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  1. Fun with roster construction, starring the Colorado Rockies

    Mar 29, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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    The Rockies may have the most interesting and unintentionally hilarious roster going into Opening Day. They’ll carry 14 pitchers, including two that are injured (Jhoulys Chacin and Boone Logan, who don’t count against the 25-man limit), as well as two catchers, only five infielders, and six (six!) outfielders. The rotation will include Jorge De La…

  2. 2014 Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Mar 3, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    Troy Tulowitzki Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Can the Rockies get back over the .500 mark? Rookie manager Walt Weiss led…

  3. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  4. Carlos Marmol has discussed a Major League deal with three teams

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

    Carlos Marmol

    Teams are expected to watch free agent reliever Carlos Marmol pitch for the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League playoffs, according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. MLBTR reports that Marmol has discussed a Major League deal with three different teams, though it is unclear if any of those offers are still…

  5. Report: Rockies acquire Brett Anderson from Athletics

    Dec 10, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Brett Anderson Getty

    4:32 p.m. EST update: FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Rockies are acquiring Anderson from the A’s in return for left-hander Drew Pomeranz and right-hander Chris Jensen. Anderson’s addition will likely leave Juan Nicasio and Jordan Lyles battling for one spot in Colorado’s rotation. The A’s still have six starters without him, a total…

  6. Rockies sign LaTroy Hawkins to one-year deal to serve as closer

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins

    LaTroy Hawkins had to settle for a minor league deal with the Mets last offseason, but he has found a new home as a closer just one year later. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Rockies have signed Hawkins to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, pending a physical. The Mets, Braves, and Indians…

  7. Rafael Betancourt nearing return to Rockies

    Aug 13, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Rafael Betancourt hasn’t pitched since having an emergency appendectomy on July 20, but the Rockies closer is finally nearing a return from the disabled list. Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that Betancourt threw a simulated game Monday, with manager Walt Weiss saying afterward that “it went really well” and “the plan is for him to…

  8. Rafael Betancourt lands on disabled list with appendicitis

    Jul 20, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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    From Troy Renck of the Denver Post comes word that the Rockies have placed veteran closer Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day disabled list due to a case of appendicitis. The move was made retroactive to July 15, so Betancourt will be allowed to (and should) return before the end of this month. The veteran right-hander…

  9. Rafael Betancourt due back Friday, will resume closing

    Jun 26, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Cincinnati Reds

    Rafael Betancourt is expected to come off the disabled list Friday and Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com reports that he’ll slide right back into the Rockies’ closer role despite fill-in Rex Brothers doing a fantastic job. Betancourt has missed the past month with a groin injury, during which time Brothers has thrown 8.2 shutout innings while…

  10. Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt placed on DL

    Jun 1, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies

    Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt, playing through groin pain, has been put on the 15-day disabled list, tweets Tracy Ringolsby. Betancourt has a 3.20 ERA on the season but has allowed multiple runs in two out of his three most recent outings, including last night against the Dodgers. Troy Renck spoke to manager Walt Weiss recently,…

  11. Jim Tracy, Rockies players visit the Aurora shooting victims

    Jul 27, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT

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    The Rockies did a good thing: After playing a game in Phoenix on Wednesday night, the Rockies arrived in Denver at about 3 a.m. Thursday. On the message board inside the clubhouse, a notice was posted asking for volunteers to meet with victims at the hospital. Jim Tracy and 11 players showed up to visit…

  12. The worst of the worst at the All-Star break

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Because the non-All-Stars deserve recognition too — even when they’d prefer to hide their faces — here’s a look at some midpoint leaderboards in reverse order. OPS 1. Dee Gordon (SS LAD): .562 2. Cliff Pennington (SS Oak): .563 3. Cameron Maybin (CF SD): .596 4. Jamey Carroll (INF Min): .597 5. Justin Smoak (1B…

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