The world of Major League Baseball is gathered in Orlando, FL this week for the winter meetings. As the long off-season gets broken up by a flurry of rumors and interest, that does not guarantee meaningful activity. As for the Colorado Rockies, they continue to seek a power bat and a bullpen arm (despite the fact that, nominally, they have already signed a power bat and a bullpen arm). Seriously though, there is plenty of work to be done and so the Rockies should be active. Here’s a round-up of transactions, potential transactions, and players of interest.
- Waning trade rumors that they might acquire Oakland A’s starting pitcher Brett Anderson
- Possible trade with Kansas City Royals for a bullpen arm: Tim Collins, Aaron Crow, or Luke Hochevar
Free Agent Targets
- Starting pitchers: Jason Hammel, Bartolo Colon (long shot)
- Relief pitchers: Jesse Crain, Joaquin Benoit (long shot), Grant Balfour (long shot)
- Position players: Michael Young, Michael Morse
Moves so far this off-season
- Traded Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros for Jordan Lyles and Brandon Barnes
- Signed Justin Morneau
The action so far might end up being a solid first couple moves to set up the rest of the off-season. For that to be the case, the Rockies need to prioritize adding at least one bullpen arm (maybe two) and a starting pitcher. I understand the need to add another bat, but it will be good news for nobody if the remaining moves consist of adding guys like Morse without another impact arm.