12:48 AM EDT, Wed July 26, 2017
Purple Row 59 mins ago
Rockies lose pitcher’s duel to Cardinals, 3-2

Rockies lose pitcher’s duel to Cardinals, 3-2

St. Louis Cardinals sacrifice to win game in ninth inning The Colorado Rockies lost a pitcher’s duel to the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 after some timely Cards hitting in the first inning and some good situational sacrifices in the ninth. The Cardinals scored the first runs of the game in the bottom of the opening frame. Matt Carpenter reached base with a leadoff single then was driven home thanks to a home run from Paul DeJong, pinning the score at 2-0. That was the only damage allowed by Rockies starter Jon Gray. He got knocked around a bit, yielding eight hits and wasn’t too efficient,...
Friars on Base 2 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Top 30 Prospects

After much research on the minor leagues in the San Diego Padres organization, the following is my rankings of the system’s top 30 prospects. The Padres organizational depth is as far-reaching as it has ever been. Although some prospects are easier than others to predict and are on some of the other highly touted publications out […] San Diego Padres: Top 30 Prospects - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile 2 hours ago

Colorado Rockies trade rumors: catching and bullpen updates

As expected, the Rockies are interested in improving their catching situation and their bullpen, according to reports from MLB.com According to T.R. Sullivan and Thomas Harding of MLB.com (who cover the Texas Rangers and Rockies) have recently reported that the Rockies are interested in making a move at the trade deadline at catcher and in […] Colorado Rockies trade rumors: catching and bullpen updates - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row 3 hours ago
MLB Trade Rumors: Rockies linked to Jonathan Lucroy, Zach Britton

MLB Trade Rumors: Rockies linked to Jonathan Lucroy, Zach Britton

The Rockies are tied to several potential trade targets, including Jonathan Lucroy and Zach Britton The Rockies have “expressed interest” in acquiring Rangers’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy, Thomas Harding of Rockies.com writes. Harding notes that the information comes four major-league sources. The Rockies are being characteristically tight-lipped and haven’t commented on this or any other potential player they might be interested in. That’s not all though. Harding expends several synonyms for “paying attention to” in reference to other players the Rockies might be pursuing. In...
Dodgers Way 4 hours ago

Dodgers: Examining Clayton Kershaw’s Contract Moving Forward

The darkest days are upon the city of Los Angeles after the news broke that the Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw would be sidelined for four to six weeks after leaving his start on Sunday afternoon after two innings. Despite the big blow for the Dodgers, all hope is not lost for the boys in blue. […] Dodgers: Examining Clayton Kershaw’s Contract Moving Forward - Dodgers Way - Dodgers Way - LA Dodgers News, Rumors and Scores
Purple Row 5 hours ago
MLB Trade Deadline 2017: Colorado Rockies’ past contains a blueprint for this season

MLB Trade Deadline 2017: Colorado Rockies’ past contains a blueprint for this season

The Rockies may attempt to duplicate their moves at the 2009 trade deadline When trying to anticipate what the Colorado Rockies may do as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, it may be wise to look at a Rockies team that was in a similar spot to the 2017 squad. On this date in 2009, the Rockies were 53-44, nine games back of the division-leading Dodgers and a game ahead of the Giants for the Wild Card, of which there was only one. That Rockies team went on to be the winningest in franchise history at 92-70 and hold on to their Wild Card berth, thanks in part to their trade deadline...
Purple Row 5 hours ago
Game 102 Thread: Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals, Jon Gray vs. Lance Lynn

Game 102 Thread: Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals, Jon Gray vs. Lance Lynn

Rockies and Cardinals score updates and discussion It’s Gray Day in St. Louis, as the Rockies try to take the second of three against the Cardinals. Here are the full lineups: #Rockies lineup vs. #Cardinals pic.twitter.com/KrAqyXYvVF— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) July 25, 2017 #Cardinals lineup vs #Rockies pic.twitter.com/1JPATbPJeM— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) July 25, 2017
Purple Row 7 hours ago
Colorado Rockies prospect Yency Almonte promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque

Colorado Rockies prospect Yency Almonte promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque

Another top-ten Rockies prospect has earned a midseason promotion The Colorado Rockies promoted Yency Almonte to Triple-A Albuquerque today. Almonte is one of the Rockies top pitching prospects and had been dominating Double-A this season. Pitching for the Hartford Yard Goats, Almonte had a 2.00 ERA and 71 strike outs in 76 1⁄3 innings. Almonte has missed some time this season due to injury, but there has not been any lingering affects from it in his performance. Almonte already has a place on the Rockies 40-man roster due to Rule V draft concerns so there is a decent chance that he...
Purple Row 8 hours ago
Rockies promote Carlos Estevez, option Jairo Diaz

Rockies promote Carlos Estevez, option Jairo Diaz

Rockies exchange righty relievers The Colorado Rockies promoted right-handed reliever Carlos Estevez before Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, according to Troy Renck. To make room on the roster, they optioned right-handed reliever Jairo Diaz to Triple-A Albuquerque. Nicknamed “Wild Thing”, the 24-year-old Estevez sports a 4-0 record in his 2017 campaign with the Rockies. He has an 8.10 ERA and 1.860 WHIP over 16 2/3 innings with six walks and eighteen strikeouts. With 25 hits allowed over that time frame, he’s allowed a BABIP of .429 while only yielding six extra-base...
Rox Pile 8 hours ago

