The Colorado Rockies send Ben Paulsen to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 13 May 2016 at 3:46 pm

The Colorado Rockies have sent 28-year old lefty swinging 1B Ben Paulsen to AAA.  Paulsen has played in 29 games for the Rockies this year and he is 17 of 66 (.258 avg, .679 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer and 10 RBIs.  He has now played in 176 games in his first three years with the Rockies and he is 127 of 454 (.280 avg, .790 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 16 homers, 69 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  This likely means that Mark Reynolds will take over as the full time 1B, as he had been platooning with Paulsen.  Reynolds has played in 29 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 31 of 92 (.337 avg, .881 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 2 homers and 12 RBIs.  The Rockies have activated 29-year old lefty swinging infielder Daniel Descalso off the D.L.  He played in 4 games in AAA-ball on a rehab assignment and he was 6 for 15 (.400 avg, .967 OPS) with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.  Descalso played in 101 games for the Rockies last year (his first with the team) and he was 38 of 185 (.205 avg, .607 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 5 homers, 22 RBIs and 1 stolen base.

Jose Reyes will be suspended through May 31st for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 13 May 2016 at 3:33 pm

Major League Baseball has announced that 32-year old switch-hitting SS Jose Reyes will be suspended through May 31st due to his involvement in a domestic dispute with his wife during the off-season.  Reyes played in 47 games for the Rockies last year after coming over in the Troy Tulowitzki deal with the Blue Jays and he was 50 for 193 (.259 avg, .659 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 3 homers, 19 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  Reyes has now played in 1,562 games in his first 13 years in the show and he is 1,904 of 6,568 (.290 avg, .770 OPS) with 1,030 runs scored, 118 homers, 621 RBIs and 479 stolen bases.  He also has an amazing 117 triples so far in his MLB career.  Reyes is a 4-time All-Star and he has won a Silver Slugger Award in his career.  But, Reyes blew it when he got suspended as it opened the door for 23-year old righty swinging rookie SS Trevor Story and he kicked the door down.  Story has played in 33 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 37 of 139 (.266 avg, .924 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 7 doubles, 3 triples, 11 homers, 27 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  I have doubts that Reyes will ever play for the Rockies again, as other teams have been calling about dealing for him already.

The Colorado Rockies place Nick Hundley on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 6 May 2016 at 7:25 pm

The Colorado Rockies have placed 32-year old righty swinging catcher Nick Hundley on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique.  Hundley has played in 13 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 12 of 44 (.273 avg, .930 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs.  He has also walked more times (10) than he has whiffed (9) so far this year.  The Rockies have called up 28-year old righty swinging Dustin Garneau to replace Hundley on the active roster.  Garneau played in 3 games for the Rockies earlier this year and he was 4 for 10 (.400 avg, 1.200 OPS) with 1 run scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  He has now played in 25 games in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 15 of 80 (.188 avg, .599 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 2 homers and 9 RBIs.  Garneau will share time behind the plate with 23-year old lefty swinging Tony Wolters until Hundley is ready to return to action.  Wolters has played in 17 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 7 for 44 (.159 avg, .493 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers, 4 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  The Rockies are going to miss Hundley.

The Colorado Rockies activate Charlie Blackmon from the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 29 April 2016 at 6:25 pm

The Colorado Rockies have activated 29-year old lefty swinging CF Charlie Blackmon from the D.L.  Blackmon played in 8 games earlier this year for the Rockies and he was 5 for 27 (.185 avg, .575 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers, 3 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  To make room on the roster for Blackmon, the Rockies have sent 29-year old righty swinging outfielder Brandon Barnes to AAA.  Barnes has played in 17 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 6 for 31 (.194 avg, .565 OPS) with 1 run scored, 0 homers and 4 RBIs.

