Monday, March 27, 2017

Bud Black already showing he’s a pitcher’s manager

Having a former pitcher as manager is a welcome change for a team whose pitching has been its undoing for most of its history.

Tyler Chatwood gets nervous before starts, even in Spring Training

Tyler Chatwood was one of the most dominant pitchers on the road in 2016, yet Chatwood says he still gets nervous before starts, even in Spring Training.

Kyle Freeland wants to improve command after first spring start

Postgame on Tuesday, the Thomas Jefferson product said he specifically needs to improve command on his off-speed pitches.

Bovada releases Colorado Rockies’ over/under win total

Bovada, one of the most popular online gambling sites, has released their win totals for all 30 MLB clubs for the upcoming year.

Rockies ‘steer’ spring training’s focus towards the bull-pen for a day

The Colorado Rockies had a special guest in Arizona on Tuesday. As part of a team-building activity, the brought in a longhorn bull.

Jon Gray wasn’t focused on results, but looked good during first outing

Young Colorado Rockies pitcher Jon Gray may be trying not to focus on results during spring training, but the results were there during his first outing.

Rockies’ prospect Raimel Tapia may be served best by staying in minors

Tapia, who has a career batting average of .317 in his five years in the minors, would have a hard time usurping an outfield spot from the current starters.

And the award goes to: Some trophy-worthy performances

It's awards season. What better way to celebrate than to award the best in Colorado sports this past year? Without any further ado, here they are:

Bullpen, offense solid in Rockies’ spring training opener

Baseball is back. Sort of. The Colorado Rockies began spring training on a high note Saturday by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 at Salt River Fields.

A new season, another new position for Ian Desmond

Desmond, not a first baseman by trade, is naturally a shortstop. Last year he played left field and center field for the Texas Rangers, hitting .285.