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Ubaldo Jimenez Topping MLB Trade Talks

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB, Rumors,

Ubaldo JimenezTrade discussions are popping up all over the place with the MLB non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching, and one of the top names circling those discussions is that of Ubaldo Jimenez, the hard-throwing righty with the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies don’t look to be going anywhere this season and shopping Jimenez around may land them a few solid pieces toward a rebuild or at least a restructuring of the lineup for the next few years.

 

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The rollercoaster ride that is being Mike McCoy

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

Mike McCoyMike McCoy must have more frequent flyer miles than any non-major leaguer right now. The utility infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays has been up and down like a yo-yo between Toronto and Triple-A Las Vegas. He started the season on the 25-man roster, but less than two months into it he’s already been optioned to Triple-A and recalled three times each. In 2010, McCoy made two round-trips from the desert and across the border.

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Carlos Gonzalez and Colorado Rockies agree to seven-year contract

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Athletes, Front Office, MLB, News,

Carlos Gonzalez and Colorado Rockies agree to a dealColorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez extends with the team, signing a seven-year deal $80 million deal. The 25-year-old had an excellent 2010 season, leading the National League in batting average (.336) to go along with 34 home runs and 117 runs batted in, which earned him a Silver Slugger award. However, Gonzalez is a complete player and can do spectacular things on the defensive side as well, winning a Gold Glove award this past season. Gonzalez and the recently extended Troy Tulowitzki, who recently signed a ten-year $157.75 million will form a deadly duo in the middle of the Rockies batting order for the next several seasons.

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Dotel leaves Dodgers like so many before him

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB, Trades,

Octavio DotelFirst Manny, now Octavio. The Dodgers released another of their older roster players on Saturday when the Rockies claimed Octavio Dotel off waivers for a player to be named later. The Dodgers aren’t mathematically eliminated from the postseason yet, but it will take a heck of a lot of stumbling around for them to make a playoff push. By this time next week, the Dodgers will be playing rookies and resting veterans; if they have any left, that is.

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Another possible Rocktober as the Colorado Rockies surge

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

DescriptionThanks to a terrible past couple of weeks for the San Diego Padres, the San Francisco Giants have made the National League West pennant race one to keep an eye on. Don’t look now, but the Colorado Rockies have made yet another late-season surge and with a 10-game winning streak have made it a three-team show. There’s still some work to be done before we witness another “Rocktober,” but the fact that Colorado is making this kind of thing a habit is pretty interesting.

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Tim Lincecum starts fresh September with masterful performance

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Tim LincecumTim Lincecum rebounded from an 0-5 August by pitching one of his best games of the season against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Lincecum was masterful in leading his team to a tight, 2-1 victory to help improve their place in the standings, and he did so against one of 2010’s best starting pitchers, Ubaldo Jimenez. A pitchers duel unfolded at AT&T Park that ended with The Freak showing why he’s a two-time defending Cy Young Award winner.

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Chris Coghlan and Huston Street suffer bizarre injuries

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, Injuries, MLB,

Chris CoghlanIt has been a strange week for injuries. After Sunday’s Marlins victory over the Braves, the reigning NL Rookie of the Year, Chris Coghlan, torn a meniscus in his left knee while delivering a celebratory pie to the face of one of his teammates. Coghlan is now on the disabled list, and it’s not sure if he’ll even play ball again this season. If surgery is not required immediately, Coghlan will be able to take the field again, but you know everybody will be thinking of that left knee and how it will affect his play.

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Colorado’s Gonzalez having all-star season without all-star nod

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

Carlos GonzalezWhen looking at some of the players of tomorrow, Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez is definitely one to watch. The man known as CarGo is one of the five players subject to fan voting as part of the National League’s All-Star Final Vote, along with Padres closer Heath Bell, Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Braves lefty Billy Wagner and Nationals third bagger Ryan Zimmerman. The Rockies’ center fielder is hoping to head to his first Midsummer Classic.

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Ubaldo Jimenez keeps on rolling and wins his 12th game

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Athletes, MLB, News,

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The Colorado Rockies’ Ubaldo Jimenez keeps on rolling.  He won his 12th game of the season against only one loss and still sports a spectacular 1.16 ERA.  The reason for “still” in the previous sentence is because coming into the game, Jimenez had a ridiculous 0.93 ERA.  However, Jimenez gave up three runs and an uncharacteristic five walks in six innings versus the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.  The three earned runs were the most Jimenez has given up in a game in 13 games.  Amazingly, Jimenez has received a decision in every contest he’s been in .  His only loss was a 2-0 defeat by the division rival, Los Angeles Dodgers on May 9, in which Jimenez only gave up one run in seven innings or work.  Regardless, Jimenez is the hottest pitcher going right now.

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Redding Yanked from Rockies

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

Tim ReddingThe Yankees have added some more depth to their system, as they signed free agent Tim Redding to a minor league contract. That’s right, the same Tim Redding who woke up as a member in the Colorado Rockies organization, was released outright and went to bed waiting for his name to be stitched onto the back of a Yankees uniform. It’s not the traditional way to see a player switch allegiances, but as long as he still has a job, Redding surely won’t complain.

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