Colorado Rockies roster news: Carlos Estevez up, Jairo Diaz down

The Colorado Rockies have once again shaken up their bullpen, swapping a pair of relievers who are looking to find consistency on the mound. Prior to the Rockies taking on the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of a three-game series at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, Colorado recalled right-handed pitcher Carlos Estévez from Triple-A […] Colorado Rockies roster news: Carlos Estevez up, Jairo Diaz down - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile 8 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Three named to Pioneer League All-Star team

The Grand Junction Rockies, the rookie league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, will be well represented during the league’s upcoming All-Star activities. On Tuesday, the Pioneer Baseball League announced its 2017 All-Star team. The squad will take on the Northwest League’s All-Star Team on Tuesday, August 1 at 7:05 p.m. (Pacific time) at Ron Tonkin […] Colorado Rockies: Three named to Pioneer League All-Star team - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dodgers Way 9 hours ago

Dodgers Need to Avoid Signing Former Giants

THIS JUST IN: The Dodgers could use a right handed starter to round out their rotation. Not exactly breaking news at this point, with Kershaw going down for an undetermined amount of time. Things were just going too well, weren’t they? Apparently, the folks here at Dodgers Way (myself included) have been basking in the […] Dodgers Need to Avoid Signing Former Giants - Dodgers Way - Dodgers Way - LA Dodgers News, Rumors and Scores
Rox Pile 10 hours ago

Colorado Rockies odds and ends: Pitching coach Steve Foster, Ian Desmond, and Chad Bettis

Foster is in his third season as the Rockies pitching coach and ninth as a coach in the Major Leagues as he spent three seasons with the, then named, Florida Marlins as bullpen coach or interim pitching coach and three seasons as the bullpen coach of the Kansas City Royals. According to Patrick Saunders of […] Colorado Rockies odds and ends: Pitching coach Steve Foster, Ian Desmond, and Chad Bettis - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row 11 hours ago
Colorado Rockies injury update: Tyler Chatwood throws simulated game

Colorado Rockies injury update: Tyler Chatwood throws simulated game

Rockies news, notes and links for Tuesday, July 25 Tyler Chatwood could be moved to Rockies bullpen when he comes off DL | The Denver Post Tyler Chatwood pitched one inning of simulated baseball Monday. He threw 20 pitches against two of the Rockies’ bench players and felt good doing it. With the Rockies rotation already being full and the returns of Chad Bettis and Tyler Anderson on the horizon, Chatwood may end up in the bullpen when he's ready to return. Pat Valaika sets record with 3rd pinch-hit HR | Rockies.com Pat Valaika is making his mark on the Colorado Rockies bench and also...
Friars on Base 11 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Evaluating Friars trade with Kansas City

Who got the best of the trade between the San Diego Padres and the Kansas City Royals on Monday which sent three key Friar hurlers? Once again on Monday, a full week prior to the trade deadline, general manager A.J. Preller has proven that he isn’t afraid to pull the trigger. This time, he sent […] San Diego Padres: Evaluating Friars trade with Kansas City - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row 12 hours ago
Colorado Rockies prospect Alejandro Requena continues to impress in Asheville

Colorado Rockies prospect Alejandro Requena continues to impress in Asheville

Rockies farm system news, notes and scores from July 24 20-year-old Alejandro Requena’s strong season in Single-A Asheville continued on Monday night. The Venezuelan struck out six in six innings, only allowing two earned runs on three hits. Requena, an international free agent signing in 2013, has slowly built a name for himself in Asheville. Still only 20, the right hander kept his ERA below three at 2.85 after the start while raising his K/9 to 7.5. Requena’s success is coming in a league where he is two years younger than the competition and in his first full season in the United...
Rox Pile 13 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: What will they do with Tyler Chatwood?

While Colorado Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood looks to work his way back off the disabled list, the question becomes what will happen to Chatwood when he’s ready to rejoin the team? As Thomas Harding of MLB.com reported, the 27-year-old Chatwood threw a one-inning simulated game before the Rockies met the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch […] Colorado Rockies: What will they do with Tyler Chatwood? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dodgers Way 13 hours ago

Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw’s Injury and Some Silver Linings

We all got some unfortunate news today when we found out that Clayton Kershaw would be missing 4-6 weeks with his lower back issue. Yes, it will suck to be without the best pitcher on the planet for any extended amount of time, but this could be a blessing in disguise.  First, let me start […] Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw’s Injury and Some Silver Linings - Dodgers Way - Dodgers Way - LA Dodgers News, Rumors and Scores
Around the Foghorn 13 hours ago

Why the San Francisco Giants Should Keep Eduardo Nunez

Eduardo Nunez has been the topic of many trade discussions recently for the San Francisco Giants and is the most realistic piece to move, but is he really worth moving? Lets look at some facts. Last season, the San Francisco Giants gave up a top 100 player in the 80-100 range for an All-Star player experiencing […] Why the San Francisco Giants Should Keep Eduardo Nunez - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row 13 hours ago
Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, midseason 2017: The raw and under the radar

Colorado Rockies prospect rankings, midseason 2017: The raw and under the radar

Midseason 2017 PuRPs list, 26-30 Now that we've taken a look at the honorable mention players who received votes but ultimately fell short of midseason 2017 edition of the Purple Row Prospects (PuRPs) list, it's time to examine the players that did make the cut. As a reminder, in this edition of the PuRPs poll, 40 ballots were cast, with 30 points granted for a first place vote, 29 for second, etc. For each player on the PuRPs list, I'll include a link to individual stats (via Baseball-Reference), PuRPs voting stats, contract status (via Rockies Roster) a note on the 2017 season to date,...

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