The Rockies' home ballpark has been the bane of the team's pitching staff since day one. But Colorado's new skipper has a plan.
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Spring games are just meaningless exhibitions, right? Wrong. You can learn something from early box scores -- if you know where to look.
Carlos Gonzalez is open to a contract extension but says there have been no serious talks with the Rockies.
Whether from a star's output or the torch being passed without missing a beat, some spots on the diamond are always in good hands. Who has had it best?
Colorado's Ian Desmond will spend spring training trying to master first base, which will be his third position in eight seasons.
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The Diamondbacks signed former Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to a minor-league contract. De La Rosa is the Rockies all-time leader in wins (86) and strikeouts (985) and ranks in the top 3 in franchise history in WAR for pitchers, WHIP, win percentage, K per 9 and starts.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, the club announced Sunday.
Moving Ian Desmond to first base gives the Rockies the least possible amount of value out of their most notable acquisition.
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One notable change in my Top 300: Nolan Arenado's move to No. 4 overall, ahead of Kris Bryant. Coors Field's influence on Arenado's batting average is just too good to ignore comparing those two.
Andrew Benintendi and Dansby Swanson have already produced in the majors, but they're not the only prospects who can help their clubs this season.
Desmond will have to prove if he's up for the challenge of starting at first base, a position he's never played before.
Pressure is a part of baseball, but there's always a few players who have a little bit more of it. It's your turn to vote on who has the most to prove this season.
Invitations to camp can mean first glances for prospects and last chances for veterans like Josh Hamilton. Who should be on your spring scorecard?
The Rockies signed Greg Holland to a one-year, $7 million deal loaded with incentives as he tries to rebuild his career. During a showcase workout early in the offseason, Holland's velocity was down. How much of it can he recover by spring?
The Arizona Diamondbacks and 30-year-old infielder Daniel Descalso have agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract.
A mega-deal involving an ace? Both teams get an A. Whiff badly as one AL Central team did? That's an F. Here's our hot stove report card for 2017.
Brendan Rodgers could provide the Rockies with their next top-tier talent at shortstop, but he's not their only prospect ready to inspire high hopes.
Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst
Analytics and metrics are really helping MLB teams quantify defensive abilities and along with their scouting eyes are encouraging managers to align their outfielders better than ever before. This has been highlighted by the Marlins decision to move Yelich to CF and Ozuna to LF & Pirates intention of moving Marte to CF, Polanco to LF and McCutchen to RF. Who else should make a similar move? The Rockies should move Dahl to CF and Blackmon to LF.
Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst
Analytics and metrics are really helping MLB teams quantify defensive abilities and along with their scouting eyes are encouraging managers to align their outfielders better than ever before. This has been highlighted by the Marlins decision to move Yelich to CF and Ozina to LF & Pirates intention of moving Marte to CF and McCutchen to LF. Who else should make a similar move? The Rockies should move Dahl to CF and Blackmon to LF.
Dustin Pedroia getting down and dirty. Trea Turner's speed. Nelson Cruz's power. Put those all together and there's a lot to be excited about in 2017.
Despite odds, Lambert primed for breakout
Playing for high-A Lancaster is a pitcher's nightmare due to the home park, but RHP Peter Lambert has the feel and stuff to potentially break out this season, Keith Law writes. Top sleeper prospects (Insider)
Cleveland has fortified its bullpen with the addition of Boone Logan, sources confirmed to ESPN.