10:22 AM EST, Thu March 04, 2021
Purple Row 2 hours ago
Thursday Rockpile: Trevor Story extension unlikely

Thursday Rockpile: Trevor Story extension unlikely

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Rockies news and links for Thursday, March 04, 2021 If you’ve spent any time in the last 48 hours following Rockies news or MLB news, you probably already know that Jon Heyman, an MLB Network insider, reported yesterday that the Rockies don’t appear to have the money to sign Trevor Story to a long-term deal. The Rockies are said not to have the budget for any big signing at the moment, so barring some big change there won’t be an extension coming anytime soon for superstar SS Trevor Story, as I just said in @MLBNetwork— Jon...
Rox Pile 23 hours ago

Colorado Rockies spring training notebook: Tapia’s defense, Triple-A changes

Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black met with the media, including Rox Pile, on Wednesday morning from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz. Here are some of Bud Black’s thoughts as Colorado Rockies spring training continues. Raimel Tapia’s defense There has been plenty of talk about Raimel Tapia and what he can do […] Colorado Rockies spring training notebook: Tapia’s defense, Triple-A changes - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Mar 3, 2021
Wednesday Rockpile: Can the Rockies repeat their fielding performance from 2020?

Wednesday Rockpile: Can the Rockies repeat their fielding performance from 2020?

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Throw the ball. Hit the ball. Field the ball. It’s this third component, fielding, that, while such a fundamental part of this wonderful game, usually takes a backseat to pitching and hitting. Since Spring Training is the time of year when position battles are decided it seems like an appropriate time to assess the Rockies’ ability to field the ball. The Rockies led all of MLB in team Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) in 2020. UZR, an advanced fielding statistic developed by...
Rox Pile Mar 3, 2021

Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon’s coffee hack has us rethinking the morning

We needed something to brighten our morning after a day without Colorado Rockies spring training baseball. Luckily, Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon gave us just what we needed to start the day with a jolt. McMahon is a great follow on Instagram and his coffee technique he posted earlier in the week definitely caught our attention. […] Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon’s coffee hack has us rethinking the morning - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Mar 2, 2021

Colorado Rockies: Unpacking how they don’t “have the budget” to extend Trevor Story

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network on Twitter, the Colorado Rockies “are said not to have the budget for any big signing … so barring some big change there won’t be an extension coming anytime soon for superstar SS Trevor Story.” Just out of that one tweet, there’s a lot to unpack from it. […] Colorado Rockies: Unpacking how they don’t “have the budget” to extend Trevor Story - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Mar 2, 2021

Colorado Rockies spring training notebook: Rodgers, Hannah, Rodriguez

There was plenty not to like in the Colorado Rockies’ 10-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. However, among the early statistics getting plenty of attention are the errors committed by Brendan Rodgers, who is battling to win the starting job at second base this spring. Monday’s second-inning error […] Colorado Rockies spring training notebook: Rodgers, Hannah, Rodriguez - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Mar 2, 2021
Tuesday Rockpile: 20-year-old Olivarez makes Cactus League debut

Tuesday Rockpile: 20-year-old Olivarez makes Cactus League debut

Photo by Rob Tringali/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Monday’s contest was a tough six-inning affair for pretty much everybody in purple. Let’s forget about most of it for a brief moment, and focus on the young man that closed it out. 20-year-old Helcris Olivarez has arrived—sort of. We may not see him in the big leagues for a while, but against the Dodgers on Monday, it was his live fastball and exciting delivery that gave the Rockies a fresh taste of what is to come. “He probably has the highest upside of any of our young pitchers...
Rox Pile Mar 1, 2021

Colorado Rockies spring notebook: Bud Black on how Philip Diehl can make the team

The Colorado Rockies played their first game on Sunday and with their 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Rockies enter the month of March with a record of 1-0. Rockies left-handed reliever Philip Diehl got the win for the Rockies after he pitched a scoreless fifth inning for the Rockies. Diehl, 26, is looking […] Colorado Rockies spring notebook: Bud Black on how Philip Diehl can make the team - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Mar 1, 2021

