The Colorado Rockies place outfielder Matt Holliday on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Sunday 25 May 2008 at 3:50 pm

The Rockies continue to have big injury problems as Matt Holliday has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. Holliday has played in 46 games this season for the Rockies and he is 60 for 187 (.321 avg, .952 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 8 homers, 26 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. Holliday will be replaced on the roster by 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Cory Sullivan. Sullivan has played in 39 games in AAA ball this season and he is 45 for 158 (.285 avg, .777 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 3 homers, 18 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Sullivan has played in 337 games in his major league career and he is 254 for 904 (.281 avg, .725 OPS) with 130 runs scored, 8 homers, 74 RBIs and 24 stolen bases. Even though Sullivan is a decent player the Rockies will miss Holliday’s bat big time as the injuries are really starting to mount on them.

The Colorado Rockies place Brad Hawpe on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Sunday 25 May 2008 at 12:03 am

The Rockies have placed starting right fielder Brad Hawpe on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. He has played in 42 games for the Rockies this season and he is 33 for 143 (.231 avg, .706 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 3 homers and 17 RBIs. Hawpe will be replaced in RF by Ryan Spilboroghs who has played in 37 games this season for the Rockies. He is 25 for 82 (.305 avg, .849 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 1 homer, 17 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. The Rockies have recalled 25-year old lefty swinging outfielder Seth Smith to replace Hawpe on the active roster. Smith has played in 1 game for the Rockies this season and he is 0 for 4. Smith has also played in 45 games in AAA this season and he is 51 for 159 (.321 avg, .951 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 6 homers, 30 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. Smith will likely do a decent job as he got some real key hits for the Rockies late last season and in the playoffs.

The Colorado Rockies place Clint Barmes on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Saturday 24 May 2008 at 11:58 pm

The Rockies have placed shortstop Clint Barmes on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. Barmes has played in 39 games for the Rockies this season and he is 46 for 134 (.343 avg, .958 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 5 homers, 20 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. This was a bad break for both Barmes and the Rockies as he was doing a great job filling in for the injured Troy Tulowitzki. Barmes will be replaced as the starting shortstop by Omar Quintanilla. Quintanilla has played in 17 games this season for the Rockies and he is 13 for 50 (.260 avg, .635 OPS) with 8 runs scored and 2 RBIs. The Rockies have recalled infielder Ian Stewart to replace Barmes on the active roster. Stewart has played in 1 game this season for the Rockies and he is 0 for 3. Stewart has also played in 46 games in AAA ball this season and he is 48 for 171 (.281 avg, .988 OPS) with 43 runs scored, 12 homers, 43 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Stewart is a 3B by trade but he will likely get some P.T. at 2B for the Rockies as Garrett Atkins is entrenched as the starting 3B of the Rockies.

Taylor Buchholz was been outstanding out of the bullpen for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Saturday 24 May 2008 at 11:52 pm

Taylor Buchholz has been great out of the pen for the Rockies. He has pitched in 23 games (0 starts) for the Rockies this season and he is 2-2 with 1 save, a 1.27 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP. Buchholz has only allowed 14 hits in 28.1 innings this season which shows how dominating he has been. He has been a beacon of light in a dark season to this point for the Colorado Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies sign Glendon Rusch

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 20 May 2008 at 5:31 pm

The Rockies have signed lefty Glendon Rusch to a minor league contract. The 33-year old Rusch pitched in 12 games (0 starts) for the Padres this season and he was 1-2 with a 6.41 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP. Rusch has now pitched in 308 games (211 starts) in his major league career and he is 61-96 with 4 saves, a 5.03 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. Don’t look for Rusch to make a big impact for the Rockies at any point in the 2008 season.

The Colorado Rockies sign Aaron Fultz

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Wednesday 7 May 2008 at 3:25 pm

The Rockies have signed 34-year old lefty reliever Aaron Fultz to a minor league contract. He opted his way out of a contract with the Tigers after they decided not to add them to their roster. He has pitched in 4 games in AAA-Ball this season and he is 0-1 with a 1.59 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP. Fultz has pitched in 463 games (1 start) in his major league career and he is 25-15 with 3 saves, a 4.26 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. Fultz will likely join the Rockies’ bullpen after a short stint in the minors.

Ian Stewart is off to a slow start in the minors for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by chinmusic on Wednesday 7 May 2008 at 3:22 pm

23-year old lefty swinging 3B Ian Stewart is off to a slow start in the minors. Stewart is the #2 prospect in the Colorado Rockies’ entire system accoring to Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook. Stewart has played in 30 games in AAA-Ball so far this season and he is 28 for 114 (.246 avg, .849 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 7 homers, 13 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Stewart is blocked at third base by Garrett Atkins so it would be smart of him to convert to 2B where the Rockies’ have a huge hole in the lineup right now.

Aaron Cook has been the leader of the rotation for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Monday 5 May 2008 at 11:32 pm

Aaron Cook was given a nice contract in the off season and many questioned why the Rockies did it. The answer is that the Rockies felt that if Cook could stay healthy that he would be a good pitcher for them. They seem to have been right as he has been by far the best starting pitcher for the Rockies this season. Cook has started 7 games for the Rockies this year and he is 5-1 with a 2.40 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. As long as Cook keeps the ball down he will continue to be effective this season.

Scott Podsednik is off an running this season for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Monday 5 May 2008 at 11:29 pm

Scott Podsednik could be on the verge of getting more playing time for the Rockies because of his play so far this season. Podsednik has played in 26 games this season for the Rockies and he is 12 for 35 (.343 avg, .963 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 5 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. The problem for Podsednik is that he’s not a natural CF and he won’t likely get any time in RF or LF. Still, he has been a huge asset off the bench for the Rockies so far this year.

The Colorado Rockies sign shortstop Juan Castro

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Saturday 3 May 2008 at 12:11 am

The Rockies have signed 35-year old righty swinging Juan Castro to a minor league contract. He likely won’t be in the minors long due to the fact that the Rockies are having troubles with the middle infield. Castro played in 7 games for the Reds this season and he was 0 for 10 (.000 avg, .091 OPS) with 1 run scored. Castro has now played in 930 games in his major league career and he is 510 for 2,221 (.230 avg, .604 OPS) with 211 runs scored, 33 homers and 195 RBIs. This is a nice low risk move for the Rockies.

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