The Colorado Rockies re-sign Rosell Herrera

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 25 November 2016 at 7:39 am

The Colorado Rockies have re-signed 24-year old switch-hitting IF/OF Rosell Herrera to a minor league deal.  Herrera played in 126 games in AA-ball for the Rockies last year and he was 124 of 425 (.292 avg, .753 OPS) with 61 runs scored, 5 homers, 66 RBI and 36 stolen bases.  Herrera has now played in 687 games in his first seven years in the minors for the Rockies and he is 696 of 2,520 (.276 avg, .728 OPS) with 347 runs scored, 38 homers, 317 RBI and 110 stolen bases.  This was a good move for the Rockies as they have invested a lot of time and money in Herrera so far in his career.

The Colorado Rockies have brought back Josh Rutledge

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 25 November 2016 at 7:34 am

The Colorado Rockies have signed 27-year old righty swinging infielder Josh Rutledge to a minor league deal.  He played in 28 games for the Red Sox last year and he was 13 of 49 (.265 avg, .733 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 0 homers, 3 RBI and 2 stolen bases.  He has now played in 333 games in his first five years in the show and he is 260 of 994 (.262 avg, .709 OPS) with 146 runs scored, 20 homers, 102 RBI and 23 stolen bases.  Rutledge started his career with the Rockies.  He has played in 266 games in his first three years with the Rockies and he is 226 of 871 (.259 avg, .711 OPS) with 126 runs scored, 19 homers, 89 RBI and 21 stolen bases.  This was a good move for the Rockies, as Rutledge should be able to help them off the bench in 2017.

The Colorado Rockies sign Evan Grills

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 17 November 2016 at 12:04 am

The Colorado Rockies have signed 24-year old lefty starter/reliever Evan Grills to a minor league deal.  Grills pitched in 24 games (19 starts) in A+AA+AAA-ball for the Astros last year and he was 9-8 with 1 save, a 3.71 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.  Grills gave up 131 hits (20 homers) and 23 walks while whiffing 100 batters in 135 2/3 innings in the minors last year.  Grills has now pitched in 135 games (58 starts) in his first 7 years in the minors and he is 31-24 with 4 saves, a 4.18 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.  This is a young lefty worth taking a flier on for the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies re-sign Noel Cuevas

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 10:37 pm

The Colorado Rockies have re-signed 25-year old righty swinging outfielder Noel Cuevas to a minor league deal.  Cuevas played in 94 games in AA+AAA-ball for the Rockies last year and he was 98 of 331 (.296 avg, .744 OPS) with 41 runs scored, 3 homers, 35 RBI and 8 stolen bases.  Cuevas has now played in 622 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 607 of 2,269 (.268 avg, .714 OPS) with 318 runs scored, 36 homers, 277 RBI and 133 stolen bases.  Cuevas will likely start the 2016 season in AAA-ball for the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies hire Bud Black to be their new manager

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Manager by joelapinski on Monday 7 November 2016 at 6:41 am

The Colorado Rockies have hired 59-year old Bud Black to be their new manager.  Black had a nine year run as the manager of the San Diego Padres and he compiled a 649-713 (47.7%) record.  The Padres only finished over .500 in two of Black’s nine years in charge of the team and he never made the playoffs.  His best year as a manager came in 2010, when he led the Padres to a 90-72 (55.6%) record.  He was named the N.L. Manager of the Year in 2010!  If the Rockies really wanted to get back to winning in the near future, they should have hired someone else to manage the team!

The Colorado Rockies release Brian Schlitter

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 1 November 2016 at 7:37 am

The Colorado Rockies have released 30-year old righty reliever Brian Schlitter.  Schlitter pitched in 36 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rockies last year and he was 1-2 with a 3.64 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  He last pitched in the show in 2015 for the Chicago Cubs.  He has now pitched in 78 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 3-6 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  The Rockies didn’t call up Schlitter last year, so they are not going to miss him at all moving forward.

Justin Miller rejects an outright assignment to AAA by the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Tuesday 18 October 2016 at 10:39 am

29-year old righty reliever Justin Miller has rejected an outright assignment to AAA by the Colorado Rockies, so he will become a free agent this winter.  Miller pitched in 40 games (0 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 1-1 with a 5.70 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP.  He pitched in 74 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Rockies and he was 4-4 with 1 save, a 4.97 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  Miller has now pitched in 82 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 5-4 with 1 save, a 4.99 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss moving forward for the Rockies.

Walt Weiss resigns as the manager of the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 5 October 2016 at 3:57 pm

52-year old Walt Weiss has stepped down as the manager of the Colorado Rockies.  Weiss led the Rockies to a 75-87 (46.3%) record this year.  The Rockies finished in 3rd place in the N.L. West, 16 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Weiss compiled a 283-365 (43.7%) record in his four years in charge of the dugout for the Rockies.  Weiss actually the best record of his career for the Rockies (75-87) in 2016!  This isn’t going to hurt the Rockies at all, as they weren’t close to making the playoffs in any of Weiss’ years on the job.

The Colorado Rockies release Brandon Barnes

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 11 September 2016 at 4:02 pm

The Colorado Rockies have released 30-year old righty swinging outfielder Brandon Barnes.  Barnes played in 48 games for the Rockies this year and he was 22 of 100 (.220 avg, .570 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 0 homers, 8 RBI and 1 stolen base.  He played in 286 games in his three years with the Rockies and he was 161 of 647 (.249 avg, .671 OPS) with 77 runs scored, 10 homers, 52 RBI and 10 stolen bases.  Barnes has now played in 465 games in his first five years in the show and he is 279 of 1,153 (.242 avg, .645 OPS) with 131 runs scored, 19 homers, 100 RBI and 22 stolen bases.  This is not much of a loss for the Rockies, as Barnes was just not good of enough a hitter to play for them.

The Colorado Rockies DFA Ben Paulsen

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 7 September 2016 at 7:30 am

The Colorado Rockies have designated 28-year old lefty swinging 1B Ben Paulsen for assignment.  Paulsen played in 39 games for the Rockies this year and he was 20 for 92 (.217 avg, .562 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer and 11 RBI.  Paulsen played in 186 games in his three years with the Rockies and he was 130 of 480 (.271 avg, .762 OPS) with 58 runs scored, 16 homers, 70 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Paulsen dropped the ball for the Rockies this year, as he opened the season platooning with Mark Reynolds at 1B.

UPDATE:  (9/9/2016) – The Rockies have outrighted Ben Paulsen to AAA.

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