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2/26/2015 | Dickerson striving for more plate discipline

Corey Dickerson hit .312 with a .364 on-base percentage, a team-high 24 home runs and 76 RBIs in 131 games last season. Part of his appeal is the ability to do damage to pitches out of the strike zone.


2/26/2015 | Rockies embracing Coors Field advantage

Coors Field can be intimidating for pitchers, but the Rockies familiarity with the hitters' park is the single greatest home-field advantage in Major League Baseball.


2/26/2015 | Prospect Gray shows off highly touted velocity

During the regular season last year, Jon Gray managed a solid Double-A season (10-5, 3.91 ERA) despite diminishing fastball speed -- low to mid 90s, rather than mid to upper 90s, with an occasional 100 -- because of shoulder fatigue.


2/25/2015 | Descalso brings postseason experience, intangibles

Descalso, 28, spent the last five seasons with the Cardinals, and had postseason playing time the last four. The Rockies signed him to a two-year, $3.6 million contract to have someone who knew winning.


2/25/2015 | Shortstop prospect Story learns valuable lesson from Tulo

This is the introductory Major League camp for 22-year-old Rockies' shortstop prospect Trevor Story, who trained last year with Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.


2/25/2015 | Matzek ready to test new strategy in second season

Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek finished his rookie year 6-11 with a 4.05 ERA in 20 starts after being called up in May, but went 4-2 with a 1.55 ERA in his final six starts.


2/24/2015 | Rockies' closer role to evolve with Hawkins at helm

Rockies manager Walt Weiss believes it's smart to be ready to help 42-year-old LaTroy Hawkins with reinforcements if fatigue is an issue this season.


2/24/2015 | 'Nothing is given': Kahnle aims to secure spot in 'pen with big spring

Colorado's Tommy Kahnle trusts that the experience of making the Rockies' bullpen last spring as a Rule 5 pick will help him this year, as plenty of competitors are in camp aiming to wrest a spot on the team.


2/24/2015 | Weiss, Rockies react to new pace-of-play rules

Rockies manager Walt Weiss welcomed MLB's effort to quicken the process of instant-replay challenges, but some players are concerned about the new rules designed to speed up at-bats.


2/23/2015 | Tulo intent on being healthy, staying on field

Done with his first day of batting practice, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki leaned into a gentle stretch. "So, who got Camper of the Day?" Tulowitzki said with a hopeful smile. "I'll take that today."


2/23/2015 | Kendrick, Rockies see good fits in each other

Even before signing with the Rockies this past offseason, right-handed pitcher Kyle Kendrick saw a team that fit his style.


2/23/2015 | Rockies could be looking at four-man bench

In his third year as Rockies manager, Walt Weiss is comfortable with a roster structure that regularly calls for 13 pitchers. That means a four-man bench.


2/23/2015 | Power arms Diaz, Rondon have chance to impress Rox

Right-hander Jairo Diaz was so shocked at being called up to the Angels from Double-A last September, "I cried." As for righty Jorge Rondon, he struck out 51 in 62 1/3 innings at Triple-A, but the Cardinals called him up for all of one game -- a crying shame. But both are all smiles in Rockies camp.


2/22/2015 | Versatility key to getting Rosario's bat in Rockies' lineup

The beginning of Spring Training is already a workload for catchers, who have to be there for large numbers of pitchers. Duty will double for Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario when the rest of the roster begins working out Friday, since he will resume his crash course in playing first base. But it's good to remember why: it's all to give him opportunities to hit.


2/22/2015 | Logan looking to make up for lost time with Rockies

Left-handed reliever Boone Logan plans to introduce his true self to the Rockies in 2015. Before last season, the Rockies signed Logan to the biggest contract they've ever given a reliever, three years, $16.5 million. But Logan went to the disabled list four times -- three times with elbow issues, once with a digestive ailment. The season (2-3, 6.84 ERA in 35 games) ended in September with a surgery to shave a bone spur in the elbow.


2/22/2015 | Rockies' Friedrich finds success in simplicity

Left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich is a smart guy, quite analytical. But the Rockies and Friedrich found that turning off his brain was the key to success.


2/21/2015 | Chacin retools offseason routine in hopes of healthy 2015

The Rockies didn't see nearly enough of right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin last season -- just 11 starts (1-7, 5.40 ERA) because of rotator cuff and labrum damage. So they rarely let him out of their sight this winter.


2/21/2015 | Brothers leaner, eager to bounce back for Rockies

Rockies lefty reliever Rex Brothers hasn't forgotten a forgettable 2014 season. After 19 saves and a 1.74 ERA in 2013, when forced into the closer role because of Rafael Betancourt's right elbow injury, Brothers saw his ERA inflate to 5.59 in 2014.


2/21/2015 | Hawkins taking final Spring Training in stride

Right-handed closer LaTroy Hawkins has experienced almost everything Spring Training has to offer. After all, Saturday's first workout of Rockies pitchers and catchers began his 24th professional spring and 21st Major League camp.


2/21/2015 | Weiss: Big-picture perspective key in camp

The mantra of the Rockies, with returning manager Walt Weiss and a revamped front office led by new general manager Jeff Bridich, is that improvement over four straight losing seasons starts with believing improvement is possible.


2/20/2015 | Rockies voice concerns over new pace-of-game rules

Pace-of-game initiatives announced Friday by Major League Baseball with the blessing of the MLB Players Association weren't directed at the Rockies, but they could not be blamed for being poked -- or shoved.


2/20/2015 | Healthy CarGo ready to swing a big bat again

Carlos Gonzalez arrived early for Spring Training and stepped into the batter's box and crushed two home runs over the batter's eye in dead center. A welcome sight for his Rockies teammates, coaches and fans.


2/20/2015 | Coors Field is De La Rosa's friendly confines

Since 2008, just one pitcher in the Majors has a home winning percentage better than Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa's .763. But De La Rosa achieved his at Coors Field, the park most people avoid when given a chance.


2/18/2015 | Rockies prevail in arbitration case with Rosario

A three-judge arbitration panel sided with the Rockies by awarding catcher Wilin Rosario a $2.8 million salary for 2015, it was announced on Wednesday.


2/18/2015 | Prospect Warner optimistic about renewing career with Rockies

After a tough 2014, Rockies pitching prospect Ryan Warner figures he has seen the worst and with hard work and dedication is eager to start anew.




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