Colorado Rockies: What to expect with 2019 free agents

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DENVER, CO - AUGUST 25: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies points to second base and celebrates as he scores a go-ahead run in the eighth inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on a Carlos Gonzalez #5 double at Coors Field on August 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Players are wearing special jerseys with their nicknames on them during Players' Weekend. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 25: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies points to second base and celebrates as he scores a go-ahead run in the eighth inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on a Carlos Gonzalez #5 double at Coors Field on August 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Players are wearing special jerseys with their nicknames on them during Players' Weekend. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – APRIL 7: Nolan Arenado
DENVER, CO – APRIL 7: Nolan Arenado /

The Colorado Rockies aren’t focused on the offseason and how they might have to restructure their roster given certain contracts. They have their eyes fixed on the top of the NL West in a tight race for the division title.

However, it’s important to start thinking about what the Colorado Rockies might need to do with the contracts of Nolan Arenado, DJ LeMahieu, Adam Ottavino and other potential free agents.

While I don’t see the Rockies making any trades at the end of the season, especially since they are in the running for the NL West title, we may not see some Rockies in purple next year to start the season. Let’s focus on “the big three” in this article.

Nolan Arenado

Yes, Arenado will be a part of the team next season but his contract ends after that, meaning there is a lot to think about this offseason with that lurking.

Arenado has come out and said that winning is all he wants. If the Rockies don’t make the playoffs the next two years, they will have a hard time getting Arenado to stay for 2020.

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This is the number one priority for the Rockies. Arenado is easily the greatest player the Rockies have ever had in their organization. To let him walk, would be a horrible mistake.

The Rockies took a step in the right direction in keeping Arenado by extending Charlie Blackmon’s contract to six years and $108 million. Keeping an All-Star player for the next six years will help the Rockies win and give Arenado a reason to sign an extension.

If the Rockies want the keep Arenado, they need to win and not only that but win in the playoffs.

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