1. Bullpen- improve it, its not the eassiest thing to improve since relievers are hot and cold a lot of the time. Brad Ziegler (expensive), Fernando Rodney, SStoren, Morrow for righties lefties includes Rzepczynski, Zach Duke, Boone (hopefully), JP Howell, Javier Lopez.
Bullpen should included 1 big name righty and 2 lefties
Set up- Ziegler
Left Matchup- free agent, Boone or Rzepcynski
Middle Reflief- Jordan Lyles
2. Sign a first baseman (preferebably) that is hits right to seperate the left power we have. WE need rights handed bat
Saw an article suggesting we could possibly pursue Edwin Encarnacion and plug him in at First. The suggested contract was 4 years 105 million. I can't say that I would argue with that. His power would play big time in Colorado.
Pretty quite. Sounds like there isn't alot of hope on Melancon. Holliday doesn't appear to be a fit I guess is the word. Look at Reynolds again which I would strongly oppose (I think he truly regresses this year).
Mike Dunn is rumored. If he finds his 2014-15 form he definitely is a great replacement for Boone.
I have a feeling Edwin and Trumbo get big deals elsewhere. Holliday and Napoli plays for a ring elsewhere.
Hope Bridich looks long and hard at Pearce. If there is one 1st basemen and a team we can outbid, its the Rays.
He also did say he believes Motte and Qualls and McGee will bounce back so a lefty and maybe a stop gap first baseman til hopefully Ryan Mcmahon figures it out.
Adames (wouldn't be surprised if he is cut for Cardullo)
Hoffman (I think he shines this upcoming spring training)
Spring Training things to watch for-
1. Who wins the first baseman job. Harder than I thought. Parra/Patterson I think are the leaders, but something to watch for is Murphy learn the position because Garneau is a capable C backup.
2. Bullpen. I doubt we make a big splash from the sounds of it. Need a lefty but this is wide open. Diaz is coming of TJ surgery but potential is high. Butler may challenge Rusin for the long relief role.
3. 5th starter- Hoffman, Freeland, Marquez are probably the most likely, although I can see Butler given a chance. Still think Senzatela, Freeland, Marquez all start the year at AAA.
I think the Rockies have enough high average hitters to get away with signing Chris Carter. He won't cost prospects or the money that the other options would cost them. Power and game changing potential there. Use the savings to address the bullpen. I would also kick the tires on a Tyson Ross reclamation project.
Hate giving up the 11th for him, but at least its a move. I know we have targeted him before and he should rake at Coors! Sounds like giving up the 11 there, makes us a more likely player on Trumbo now though. Also article points out we are looking for a front end rotation guy. Archer or Quintana (Sox). Would pay a pretty price for either.
Last edited by Katspinal1313; 12-09-2016 at 02:20 AM.
I agree Kat. Target a front line pitcher. Personally Quintana appeals to me more than Archer. It will probably cost a minimum of Dahl and Blackmon +. Maybe try to work Robertson into the same deal. I still don't see Desmond as a 1B. Hopefully they're still in the mix for a first baseman.
Looks like Trumbo is still in play. And we won't trade Dahl and Blackmon. We have the prospects to put out an attractive offer. MLB's list of top 100 prospects has: Brendan Rodgers | SS/2B Rank: 6; Jeff Hoffman | RHP Rank: 35; Riley Pint | RHP Rank: 39 ; Raimel Tapia OF is ranked 71st; and German Marquez | RHP Rank: 100
Dunn is a nice lefty relief, 4th most appearances in the majors last couple years.