Andrew Brown elects to leave the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 29 November 2012 at 9:59 am

28-year old righty swinging outfielder Andrew Brown has elected to become a free agent. He played in 46 games for the Rockies last year and he was 26 of 112 (.232 avg, .730 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 5 homers, 11 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Brown has now played in 57 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 30 for 134 (.224 avg, .679 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 5 homers, 14 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. This is not much of a loss for the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies sign Jeff Manship

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Saturday 24 November 2012 at 5:15 pm

The Rockies have signed 27-year old righty reliever/starter Jeff Manship to a minor league deal. Manship pitched in 12 games (0 starts) for the Twins last year and he was 0-0 with a 7.89 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. He also pitched in 22 games (11 starts) in AAA-ball for the Twins last year and he was 6-3 with a 2.91 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Manship has now pitched in 41 games (6 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 3-2 with a 6.20 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Manship will be a longshot to win a job in the Rockies’ pen next spring.

Jordan Pacheco of the Colorado Rockies tied for 6th in the N.L. Rookie of the Year voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 22 November 2012 at 5:15 pm

26-year old righty swinging 3B Jordan Pacheco tied for 6th in the N.L. Rookie of the Year voting with Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals and Yonder Alonso of the Padres. Pacheco played in 132 games for the Rockies last year and he was 147 of 475 (.309 avg, .762 OPS) with 51 runs scored, 5 homers, 54 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. He has now played in 153 games in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 171 of 559 (.306 avg, .751 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 7 homers, 68 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. Pacheco has a bright future with the Rockies.

Wilin Rosario of the Colorado Rockies finished in 4th place in the N.L. Rookie of the Year voting

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 22 November 2012 at 5:12 pm

23-year old righty swinging catcher Wilin Rosario finished 4th in the N.L. Rookie of the Year voting in 2012. Rosario played in 117 games for the Rockies last year and he was 107 of 396 (.270 avg, .843 OPS) with 67 runs scored, 28 homers, 71 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. He has now played in 133 games in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 118 of 450 (.262 avg, .824 OPS) with 73 runs scored, 31 homers, 79 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Rosario will be the starting catcher for the Rockies moving forward and he has a huge upside due to his power stroke.

The Colorado Rockies acquire 1B/3B Ryan Wheeler from the Diamondbacks

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by chinmusic on Tuesday 20 November 2012 at 7:29 pm

The Rockies have acquired 24-year old lefty swinging 1B/3B Ryan Wheeler from the Diamondbacks for 28-year old lefty reliever Matt Reynolds. Wheeler played in 50 games for the D-Backs last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 26 for 109 (.239 avg, .634 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 1 homer, 10 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He also played in 93 games in AAA-ball last year in which he was 127 of 362 (.351 avg, .960 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 15 homers, 90 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Wheeler came into last season as the D-Backs’ #18 ranked prospect according to Baseball America, so he has a high upside. Matt Reynolds pitched in 71 games (0 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 3-1 with a 4.40 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. He pitched in 165 games (0 starts) in three years with the Rockies and he was 5-3 with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. This was a deal the Rockies had to make as Wheeler has a nice upside.

The Colorado Rockies hire Walt Weiss as their new manager

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 8 November 2012 at 10:29 am

The Colorado Rockies have hired 48-year old Walt Weiss to be their new manager. He was the special assistant to Rockies’ GM Dan O’Dowd from 2002-08. Weiss has been managing high school ball ever since then. Weiss played in 1,495 games in his 14 years in the majors as a switch-hitting shortstop in which he was 1,207 of 4,686 (.258 avg, .677 OPS) with 623 runs scored, 25 homers, 386 RBIs and 96 stolen bases. Weiss was an outstanding defensive shortstop, but he never won a Gold Glove as Omar Vizquel was bogarting all of them. Weiss was the A.L. Rookie of the Year in 1988 for the Oakland A’s and his only All-Star appearance came back in 1998 with the Atlanta Braves. It will be interesting to see how Weiss does due to his lack of managing experience.

Brandon Wood elects to leave the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 6 November 2012 at 4:56 pm

27-year old righty swinging infielder Brandon Wood has elected to become a free agent. Wood played in 119 games in AAA-ball last year and he was 104 of 401 (.259 avg, .722 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 10 homers, 64 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Wood last played in the majors back in 2011 with the Pirates and Angels. Wood has played in 272 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 130 of 700 (.186 avg, .513 OPS) with 65 runs scored, 18 homers, 64 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. This is no loss for the Rockies moving forward.

The Colorado Rockies lose Josh Roenicke on waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 2 November 2012 at 10:48 pm

The Rockies have lost 30-year old righty reliever Josh Roenicke on waivers to the Twins. Roenicke pitched in 63 games (0 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 4-2 with 1 save, a 3.25 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. He pitched in 82 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Rockies and he was 4-2 with 1 save, a 3.33 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. I’m am more than a little surprised to see the Rockies let Roenicke go without getting anything for him as he was one of the best relievers on the team last year.

The Colorado Rockies lose Guillermo Moscoso on waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 2 November 2012 at 10:45 pm

The Rockies have lost 28-year old righty starter/reliever Guillermo Moscoso on waivers to the Royals. Moscoso pitched in 23 games (3 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 3-2 with a 6.12 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP. He has now pitched in 57 games (24 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 11-12 with a 4.16 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. This isn’t much of a loss for the Rockies based on the way Moscoso pitched for them last year.

The Colorado Rockies lose Thomas Field on waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 2 November 2012 at 10:43 pm

The Rockies have lost 25-year old righty swinging shortstop Thomas Field on waivers to the Twins. Field played in 2 games for the Rockies last year and he as 0 for 2 (.000 avg, .333 OPS). He also played in 121 games in AAA-ball for the Rockies last year and he was 107 of 435 (.246 avg, .715 OPS) with 74 runs scored, 8 homers, 49 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Field played in 18 games in his two years with the Rockies and he was 13 of 50 (.260 avg, .575 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs. The Rockies are loaded at shortstop, so they likely won’t miss Field too much down the road.

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