Colorado Rockies rumors: Bud Black alludes to possible moves coming
Are the Colorado Rockies positioned to make more moves this offseason? According to a recent radio interview with Rockies manager Bud Black, it sounds like Colorado could have some other plans brewing before spring training begins.
During an interview on Denver’s 104.3 The Fan’s “The Drive” show with Big Al and D-Mac, Black alluded to Colorado perhaps having another move or two up its sleeve. You can hear the interview here and Black’s comments on potential moves come at the 11:41 mark.
"“I still think there might be a thing or two that our front office might be doing,” Black said. “I don’t think it’s ever done. If something happens here, there might be a new Rockie or two within like six weeks or so.”"
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Of course, there are a lot of directions that that statement could go … and “might” is a very big word in the statement as well.
As Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reported on Tuesday, Mark Reynolds is interested in returning to the Rockies for a third season … under the right circumstances. That is certainly a direction Colorado could go, setting up a potential platoon situation at first base with Reynolds and Ryan McMahon. A signing like that would free up Ian Desmond to focus on the outfield.
Colorado could also be looking to acquire a corner outfielder to replace Carlos Gonzalez. Could that potentially be someone like Lorenzo Cain? What about Josh Harrison, a versatile player who has stated he wants out of Pittsburgh and wants to be traded to a contender? With the seemingly low asking price the Pirates got out of the Andrew McCutchen deal with the San Francisco Giants, perhaps the Rockies are checking into that as a possibility.
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It would seem that any addition Colorado would make between now and spring training would come on the offensive side of the ball. The Rockies have shored up their pitching already with the signings of Bryan Shaw and Wade Davis, plus the re-signing of Jake McGee, this offseason. Additionally, there is plenty of starting pitching depth so the Rockies are unlikely to add a pitcher at the front end of their rotation either.