Colorado Rockies: making the case for free agent Carlos Santana
Even though the hot stove season has been barely simmering but by the time that the Winter Meetings are upon us in the next two weeks, the stove will be on fire. The Rockies will most assuredly be making a few moves as a part of it. One player who the Colorado Rockies could potentially be interested in is free agent first baseman Carlos Santana.
The Colorado Rockies signed Ian Desmond last offseason to play first base for the team in 2017 but due to the emergence of Mark Reynolds and struggles of Desmond, he did not play much of first. Now that Reynolds is a free agent, the Rockies will most likely be addressing first base again.
Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post said in this article yesterday, he believes that Desmond will play left field for the Rockies in 2018.
I, personally, would agree with Saunders in his assessment. So, two of the higher profile free agent first base options are Eric Hosmer (in which we discussed the case for the Rockies signing him in this article from Tuesday) and Carlos Santana.
Carlos Santana would be an intriguing option for the Rockies to play first base and will be cheaper to get than Hosmer so, perhaps, he may be more of a realistic option. Coming from somebody who has seen a lot of Carlos Santana considering he played for the Indians from 2010-2017 and me being from Northern Ohio, I think that Santana would be an excellent fit for the Rockies.