Colorado Rockies: Six Players, Six Key Free Agency Questions
By Kevin Henry
As the World Series builds to its dramatic conclusion and eyes begin turning toward every team’s 2017 plans, the Colorado Rockies have some important personnel decisions to make.
Six members of the Colorado Rockies’ 2016 roster are not signed heading into 2017. Each of these players are at least 30 years old and each played a significant role in Colorado’s 2016 season.
So what will the Rockies do with these six individuals, knowing that the team is in the middle of a strong youth movement that includes David Dahl, Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson and so many more players? I’ll take a look on the following pages.
It’s an interesting exercise as Colorado’s ownership has hinted that they will open up the checkbook a little more as the seasons go on. However, that money may be spent on Matt Holliday, Mark Trumbo or another free agent first baseman as I discussed in this article.
Additionally, Colorado’s bullpen is still in need of reworking and some money will have to go toward that. Part of that bullpen do-over could include chasing an elite closer like Colorado native Mark Melancon as I recently discussed on a podcast with MLB.com’s Thomas Harding.
So who are these six players and what decisions will be made by the Rockies on their futures with the team? Let’s dive in…