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Rockies farm report: Looking down the road to 2014

December 29, 2011 | 11:17 am | 19

In lieu of final Farm Report from Inside The Rockies before we move on to new things, we thought we would offer up this discussion piece to everyone on what the Colorado Rockies will look like in 2014.


December 29, 2011 | 2:56 am | 24

Well, I have been working on getting this setup and have to admit it is really hard to  give this link out because there are still some things that aren’t right, but i really don’t want people to “wander off” without knowing of the new site.  I’ve spent a lot of time putting together the foundation of a site that I am proud of, but like anything you work hard on for others – it is never perfect. It looks a bit strange in IE and also has some color …

Why not trade for the King?

December 22, 2011 | 9:31 am | 15

While it is true that the Rockies no longer have a true starting ACE MLB starting pitcher (Ubaldo was for maybe half a season), it may not be impossible to acquire one if you are willing to pay the price.  Felix Hernandez aka King could be available because he plays for the Mariners for a minimum of three more years and is becoming somewhat pricey for a team that is no where near the playoffs while competing with the Rangers and Angels in the AL West.
However it takes a King’s ransom to acquire …

Rockies make Cuddyer signing official, add Blake

December 20, 2011 | 3:28 pm | 30

The Colorado Rockies officially announced the signing of outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a three-year contract on Tuesday and added a veteran third baseman in former Los Angeles Dodger Casey Blake.

Starting Pitching-enough already!

December 17, 2011 | 6:08 am | 98

The consistent refrain from Rockies fans after the Cuddyer signing is that the Rockies now have to acquire (trade is by far the most likely as FA starting pitchers won’t sign on at Coors Field) more starting pitching to be successful in 2012.  I am not so sure about that, although I do acknowledge the time tested and often used baseball adage that you can never have too much pitching.
As it stands today (and this could easily change), I think your 2012 Rockies Opening Day rotation looks like:
1. Chacin, 2. Pomeranz, 3. Slowey, 4. …

Wil Nieves, Mike Ekstrom among minor league free agents signed by Rockies

December 16, 2011 | 9:56 pm | 3

The Colorado Rockies have signed six minor league free agents, including catcher Wil Nieves, who could end up backing up Ramon Hernandez if the Rockies decide Wilin Rosario needs to play every day at Triple-A where he has never taken a swing.

Micheal Cuddyer addition

December 16, 2011 | 8:58 am | 30

I am reserving my judgment until after the first season is over.  Good player, but at $31M over three years?  He better not go Wiggy on the Rox.  But I do like the idea of CarGo-Tulo-Cuddyer-Helton-Hernandez in the middle of the order. 
If rumors are to be believed, Seth Smith is going to be dealt within a week or so now that we have Cuddyer.

Rockies to sign Cuddyer to three-year deal

December 16, 2011 | 8:51 am | 56

The Colorado Rockies have reportedly agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer. Jon Heyman of CBSSportsline reports that the deal will play Cuddyer $31.5 million over three years.

Tonight’s teleforum with O’Dowd and Monfort

December 14, 2011 | 2:21 pm | 47

Not sure I will be able to listen to this tonight. If anyone does, please post synopsis.
Anything particular you guys hope or expect to hear?

Rockies reportedly going after Carlos Beltran

December 13, 2011 | 10:09 am | 30

The Colorado Rockies, a surprise player for top free agents, are making a push for star outfielder Carlos Beltran. The Rockies would like to sign either Beltran or Michael Cuddyer for the outfield.
Colorado has competition for Cuddyer, who was offered $25 million over three years by the incumbent Twins. Minnesota is still hoping to re-sign Cuddyer.
Beltran’s market has been something of a mystery, but it is believed Colorado would go two years to add him to the middle of their lineup, where he’d combine with Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez.
Beltran’s …

Spilborghs, Garner non-tendered by Rockies

December 12, 2011 | 8:13 pm | 11

Outfielders Ryan Spilborghs and Cole Garner will not be tendered contracts by the Colorado Rockies then team announced Monday. Both players will become free agents.

Rockies Sign Ramon Hernandez- Now Official

December 12, 2011 | 12:40 pm | 5

Guess the Rox front office didn’t care Hernandez admitted he might not be able to play through his “lengthy” contract…
Rockies Sign Ramon Hernandez
By Mike Axisa [December 12, 2011 at 11:01am CST]
The Rockies offically signed catcher Ramon Hernandez to two-year contract today.  The deal is worth $6.5MM, reported Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. In a related move, Colorado traded Chris Iannetta to the Angels for Tyler Chatwood on November 30th, the same day they reached an agreement with Hernandez. Hernandez is represented by Eric Goldschmidt, as our Agency Tracker shows.
Hernandez, 35, started the …