Will the Rockies boost their outfield?
Colorado has a myriad of directions it can go with its outfield this offseason. Charlie Blackmon, long a staple for the Rockies in center field, could be moved to a corner outfield position and David Dahl could take over in center. Ian Desmond could be moved to the outfield, opening up a spot at first base for Ryan McMahon to finally get some regular playing time. Or the Rockies could leave Blackmon in center, pencil Dahl in in left field and find a free agent to play right field.
Yes, those are a lot of options. Conceivably, the Rockies could start a Desmond-Dahl-Blackmon outfield next season. However, that brings zero fresh blood into the mix and gives the Rockies three bats they had last season in an offense that struggled mightily.
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On the surface, it seems like more is needed. But will it come in the outfield through free agency? If so, Marwin Gonzalez is a name who has been linked to the Rockies this offseason, and we know how Colorado management values versatility. There has been some discussion that the Seattle Mariners may not keep Jay Bruce and may flip him to another team. And free agents such as Billy Hamilton and Dee Gordon are out there as well. How about a trade with another team like this one we discussed recently?