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Rockies pick up Giambi’s option, decline Cook’s

October 31, 2011 | 11:24 am | 26

The Colorado Rockies announced they and first baseman Jason Giambi have exercised their mutual option on his contract for the 2012 season, but the Rockies have declined their side of Aaron Cook’s mutual option.

October Farm Report: Marbry’s change of pace

October 31, 2011 | 11:14 am

Michael Marbry, a former infielder who turned 27 in September, emerged as a pitcher at Modesto this season, pitching his way into late-blooming prospect status.

Off Season HOT STOVE

October 30, 2011 | 9:28 am | 16

So it begins…will the Rockies be rebuilt, tweaked or stand pat?
Aside from a big bopper like Wright someone that would be on my radar is Grady Sizemore. Is he worth taking a flier on? Have to believe he would like the Coors Field effect…but would he be slowed by having to learn NL pitching?
Who are some of the players we should look at as Rockies fans?

Gardner picks up second win backed by Arenado

October 26, 2011 | 11:32 pm | 1

Nolan Arenado was 2-for-5 with his second solo home run in as many games and Joe Gardner pitched three solid innings in a 6-2 Salt River win Wednesday.

Arenado hits third homer, adds to RBI lead

October 26, 2011 | 8:52 am | 15

Nolan Arenado was 2-for-4 with solo home run in a 4-3 Salt River win Tuesday. It was the third home run and league-leading 21st RBI for Arenado, who is hitting .377 and has failed to produce a hit in just one of his 14 games.

Marcel Lachemann resigns after 12 seasons with Rockies

October 25, 2011 | 9:06 pm | 9

Marcel Lachemann has resigned after 12 seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization, including the past 10 as a special assistant to general manager Dan O’Dowd and two before that as the Rockies pitching coach.

Rockies add Weinstein, shuffle minor league staff

October 21, 2011 | 1:34 pm | 4

The Colorado Rockies have added Jerry Weinstein to the coaching staff as the major league catching coach. Weinstein, who managed at high Class-A Modesto for the past five seasons, replaces Marv Foley who returns to the role as minor league catching coordinator, a position he held from 2003-10.

What’s Wrong with the Rockies?

October 21, 2011 | 12:26 pm | 26

Well to begin with the Rockies are not the Texas Rangers.  Or did any of the rest of you marvel at the ninth inning rally from 0-1 deficit – the way I did?
Runners on second and third with no body out, and the Rangers two best hitters coming up to the plate.  In case you weren’t watching here is what happened next.
First, Josh Hamilton hits a sacrifice fly scoring the runner from third to tie the game 1-1.
Second, the runner on second sees that the ball is hit just hard enough …

Gardner picks up first win with three shutout innings

October 21, 2011 | 10:07 am

Joe Gardner allowed two hits, walked two and struck out four in three shutout innings Thursday to pick up his first Arizona Fall League win in a 7-2 Salt River win. In was the third start of the fall for Gardner, who is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in seven innings.

Arenado hits second home run, extends RBI lead

October 18, 2011 | 10:16 pm | 17

Nolan Arenado was 4-for-5 with his second home run in as many games and drove in four, pushing his Arizona Fall League-leading total to 19 in a 12-9 Salt River win Tuesday.

Road trip to GJ next summer?

October 18, 2011 | 8:30 am | 4

I posted this on the thread dealing with the Ghosts heading to Grand Junction next summer.  I forgot that I could start a thread where we posters could engage each other.  So I am starting a new post here as well.
A heads up for all the ITR posters.
I can see a road trip to GJ next summer. I have access to a huge RV which will seat 7-9 of us comfortably.(We won’t sleep in it.) Leave from Greeley…pick ups in Denver and points along the way towards GJ on I-70.(I …

Rockies to move Rookie team to Grand Junction

October 16, 2011 | 4:15 pm | 32

The Grand Junction city council approved a lease agreement that will bring the Rockies’ affiliate to Grand Junction. The Rookie league team will begin play at Suplizio Field in June 2012.