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Rockies trade Iannetta, close to signing Hernandez

November 30, 2011 | 5:49 pm | 36

The Colorado Rockies have traded catcher Chris Iannetta to the Los Angeles Angeles for right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood. The deal is reportedly a prescursor to the Rockies signing catcher Ramon Hernandez.

Rockies’ hot stove

November 30, 2011 | 4:19 pm | 20

Starting a new thread because the “Not renewing season tickets” has veered from this topic into hot stove discussions.
Ramon Santiago signed with the Tigers for two years and he is expected to share 2B with Ryan Raburn.   Does that mean one less team in the Martin Prado sweepstakes?  The Braves reportedly wanted a CF along with Seth Smith.  The Rockies were not willing to give up Wheeler and Blackmon.  Come on Rockies, we can live without Wheeler or Blackmon.  Prado is more beneficial to us than keeping Wheeler/Blackmon.

Young dismissed from Winterball

November 29, 2011 | 3:52 pm | 8

The Bravos de Margarita dismissed Young last week, and media reports cited tardiness — showing up late for two games. Young’s statement, released through his representatives at CAA, calls the reports “incomplete and erroneous.”
In the statement, Young said a problem with travel arrangements for a family member led to his arriving in the fifth inning of a game on Thanksgiving Day. Young also stated that the incident was his only attendance issue and added that the team failed to address his safety and security concerns for his family member.
“someone check …

Rule 5 – Everth Cabrera – what might have been?

November 24, 2011 | 9:15 am | 2

With the Rule 5 draft quickly approaching a quirky thought occurred to me.  If you could somehow rewrite the history books would you have protected Everth Cabrera to be the Rockies regular second baseman?  For those who don’t recall, Everth Cabrera was claimed in the Rule 5 draft by the Padres from the Rockies system and quickly became the Padres everyday shortstop a couple years back.
Cabrera is basically a slick fielding EY2  type player as a switch hitter and very effective base stealer, however he can also play defensively at shortstop.  He is …

Not renewing my ticket package.

November 23, 2011 | 4:54 pm | 44

Barring some sort of move in the positive direction within the next few days when the renewal period ends, I will be letting it go.
Last year I took the big leap from buying individual tickets to investing and prepaying for a ticket package.
The apparent disinterest in making roster improvements (addition by subtraction doesn’t impress me) makes this decision pretty easy for me.
Are any others not renewing? Or conversely are others optimistic still?

Rockies trade Wigginton to Phillies for player or cash

November 20, 2011 | 5:42 pm | 32

The trade of Ty Wigginton creates some payroll flexibility and opens the door for Jordan Pacheco, who hit .286 with two home runs and 14 RBI with the Rockies in September, to assume a utility role in 2012.

Arenado named fall MVP as Salt River wins championship

November 19, 2011 | 10:53 pm | 9

Colorado Rockies third base prospect Nolan Arenado was named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League following the Salt River Rafters’ 9-3 win in the championship game Saturday.

Marcel Lachemann returns to the Angels

November 19, 2011 | 11:45 am | 5

Marcel Lachemann, who recently resigned from the Colorado Rockies, has returned to the Los Angeles Angels as a special assistant to new general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Rockies add pitchers Cabrera, Friedrich in 40-man roster

November 18, 2011 | 3:58 pm | 14

The Colorado Rockies have added minor league pitchers Edwar Cabrera and Christian Friedrich to the 40-man roster and outright outfielder Andrew Brown.

Report: Rockies sign infielder Brandon Wood

November 17, 2011 | 5:30 pm | 14

Once considered one of the top prospects in the game with the Los Angeles Angels, Brandon Wood has struggled with strikeouts in the majors and was outrighted by the Pittsburgh Pirates after the season.

Milton Bradley???

November 16, 2011 | 11:48 pm | 9

According to NBCSports, the Rockies met with Milton Bradley’s agent! Check the temperature in hell, i think it is frozen over…

Grand Junction

November 15, 2011 | 10:31 pm

Rockies’ official Facebook page announced that the team in GJ will be called the GJ Rockies.