The Colorado Rockies send Jordan Lyles to the minors

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 25 April 2016 at 6:54 pm

The Colorado Rockies have sent 25-year old righty starting pitcher Jordan Lyles to AAA.  Lyles pitched in 4 games (all starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 7.64 ERA and a 1.87 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 36 games (all starts) in his first three years with the Rockies and he is 10-10 with a 4.84 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  29-year old lefty Chris Rusin will replace Lyles in the starting rotation.  Rusin has pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP.  Rusin has now pitched in 28 games (22 starts) in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 7-10 with a 5.11 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.  The Rockies have called up 26-year old righty reliever Scott Oberg to replace Lyles on the roster.  Oberg pitched in 6 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rockies this year and he was 0-0 with 2 saves, a 4.70 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.  Oberg pitched in 64 games (0 starts) for the Rockies last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 3-4 with 1 save, a 5.09 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.

The Colorado Rockies activate Nick Hundley off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 25 April 2016 at 6:48 pm

The Colorado Rockies have activated 32-year old right swinging catcher Nick Hundley off the 7-day concussion D.L.  Hundley has played in 7 games so far this year for the Rockies and he is 5 for 22 (.227 avg, .802 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs.  He has now played in 110 games in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 115 of 388 (.296 avg, .807 OPS) with 47 runs scored, 11 homers, 46 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  The Rockies have sent 28-year old righty swinging catcher Dustin Garneau to AAA to open up a roster spot for Hundley.  Garneau played in 3 games for the Rockies this time around and he was 4 for 10 (.400 avg, 1.200 OPS) with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.  He has now played in 25 games in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 15 of 80 (.188 avg, .599 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 2 homers and 9 RBIs.  The Rockies have to be happy to get Hundley back.

The Colorado Rockies call up a couple of relievers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 22 April 2016 at 6:33 pm

The Colorado Rockies have called up 28-year old righty reliever Gonzalez Germen and 23-year old righty reliever Carlos Estevez.  Germen pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rockies this year and he is 0-0 with 3 saves, a 1.50 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  He has pitched in 89 games (1 start) in his first three years in the majors and he is 1-2 with 2 saves, a 4.35 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.  Estevez pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball this year for the Rockies and he was 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  Estevez has now pitched in 130 games (15 starts) in his first 6 years in the minors and he is 19-12 with 18 saves, a 3.90 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  Germen and Estevez both have live arms, so they could help the Rockies out.

The Colorado Rockies send Jason Gurka to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 22 April 2016 at 6:23 pm

The Colorado Rockies have sent 28-year old lefty reliever Jason Gurka to AAA.  Gurka pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Rockies this year and he was 0-0 with a 9.31 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 15 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 0-0 with a 9.35 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP.  I don’t think Gurka will get another chance with the Rockies for a while, as he has been downright awful for them so far in his career.

The Colorado Rockies DFA David Hale

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 22 April 2016 at 6:19 pm

The Colorado Rockies have designated 28-year old righty reliever/starter David Hale for assignment.  Hale pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Rockies this year and he was 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.  Hale pitched in 19 games (12 starts) in his two years with the Rockies and he is 5-5 with a 6.27 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP.  Hale has now pitched in 66 games (20 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 10-10 with a 4.48 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  Well, it’s pretty clear that Hale can’t handle pitching in Colorado, but I bet some team will take a chance on turning him around.

UPDATE:  (4/25/2016) – The Rockies have lost David Hale on waivers to the Baltimore Orioles

The Colorado Rockies acquire Cody Decker from the Royals

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 5:22 pm

The Colorado Rockies have acquired 29-year old righty swinging 1B Cody Decker from the Royals for cash considerations.  Decker played in 7 games in AAA-ball for the Royals this year and he was 5 for 18 (.278 avg, 1.214 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 3 homers and 5 RBIs.  Decker has now played in 768 games in his first 8 years in the minors and he is 686 of 2,584 (.265 avg, .874 OPS) with 407 runs scored, 159 homers, 509 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  Decker’s only Major League experience to this point in his career came last year when he played in 8 games for the Padres in which he was 0 for 11 (.000 avg, .000 OPS) with 1 RBI and 5 whiffs.  He will start out in AAA-ball for the Rockies.

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