The Colorado Rockies announced Tuesday that the entire coaching staff will be retained for 2012 following a disappointing season in which the team collapsed from an 11-2 start to flirt with last place in the National League West during the final week of the season.
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.
Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta continued a hot streak Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. Iannetta was 3-for-3 with an RBI and three singles — all to the right side of the field — in the Rockies’ 4-1 win over the Athletics.
Late last season, the Colorado Rockies gave Seth Smith audition as an everyday outfielder and he picked a terrible time for a slump. But he enters spring in line to at least be part of a platoon with a chance to win the everyday job if he can left-handers on a regular basis.
With the will-they-won’t-they drama hanging over the Michael Young situation, the Colorado Rockies may not yet be done this offseason and the biggest question — who will be the starting second baseman — could yet get a definitive answer even before spring training starts. But here are a few other lingering questions as the Rockies head into spring training.
Short version is that Chris Iannetta and Ian Stewart have dramatically shifted their stances since Carney Lansford worked with them in the minors and Seth Smith became a little too focused on hitting home runs while trying to prove that he deserved ore playing time.
The Colorado Rockies announced today that former major-league infielder Carney Lansford has accepted the position of the Rockies hitting coach and Don Baylor has been offered a special-assistant position within the organization.