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Morning Links: Rockies News 1/14


With lots of action left this off-season in free agency, it remains to be seen if the Colorado Rockies are truly done making moves or if they will have something “fall in their lap,” as they say. The team still might also seek help behind the plate, in the bullpen, and in the rotation (at least in terms of depth).

Here’s what else is happening with the Rockies:

From Troy Renck: The acquisition of Brett Anderson was important on multiple levels…(via Sulia)

There’s no guarantee that the Rockies will be able to re-sign Jorge De La Rosa. He likes pitching in Colorado, and is the only Rockies’ starting pitcher in recent memory to re-sign as a free agent when he had legitimate offers from multiple teams. …. But if De La Rosa matches last season, he will be in high demand as a free agent. And he will get paid.

From Jason Parks: Prospects Will Break Your Heart – Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects (Baseball Prospectus – subscription required)

1. Jonathan Gray, 2. Eddie Butler, … 8. Tom Murphy, 9. Kyle Parker

From Dan Szymbrowksi (via Carson Cistulli): 2014 ZiPS Projections – Colorado Rockies (FanGraphs)

Crafting a definitive depth chart for the current edition of the Rockies presents some difficulties. DJ LeMahieu might be the club’s starting second baseman, but also so might Josh RutledgeCorey Dickerson and Drew Stubbs will probably split starts in left field, but Charlie Blackmon has a chance of making the opening-day roster, as well…”

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