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Rox Pile Jan 15, 2019

Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Bridich on Arenado, Ottavino latest, more

A new week has started and it is also the start of another week of news and notes surrounding the Colorado Rockies. With the departure of DJ LeMahieu from the Colorado Rockies to the New York Yankees, there is at least a sigh of relief from Rockies fans that the franchise’s best second baseman didn’t […] Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Bridich on Arenado, Ottavino latest, more - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Jan 13, 2019
Sunday Rockpile: Work of Arb

Sunday Rockpile: Work of Arb

Rockies news and links for January 13, 2019 Win or lose, Arenado in line for arbitration record | MLB.comNolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies did not reach agreement on a contract for the 2019 season by Friday’s 11 AM MT arbitration filing deadline. In his final year of arbitration before free agency, Arenado requested $30 million, while the Rockies countered with a $24 million offer. MLB Trade Rumors predicted a $26.1 million contract for Arenado. Any of these figures would break the current record for a single-season arbitration contract, which was set by Josh Donaldson at $23...
Purple Row Jan 11, 2019
Rockies agree to terms with seven of their eight arbitration-eligible players

Rockies agree to terms with seven of their eight arbitration-eligible players

Friday was the deadline for teams to exchange arbitration figures. The Rockies have signed all of their arbitration-eligible players— except Nolan Arenado. Friday was the deadline for teams to come to terms with their arbitration-eligible players. The Colorado Rockies had eight such players with contracts to figure out for the 2019 season. Here are the individual cases: Nolan Arenado was the one player that the Rockies failed to agree to terms with on Friday. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Rockies had filed at $24 million, while Arenado was seeking $30 million. MLB...
The Denver Post Jan 11, 2019
Rockies sign Chad Bettis, Tyler Anderson and Tony Wolters, avoiding arbitration

Rockies sign Chad Bettis, Tyler Anderson and Tony Wolters, avoiding arbitration

The Rockies entered the offseason with eight players up for arbitration, including all-star third baseman and MVP candidate Nolan Arenado.
Purple Row Jan 11, 2019
Friday Rockpile: The ghosts of Rockies past

Friday Rockpile: The ghosts of Rockies past

Rockies news and links for January 11, 2019 Are bad contracts coming back to haunt the Rockies? | Rox Pile With Yasmani Grandal signing with the Brewers, the Rockies lost out on what would have been a good pick up behind the plate. It’s also tough to see him go to a division rival who will likely put up a good fight again this season. While we might have hoped to see a signing like this, it’s not likely that we will. The budget has pretty much been maxed out with the Daniel Murphy signing and holding out for Nolan Arenado. It’s tough to use our hindsight and look at deals in the past...
Rox Pile Jan 11, 2019

Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Blackmon on Arenado, Oberg deal and more

Hey, we know your time is valuable. With that in mind, here are some quick overviews of the latest news and notes involving the Colorado Rockies. There is much talk already about Nolan Arenado and if the Colorado Rockies will be able to keep him past the 2019 season. One of the things we discussed […] Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Blackmon on Arenado, Oberg deal and more - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SportsDay Jan 10, 2019
Why Nolan Arenado could be the perfect investment for the Rangers when they move into their new stadium

Why Nolan Arenado could be the perfect investment for the Rangers when they move into their new stadium

Here's another edition of #EvanHelpUs...ME: Short answer: No. Technically, the teams have six months to complete the deal from the time it was made (November 2). That gives the Rangers plenty of time to look at minor leaguers in spring training and perhaps into the start of their regular seasons.The original deal was Smyly and a player to be named later to the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Essentially, the deal allowed the Cubs to pick up Cole Hamels’ 2019 option and still keep some degree of salary relief from the Rangers only if they decided...
Call to the Pen Jan 10, 2019

Colorado Rockies: Second Base Options for the 2019 Season

If the Colorado Rockies want to carry the momentum they created in 2018 into 2019 they’ll need to make some upgrades, starting at second base. This is an important year for the Colorado Rockies. After the 2019 season franchise cornerstone Nolan Arenado will be a free agent, and unless the team can prove that they’re a […] Colorado Rockies: Second Base Options for the 2019 Season - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Denver Post Jan 10, 2019
Rockies’ Nolan Arenado poised to make history as arbitration deadline looms

