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Colorado Rockies foes: Winter Meetings thoughts from the Diamondbacks

As we wrap up our look at the National League West foes for the Colorado Rockies, we turn our attention to what was said by Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo during the recent Winter Meetings in San Diego. Arizona finished in second place in the NL West, posting an 85-77 mark. They also finished with […] Colorado Rockies foes: Winter Meetings thoughts from the Diamondbacks - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Sunday Rockpile: Jon Gray trade talk continues outside Colorado

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Rockies news and links for December 15, 2019

All I Want for Christmas: Trade for Jon Gray, You Cowards | Baseball Prospectus ($)

It seems that quite a few people are dreaming of what Jon Gray would look like on a team other than the Rockies. In this case it’s from the perspective of fantasy owners, with a note that Gray could really reach his full potential if he was on a team other than the Rockies.

I find myself having a different reaction to this than I...

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Will Major League Baseball sever ties Minor League Baseball in 2021?

It looks like tumultuous times will be on the horizon between Major League and Minor League Baseball for negotiations on remaining together. Relations between Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball looks like they have taken a turn for the worst this weekend as Major League Baseball is threatening to sever ties with Minor League […] Colorado Rockies: Will Major League Baseball sever ties Minor League Baseball in 2021? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News,...

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Rockies GM unwilling to put an end to Nolan Arenado trade talk

The Rockies are reportedly willing to listen to offers for their franchise player, third baseman Nolan Arenado. General manager Jeff Bridich all but confirmed that’s the case, via Nick Groke of The Athletic: “Look, this is the time of year where those conversations happen. This is the time of year where we at least listen to teams and go, ‘OK, well, should we try to investigate and put something together.’ We have people to do those sorts of things. I can’t sit here and say,...

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Saturday Rockpile: Every opponent in the NL West wants Bumgarner

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Rockies news and links for Saturday, December 14, 2019

Another NL West team looking at Bumgarner? | MLB.com

It appears every team in the National League West looks to offer free-agent Madison Bumgarner, except the Colorado Rockies.

The Manny Machado signing in San Diego seems to have hurried a ‘win now’ approach for the Padres, making them optimistic to land Bumgarner amidst a new manager, uniforms, and panic to do something immediately. Arizona...

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Who will (and who should/could) be the Colorado Rockies closer

On Wednesday during his press conference at the winter meetings, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black had this to say when asked about the closer position: “I’m going to let that play out I think with any bullpen set up this time of year, in December. These things have a way of playing themselves out. I […] Who will (and who should/could) be the Colorado Rockies closer - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black on the possible three-batter minimum rule change for relievers

On Wednesday at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black spoke with the media extensively, including Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry. Among other things, one of the things that Bud Black was asked about was the proposed three-batter minimum that Commissioner Rob Manfred discussed earlier in the day. He said that he […] Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black on the possible three-batter minimum rule change for relievers - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site -...

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Friday Rockpile: Arenado trade rumors close out the Rockies’ winter meetings

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Rockies news and links for Friday, December 13, 2019

Nolan Arenado trade rumors heat up as Rockies’ winter meetings end | The Denver Post ($)

Patrick Saunders reports that the Rockies have taken calls on Nolan Arenado, and that “those calls have recently picked up steam.” What’s not clear is if momentum has picked up because the Rockies are encouraging offers (perhaps by setting an attainable price) or because teams are feeling pressure to make a...

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Colorado Rockies foes: Winter Meetings thoughts from the Giants

Let’s continue our look at the latest from each of the Colorado Rockies’ National League West foes. Today, we will look at some of the quotes from the recent Winter Meetings regarding the San Francisco Giants. There has been a lot of change in San Francisco since the end of last season. Gabe Kapler has […] Colorado Rockies foes: Winter Meetings thoughts from the Giants - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Purple Row is looking for its next site manager

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We wish Eric well as he moves on from Purple Row, and we’ve got big shoes to fill.

As you’ve likely read, Eric Garcia McKinley is moving on from Purple Row. His passion for this community and the Rockies and his leadership at the site will be sorely missed. It’s not an easy task, but we’re launching the search for Eric’s replacement.

