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NEW SITE LINK

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 …

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. …

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.

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.
Thanks!
Anything particular you guys hope or expect to hear?
 

Rockies reportedly going after Carlos Beltran

December 13, 2011 | 10:09 am | 30

Sweet!
 
http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/33714192/33850719
 
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 …

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 …

Tower Diamondbacks are in “Go for it” Mode!

December 10, 2011 | 9:16 am | 51

While it is true that there remains a lot of time remaining in the off season, it is also now obvious that the current reigning NL West champions see an opportunity to dominate the NL West over the next couple of years.  While the Rockies have been very active with AAAA level starting pitchers and various marginal starting pieces like LeMahieu, the Diamondbacks by there own admission are “going for it” now.
My question for the esteemed ITR group is should the Rockies be going for it in 2012, or rebuilding to …

DanO THIS is your big chance!

December 8, 2011 | 9:03 am | 40

Kendry Morales!

Rockies – Winter Meetings Moves

December 5, 2011 | 1:29 pm | 46

One of the few times I follow Twitter, to keep up on any possible Rox news around trading time.  Feel free to add what you might hear regarding any Rockies action at the winter meetings.
 
Just posted on MLB Trade Rumors and Troy Renck.
The Rockies claimed outfielder Jamie Hoffmann off waivers from the Dodgers, announced the team on Twitter.  Hoffmann, 27, hit .297/.356/.497 with 22 home runs in 533 plate appearances for the Dodgers’ Triple-A team this year, playing all three outfield positions.    Added to Rox 40 man roster according …

Reyes signs with “Miami”-

December 5, 2011 | 10:45 am | 11

The All-Star shortstop became the second top free agent to land with the Marlins in a matter of days, agreeing Sunday night to a $106 million, six-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
 the Marlins gave the NL batting champion a deal that includes a club option for 2018 that would make the contract worth $120 million.
The 28-year-old is a four-time All-Star and three-time stolen base champion. But he has been prone to injuries in recent seasons, particularly to his hamstrings. He has not played more …

Rockies interested in Japanese infielder

December 2, 2011 | 10:35 am | 8

FoxSports.com reports that the Colorado Rockies are interested in free-agent Japanese infielder Kensuke Tanaka. Tanaka, 30, missed much of the last season with a broken bone in his ankle. Tanaka is a left-handed hitter who can steal bases and walks more than he strikes out.