<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> rockies]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/rockies Sat, 24 Mar 2018 19:45:36 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday]]> http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1622867?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1622867?custom_click=rss

No. 10 The Colorado Rockies play exhibitions and get ever closer to their season opener March 29

No. 9 Local college highlights include Air Force hosting the women's gymnastics Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship Saturday

No. 8 The Colorado Rapids have their home opener Saturday night vs. Kansas City

No. 7 Prep highlights include the St. Mary's Pirate Invitational baseball tournament Thursday to Saturday

No. 6 The NCAA women's basketball tourney begins its second weekend of play on Friday

No. 5 The Denver Nuggets visit Miami Monday, Chicago Wednesday and Washington Friday looking to help their playoff chances


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Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:14:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies finalize $5M, 1-year contract]]> http://gazette.com/carlos-gonzalez-rockies-finalize-5m-1-year-contract/article/1622551?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/carlos-gonzalez-rockies-finalize-5m-1-year-contract/article/1622551?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Rockies added another charismatic leader to their 2018 clubhouse.

They certainly didn't have to look very far.

Colorado finalized a $5 million, one-year contract with three-time All-Star Carlos Gonzalez, the longtime Rockies outfielder who has always been popular with his teammates in part because he rarely loses his sense of humor or perspective.

Not even last season, when he was in the midst of a prolonged slump. His agreement announced Monday includes another $3 million in bonuses based on days on the active roster.

Gonzalez had a $20 million salary last year in the final season of an $80 million, seven-year contract and became a free agent after nine seasons with the Rockies.

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No. 10 Local college highlights include a big week of baseball, lacrosse and softball between Air Force, UCCS and Colorado College

No. 9 Air Force football has its spring scrimmage on Saturday at Falcon Stadium

No. 8 The new NFL year starts Wednesday when trades and free agency can go through

No. 7 Prep spring highlights include Saturday's Harrison track and field invitational

No. 6 The Denver Nuggets host Detroit on Thursday between visits to the Lakers and Grizzlies

No. 5 The Colorado Avalanche hosts Nashville Friday and Detroit Sunday after visiting the Wild and Blues

No. 4 The women's NCAA basketball tourney starts with the full field on Friday


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Sun, 11 Mar 2018 07:29:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Klee blog: Colorado Rockies love affair with Carlos Gonzalez good for one more fling]]> http://gazette.com/klee-blog-colorado-rockies-love-affair-with-carlos-gonzalez-good-for-one-more-fling/article/1622375?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-blog-colorado-rockies-love-affair-with-carlos-gonzalez-good-for-one-more-fling/article/1622375?custom_click=rss

You know you're beloved when they don't boo. They — you — never booed Carlos Gonzalez as he sputtered in '17. They didn't boo when his OPS slipped to its lowest mark since his rookie season in 2008, or when it looked like Raimel Tapia was a better option than Gonzalez, a former MVP candidate.

"Right now I feel like the worst player in the game," CarGo said last July.

As much as Rockies fans love them some CarGo, the ballclub loves him even more. The Rockies already have paid him $78 million to play in their outfield.

Now Gonzalez reportedly will return to the Rox on a one-year deal.

That's love.

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Sat, 10 Mar 2018 15:08:12 -0700
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies have assembled a team to contend in present, future]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-have-assembled-a-team-to-contend-in-present-future/article/1622215?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-have-assembled-a-team-to-contend-in-present-future/article/1622215?custom_click=rss

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Memo to Rockies manager Bud Black: If you really want to make co-owner Richard Monfort ecstatic this spring, start this lineup in a Cactus League game:

1. Raimel Tapia, RF

2. Brendan Rodgers, 2B

3. Charlie Blackmon, CF

4. Nolan Arenado, 3B

5. Trevor Story, SS

6. David Dahl, LF

7. Ryan McMahon, 1B

8. Jordan Patterson, DH

9. Tom Murphy, C

The starting pitcher should be Jon Gray, followed by Kyle Freeland, Tyler Anderson, Chad Bettis and Antonio Senzatela.

The Rockies' bench that day could include utilityman Pat Valaika, infielder Garrett Hampson, outfielder Sam Hilliard and catcher Chris Iannetta. And the extra pitchers would be Scott Oberg and Ryan

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