Colorado Rockies morning after: Austin Gomber debuts in “attack” mode

After 355 days, Cactus League action has resumed for the Colorado Rockies. Yessssssss! When the Colorado Rockies met the Arizona Diamondbacks today at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the opener of Colorado’s 29-game exhibition schedule, it marked the first time the Colorado Rockies had taken part in Cactus League play […] Colorado Rockies morning after: Austin Gomber debuts in “attack” mode - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Mar 1, 2021
Monday Rockpile: How the new spring training rules affect players

Monday Rockpile: How the new spring training rules affect players

Photo by Ralph Freso/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, March 1, 2021 It’s March! Spring training has begun! If you followed along to Sunday’s game you might have noticed something strange happening in the bottom of the first. It just…ended? Wait. What? pic.twitter.com/Dgct6eY8P7— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) February 28, 2021 The new spring training rules announcement by the league last Friday flew a little under the radar. Basically, all games through March 13th will have a few different rule changes. Games can be shortened to up to five innings...
Rox Pile Feb 28, 2021

Colorado Rockies spring notebook: Oberg’s health, impact of new rules

Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black met with the media, including Rox Pile, on Sunday morning. Here are some of the highlights of the press briefing, including an update on Scott Oberg. Update on Scott Oberg’s health Black told reporters that Oberg, coming back after missing the 2020 season with blood clots in his right arm, […] Colorado Rockies spring notebook: Oberg’s health, impact of new rules - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Feb 28, 2021
Sunday Rockpile: Tell us what you love about baseball

Sunday Rockpile: Tell us what you love about baseball

Photo by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Colorado Rockies news and analysis for Sunday, February 28, 2021 Yesterday, Justin Wick whetted our appetite for Spring Training baseball but today it is finally here. And while Spring Training will be structured quite a bit differently this year (Justin laid out some of the changes yesterday), it is still considered the First Day of Spring in our household (apologies to those who consider Pitchers and Catchers Reporting as the first day of spring). Baseball fans often associate spring with renewed hope but after...
Rox Pile Feb 28, 2021

Colorado Rockies: Dereck Rodriguez on the 2020 season and joining the Rockies

One of the Colorado Rockies few moves this offseason was signing right-handed pitcher Dereck Rodriguez to a minor-league contract with an invite to MLB spring training. He was signed to give the Rockies a little bit more depth both in the bullpen and in the starting rotation. As of now, the Rockies are treating him […] Colorado Rockies: Dereck Rodriguez on the 2020 season and joining the Rockies - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Feb 27, 2021

You can make the Colorado Rockies community-owned with GoFundMe

After the events of this offseason, it’s safe to say there are not many Colorado Rockies fans, if any, who don’t want to see General Manager Jeff Bridich lose his job. What at one point could have passed for merely gross incompetence is looking more and more like intentional self-destruction.  What would drive someone to […] You can make the Colorado Rockies community-owned with GoFundMe - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Feb 27, 2021

Colorado Rockies spring training notebook: Senzatela’s changeup, RyMac’s versatility

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela readily admits he is not a strikeout-type of pitcher, and that mentality has helped him mature into one of the foundational pieces for Colorado’s rotation. Senzatela became one of the bright spots for Colorado in a disappointing 2020 season, going 5-3 with a 3.44 ERA and 153 ERA+. He […] Colorado Rockies spring training notebook: Senzatela’s changeup, RyMac’s versatility - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rockies Player News

  • 1 Trevor Story

    Trevor Story

    Thursday Rockpile: Trevor Story extension unlikely

  • 1 Raimel Tapia

    Raimel Tapia

    Colorado Rockies spring training notebook: Tapia’s defense, Triple-A changes

  • Ryan McMahon

    Ryan McMahon

    Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon’s coffee hack has us rethinking the morning

  • Austin Gomber

    Austin Gomber

    Colorado Rockies morning after: Austin Gomber debuts in “attack” mode

  • Brendan Rodgers

    Brendan Rodgers

    Colorado Rockies spring training notebook: Rodgers, Hannah, Rodriguez

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