Colorado Rockies 2014 News and Updates
3/10/14 - With three weeks left until Opening Day, things are starting to take shape for the Colorado Rockies. It has become apparent that their strength lies in the bullpen, with Brothers and Logan putting in admirable work through spring thus far. Their impressive play will come in handy as the starting rotation may struggle to stay healthy this year, with Chacin already out for the start of the season. Colorado Rockies tickets are super affordable this week, starting at $14 against Cincinnati (3/12) and $19 to get-in when they face the Mariners (3/14) and Angels (3/15).
3/3/14 - The Colorado Rockies opened their Spring Training schedule against the Arizona Dbacks on Friday with an explosive 11-0 offensive performance. The Rockies believe they have one of the best pitching rotations in the league, and indeed, Franklin Morales, Rex Brother and Adam Ottavino shut the Dbacks down to just two hits all day. Though they slowed things down in their 3-2 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday, get Colorado Rockies tickets this week and see if they can take down four California opponents. The Rockies are pitted against San Francisco ($15 to get-in) tomorrow, the Los Angeles Angels ($19 to get-in) Friday, the Oakland Athletics ($17 to get-in) Saturday, and San Diego ($14 to get-in) Monday.
2/24/14 - Once the Colorado Rockies acquired Drew Stubbs from Cleveland, the question of who would replace Dexter Fowler was answered. Despite talk of Carlos Gonzalez hitting under center, the slugger will remain in left field while Stubbs takes the job. The Rockies apparently "checked in" on free agent pitcher Ervin Santana, when their top right-handers Jhoulys Chacin when down with an inflamed throwing shoulder. Keep your fingers crossed as the pitcher undergoes an MRI this week. Colorado Rockies tickets have dropped $5 on average, to just $43 across spring training.
2/11/14 - The Colorado Rockies organization revealed their promo schedule recently, and Todd Helton, who retired at the end of last season, will be honored with a (No. 17) jersey retirement ceremony on August 17th. Tickets for this special Rockies game start at just $16, so get them early! The Rockies were busy this offseason with young Brett Anderson holding the most potential of the freshies; he will report for training in less than four days, along with other pitchers. See how this exciting team fares during the first game of Spring Training (3/2) against the Milwaukee Brewers in Arizona, just $16 to start.
1/27/14 - The Colorado Rockies have been extremely busy of late. The bullpen overhaul is supplemented by changes in the outfield and the return of big players Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki from injury. Help get the Rockies out of their division gutter and to the top of the NL West this year with a fresh roster! Get your Colorado Rockies tickets for a rapidly approaching Spring Training at $48 on average.
Colorado Rockies 2014 Season
The Rockies upgraded their record by 10 wins at the end of first-year manager Walt Weiss’ season debut, though their 98 losses a year prior wasn’t exactly the most difficult record to improve upon. The Rockies said goodbye to Todd Helton (retiring after 17 years in Colorado) to be replaced by capable first baseman Justin Morneau. Dexter Fowler’s trade to the Astros
left a gaping hole in the outfield, which prompted the return of Brandon Barnes and will see Carlos Gonzalez take over in center field to rev up the defense. Get ready Purple Row,
… moreCarlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki’s highly anticipated return from injury this season is sure to bolster Colorado's stellar offensive lineup!
The Rockies added depth and youth to their rotation, with right-hander Jordan Lyles from the Astros lining up behind Jhoulys Chacin, LaTroy Hawkins, Jorge de la Rosa and Tyler Chatwood to show their chops during Spring Training. After finishing in last place, the Colorado Rockies made sure to make room for major improvement by changing up their roster; you’ve got to be at Salt River Fields to see how the new team works together this spring!
Since advancing to the World Series in 2007 (ultimately losing to the Boston Red Sox), the Colorado Rockies have fallen back into the pack, though with one more visit to the postseason as a wild card entry in 2009, meaning also that the years of the Blake Street Bombers are long in the rear-view mirror. 2012 was a bit of an odd year for the Rockies: second overall in team batting average, fourth in MLB in slugging percentage, sixth as a team in on-base percentage and runs scored; but dead last in the National League's West Division, 30 games behind division champs San Francisco, and a full 12 games behind fourth place San Diego. The problem? The Rox were dead last in all of Major League Baseball in a number of pitching categories — earned-run average, batting average against, WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings pitched), quality starts. A number of players topped the Rockies offensive charts, due to a season-ending injury to All-Star Troy Tulowitzki. Third baseman Jordan Pacheco led the squad in batting average, while catcher Wilin Rosario led in home runs, and Carlos Gonzalez led in hits and runs batted in. On the pitching side, the cupboard is bare: the team leader in wins and strikeouts was a reliever, Rex Brothers; only one pitcher, Jeff Francis, had more than 100 innings pitched (but not enough to qualify for the ERA title). If skipper Walt Weiss can't get the pitching situation worked out fast, it could be another long season at Denver's Coors Field.
Colorado Rockies tickets are the cheapest in the League averaging just $45 for the regular season. Surprisingly, it'll cost you $11 more per ticket to see the Rockies at Spring Training. Currently you can find Rockies baseball tickets for under $20 to every game except the very first at Coors Field (4/5). The only Denver Rockies tickets averaging $100 or more on the Rockies schedule are Opening Day versus the San Diego Padres (4/5), the New York Yankees series (5/7 -5/9), and the baseball game against the Boston Red Sox (9/24).