The Rockies have reportedly been granted permission by the Marlins to speak with Tim Wallach, Miami's bench coach, about their managerial vacancy.
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In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, Colorado Rockies made a big jump in the rankings thanks to improved placements in roster and stadium experience.
Salary arbitration projections: Rockies
All estimates via Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors' projection model:
- Jake McGee - $6.1 million
- Tyler Chatwood - $4.8 million
- Jordan Lyles - $3.3 million
- Charlie Blackmon - $9 million
- Nolan Arenado - $13.1 million MLBTradeRumors.com
Former Astros skipper Bo Porter is yet another reported candidate for the Rockies' current managerial opening.
McMahon has solid day in AFL
Rockies prospect Ryan McMahon went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two walks for the Salt River Rafters in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday. McMahon batted sixth and played first base. Box score
Former Milwaukee Brewers manger Ron Roenicke is reportedly among candidates interested in becoming the Colorado Rockies' next manager.
Rockies a fit for Brian McCann?
With a weak market for catchers this offseason, sources tell Buster Olney that the Yankees might take advantage and shop McCann. The Rockies, who could use a veteran backstop to aid their young pitching, are a possible match. The market for McCann (Insider)
Former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black is interested in the Colorado Rockies opening after losing out on the Atlanta Braves job.
McMahon gets two hits in AFL opener
Ryan McMahon, yet another Rockies position player prospect with a big bat, went 2-for-5 with two strikeouts for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday. Box score
The Colorado Rockies are bringing back three coaches as they search for manager Walt Weiss' replacement.
The Rockies' search for a new manager and Diamondbacks' search for a GM and manager have just begun, while the Braves have a bead on a veteran skipper.
Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL West
The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Fans can vote for their selections on MLB.com or on Twitter. Here are the nominees for each NL West team:
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Jake Lamb
- Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado
- Los Angeles Dodgers: Corey Seager
- San Diego Padres: Wil Myers
- San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford
Arenado wants an energetic manager
Nolan Arenado praised Walt Weiss for having his players' backs while he was manager, but he hopes the next skipper can bring a spark to the club. "I want to see someone with some fire and energy, someone who can light a fire under the guys," Arenado said. Denver Post
"Thank you for all the love and support this year, best fans in the game," rookie Trevor Story wrote in a letter tweeted by the Colorado Rockies.
LSU, DJ LeMahieu's alma mater, recognized the Rockies second baseman's batting title with a billboard near Interstate 25 in Denver.
Rockies GM Jeff Bridich is looking for a replacement following Monday's departure of Walt Weiss.
Baseball's version of Black Monday saw the Diamondbacks, Rockies and White Sox make administrative changes. Here's a breakdown of those moves.
Rockies' longest homers of 2016
All distances calculated by ESPN's Home Run Tracker:
- Mark Reynolds - 486 feet (7/21)
- Carlos Gonzalez - 475 feet (7/10)
- Nolan Arenado - 471 feet (4/10)
- Carlos Gonzalez - 469 feet (5/30)
- Mark Reynolds - 461 feet (6/26)
Rockies finish in bottom half of rankings
Colorado improved by seven wins over last season's club, which shouldn't go unnoticed. With some starting pitching to finally build on, fixing the bullpen needs to be a priority this offseason. Week 26 Power Rankings
Longest home runs of 2016
Unsurprisingly, Coors Field was home to four of the five farthest blasts hit this year, and Giancarlo Stanton had two of them. Mark Reynolds, Bryce Harper and Carlos Gonzalez round out the list.
Rockies to make noise in 2017?
Tony Blengino is going with his gut in pegging Colorado as a contender next year. He writes that the NL West seems vulnerable to a sleeper team, and the Rockies, with their strong offensive core and progress in the pitching department, are trending up. Teams that won't miss the playoffs (Insider)
Walt Weiss will not return for a fifth season as manager of the Rockies, the team announced Monday.
Will the Rockies trade Carlos Gonzalez? What will the rebuilding Braves look to do? We have the offseason to-do lists for nine NL teams.
LeMahieu, Arenado take home titles
DJ LeMahieu (batting title) and Nolan Arenado (tied for HR champ) are the first teammates to lead the NL in batting average and home runs (either outright or tied) in one season since Gary Sheffield (.330 BA) and Fred McGriff (35 HRs) did it for the 1992 Padres, per the Elias Sports Bureau.