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Under development

By Patti Arnold

Year Five of the Grand Junction Rockies brings a new manager and hitting coach, Sunday night games and a bumper crop of fresh-faced baseball players beginning their careers. Colorado native Frank Gonzales takes over for Anthony Sanders, now ...


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The arms race

By Patti Arnold

Even before Riley Pint, the Colorado Rockies’ first-round draft pick, signed, Grand Junction pitching coach Ryan Kibler liked the look of his staff. “We do have some depth; we will have some depth once I get these guys cranked ...


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Who’s on first?

By Patti Arnold

In the minors, it pays to be versatile. Just ask the two Grand Junction Rockies catchers, both of whom played first base Tuesday in the team’s 4-0 exhibition victory against the Boulder Collegians. Joel Diaz, a 21-year-old from ...


With MLB draft done, roster for GJ Rockies can come into focus

By Patti Arnold

Scanning the half-full Grand Junction Rockies roster when he arrived in town, first-year manager Frank Gonzales stated the obvious: “We’re going to need some players.” The Major League draft will provide the majority of ...


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GJ Rockies’ Gonzales ready to get to work

By Patti Arnold

It’s the life of a coach in the minors — three different teams in three different cities in three years. For new Grand Junction Rockies manager Frank Gonzales, this gig is special. He actually got to drive from home to his new ...


Rockies take RHP Pint with first pick

By Patti Arnold

He’s a baby-faced 18-year-old with a five-pitch arsenal — including a 100-mph fastball. Riley Pint, the No. 4 overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, said Thursday he’ll likely ...


Sky Sox owners contemplating move

By Staff

Minor League Baseball Sky Sox owners exploring move The Elmore Sports Group, which owns the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, announced Monday it is exploring moving the Triple-A franchise to San Antonio within the next three years. The Sky Sox ...


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New GJ Rockies manager Gonzales happy to be ‘home’

By Matt Meyer

Welcome back, Frank Gonzales. For the new Grand Junction Rockies manager, who was introduced to season-ticket holders and sponsors Wednesday evening at Suplizio Field, coaching a professional baseball team in Colorado is something of a ...


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GJ Rockies hire Kubly for new president position

By Patti Arnold

Joe Kubly has called Grand Junction home for less than two weeks. The new president of the Grand Junction Rockies is getting to know how the club has operated in its first four years of existence and is eager to introduce to Grand Junction ...


Grand Junction Rockies tabbed top short-season franchise

By Staff

Minor League Baseball Grand Junction Rockies tabbed top short-season franchise The Grand Junction Rockies received the 2015 Bob Freitas Award as the top short-season franchise in minor league baseball, Baseball America announced ...


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