Three days ago the Rockies were a team in bullpen limbo.

Their three primary late-inning relievers down the stretch in their claiming a post-season birth for only the fourth time in franchise history had all filed for free agency. And as much as the Rockies liked their rotation and as confident as they are in their lineup, there was no denying that rebuilding that bullpen was the critical factor for them thinking they could build off the 2017 success in 2018.

By Wednessday it appeared the mission was accomplished. Continue reading “Rockie Bullpen Rebuild Coming Together”

Veteran scout Gary Hughes walked into the lobby of the host hotel for baseball’s Winter Meetings and waved across the room to his son, Sam, then turned around and smiled at his son, Michael Rock.

A family reunion, of sorts.

“We are going to try and carve out time to catch breakfast or lunch one day,” said Hughes.

Emphasis on the word try. Continue reading “For Hughes Winter Meeting Is a Family Affair”

Left-handed pitcher Mitch Horacek was a 48th round draft choice of the Rockies in June of 2010. He opted to attend Dartmouth instead of signing. Seven years later he has finally become a member of his hometown team’s organization. The Rockies selected Horacek from the Orioles system in the MLB’s Rule 5 draft on Thursday. Continue reading “Horacek in Rockies Organization — Finally”