If you’re reading this, we’re assuming you love the Rockies and the community here at Purple Row,...

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Colorado Rockies try to build depth in Rule 5 Draft moves

The Colorado Rockies were somewhat busy during Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft that concluded the 2019 Winter Meetings in San Diego. However, the moves they made may simply be seen as planting seeds in the minor leagues that the franchise hopes will pay dividends at the Major League level in the near future. In the first […] Colorado Rockies try to build depth in Rule 5 Draft moves - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Thank you, Eric

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Past and present Purple Row contributors would like to thank Eric Garcia McKinley for his work as site manager

Eric Garcia McKinley announced that he would be stepping down as manager of Purple Row on Wednesday. As a going-away present, Purple Row staff and old friends decided to take over the site and make this post without his knowledge. But we all hope it will be a welcome surprise! We couldn’t let Eric go without acknowledging the assistance he...

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Thursday Rockpile: Black worried about 3-batter rule change

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Rockies news and links for Thursday, December 12, 2019

MLB’s three-batter minimum throwing managers like Rockies Bud Black a curveball | Denver Post ($)

As if overseeing and calling the shots for the bullpen of the Colorado Rockies wasn’t challenging enough, manager Bud Black is not looking forward for the MLB’s new 2020 rule that dictates that pitchers must face at least three batters or finish a half inning.

The Post’s Patrick Saunders notes that...

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Colorado Rockies foes: Winter Meetings thoughts from the Padres

SAN DIEGO — While we were here in their home city, we thought it fitting that Colorado Rockies fans hear what is being asked and said about the San Diego Padres. The Colorado Rockies will be the first team to get a regular-season look at the refurbished and rebuilt San Diego Padres when the two […] Colorado Rockies foes: Winter Meetings thoughts from the Padres - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Colorado Rockies free agent signing: A familiar face returns to the Rockies

As we and many other Colorado Rockies media outlets predicted long ago, the Colorado Rockies are bringing back catcher Drew Butera. According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the Colorado Rockies have resigned catcher Drew Butera to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. As Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry predicted […] Colorado Rockies free agent signing: A familiar face returns to the Rockies - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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Winter Meetings thoughts and quotes on the rotation

The 2019 Colorado Rockies season was one of the most disappointing in recent memory thanks in large part to the starting pitching staff … or lack thereof. Over the course of the the season, manager Bud Black trotted out 11 different starting pitchers to the bump and received varying degrees of stink. A cumulative 45-62 […] Colorado Rockies: Winter Meetings thoughts and quotes on the rotation - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rockies sign Scott Oberg to 3-year extension

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The $13 million deal with an $8 million option for 2023 was finalized Wednesday afternoon

Scott Oberg will remain the cornerstone of the Rockies bullpen for the foreseeable future.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Rockies signed Oberg to a three-year, $13 million extension. The deal also includes an $8 million club option in 2023.

Oberg, 29, was entering his second season of arbitration eligibility. Before the 2019 season, he avoided arbitration by agreeing to a...

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Colorado Rockies, Scott Oberg agree to extension

SAN DIEGO — The Colorado Rockies have rewarded one of their most consistent relievers in recent years with a contract extension. On Wednesday afternoon, Bob Nightengale of USA Today broke the news that the Colorado Rockies had agreed with Scott Oberg on a three-year, $13 million contract extension. The agreement also includes an $8 million […] Colorado Rockies, Scott Oberg agree to extension - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Reliever Scott Oberg inks three-year, $13M extension with Rockies

The Rockies have reached a contract extension with reliever Scott Oberg, report Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The exact breakdown of the contract in terms of yearly salaries is unclear, though Oberg had been projected to earn $2M via arbitration in 2020. This extension will overlap with his final two arbitration-eligible campaigns and, if the option is exercised in a few seasons, buy out two free-agent years. The fact that Oberg has become a core piece for...

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MLB Winter Meetings: Rockies will listen to Nolan Arenado trade offers, report says

Arenado signed a $260 million extension last offseason

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