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Yankees foundation to pay for education slain NYPD officer's sons

Denver Post (Nicki Jhabvala, On the Rox) — The late George Steinbrenner, pictured in 2004, started the Yankee Silver Shield Foundation in 1982.
  • 4 days ago

Troy Tulowitzki: "I'm itching to get back"

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Patience is not Troy Tulowitzki's best virtue.He's a man of action, happiest when he's fielding grounders and hitting home runs.
  • 5 days ago

Rockies notebook: Tulowitzki, pitching and Bridich's gameplan

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — Rockies All-Star Troy Tulowitzki takes a cut during the 2014 Home Run Derby at Target Field in Minneapolis.
  • 6 days ago

Troy Tulowitzki trade rumors overblown, but they won't die

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Lunch Special: Each weekday near noontime, a Denver Post sports writer dares to dish. In this installment, Patrick Saunders addresses the trade rumors swirling around Rockies shortstop Troy...
  • 7 days ago

Playoff veteran Daniel Descalso brings depth, flexibility to Rockies' infield

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — A building block to a better ballclub? That's how the Rockies see the acquisition of versatile, veteran infielder Daniel Descalso, a savvy player who the Rockies say provides needed depth and...
  • 9 days ago
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Rockies sign infielder Daniel Descalso to two-year contract

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Seeking a versatile infielder who hits left-handed, the Rockies on Tuesday signed Daniel Descalso to a two-year contract worth $3.6 million.
  • 10 days ago
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Rockies manager Walt Weiss assumes more say in team's operations

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — SAN DIEGO — Walt Weiss is going to get away for Christmas. Far away. As in Australia far away.
  • 12 days ago

LaTroy Hawkins, Rockies closer, will retire after 2015 season

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Rockies veteran closer LaTroy Hawkins announced Friday that the 2015 season will be his last.
  • 13 days ago

Rockies play minor role at winter meetings but land two relievers

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Surf the Web for headlines about baseball's winter meetings and you will find that the Red Sox retooled with a "flurry of moves," and that the Dodgers created "a blizzard of activity."
  • 14 days ago
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Rockies' trade for Gee on hold; acquire reliever Austin House from A's

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — While the Rockies did some wheeling and dealing at the minor-league level Thursday morning at the close of the winter meetings, a deal for Mets' right-hander pitcher Dillon Gee remains on the back...
  • 15 days ago
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Rockies' interest in Mets' Dillon Gee more than just idle talk

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — As baseball rumors go, this one has some legs.It has the Rockies making a deal to bring New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee to Colorado.
  • 15 days ago
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Rockies trade Josh Rutledge to Angels for reliever Jairo Diaz

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — The Rockies made a move to bolster their bullpen late Wednesday night, acquiring right-handed reliever Jairo Diaz from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge.
  • 15 days ago
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Rockies have talked to Mets about acquiring starter Dillion Gee

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — SAN DIEGO -- The Rockies and New York Mets engaged in talks Wednesday at the winter meetings about a trade that would bring Mets' right-handed starter Dillon Gee to Colorado.
  • 15 days ago
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Rockies trade talk: Rosario, Rutledge, Morneau

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — It will take a very good deal for the Rockies to part with first baseman Justin Morneau.
  • 16 days ago
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Rockies manager Walt Weiss isn't giving up hope

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — The Rockies have averaged almost 93 losses per season over the past four years, giving plenty of ammunition to critics who say the team should be blown up and rebuilt.
  • 16 days ago
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Rockies' confident healthy Jhoulys Chacin can return to form

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — SAN DIEGO -- When it comes to right-handed starter Jhoulys Chacin, the Rockies have gone from grave concern to guarded optimism.
  • 16 days ago
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Rockies' Bridich taking methodical approach at winter meetings

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — SAN DIEGO -- While there has already been a blizzard of activity at baseball's winter meetings, the Rockies have thus far not been part of the storm.
  • 17 days ago
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Rockies' young stars attract interest at winter meetings

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — New general manager Jeff Bridich is getting plenty of questions about his front-line players as he pow-wows with his colleagues face to face.
  • 17 days ago
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Trade talk for Rockies' Tulowitzki, Gonzalez still has a pulse

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders, On the Rox) — Because of injuries, Rockies teammates Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki have not been on the field together very often in recent seasons.
  • 18 days ago
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Upgrading defense at catcher might require trading Wilin Rosario

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — When new Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich arrives for baseball's winter meetings in San Diego on Monday, he will do so with an open mind regarding his team's situation at catcher.
  • 19 days ago
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Blog Articles

What Rockies swag did you get for Christmas?

Purple Row (Jay Tymkovich) — 'Tis the season to display your fandom Living in a family of avowed sports fans makes holiday shopping so much easier. If you're ever at a loss for gift giving ideas, there's always a Rockies ...
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Learning to trust the Colorado Rockies again

Purple Row (Drew Creasman) — Is it really a new era for Colorado baseball? Most of us are familiar with the children's parable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."  It is a simple and easy-to-understand story with a simple and...
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Thursday Rockpile: Merry Christmas, Rockies fans!

