The Dodgers should have the payroll wiggle room to add players this offseason and not surpass the competitive balance tax threshold.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 3:29 pm
Sophomore running back Kenan Christon had a 47-yard run Saturday at Utah. John McGillen/USC Athletics USC showed real progress Saturday night in its 33-17 win at Utah, as the defense forced five turnovers and held the Utes scoreless after halftime.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 3:49 am
Theo Epstein doesn’t have a job, and the Rockies are coming off a couple of tough seasons without a clear path forward. Purple Row’s Joelle Milholm recently wrote about the “Jeff Bridich Ghosting Phenomenon” perfectly outlining the lack of transparency and communication coming from the the Rockies GM. The fact that Jeff Bridich has still not spoken to the media, and is the only MLB general manager to not have done so, causes serious concerns about club leadership.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 1:00 pm
As baseball writers across the country complete their Hall of Fame ballots over the next several weeks, Todd Helton is certainly a name that will draw a lot of attention. A reliable fielder and perennial All-Star, Helton spoiled fans and the front office over 17 seasons, all of them with the Colorado Rockies. He averaged a slash line of .
Posted: November 18, 2020, 3:05 pm
You have to keep in mind that the MLB Players Association is an important part of the equation. The players are a fraternity and when a player signs a mega-deal it helps the rest of the players. As Arenado debated signing the contract, he was in frequent contact with the MLBPA.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 12:45 pm
The Rockies have 70 Rule 5-eligible players in their minor league system, according to the fabulous RockiesRoster.com. The overwhelming majority won’t be considered for roster protection, but there are some who will make for interesting decisions. We’ve broken them into tiers: Tier 1 (likely to be protected) Colton Welker, INF Tier 2 (could be protected) Nick Kennedy, LHP Alexander Martinez, RHP Ever Moya, LHP Helcris Olivarez, LHP Riley Pint, RHP Chad Smith, RHP Tier 3 (unlikely to be protected…
Posted: November 18, 2020, 6:00 am
On Saturday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times published a piece outlining the future in Los Angeles for ex-Rockie Jake McGee: “A full season of Dodgers analytics might complete his career revival, at a low free-agent cost. It is time to be intimidated by these Dodger pitching analytics before they snatch up Wade Davis, too. McGee was released by the Rockies just days before the 2020 season began.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 1:00 pm
Now, however, first base remains one of the Rockies’ biggest question marks. Is Josh Fuentes the answer? What about Ryan McMahon?
Posted: November 17, 2020, 12:45 pm
However, he makes up for it by excelling at making contact (a career strikeout rate of 10.6%) and inducing walks (a career walk rate just a hair higher, and posting an excellent 14.9% walk rate in 2019 AAA), which has given him at least average offensive production for much of his career. Even more unusual, he’s also an excellent defender at first to give him a well-rounded profile despite being at the bottom of the defensive spectrum.
Posted: November 16, 2020, 4:57 pm
Since there was no end of season press availability, fans have been left in the dark. Rockies fans want explanations, answers, some kind of communication from the front office. This lack of dialogue has led reddit user legacy3233 to create a post on the Rockies subreddit (shoutout r/ColoradoRockies) titled “Make Your Voices Heard,” calling for fans to directly email the team’s majority owner and CEO Dick Monfort and demand change.
Posted: November 16, 2020, 1:00 pm