The Colorado Rockies place Charles Blackmon on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Friday 8 July 2011 at 6:36 pm

The Rockies have placed 25-year old lefty swinging rookie outfielder Charles Blackmon on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left foot that’s expected to cause him to miss the next 6-8 weeks. Blackmon has played in 27 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 25 for 98 (.255 avg, .573 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 1 homer, 8 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. The Rockies have called up 26-year old righty swinging outfielder Cole Garner to replace Blackmon on the active roster. Garner came into this season as the Rockies’ #22 prospect. Garner has played in 36 games in AAA-ball this year and he is 51 for 150 (.340 avg, .942 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 7 homers, 29 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. He has now played in 591 games in his first 7 years in the minors and he is 629 for 2,201 (.286 avg, .822 OPS) with 378 runs scored, 75 homers, 340 RBIs and 75 stolen bases.

Tim Wheeler is having a breakthrough season in the minors for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by chinmusic on Thursday 7 July 2011 at 6:32 pm

23-year old lefty swinging Tim Wheeler came into this season as the Rockies’ #21 prospect according to Baseball America, but he has to be moving up for next year’s rankings. Wheeler has played in 81 games in AA-ball so far this year and he is 103 for 326 (.316 avg, .988 OPS) with 67 runs scored, 20 homers, 63 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. Wheeler has now played in 278 games in his first three years in the minors and he is 300 for 1,119 (.271 avg, .800 OPS) with 199 runs scored, 37 homers, 161 RBIs and 46 stolen bases. Wheeler has to be catching the eyes of the Rockies’ brass as they likely have smiles on their faces.

Matt Lindstrom has been solid for the Colorado Rockies so far this year

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 7 July 2011 at 10:22 am

31-year old righty reliever Matt Lindstrom is pitching the best baseball of his career in 2011. Lindstrom has pitched in 38 games (0 starts) so far this year for the Rockies and he is 2-1 with 2 saves, a 2.86 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. The reason for Lindstrom pitching so well is that he’s trusting his stuff and his defense as he has only walked 10 batters in his first 34 2/3 innings this year. Lindstrom could wind up closing later this year if the Rockies decide to deal Huston Street or he could get dealt, if the Rockies continue to falter in the standings.

The Colorado Rockies sign Joe Mather to a minor league deal

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 7 July 2011 at 9:01 am

The Rockies have signed 28-year old righty swinging outfielder Joe Mather to a minor league deal. Mather played in 36 games earlier this year and he was 16 for 75 (.213 avg, .578 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 9 RBIs. He has now played in 126 games in parts of three years in the majors and he is 61 for 268 (.228 avg, .667 OPS) with 31 runs scored, 9 homers, 30 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Mather might get a chance to help the Rockies later this year if he earns the chance by hitting well in the minors.

Troy Tulowitzki is the only player on the Colorado Rockies going to the All-Star Game

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Wednesday 6 July 2011 at 9:47 am

26-year old righty swinging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will be the only Colorado Rockie playing in the All-Star Game. He has played in 84 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 88 for 325 (.271 avg, .834 OPS) with 44 runs scored, 17 homers, 57 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Tulowitzki is the anchor of the Colorado Rockies and his numbers at the end of the year might look amazing this year as he has proven to be a very strong finisher the last couple of seasons.

The Colorado Rockies should be aggressive at the trade deadline

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,If I Were GM by chinmusic on Saturday 2 July 2011 at 7:09 pm

The Colorado Rockies should be really aggressive at the trade deadline in a couple of weeks. First off, I would call up the Tampa Bay Rays and offer them CF Dexter Fowler straight up for righty starting pitcher Jeff Niemann. The Rays are looking to deal B.J. Upton, so they will need a replacement for him and Fowler would be a good one. They should then turn their attention to the Chicago Cubs and offer them rookie 1B Ben Paulson and 2B Jonathan Herrera for infielders Jeff Baker and Blake DeWitt. Baker and DeWitt would really strengthen the bench for the Rockies. Finally, the Rockies should offer Eric Young to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Ryan Sweeney. Adding Niemann to the starting rotation and Baker, DeWitt and Sweeney to the bench would make the Rockies a very, very hard team to beat in the N.L. West.

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