The Rockies are no strangers to injuries, which unfortunately was the case tonight. Kyle Freeland was off to a great start before leaving the game in the top of the fourth due to an injury and with no offense to back him up, the Rockies suffered the loss. Catcher Austin Hedges was the hero tonight for the Padres.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 4:02 am
Delaying the 2020 MLB season is no different; if there is indeed baseball in 2021, such preparation will require adaption. MLB pitching hasn’t had a disruption like this for decades—and some adaptions to the schedule could lead to injury. Tommy John surgery is already performed frequently as it is.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 12:00 pm
At No. is a dramatic win over the Colorado Rockies in Game 163 to clinch a sixth consecutive National League West title. Despite vowing they would avoid any sort of hangover from making their first World Series appearance in 29 years, the Dodgers were slow out of the game in 2018.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 12:54 am
Both would have been playing on Thursday in Opening Day against the Padres, but instead both talked to Patrick Saunders about how weird it is not to have Opening Day. Blackmon said it best: “This is kind of like a rain delay and you just aren’t sure what to do. I’m usually very scheduled and have a specific timeline of events in my day.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 12:00 pm
The simulated season did not get off to a good start for the Rockies as they dropped Opening Day to the Padres, 8-4. Three home runs and a strong pitching performance by Chris Paddack powered the Padres win. The Rockies showed fight but ultimately will have to at least wait one more day to get their first win of the simulated season.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 10:36 pm
Aug. 2, 1997: Todd Helton’s first career homer A young Todd Helton smacked his first home run, a solo shot, in Pittsburgh. He’d go on to hit 368 more. July 7, 1998: Coors Field host the All-Star game.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:33 pm
Trevor Story has reached the pinnacle of middle infielders. Scott Pianowski prices Story and the rest of the shortstops and second basemen for 2020 drafts.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 4:59 pm
Scott Pianowski recaps his experience in the auction room at Tout Wars, where he implemented a no stars, just talent strategy.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 5:58 pm
I’m not going to think too long or hard about that one. But I’m going with Nolan there too. The article then moves back into the baseball realm by asking us, “Which third baseman do you want on your team: Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant?
Posted: March 25, 2020, 12:00 pm
At this point in spring training, Rockies player development director Zach Wilson, who oversees their minor league system, typically would be watching the minor leaguers in exhibition games with an eye toward April 9 when the Rockies’ four full-season affiliates were scheduled to open the season. Wilson would be meeting daily with his large field staff before and after the players took the field.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 12:20 pm
Gene McCaffrey from The Athletic joins our own Scott Pianowski to break down their recent Tout Wars auction draft, the Coors effect and auction draft strategy.
Posted: March 23, 2020, 11:03 pm
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has put up glittering numbers in his seven seasons because of his supreme talents and his dedication to his craft. And because he is exceptionally durable and loves to play. Indeed, Arenado has played at least 155 games in each of the past five seasons.
Posted: March 23, 2020, 12:20 pm
Minor league player stipends during the COVID-19 postponements started with just a handful of teams. MLB has now stepped in to ensure all minor league players will receive compensation, helping them get by at least until April 9. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has announced the season is delayed at least until mid-May.
Posted: March 21, 2020, 12:00 pm
But since the spreading coronavirus caused Major League Baseball to halt spring training two weeks before the originally scheduled March 26 Opening Day, the starting pitchers, who had worked their pitch count up to the 50-60 area, should now downshift. There’s no need to throw bullpens,” Black said, “because we’re a ways from that, and there’ll be ample time for at least the starting pitchers to get in somewhat game condition.
Posted: March 20, 2020, 12:20 pm
The MLB season has been delayed until at least mid-May because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the teams are “committed to playing as many games as possible,” according to Commissioner Rob Manfred. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black mentioned that he’d be up for more doubleheaders. “In theory, yeah, I think all of us would be up for some sort of doubleheader situation,” Black said.
Posted: March 20, 2020, 4:01 am
Safe to say, this isn’t how Cory Spangenberg expected this experience to begin. When the Clarks Summit native signed up for a season in Japan with the Saitama Seibu Lions, he was ready to play in front of some of the world’s most passionate fan bases. He’s still playing games, but the fans aren’t there.
Posted: March 20, 2020, 4:00 am
Translation: Doubleheaders could be on the docket. “I know that when we’re able to safely play, we’re going to have to think of creative ways to get in as many games as possible given all the time that’s going to be lost,” said Farhan Zaidi, the president of baseball operations for the San Francisco Giants. “I don’t really have any specific thoughts on that, but I know everybody’s going to be thinking through ways to do that.”
Posted: March 20, 2020, 1:58 am
Translation: Doubleheaders could be on the docket. “I know that when we’re able to safely play, we’re going to have to think of creative ways to get in as many games as possible given all the time that’s going to be lost,” said Farhan Zaidi, the president of baseball operations for the San Francisco Giants. I don’t really have any specific thoughts on that, but I know everybody’s going to be thinking through ways to do that.
Posted: March 20, 2020, 1:51 am