PHOTOS: Colorado Rockies win Cactus League opener over Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Manager Bud Black’s Cactus League debut as Rockies manager got off to a rocky start Saturday when Tyler Anderson gave up three first-inning runs. But solid pitching thereafter, coupled with productive offense, paced Colorado’s 8-4 victory over Arizona.
Via The Denver Post
3 hours ago

Bud Black says Chris Rusin definitely in the mix for Rockies’ starting rotation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It’s only late February and there are still 31 practice games to go, but Chris Rusin is making an early run for a spot in the Rockies’ starting rotation. It’s not simply that the veteran left-hander has looked good in bullpen sessions and looked good throwing two scoreless innings Sunday against Arizona. It’s that Bud Black has repeatedly singled out...
Via The Denver Post
5 hours ago

Bud Black, Jeff Bridich bullish on Rockies’ organizational pitching depth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — There is pitching gold in the Rockies organization. No, not the fool’s gold that so quickly faded in the past, but genuine prospects providing quality depth now and for the near future. “That’s the thing that stood out when we talked about our roster through the wintertime,” new manager Bud Black said Sunday as he scanned the depth chart hanging on his...
Via The Denver Post
7 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: How Bud Black Views Defensive Shifts

New Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black fielded questions about his philosophy on the shift a couple of days ago in Arizona, giving us an idea what his thoughts are. Included in Bud’s answers were his thoughts on analytics as a whole, how Colorado’s talented infield affects shifts, what he thought about the shift as a pitcher […] Colorado Rockies: How Bud Black Views Defensive...
Via Roxpile
12 hours ago

Bud Black knows Rockies must improve record in one-run games

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — One-run losses, or one-run victories for that matter, don’t necessarily define teams. Indeed, good teams lose plenty of one-run games. The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs, for example, were 22-23 in one-run games last season, with their .489 winning percentage ranking 15th in the majors. The theory is that the Cubs were good enough to stay close...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Next stop on Ian Desmond's journey is first base for the Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Az. – It’s 7:45 a.m. on Field R8 at the Rockies’ spring-training complex, nearly two hours before the team’s workout will begin.Field R8 actually is a half-field, designed for infield practice. Ian Desmond is at first base. DJ LeMahieu is at second, joining his new infield partner for early work for the first time.LeMahieu, a Gold Glove winner in 2014, does not...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Black makes immediate impact on culture of new Colorado club

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Bud Black called on young pitcher Rayan Gonzalez and put the Puerto Rican right-hander on the spot in front of everybody. Colorado's new manager inquired about what Gonzalez likes to do away from the field? Gonzalez shared that he and wife, Alexa, regularly do salsa dancing. Cue the salsa music - well, after two miscues playing merengue tunes before being...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Black reportedly interested in Rockies manager job

Could a return to the NL West be in the tea leaves for Bud Black? According to a report by Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post on Tuesday, Black has confirmed that he is interested in the Colorado Rockies’ vacant managerial position. Black, the former NL Manager of the Year, previously managed the San Diego Padres, going 649-713 (.477) in nine seasons before being fired in 2015...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Braves to interview Ron Washington, Bud Black

The Atlanta Braves will interview external candidates Ron Washington and Bud Black for their future managerial opening, reports Mark Bowman of Atlanta has interviewed a handful of internal candidates thus far. Interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, first base coach Eddie Perez, and third base coach Bo Porter have all met with Braves management for the...
Via The Outside Corner
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Murphy won't be back as Padres manager next year

Pat Murphy will not be getting the “interim” tag removed from his job title. Shortly after their regular season finale, the San Diego Padres announced that Murphy will not return as the team’s manager next season. The San Diego Union-Tribune‘s Dennis Lin was first with the news on Twitter: Padres announce that interim manager Pat Murphy will not return in the same capacity...
Via The Outside Corner
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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