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Rockies settle Opening Day roster

March 31, 2011 | 11:00 am | 18

The Colorado Rockies settled their Opening Day roster Thursday by purchasing the contract of Jason Giambi and handing the backup catcher job to Jose Morales. Third baseman Ian Stewart will avoid the disabled list.

Friedrich silences future Rockies teammates

March 30, 2011 | 11:08 pm | 6

Christian Friedrich didn’t have much opportunity in the Colorado Rockies major league camp during spring training, but he took advantage of one last opportunity to leave an impression as his future teammates head north to start the season.

Rockies 2011 season preview: Infield

March 30, 2011 | 10:44 pm | 1

The Colorado Rockies have an MVP candidate at shortstop in Troy Tulowitzki. As long as he’s healthy, the Rockies can withstand any uncertainty at the other infield positions, but the presence of Ty Wigginton doesn’t hurt.

Rockies 2011 season preview: Outfield

March 30, 2011 | 10:44 pm

The Colorado Rockies are confident enough in their starting outfield of Carlos Gonzalez, Dexter Fowler and Seth Smith that they are willing to go with just one true outfielder as a backup.

Rockies 2011 season preview: Catcher

March 30, 2011 | 10:44 pm

The Colorado Rockies committed to catcher Chris Iannetta, handing him the starting job and not bringing in a veteran backup. Now, with two of the Rockies’ top prospects lurking behind him, Iannetta needs to prove he’s the catcher and hitter the team has always wanted him to be.

What can’t CarGo do?

March 30, 2011 | 10:43 pm | 3

Last season, Carlos Gonzalez led the National League with a .336 average. He was nine home runs and two RBI from becoming the the first big leaguer in 43 years to win baseball’s triple crown. So . . . the question is, can No. 5 top his 2010?

Rockies 2011 season preview: Bullpen

March 30, 2011 | 6:27 pm | 4

The Colorado Rockies’ hard-throwing bullpen might be the best collection of relievers in franchise history. But it still has question marks and seven relievers has never been enough to get through a full season.

Rockies 2011 season preview: Starting pitching

March 30, 2011 | 5:46 pm | 1

The Colorado Rockies have depth for their starting rotation waiting at Triple-A and potentially Double-A, but the best thing that could happen to their pitching staff in 2011 is to be able to keep the extra pitchers dreaming of the major leagues.

Predictions: ESPN roundup

March 30, 2011 | 1:57 pm | 1

ESPN’s analysts and reporters are out with their 2011 predictions for teams and individual awards. How the Rockies fare among this much larger group.

Double-A Tulsa brimming with Rockies prospects

March 29, 2011 | 9:37 pm | 7

The Drillers announced a roster of 25 players for their exhibition game Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, and the roster suggests the Rockies’ Double-A affiliate will be an interesting team loaded with prospects.

Predictions: Sports Illustrated

March 29, 2011 | 8:21 pm | 6

Keeping with posting predictions from others, Jon Heyman from Sports Illustrated has a full season of predictions.  It is quite lengthy and in-depth, but here are some of the highlights:

Ubaldo Jimenez will win the NL Cy Young award
Giants will win the division
Rockies will take the Wild Card
It will be a Rockies v Rangers World Series
Rockies will win it all

You can read the complete story HERE

Good news, bad news as Rockies close out camp

March 29, 2011 | 7:14 pm | 14

The Colorado Rockies ended their Cactus League season with a 7-2 loss in the final game of an otherwise promising spring training. The Rockies have plenty to be optimistic about, but a pair of injuries may have left them in a precarious position.