The Colorado Rockies faced a number of tough decisions this offseason and eventually parted ways with a number of key players from the 2010 team. Here’s how players who appeared with the Rockies last season are faring with their new teams in spring training.
Some thoughts on the Rockies situation with free agent arbitration, the second base job and the addition of hitting coach Carney Lansford.
The Colorado Rockies have sent Anthony Jackson, a 16th-round pick in the 2006 draft, to the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete their September trade for reliever Octavio Dotel.
The window for major league teams to negotiate exclusively with their free agents passed over the weekend and several Colorado Rockies players are now free to talk to any team.
The Colorado Rockies announced they have declined their options on pitchers Jeff Francis and Octavio Dotel, but have not yet made public their plans with catcher Miguel Olivo.
Right-handed reliever Octavio Dotel, who the Colorado Rockies acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later in mid-September, will receive a $250,000 buyout on his contract instead of the $4.5 million club option.
The Colorado Rockies bullpen did a solid job with a heavy workload in 2010 and will return a group of mostly familiar faces in 2011. But who makes the final cut is up in the air.
With three left-handed pitchers and two key members of their bench becoming free agents, the Colorado Rockies will have some tough decisions to make in shaping their 2011 team.
Their eighth loss in the past nine games eliminated the Colorado Rockies from both the NL West and wild-card races as the Braves and Giants both won. Two-run homers by Todd Helton and Dexter Fowler in the seventh enabled the Rockies to overcome a 6-2 deficit, but Octavio Dotel gave up two runs in the eighth.
Ubaldo Jimenez again was denied his 20th win as the Colorado Rockies struggled to produce hits and dropped the seventh game in their past eight.
The Colorado Rockies, hanging by a thread in the postseason race, snapped a five-game losing streak behind a series of key hits from Troy Tulowitzki.
What started as a promising road trip for the Colorado Rockies ended in disaster as they were swept by the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks, who kept adding to a big lead and withstood two late rallies.