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  1. Rockies demote Wilton Lopez and his $2.2 million salary to Triple-A

    Apr 9, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Wilton Lopez Rockies

    When the Rockies acquired right-hander Wilton Lopez from the Astros two offseasons ago he was coming off three consecutive seasons with a sub-3.00 ERA, but he mostly struggled for Colorado last season and now he’s headed back to the minors.

  2. 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…

  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. 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…

  5. Alex White needs Tommy John surgery

    Apr 5, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Alex White

    As feared earlier this week, Astros right-hander Alex White needs Tommy John elbow surgery and will miss the entire season. White was set to be the Astros’ fourth starter before complaining of elbow soreness late in spring training, so this is a very tough break for a pitcher whose stock had already dipped quite a…

  6. Alex White likely needs Tommy John surgery

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Alex White

    Alex White was set to be the Astros’ fourth starter, but he injured his elbow late in spring training and now the 24-year-old former first-round pick may be headed for surgery. Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle reports that nothing official has been decided yet, but White is “starting to accept the idea of…

  7. 2013 Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Mar 21, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Walt Weiss 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 2013 season. Up next: The Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Can the Rockies dig themselves out of last place? The Rockies went 64-98 last…

  8. Rockies avoid arbitration with right-hander Wilton Lopez and left-hander Josh Outman

    Jan 16, 2013, 9:29 PM EDT

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    According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have signed right-hander Wilton Lopez to a one-year, $1.7625 million contract and left-hander Josh Outman to a one-year, $675,000 contract, avoiding salary arbitration with each pitcher. Both were arbitration-eligible for the first time. Lopez posted a 2.17 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 54/8 K/BB ratio in…

  9. Rockies not interested in moving Michael Cuddyer

    Jan 12, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

    Michael Cuddyer Getty

    Coming off a franchise-worst 64-98 record, things aren’t looking all that promising for the Rockies in 2013, even with a healthy Troy Tulowitzki. One would think they would be open to moving certain pieces that could net them some pitching or prospects, but Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports hears that they are content to…

  10. Rockies acquire reliever Wilton Lopez from Astros

    Dec 4, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

    Wilton Lopez

    As the Denver Post’s Troy Renck first reported, the Rockies have acquired reliever Wilton Lopez from the Astros for right-handers Alex White and Alex Gillingham. Lopez was nearly traded to the Phillies for right-hander Tyler Cloyd and catcher Sebastian Valle last week, but the deal fell apart, reportedly because the Phillies’ physical brought up red flags.…

  11. Report: Phillies talk to Rockies about Dexter Fowler

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    Rich Dauer, Dexter Fowler, Pedro Alvarez

    The Phillies, having already missed out on B.J. Upton, Angel Pagan and Denard Span as possibilities for center field, have talked to the Rockies about Dexter Fowler, FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports. The Rockies don’t need to move Fowler, who is due about $5 million in arbitration next year, but they’re open to the possibility if…

  12. Phillies’ deal with Astros for Wilton Lopez falls apart after physical exam

    Nov 29, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Cincinnati Reds

    UPDATE: Todd Zolecki of MLB.com now says the Phillies’ trade for Lopez “hit a roadblock and is unlikely to happen” despite being agreed upon pending a physical exam yesterday. Sure sounds like the doctor saw something worrisome in Lopez’s elbow. ========== Yesterday the Phillies were reportedly on the verge of trading for Astros reliever Wilton…

  13. Phillies “in serious talks” with Astros for Wilton Lopez

    Nov 28, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Cincinnati Reds

    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies are “in serious talks” with the Astros for right-hander Wilton Lopez, who would take over as the primary setup man in front of closer Jonathan Papelbon. Lopez’s price tag won’t be cheap, as he’s thrown 204 innings with a 2.64 ERA during the past three seasons, remains…

  14. CoCo goes on DL with a bad toe-toe

    Aug 3, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT

    Francisco Cordero

    It was painfully obvious that Francisco Cordero‘s toe was killing him while he was getting lit up in four of his six appearances for the Astros. Or at least, that’s what the team is going to tell anyone who asks. Cordero was placed on the disabled list Friday after taking three blown saves and three…

  15. Brad Mills went a bit nutso with his pen last night

    May 1, 2012, 10:35 AM EDT

    Brad Mills

    Look, the Astros won the game so it’s all good, but this was a little nuts:  Brad Mills used six pitchers against six consecutive batters across an inning and a third. Bud Norris started the game and went six and two-thirds innings.  In the seventh, the last batter he faced was Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who singled in…

  16. Running down the rosters: Houston Astros

    Feb 9, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    The 2012 Astros are pretty sure bets to lose 100 games, with the big question being whether they’ll top last year’s mark of 106 losses. That achievement will be tied to their ability to move the contracts of Wandy Rodriguez, Brett Myers and Carlos Lee. Ideally, they’d be able to sell off at least the…

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