12/18/2014 | Rox shut down Ynoa from winter ball to rest for spring
The Rockies have asked infielder Rafael Ynoa to end his participation in the Dominican Winter League to avoid wear and tear before Spring Training, the club said Thursday.
12/18/2014 | Rockies targeting veteran righties for rotation
The Rockies' exploration for veteran pitching has them kicking the tires on several free agents. Righties Kevin Correia, Aaron Harang, Josh Johnson and Kyle Kendrick are believed to be four of many available free agents with whom the Rockies have made initial contact and are monitoring this offseason. The Rockies' interest in Kendrick was first reported by ESPN on Thursday.
12/18/2014 | Lannan among three to ink Minor League deals
The Rockies have signed veteran left-handed pitcher John Lannan, catcher Audry Perez and right-handed reliever Justin Miller to Minor League contracts. All are expected to be invited to Major League Spring Training.
12/16/2014 | Dodgers send Cuevas to Rockies to complete Nicasio deal
The Dodgers sent Minor League outfielder Noel Cuevas to the Rockies on Tuesday to complete the Nov. 24 trade for right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio.
12/16/2014 | Rockies add former Cards infielder Descalso
The Rockies' signing of utility infielder Daniel Descalso to a two-year, $3.6 million contract on Tuesday represents a small but potentially important departure from the roster construction of the last couple of years.
12/12/2014 | Hawkins announces plans to retire after '15 season
Longtime big league reliever and current Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins said on MLB Network Friday morning that 2015 will be his final season.
12/11/2014 | Rox happy with additions, have more to do
Rockies GM Jeff Bridich isn't returning to Denver from the Winter Meetings with a trove of riches, but he isn't empty-handed. The Rockies, who are pushing for starting pitching, were under no requirement to do something just because all the teams were together in San Diego.
12/11/2014 | Rockies swap Rule 5 pick for Minor Leaguer
The Rockies added Minor League right-handed pitching depth by acquiring reliever Austin House from the Athletics at the end of the Rule 5 Draft on Wednesday morning.
12/11/2014 | Rockies land hard-throwing Diaz for Rutledge
The Rockies acquired right-handed reliever Jairo Diaz -- who averaged 97 mph on his fastball during a five-game Major League trial -- from the Angels for infielder Josh Rutledge on Wednesday night during the Winter Meetings.
12/10/2014 | Rule 5 of thumb: Gems can be found in Draft
Every Winter Meetings has a coda to it, an event that doesn't generate the same kind of buzz as all of the trade and free-agent rumors that fill the hotel lobby throughout the Meetings' first three days. But it does involve players changing organizations and, invariably, new big league careers come out of it.
12/10/2014 | Meetings talk links Rockies to Mets' Gee
The Rockies' effort to improve their starting pitching and the Mets' effort to move right-hander Dillon Gee sparked reports of a possible deal on Wednesday at the annual Winter Meetings. The rumors heated up when reports emerged that the Mets are interested in lefty reliever Rex Brothers.
12/9/2014 | Weiss on Rockies: 'We've got to take the next step'
Walt Weiss hasn't let poor finishes his first two seasons managing the Rockies sway his feeling that his team has the offensive talent to be a contender, provided it improves the pitching. But he also acknowledged that it's time to produce.
12/9/2014 | Rosario, Morneau attract trade inquiries
The Rangers are one of the teams to have expressed interest in catcher Wilin Rosario, and the Marlins have emerged as a team that has called the Rockies about defending National League batting champion Justin Morneau.
12/8/2014 | Bid on Rockies experiences, support cancer research
The Rockies' media relations staff has announced that the beneficiary of this year's Stand Up to Cancer is LUNGevity, the charity with which Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow worked before passing away during Spring Training 2014 due to lung cancer.
12/7/2014 | Rockies questions need answering as Meetings begin
This week should be an exercise in answering questions for the new Rockies front office. Does the team really want to make the blockbuster trade that could transform its pitching? Will the Rox revamp their catching? How serious are they about the free-agent market?
12/5/2014 | Annual Rockies Fest slated for Jan. 24
The Rockies have set Jan. 24 for Rockies Fest, a day of fun, games and meet-and-greets with players, manager Walt Weiss and club officials.
12/5/2014 | Rockies sign lefty Boshers to Minor League deal
The Rockies have agreed on a Minor League contract with left-handed relief pitcher Buddy Boshers, who appeared in 25 games for the Angels in 2013.
12/5/2014 | Bridich eyes change at first Winter Meetings as GM
What seems like dramatic change is really just the prelude to change for the Rockies. Four straight losing seasons pushed the Rockies to a major front-office shakeup, with Jeff Bridich moving from senior player development director into the general manager role in a revamped management structure. Bridich has some holes to fill before the Rockeis can present a roster that has a realistic chance in a division that includes the World Series-champion Giants and the division-champion Dodgers.
12/4/2014 | Catching upgrade, Rosario deal possible for Rockies
Starting pitching is the Rockies' top priority, but the team's strategy with its catching situation also is being watched closely.
12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class
Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).
12/3/2014 | Morneau becomes three-time Tip O'Neill Award winner
Rockies first baseman and 2014 National League batting champ Justin Morneau was announced Wednesday morning as the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award for the third time in his career.
12/3/2014 | While willing to listen, Rockies could add at Meetings
New Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich will arrive Sunday for the Winter Meetings in San Diego not only with a clear shopping list -- starting pitching and relievers at the top, with catching a possible item -- but plenty of options for meeting their needs.
12/3/2014 | Rox tender contracts to all but Sitton
The Rockies tendered 2015 contract offers to all of their arbitration-eligible players before Tuesday night's deadline. The only member of the 40-man roster to be non-tendered was Kraig Sitton, whom the club then signed to a Minor League deal on Wednesday.
12/2/2014 | Chacin aims to turn disappointment of '14 into production in '15
Based on his talent and production when healthy, Jhoulys Chacin could be a bright spot in the Rockies' rotation if he can put his injury issues in the past.
12/1/2014 | Rockies' Adames headlines busy week in winter ball
Thanksgiving meant a relatively slow week in baseball in the United States. But winter ball was in full swing in several Latin American countries, with many Minor Leaguers playing key roles for their teams.