The Free Agents
The Rockies currently have four players on their roster that are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season: Adam Ottavino, DJ LeMahieu, Carlos Gonzalez, and Matt Holliday. As much fun as it has been to see Holliday back in black and purple, he is far from a significant piece one way or the other. The cold facts of the matter are that he could retire, re-sign, or go elsewhere and it won’t radically affect the rest of the roster.
LeMahieu, on the other hand, has been one of the most significant members of this Rockies team for the last half-decade. Though he’s having a somewhat down year (by his standards) he’s still a two-time all-star, two-time Gold Glover, and former batting champ. LeMahieu is certain to garner some attention from other teams in free agency, though as always the Coors Field affect may play into their evaluations.
The Rockies have struggled to get competent play at second this season when DJ’s been on the DL, though they may have some options for next season. Ryan McMahon and Garrett Hampson haven’t done much this year, but they may be better with little bit of service time under their belts. The most intriguing option, however, is top prospect Brendan Rodgers.