Colorado Rockies: Winter Meetings storylines to watch
By Kevin Henry
Here are some other quick ideas on what we will be listening for next week…
Will the Rockies do anything at catcher? There is still discussion that the Rockies are in the hunt for Miami catcher J.T. Realmuto but he will certainly come with a high price. Would Colorado pay it? It seems unlikely, but it’s also not a thrilling thought to once again enter a season with Chris Iannetta, Tony Wolters and Tom Murphy as Colorado’s catching options.
If Colorado loses Adam Ottavino to free agency (which is the likely scenario), will Jeff Bridich once again spend on the bullpen this offseason? Don’t be surprised to hear some talk about this next week. Ottavino was one of the few stabilizing forces last season when Colorado needed to keep the game close and/or get the ball into the hands of Wade Davis. Seunghwan Oh returns this season and Chris Rusin has already re-signed … but do the Rockies need to find another reliever to take Ottavino’s place in the bullpen? It’s something to watch.
How many rumors will involve the Rockies next week? We know the Rockies need pieces to help keep them in the hunt with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the division crown. Will the Rockies be linked to any names next week, proving the hot stove could well finally turn on for Colorado? How the rumor mill churns could provide a glimpse into Bridich’s mindset for the rest of the offseason.
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