Colorado Rockies

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According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets have "concrete" interest in impending free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer.

Martino hears from "people familiar with the Mets' thinking" that the team would like to sign Cuddyer to a two-year deal this winter to provide power to their lineup and veteran presence to their clubhouse. The 35-year-old batted .332/.376/.579 in an injury-shortened 2014 for the Rockies. He posted a .919 OPS, 20 home runs, and 84 RBI across 130 games with Colorado in 2013.
Oct 23 - 1:06 PM

The Rockies have fired pitching coach Jim Wright.

Assistant pitching coach Bo McLaughlin has also been let go. Colorado posted a league-worst 4.84 staff ERA in 2014, and these two will serve as the scapegoats. Wright was the Rockies' pitching coach for three years. He had spent 18 years in the organization.
Oct 23 - 12:07 PM

Rockies re-signed RHP Simon Castro to a minor league contract.

Castro inked a deal with the Rockies in April but wound up missing the season due to injury. The 26-year-old got 6 2/3 major league innings under his belt in 2013 with the White Sox, allowing two runs. He's merely organizational depth.
Oct 19 - 2:02 PM

Pedro Hernandez has elected free agency.

Hernandez had been removed from the Rockies' 40-man roster back in August. The left-hander held an ugly 6.42 ERA at Triple-A this season and will seek out another minor league pact.
Oct 19 - 1:59 PM

Jason Pridie has elected free agency.

Pridie was outrighted off the Rockies' 40-man roster in August. The outfielder appeared in one game with the club in 2014, hitting .278/.341/.433 with 28 steals at Triple-A Colorado Springs. He should catch on with a more outfield-needy club this offseason.
Oct 11 - 9:42 PM

Rockies prospect Trevor Story had a nice night at the plate as Salt Lake routed Peoria in Arizona Fall League play on Friday, going 2-for-with a double, two runs scored and three RBI.

The 21-year-old shortstop is now hitting .462 (6-for-13) with four RBI through his first three games. All three runs that he drove in on Friday came as part of an 11-run uprising in the fifth inning. His offense tapered off after a mid-season promotion to Double-A Tulsa in 2014, where he hit just .200/.302/.380 with nine homers and 20 RBI in 56 games after pummeling the ball to the tune of .332/.436/.582 at High-A Modesto. He's expected to begin the 2015 campaign back at Tulsa.
Source: MILB.com
Oct 11 - 9:23 AM

The Rockies have officially promoted Jeff Bridich to general manager.

Bridich is the third general manager in team history, replacing Dan O'Dowd. He has worked in the Rockies' front office for 10 seasons, including the last three as the senior director of player development. He'll be tasked with turning around a team which has finished either fourth or fifth in the NL West in each of the last four seasons. Some big changes could be on the way in Colorado.
Oct 8 - 11:02 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Dan O'Dowd is stepping down as Rockies' general manager.

In addition, assistant general manager Bill Geivett is resigning and leaving the organization. O'Dowd has served as GM of the Rockies since 1999 while Geivett has been a member of Colorado's front office since 2000. However, something clearly needed to change after four straight disappointing seasons. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies will promote farm director Jeff Bridich as O'Dowd's replacement, making him the third GM in team history.
Oct 8 - 9:16 AM

Eddie Butler has been pulled out of the Arizona Fall League because of upper back and shoulder discomfort.

Butler missed a chunk of the 2014 season with a rotator cuff strain, so the Rockies are treating this situation with great caution. "When I got here to Arizona, sat with the training staff and went over how things were going, they checked me out and said my body was fatigued," Butler told MLB.com. "They said it would be a better idea for me to stay here and get stronger, rather than go pitch."
Oct 7 - 4:47 PM

Wilton Lopez has elected free agency.

The 31-year-old right-hander appeared in just four games with the Rockies in 2014, registering a troublesome 11.37 ERA and 2.84 WHIP. He has come closing experience and has shown the ability to miss bats in the past, so teams desperate for bullpen help are likely to come calling.
Oct 4 - 1:21 PM

Jair Jurrjens has elected free agency.

The veteran right-hander was outrighted off of the Rockies 40-man roster around mid-season after posting a 10.61 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in his two starts for the big league club. He'll look to latch on elsewhere on a minor league deal.
Oct 4 - 1:20 PM

Wilin Rosario clubbed his 13th home run as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers on Sunday in Los Angeles.

The hard-hitting backstop was a tremendous disappointment at the plate this season, hitting .267/.305/.435 with 13 homers and 54 RBI in his 106 games. As far as his prospects moving forward, it's encouraging to note that he hit three of his home runs and drove home 11 runs in his final 11 games.
Sep 28 - 8:12 PM

Rafael Ynoa delivered a three-run double as the Rockies dropped their season finale to the Dodgers on Sunday.

His bases-clearing double in the seventh inning was Ynoa's lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. The 27-year-old impressed in his limited time with the Rockies down the stretch, slashing .343/.380/.463 with 13 RBI in 67 at-bats.
Sep 28 - 8:07 PM

Christian Bergman was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering eight runs (seven earned) on 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Bergman struck out four on the rough afternoon without issuing a free pass. Part of his trouble stemmed from his inability to keep the ball in the yard, with Matt Kemp and Adrian Gonzalez each blasting homers against him. He wraps up his season with a 3-5 record, 5.93 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 31/10 K/BB ratio over 54 2/3 innings.
Sep 28 - 8:05 PM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

Morneau entered the day with a .319 batting average, which was one point better than Josh Harrison's .318 mark. With Harrison going hitless in his first three at-bats, Morneau has essentially wrapped up the batting title. Ben Paulsen is at first base Sunday.
Sep 28 - 2:38 PM


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