Colorado Rockies Offseason Speculation: Part 1

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Sep 4, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes (7) during the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Rockies won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The state of Colorado’s shortstop position is in a state of flux. Colorado inevitably swapped the contracts of Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Reyes to match salaries to complete the trade. Yuck. Colorado is stuck with Reyes’ contract until the 2017 season — Reyes is owed $22 million over the next two seasons. If you remember correctly, Reyes agreed to a 6-year, $106 million deal with Toronto back in 2012 with a team option in 2018.

If Colorado can find a taker for Jose Reyes and his egregious contract, I’m all for it. It’s still hard to tell whether or not Colorado is in the rebuild mode after getting rid of All-Star Troy Tulowitzki at the trading deadline, but we will get a better understanding this offseason, or perhaps, during the trading deadline next season.

Trevor Story should be Colorado’s Opening Day starter at the shortstop position, followed by Cristhian Adames handling the utility or backup role — this barring a trade of Jose Reyes. Inevitably, Reyes will be the Opening Day starter with Trevor Story getting regular at-bats in Triple-A.