After so many discussions and rumors flying around, is it possible that the Colorado Rockies are done for the winter? Could the Ian Desmond signing be the biggest move the Rockies make before spring training arrives? It’s seeming more and more like a very real possibility.
First base rumors are also growing quieter. With the Baltimore Orioles reportedly opening back up discussions with Mark Trumbo, the Rockies could see that possible acquisition off the market soon. If that’s the case, Desmond coming on board could be all of the shake-up the Rockies have on offense this winter.
My gut? Well, I’m trying to lose it before spring training ….
One thing to note about who the Rockies are looking at in the bullpen … they seem to be looking at relievers who they know very well from seasons past. Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich has indicated familiarity is a part of Colorado’s free agent scouring. Dunn has been in the National League since 2010 and new bench coach Mike Redmond was his manager during his stint in south Florida. Ziegler, meanwhile, faced the Rockies on many occasions during his six years with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Solidifying the bullpen is the biggest need left for the Rockies. With Jason Motte, Chad Qualls and Jake McGee hoping to rebound from down seasons and Jairo Diaz coming back from injury, there are more than a few question marks with Colorado’s relievers. Finding someone reliable to take the burden off Adam Ottavino and Carlos Estevez in pressure situations would certainly make Colorado a much stronger team heading into the 2017 campaign.