Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:44:33 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) said his sprained right middle finger "felt really good" after he took swings for the first time this winter. He took 50 swings off a batting tee Monday, Dec. 9, and expects to take batting practice later this week. "It's getting stronger. It felt really good. No issues," said Gonzalez, a two-time all-star. "I am happy with how it feels."
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:08:30 -0800
Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss is considering several options to fill the vacant leadoff spot, including OF Carlos Gonzalez. OFs Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson are also considered top candidates for the top spot in the order. 2B DJ LeMahieu, 2B Josh Rutledge, OF Brandon Barnes and OF Charlie Culberson are also others who could earn leadoff opportunities. Weiss said Friday, Dec. 6, that he is not ruling out other options.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez moving to the leadoff spot would mean a dip in his RBI numbers, but also an increase in his runs scored, and perhaps stolen base totals. Either way, he will be a stud fantasy option again in 2014.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:36:52 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez will move from left field to center field next season after the team traded OF Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros. "CarGo has played all three spots in the past and that's the plan right now, to move him over to center," general manager Bill Geivett said.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:57:34 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are telling teams that SS Troy Tulowitzki and OFs Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer aren't available in a trade. The St. Louis Cardinals are one team that has asked about OF Dexter Fowler, but sources say there isn't a match between the teams.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:20:29 -0800
The Colorado Rockies will explore trade talks for OF Dexter Fowler to see if they can land starting pitching in return this offseason. Fowler is more likely to be dealt than SS Troy Tulowitzki. OF Carlos Gonzalez could be asked to play center field if Fowler departs.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:55:01 -0800
It might be a long shot, but FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal wonders if the Colorado Rockies might deal SS Troy Tulowitzki to the St. Louis Cardinals. However, the Rockies are likely to keep Tulowitzki given that his contract will average $18.6 million over the next seven years, which is believed to be fairly reasonable. Owner Dick Monfort said that Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez are "quite unavailable."The plan is to keep them. Next year, yes. And my plan is to always keep them," Monfort told The Denver Post. "Is that the smartest thing in the world to do? I don't know. But for our fans, I think it's the best thing to do." Gonzalez will average $15.9 million over the next four years, which makes him even more reasonable.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:03:25 -0700
Major League Baseball announced the Gold Glove winners Tuesday, Oct. 29. The winners in the National League are St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina, Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips, Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons, Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez, Milwaukee Brewers CF Carlos Gomez and Arizona Diamondbacks RF Gerardo Parra.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:45:06 -0700
Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort said the organization has no plans to trade OF Carlos Gonzalez or SS Troy Tulowitzki this winter. "The plan is to keep them. Next year, yes. And my plan is to always keep them," Monfort said. "Is that the smartest thing in the world to do? I don't know. But for our fans I think it's the best thing to do."
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:44:12 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) has chosen rest over surgery on his sprained right middle finger after he hasn't felt pain in three instructional league games. Gonzalez thinks his finger will heal naturally if he refrains from swinging until Dec. 1. "I went to Arizona, and played and it felt fine. It has gotten a lot better. I am going to rest it and I should be good to go for spring training," Gonzalez said. Surgery on the finger would have left his finger immobilized for six to eight weeks followed by four to six weeks of rehab. Gonzalez's finger didn't become swollen after activity in games last week, and he didn't experiment with changing his grip on the bat.
Fantasy Tip: This is a risky move for Car-Go; if he suffers a setback late this winter and needs the surgery, he'll likely be sidelined in spring training and could miss the early portion of the season. Keep this in mind when drafting him in 2014.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:50:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) played in his first Instructional League game in Arizona Wednesday, Oct. 2, going 1-for-3. He was swinging hard to test the sprained ligament in his right middle finger. He is still trying to determine if he will have surgery. A decision must be made on surgery by Nov. 1 to leave him time to get ready for spring training.