Colorado Rockies: Why first base should be the real free agent focus
By James LaGrow
With Ian Desmond in left field, Gerardo Parra in right field, I believe the Colorado Rockies should target a franchise first baseman this offseason. As a baseball enthusiast, it is my pleasure to introduce myself to the Rox Pile family.
My name is James LaGrow. I am a new contributor here at Rox Pile, and I am delighted to start my series off with a new perspective on the Colorado Rockies upcoming offseason. As you can read in my opening sentence I make a very bold statement. The Colorado Rockies should not target an outfielder, they should start with First Base.
For you avid readers, JD Jensen took a look at this topic last week, you can take a peek at his article here.
In order for us to fully understand the current situation in the Colorado Rockies front office, we need a very basic understanding of their financial situation: 2017 payroll, dead money coming off the books, current allocations for 2018, the pending free agents they are losing, the in-house replacements, and the positions with the best potential to get serious bang for the buck, and a truly dominant return when it comes to the clubhouse.
So let’s dive into the numbers…