Colorado Rockies: Winter Meetings Day One Recap


The Winter Meeting in San Diego have officially started and the Colorado Rockies are listening to offers for multiple players. 

The Winter Meetings have started off fairly quiet for the Colorado Rockies. Nonetheless, the Rockies did happen to gain offers for outfielders Corey Dickerson, Charlie Blackmon, and emerging star Nolan Arenado.

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Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reported the Rockies and new general manager Jeff Bridich are receiving many questions about Dickerson, Blackmon and Arenado.

The Rockies are also listening to offers for catcher Wilin Roasrio. He is reportedly drawing interest from American League teams searching for a designated hitter or a backup catcher. Bridich has acknowledged that they are exploring possible changes at the catching position.

Bridich told Saunders they are not particularly motivated to trade any of the names mentioned and that they would need to be pretty wowed in order for that to change.

A trade involving Blackmon would make the most sense at this point, though I would not be completely against a trade involving Dickerson. Any and all trades involving Arenado should be shot down immediately; no reason to trade away your up-and-coming superstar.

I believe the Rockies would be able to get the most out of a trade if it involved Blackmon. He has a good balance of speed and power and his ability to play all over the outfield makes him desirable.

A move involving Dickerson is less appealing seeing as last season he showed the ability to fill the void Gonzalez leaves when he hits the disabled list. If Gonzalez is dealt this offseason, Dickerson could be the everyday starter in left field. It’d be better to keep Dickerson, in my opinion, just in case Gonzalez is no longer wearing the purple and black come April.

Another Rockies outfielder, Drew Stubbs, has reportedly drawn interest from the Baltimore Orioles and first baseman Justin Morneau has been drawing the attention of the Miami Marlins.

Day two of the Winter Meetings could bring some interesting moves. With any luck, it will be more exciting than day one.

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