sets a record for a one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player.

"It feels good to have things settled," Arenado told the Associated Press. "I think it's good to have less things in the back of your mind and this is one of them. It's [a] great day -- great mutual respect between me, my agency and the club."

Over his past four seasons, Arenado's 158 home runs rank third in the Major Leagues and his 503 RBIs first.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Mark Reynolds Agrees To Minor League Deal With Rockies

Jan 31, 2019 7:52 AM

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a Minor League deal with Mark Reynolds.

The pact includes an invitation to Spring Training. If he's added to the 40-man roster, Reynolds will receive a one-year, $1 million contract with the possibility of another $1 million in performance bonuses.

Associated Press

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Yankees, DJ LeMahieu Agree To Two-Year, $24M Deal

Jan 12, 2019 3:17 PM

DJ LeMahieu has reached an agreement with the New York Yankees on a two-year, $24 million deal, league sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

LeMahieu will join the Yankees after seven impressive seasons with the Colorado Rockies that included two All-Star selections, three Gold Glove Awards and the 2016 National League batting title.

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

Brian Dozier Drawing Interest From Rockies

Jan 7, 2019 8:09 AM

The Colorado Rockies have interest in Brian Dozier.

They are only looking at Dozier on short-term deals, however.

After excelling for several years, the second baseman struggled in 2018. He hit just .215/.305/.391 with 21 home runs in 632 plate appearances for the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Michael Saunders Signs Minor League Deal With Rockies

Jan 2, 2019 8:22 AM

Michael Saunders has signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies.

Saunders is expected to be with the Major League club for spring training.

The 32-year-old last played in the Majors in 2017 with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Thomas Harding/

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

Daniel Murphy Agrees To Two-Year, $24M Deal With Rockies

Dec 21, 2018 7:51 AM

Daniel Murphy has reached an agreement on a two-year, $24 million deal with the Colorado Rockies.

Murphy is expected to play mostly first base for the Rockies.

He turns 34 in April and finished second in National League MVP voting in 2016.


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

Rockies Hire Dave Magadan As Hitting Coach

Dec 14, 2018 8:10 AM

The Colorado Rockies have hired Dave Magadan as their hitting coach.

They finished with the lowest batting average in club history this past season.

The Rockies also said Ron Gideon, who had been on manager Bud Black's staff, will become the first base coach.

Associated Press

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

Rockies Expected To Be Interested If Mariners Trade Carlos Santana
If the Mariners decide to trade Carlos Santana, the Rockies are expected to be in the mix.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Yankees Could Be Waiting For Nolan Arenado In 2019
Ken Rosenthal speculates that the Yankees may focus on fortifying their rotation this offseason and then try to sign Nolan Arenado next year.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Rockies Decline Gerardo Parra's $12.5M Option
The Rockies will pay Parra a $1.5 million buyout.

Associated Press

Brewers Sweep Rockies, Advance To NLCS
The Brewers advance to their first NLCS since 2011.

Rockies Beat Cubs In 13 Innings To Reach NLDS
Tony Wolters hit a two-out RBI single in the top of the 13th inning to give the Rockies a 2-1 win over the Cubs in the National League Wild Card Game.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Two NL Tiebreaker Games Needed
The Cubs will host the Brewers, while the Rockies will take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Monday.

Trevor Story Has No Structural Damage, Should Return Soon
Trevor Story left Monday night's game with elbow soreness, but the Rockies have received some good news regarding the injury.

CBS Sports

Trevor Story Makes History With 40th Double As Shortstop
Trevor Story is the first primary-position shortstop to reach 40 doubles, 30 home runs and 25 stolen bases in a season.


Rockies, Adam Ottavino Haven't Discussed New Contract
The Rockies have one of baseball's worst bullpens, but Adam Ottavino has excelled with a 2.11 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Alex Bregman Blasts Umpires After 'Horrible' Interference Call
Alex Bregman wasn't happy with Major League Baseball's decision to overturn his extra-base hit in Wednesday's game between the Astros and Rockies after a replay review because of fan interference.


Teams Coveting Relievers In Trade With Reds
The Braves, Phillies, Red Sox and Rockies have all engaged the Reds in trade talks regarding relief pitchers.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Carlos Gonzalez Will Earn 10-And-5 Rights On July 19
Carlos Gonzalez is playing on a one-year, $5 million contract.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Rockies Send Jon Gray To Triple-A Albuquerque
Jon Gray was 7-7 with a 5.77 ERA in 17 starts for the Rockies this season.

Rockies, Charlie Blackmon Agree To Six-Year Deal
The Rockies and Charlie Blackmon have agree to a new contract that will keep him from testing free agency next offseason.


Rockies Re-Sign Carlos Gonzalez To One-Year Deal
The Rockies offered Carlos Gonzalez a four-year deal that he rejected last spring.


Nolan Arenado Not Expecting Extension From Rockies
It appears unlikely that the Rockies and Nolan Arenado will agree on a contract extension this season.

Thomas Harding/MLB

Former MLB Pitcher Marcos Carvajal Dies Of Pneumonia
Marcos Carvajal pitched for the Rockies in 2005 and again for the Marlins in 2007.

Wade Davis Agrees Upon Three-Year, $52M Deal With Rockies
Wade Davis will earn a record $17.33 million per year.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Bryan Shaw, Rockies Agree Upon Three-Year, $27M Deal
Bryan Shaw, 30, appeared in a Major League-high 79 games as the primary setup man for the Indians last season.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Cardinals, Rockies 'Aggressively Pursuing' Alex Colome
Alex Colome, who is under team control through 2021, had 47 saves for the Rays this past season.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today