MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports that Felipe Paulino, acquired by the Colorado Rockies in the offseason for infielder Clint Barmes, is happy to be getting a fresh start whether he ends up in the rotation or the bullpen.
Archive for February 2011
The Associated Press reports that Clay Mortensen, acquired by the Colorado Rockies from the Oakland Athletics last month for minor-league pitcher Ethan Hollingsworth, hopes to impress his new team this spring and win a major-league job.
The North County Times writes about former Colorado Rockies outfielder Brad Hawpe’s return to his original position, first base.
How much better do the Colorado Rockies look now coming off an offseason during which they spent openly to keep their two best players?
From MLB.com’s Thomas Harding: Ubaldo Jimenez will start Saturday’s Cactus League opener for the Colorado Rockies, followed by Jorge De La Rosa on Sunday and Jhoulys Chacin on Monday. Also news that Aaron Cook will resume throwing Tuesday.
FYI, I learned that the games will be broadcast by ROOT effective with the start of regular season. It’s the same broadcasting company (FSNRM) and we will still have the same announcing crew; the only change is in the name itself. Don’t panic if you think you don’t have ROOT on your cable!
Reliever Joey Williamson will resume his career in spring training, following a one-year hiatus that stunned player development director Marc Gustafson and everyone in the Colorado Rockies player development area.
Late in spring training last year, Rich Dauer, who instructs the Colorado Rockies infielders, spoke glowingly about shortstop Hector Gomez and how, more than anything, he needed to avoid another injury. Didn’t happen.
Thomas Harding at MLB.com reports that Aaron Cook skipped his bullpen Sunday with soreness in his throwing shoulder.
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Would someone explain to me why Stewart, is now being chided to produce or? Let me state a case. Stewart, at best was a half time starting 3B man last year. Ck the at bats and you realize this. 18 hr, 61 rbby’s 256 avg. What would have he produced had he played full time? No one knows do they? Not given the chance. Try doubling those stats, not bad huh. On the down side the strike outs would be absurd. To be fair, there were times it made sense …
The Colorado Rockies announced on their Twitter feed that the team has agreed to a two-year extension with reliever Matt Belisle that covers the 2011 and 2012 seasons. MLBTradeRumors.com reports that the deal is worth $6.125 million.