Colorado Rockies: It’s time to sign a first baseman
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These guys are all free agents, meaning I’m only looking at the current market and solving the first base situation via signing someone. There could be some options on the trade market as well.
The best bet for the Rox is to resign Mark Reynolds or sign Logan Morrison. In my opinion, Morrison would be the better choice looking at his age and his stats.
Now, I’m not forgetting that Ian Desmond is a possible choice if they choose to stay internal, but he’ll most likely be in the outfield. Ryan McMahon is the big name on campus for the job if they don’t sign a free agent. To me, it’s a questionable choice, but hopefully when Spring Training rolls around, they help develop him more and start him in the Cactus League games.
They could even let Rockies infielder Pat Valaika see some time at first base. It is something that I said that could potentially happen about a month ago in this article and something that Rockies manager Bud Black mentioned as a possibility as we mentioned in this article from two weeks ago. In addition, Black also mentioned that prospect Jordan Patterson could also see some time at first base.
There’s quite a lot of avenues the Rockies could go down, but as of now their best bet would be signing a first baseman.