Gerardo Brings More Potent Bat, Diminished Leather to Coors

The Colorado Rockies signed free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra on Tuesday, securing the former Diamondback, Brewer and Oriole’s services with a three-year, $27.5M deal that includes a $12M club option for the 2019 season. The deal will almost assuredly lead to one of Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon or Corey Dickerson departing Colorado, given the redundancy […]

Jose Reyes Expanding His Strike Zone

So, Jose Reyes is a Colorado Rockie — at least for the moment. Along with prospects Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and an as yet-unnamed third minor leaguer, the 32-year-old switch-hitter is part of Colorado’s haul for trading franchise icon Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays. It’s fair, however, to wonder whether Reyes will actually ever […]

Plate Coverage Keys Corey Dickerson’s Progression

While the Colorado Rockies’ front office has not (yet) made the moves necessary to appease a frustrated Troy Tulowitzki, the injured superstar who had season-ending hip surgery last Friday can’t possibly gripe about the young positional talent his club’s system has produced. Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and D.J. LeMahieu have each made strides this season, giving reason to believe Colorado will […]

The Legality of the Rays / White Sox Deal

“The deal the Rays made isn’t legal if they announce that what the White Sox get back is conditional on how much and how well he pitches and where the Rays finish,” says an NL GM. “The Commissioner’s Office won’tallow it. But if the general managers trust one another, they can make a gentleman’s agreement.” […]