Colorado Rockies: Saturday’s News and Rumors Roundup
Here are some news and notes, as well as a roundup of the latest rumors, on the Colorado Rockies for Saturday, November 12.
Nolan wins again
Nolan Arenado is having a heck of an offseason in the awards category.
On Friday, Colorado’s All-Star third baseman was named as the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at third base. The award takes into consideration several defensive ratings, including WAR and defensive runs saved. According to FanGraphs, Arenado led all Major League Baseball players at the hot corner with 20 defensive runs saved in 2016.
The Defensive Player of the Year kudos follows Arenado being awarded with fourth consecutive Gold Glove as well as his second career Silver Slugger.
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There’s definitely some interest there
We know that Matt Holliday is interested in a return to the Colorado Rockies and we know the Rockies need a first baseman. We’ve discussed the scenario in our look at four possible first basemen for the Rockies in 2017. However, Holliday reaffirmed his interest in a return to LoDo on Friday.
Holliday told Troy Renck of KMGH-TV that he would certainly listen to an offer from the Rockies.
“I don’t have any idea of what my market will be but if they were competitive with their offer I’d definitely consider it,” Holliday said.
Holliday’s return to the Rockies would not only be an emotional lift for the Colorado fan base, but also provide the much-needed power from the right side of the plate the Rockies hope to find in the offseason. We detailed much of that in this article.
You can check all of the latest rumors about the Rockies and potential signings by checking out our Rumors page here.
Cuevas re-signs with Rockies
Outfielder Noel Cuevas re-signed a minor league deal with the Rockies. The 25-year-old Cuevas put together a solid season in 2016, splitting time between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque. He pieced together a .296 average with three homers and 35 RBI. He also belted 18 doubles to help his slugging percentage rise to .414 and his OPS climb to .744, the second-highest mark of his career.