Categories Archives: Hot Stove

Trade rumors and realities

McKenry Back With Team

The Rockies agreed to bring Micahel McKenry back for a one-year, $750,000 minor-league deal.  McKenry debuted with the Rockies in 2010 where he only played in six games and went without a hit.  He’s coming from Pittsburgh where he finished three s

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Mid-winter Report

Like many teams, the Rockies are headed into the off-season with a to-do list that is longer than most teams. The list was created assuming optimal scenarios, not underperforming scenarios. Most post season teams have multiple players experiencing optimal

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Anderson in, Pom Gone

While the majority of the MLB checked their tweets and posts hoping to get more information about the Mark Trumbo deal, the Rockies were busy putting together a trade with the A’s that on the surface seems like a good swap.  The specifics are this:

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…Hello Morneau

The other shoe has dropped. The Rockies front offices big salary moving plan of bundling up Dex and a PTBNL and sending them to Houston for a couple of nobodies nobody wants has culminated in the monetary value of putting it all on black 32. Colorado has

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So Long Dex…

In a move that makes almost no sense at all, the Rockies decided to trade Dexter Fowler to the Astros for…wait for it…Jordan Lyles and Brandon Barnes.  If that wasn’t bad enough the team will also be sending a player to be named later t

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De La Rosa $11MM Option Taken

The Rockies made the obvious move to pick up De La Rosa’s club option today, exercising their portion of his contract that will see Jorge pocket $11 million for 2014. This year was De La Rosa’s first complete season after Tommy Johns and he pi

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Rox Pick Up Galarraga for Parker Frazier

Perhaps showing if the mindset is one of buyers, as opposed to sellers come the deadline, the Rockies made a deal with the Reds today to swap Parker Frazier with the famous Armando Galarraga.  Galarraga has been in the Reds minor league system since the

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Rox’s Sign Xavier Nady

Colorado has decided to throw the dice on another aging player, signing Xavier Nady today to a minor-league deal. Nady, who has been hitting pretty well in the minors (.310/.382/.486 with eleven homers in 289 plate appearances for Triple-A Omaha), was rel

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Chatwood Called Up in Week of Moves

It sure has been a week of movement for a team floundering after such a fantastic start.  While glimpses of the poor play that earned the Rockies NL West last place last year have been flashed around with absolute abandon, there have been some call-ups t

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