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Rockies GM supports Ian Desmond’s decision to skip 2020 season

[ad_1] DENVER -- Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said he supports Ian Desmond's decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.Bridich said he had a pair of recent conversations with the 34-year-old outfielder, who announced his decision in a lengthy and heartfelt Instagram post Monday night.Desmond wrote that the "COVID-19 pandemic has made this
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Rockies’ Ian Desmond opting out of playing in 2020, citing high risk amid pandemic

[ad_1] Ian Desmond will opt of playing this season, the Colorado Rockies outfielder announced Monday."The COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking," he wrote at the end of a lengthy post on Instagram that touched on race and opportunities for youth baseball players.Desmond, who was born in Sarasota, Florida, wrote that he's not "leaving baseball behind for the year. I'll
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Reports — Rockies star Charlie Blackmon tests positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has become the first Major League Baseball player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports.A source confirmed Blackmon's test result to The Associated Press. The Denver Post had first reported Blackmon's condition, saying Tuesday that three Rockies players had tested positive, which was confirmed by ESPN's Jeff Passan.Of the three players who tested positive last week, two
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Three Colorado Rockies players test positive, report says

[ad_1] Three Colorado Rockies players have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Denver Post.Two players were asymptomatic and one showed symptoms, according to the newspaper, which reported that the positive tests came last week.This month, several Rockies players have been taking live at-bats at Coors Field, according to The Post.The news comes as the Major League Baseball Players Association and the league ironed out the final details on
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Nolan Arenado says he had a ‘lot of disrespect from people’ on Rockies

[ad_1] Nolan Arenado apparently will be on the Colorado Rockies roster come spring training, but that doesn't mean the All-Star third baseman is happy with the organization.On the same day general manager Jeff Bridich acknowledged that he listened to trade offers for the franchise cornerstone this offseason, Arenado voiced his displeasure with the Rockies."There's a lot of disrespect from people there that I don't want to be a part of.
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Rockies GM says team moving forward with Nolan Arenado

[ad_1] The Colorado Rockies will head to spring training with Nolan Arenado on the roster.That's according to general manager Jeff Bridich, who acknowledged to the Denver Post on Monday that his team listened to offers for the All-Star third baseman, but nothing was of interest."With the season coming up and spring training on the horizon, we are going to start focusing on that," Bridich told the Post. "We have listened
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Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado headlines Gold Glove winners with 7th straight

[ad_1] Nolan Arenado extended his streak of winning a Rawlings Gold Glove Award in every season of his career on Sunday, when the Colorado Rockies star captured the award for National League third basemen for the seventh consecutive year.Arenado has won the award each year since he debuted in 2013. With this year's win, he moved into sole possession of fourth place for the most Gold Gloves among third basemen
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Nats’ Turner hits for another cycle against Rockies

[ad_1] WASHINGTON -- The Colorado Rockies bring out the best in Trea Turner.On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals shortstop hit for the cycle during an 11-1 win over Colorado, marking the second time in Turner's career that he has accomplished the feat against the Rockies. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, he's the third player in MLB history to hit for the cycle multiple times against one team. Fred Clarke of
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Where would the Yankees be without the New York Rockies?

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Maybe it's something in the low-altitude Bronx air. On the night the Colorado Rockies visited Yankee Stadium for the first time in four seasons, a trio of former Rockies showed up, showed out and proved why the New York Yankees felt it was smart to acquire all three of them earlier this year."It felt really good," current Yankees reliever and former Rockie Adam Ottavino said following
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Padres, Rockies break 4-game series runs record

[ad_1] DENVER -- The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in a four-game series, when San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm drawing a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to rally past Colorado 14-13 Sunday. The all-time record is 112 runs between the Cleveland Blues and St. Louis Browns of the American Association in 1887.It was just another wacky day at