Catcher Jonathan Lucroy didn’t hesitate to express his appreciation for the Rockies acquiring him in a trade with the Rangers just before the non-waiver Trade Deadline. The Rockies expressed exactly the same about him. Now, will the Rockies find a way to make this mutually beneficial relationship last longer?
The Rockies’ 2017 season has ended, but the window to contend has just opened. Today’s Edward Jones Beat Reporter’s Inbox explores ideas for pushing forward.
Rockies closer Greg Holland, who enjoyed a remarkable comeback season in 2017, will not exercise the player option on the contract he signed in January and will hit the free-agent market, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
Following a relatively unexpected postseason appearance in 2017, the Rockies have to balance continuity with the need to improve and take another step in what they believe is a window to win.
Not everything went right, but center fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado were around to make sure 2017 turned out right for the Rockies in manager Bud Black’s first season.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has been chosen as one of three finalists for the Players Choice Awards’ 2017 Major League Player of the Year. Also, Arenado and center fielder Charlie Blackmon are finalists for National League Player of the Year, and closer Greg Holland is an NL Comeback Player finalist, the MLB Players Association […]
Not only were the Rockies pleased to see their Class A Advanced affiliate have a strong season, but they also got strong performances from a couple of their top prospects — Peter Lambert and Garrett Hampson.
The D-backs issued a statement regarding the report in the New York Post that one of their coaches, Ariel Prieto, who also serves as the team’s interpreter for Spanish-speaking players, wore an electronic watch in the dugout during Wednesday’s National League Wild Card Game against the Rockies.
In the eighth inning of Wednesday’s National League Wild Card Game, one inning after D-backs reliever Archie Bradley gave his team a three-run lead with a two-run triple, and with the Rockies’ season on the line, Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story repaid Bradley, belting back-to-back homers off him to cut the deficit to one run. […]
Infielder Ryan McMahon, who finished the season in the Majors, and Class A Advanced right-handed pitcher Peter Lambert have been named the Rockies’ Hitting and Pitching Prospects of the Year, respectively, by MLBPipeline.com.
Wanting speed on the bench, the Rockies included outfielders Raimel Tapia and Mike Tauchman on their roster for the National League Wild Card Game against the D-backs on Wednesday at Chase Field.