Purple Row (Jordan Freemyer) — To celebrate the holiday, here's a little Rockies-themed Christmas poem for you all. 'Twas the night before Christmas, at 20th and Blake Not a creature was stirring, not even Dinger was awake; ...
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Thank you and Merry Christmas from Purple Row

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — You might receive season's greetings from other staff members throughout the day, but the Boss has to get the first word, right?! Colorado Rockies fans might not be as strong in numbers as some...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago
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Rockies prospect rankings: No. 26 Wilfredo Rodriguez displays good tools behind the plate

Purple Row (Jeff Aberle) — Rodriguez is a strong contact hitter who has a chance to develop some pop, but he needs to stay behind the plate to make the bat play. Editor's note: We've made a change with the PuRPs list this...
  • 2 days ago

Talking Rockies offseason with Jason Hirsh on Purple Dinosaur Podcast No. 32

Purple Row (Purple Dinosaur Podcast) — Jason Hirsh joins the show to talk the offseason with Tyler and Anthony. Heading somewhere for the holidays? Take Episode 32 of the PDP with you! This week, we're talking about the insanity that...
  • 2 days ago

Larry Walker in danger of falling off Hall of Fame ballot

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — Walker is going to need a miracle, it appears, to get into Cooperstown. What a shame. JAWS and the 2015 Hall of Fame ballot: Larry Walker - MLB - SI.com Larry Walker's Hall of Fame chances...
  • 2 days ago

Rockies prospect rankings: No. 27 Jordan Patterson started slow, finished hot in 2014

Purple Row (Jeff Aberle) — Patterson will need to prove he can hold his own against age-appropriate competition to move higher up the list. PuRP No. 27: Jordan Patterson (76 points, 10 ballots) | Summer 2014...
  • 3 days ago

A look at Baseball Prospectus' top 10 Colorado Rockies prospects list

Purple Row (TomCat009) — The most wonderful time of the year has begun: the part where we learn which prospect mavens are smart enough to agree with us, and which are so crazy they can't see what we do. Baseball...
  • 3 days ago

Jon Gray tops Rockies prospect list; Jeff Bridich waits; more

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — Gray might not need much more development time, according to one prospect guru. Plus, a blurb on a familiar-looking infield prospect, and the reason the Rockies' front office is sitting on its...
  • 3 days ago

Rockies prospect rankings: No. 28 Jairo Diaz could be key cog in big league bullpen

Purple Row (Jeff Aberle) — In Diaz, the Rockies got a potentially valuable reliever in exchange for Josh Rutledge. If all goes well, he'll be a legitimate late-inning relief option in the very near future. Editor's note:...
  • 3 days ago

Fun with WAR: The best and worst Rockies rosters, plus one somewhere in between

Purple Row (Eric Garcia McKinley) — In 22 seasons of play, the Rockies franchise has accrued hundreds of player seasons. From this history, we can make patchwork rosters of teams that range from excellent to horrible. We can also...
  • 4 days ago

Troy Tulowitzki is 'itching to get back' to playing baseball

Purple Row (RhodeIslandRoxfan) — Another Tulo link, a prospect list, and why being active doesn't necessarily mean a successful off season. All that and more in today's Rockpile. Patrick Saunders has  one of the most worthwhile...
  • 4 days ago
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Announcing Purple Row staff additions, Round 2

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — We round out the additions to our staff for 2015 and beyond. As you all know, a new era of the Colorado Rockies is being ushered in. Not so coincidentally, the same thing is happening at Purple...
  • 4 days ago

A look at the Rockies "Sell High" guys

Purple Row (Carolyn Jelley) — With Tulo/Cargo trade rumors turning up empty, the Rockies could seek mighty returns for 2014 standouts. This week, the Dodgers flashed their baseball Black Card, and A.J. Preller set the world...
  • 4 days ago

Yankees foundation to pay for education for children of slain NYPD officer

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Nicki Jhabvala) — The Yankee Silver Shield Foundation will pay for the education of Rafael Ramos' two sons. Ramos was one of two NYPD officers slain in Brooklyn on Saturday.
  • 4 days ago

Offseason moves, catching options for the Rockies, and more

Purple Row (Jay Milnes) — A busy offseason could get even busier, with the Giants among other teams still looking to make moves. Shields and Scherzer remain on the market. Rockies Links Path to the playoffs: NL West-...
  • 5 days ago
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Padres acquiring all the players, Rockies targeting veterans for rotation, more

Purple Row (Kevin V. Minor) — Pablo Sandoval and the Giants attempt to resign him was the big ticket item after the World Series this year.  Then, the LA Dodgers were the talk of the NL West as they sought to eliminate their...
  • 6 days ago

Rockies notebook: Tulowitzki, pitching and Bridich's gameplan

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Patrick Saunders) — Cleaning up my plate before I go on Christmas vacation, with tidbits on Troy Tulowitzki, starting pitching and GM Jeff Bridich's offseason gameplan.
  • 6 days ago

MLB trade rumors: Keeping Troy Tulowitzki is the right move for the Rockies

Purple Row (RhodeIslandRoxfan) — There's many, many reasons why trading Troy Tulowitzki right now isn't a good idea for the Rockies. Here's just a few of them. Despite a blizzard of trade speculation so far this off season from...
  • 7 days ago