Plus, four other former Colorado players are at Steinbrenner Field as non-roster invites. Catcher Chris Iannetta is trying to prove he’s got more left in the tank after spending the last couple seasons with Colorado, while right-hander Chad Bettis is looking to put last season’s injuries behind him. The duo played a combined 15 seasons in Colorado. … [Read more...] about Rockies Insider: DJ LeMahieu, Adam Ottavino highlight large contingent of ex-Colorado players in Yankees spring training
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With a trade of Nolan Arenado appearing possible this season, fans should take in the once-in-a-generation talent and future Hall of Famer while they still can. Arenado blasted 41 homers while slashing .315/.379/.583, earning his fifth all-star nod and seventh consecutive Gold Glove Award. Whether he’s wowing in LoDo past the trade deadline — or past 2021, when he can elect to opt out of his $260 million deal — remains to be seen, but fans can be guaranteed his uncertain future won’t impact his mindset between the lines. McMahon will also see time at third, having played 22 games there last year, while Arenado’s cousin, Josh Fuentes, could be another possible option for depth. … [Read more...] about Rockies positional preview: Colorado needs increased production by many parts of a roster that’s nearly identical to last season
The Rams improve to 2-0 against the Spartans on the season. Colorado State defeated San Jose State 81-70 on Jan. 11. Colorado State matches up against San Diego State on the road on Tuesday. San Jose State takes on Utah State on the road on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Colorado State basketball gets big win against San Jose State at Moby Arena
Happy anniversary, Miracle on Ice. A bunch of American college boys staged one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history on Feb. 22, 1980, when Mike Eruzione scored the game-winning goal to beat the mighty Soviet Union hockey team. Forty years later, the Miracle might still be the best thing on ice since Scotch. … [Read more...] about Kickin’ It with Kiz Podcast: The Miracle on Ice, now 40 years old, was born in a Colorado bar.
After last season’s 91-loss flop, the Rockies need certain guys to spark mojo for a team that’s not predicted to fare well this summer. The show features extended analysis on Ian Desmond, who said he wants to be a “culture changer” this year, as well as Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado, Kyle Freeland, German Marquez and more. … [Read more...] about Rockies podcast: For Colorado to find identity, Ian Desmond, Trevor Story and others must take on enhanced leadership roles