Earlier today, MLB Trade Rumors released their list of the top 50 free agents entering this offseason. Their list has a few different former Rockies or players that they believe will become Rockies.
MLB Trade Rumors released an article today discussing what they believe to be the top 50 free agents entering the offseason, the destination that they will end up, and the length and money for the contract. They do it every season and, often, some of the destinations and terms are not correct but it is interesting to discuss it nontheless. We will discuss the players that were Rockies in 2017 or players that MLB Trade Rumors will be Rockies in 2018.
10. Greg Holland, St. Louis Cardinals
Greg Holland was the Rockies closer for the 2017 and even though he had an atrocious month of August, he was still a key reason that the Rockies bullpen was much improved this season and that the team made the playoffs. However, MLB Trade Rumors does not believe that he will return to Denver as they rank him the tenth best free agent on their list and say that he will go to the St. Louis Cardinals on a four-year, $50 million contract.
19. Brandon Morrow, Colorado Rockies
Brandon Morrow spent the 2017 season with the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers. On the regular season, he went 6-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 45 games and 43 2/3 innings. He struck out more than 10 batters per nine innings and walked less than two batters in nine innings.
This year’s World Series, he became only the second pitcher in World Series (with the first being Darold Knowles of the 1973 Oakland Athletics) to pitch in all seven games in a World Series. Coincidentally, Knowles was one of Morrow’s minor league pitching coaches.
However, at MLB Trade Rumors, they believe that Morrow will end up with the Rockies in 2018 with a 3-year, $18 million contract.