Rockies’ Nolan Arenado poised to make history as arbitration deadline looms

Contract news involving all-star third baseman Nolan Arenado, as well as all-star shortstop Trevor Story and starting pitcher Jon Gray, will spice up the Rockies' offseason beginning Friday.
The Denver Post Jan 9, 2019
Rockies podcast: Nolan Arenado’s crossroads, Daniel Murphy signing, hot stove chatter and more

Rockies podcast: Nolan Arenado’s crossroads, Daniel Murphy signing, hot stove chatter and more

Welcome to the first On The Rox podcast of 2019, Denver Post beat writers Patrick Saunders and Kyle Newman discuss Nolan Arenado's crossroads, the Daniel Murphy signing, hot stove chatter and the Hall of Fame worthiness of Larry Walker and Todd Helton.
Purple Row Jan 9, 2019
Wednesday Rockpile: How can we keep Nolan Arenado?

Wednesday Rockpile: How can we keep Nolan Arenado?

Rockies news and links for January 9, 2019 Rockies Mailbag: Nolan Arenado must want to stay in Colorado rather than test free agency | Denver Post ($) Patrick Saunders is back answering fan questions about the Rockies. First is the question on everyone’s minds: what’s the deal with Nolan Arenado? There are several different factors that must be considered, including cost, his age, and what he actually wants. Another fan asks about how the Rockies handle their finances. They’ve definitely been spending more, which might hint toward some regrowth plans. There’s also a question about...
Rox Pile Jan 8, 2019

Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado and the contracts for the 2020 season

Much of the talk surrounding the Colorado Rockies this offseason has been what to do with free agent signings in anticipation of the battle it will take to retain Nolan Arenado’s services following this season. The 2019 season is the last one where the Colorado Rockies are guaranteed to have Nolan Arenado patrolling the hot […] Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado and the contracts for the 2020 season - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Dec 31, 2018
Our favorite articles of 2018

Our favorite articles of 2018

Before heading into 2019, let’s look back at what made Purple Row great in 2018. Another New Year’s Eve, another chance to look back on the year that was 2018. For the Rockies and for Purple Row, 2018 was an excellent year. Back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time in franchise history, Kyle Freeland’s fourth place Cy Young Award finish, Nolan Arenado as an MVP finalist, and so much more made 2018 worth remembering for Rockies fans. As in year’s past, we’ve asked everybody who wrote something for Purple Row if they would like to submit a few of their favorite things...
Purple Row Dec 31, 2018
Monday Rockpile: Snagging Nolan Arenado for 2019

Monday Rockpile: Snagging Nolan Arenado for 2019

Rockies news and links for December 31, 2018 Rockies have clear objective on to-do list | Rockies.com As we wind down 2018, we can think about what went well this year as well as what things need some work for 2019. First and foremost, the Rockies need to work out a deal with Nolan Arenado. There’s still a lot to work out, in terms of cost and such, but this would certainly help the Rockies reach the playoffs for the third year in a row. It seems like the Rockies are holding out on expensive players, and this could possibly be due to saving up for a deal with Arenado. Another to-do is...
Purple Row Dec 27, 2018
Thursday Rockpile: Keeping Nolan Arenado on the Rockies

Thursday Rockpile: Keeping Nolan Arenado on the Rockies

Rockies news and links for Thursday, December 27, 2018 Will Rockies make a big offseason move? | Rockies.com Thomas Harding takes the post-Christmas slowdown to answer a few questions from fans, including about the future for Jon Gray and Ryan McMahon with the Rockies. He also takes a question about whether the Rockies need to make more moves in order to hold onto Nolan Arenado. Put me in the camp that the Rockies should make more moves in order to compete for a division title in 2019, but not that they need to do so in order to convince Nolan Arenado to sign an extension. Despite what...

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