Day 2 of the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino has been more eventful thus far than Day 1, in general and while the Colorado Rockies haven’t made any trades or signings, there have been some news and notes regarding some former Rockies, a Rockies outfielder that signed today, and some coaching staff rumors.
Tuesday is the second of three full days of the Winter Meetings and here are some news and notes from late Monday night and Tuesday.
Two former Rockies were in the news on Saturday, one with a bigger name than the other. First off, the Pirates are reportedly in agreement on a deal with right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles. As you may remember, his career in a Rockies uniform was not very good (5.22 ERA in parts of 4 seasons) but he actually pitched much better in 2018 as between the Padres and Brewers, he pitched to a 4.11 ERA in 35 games (8 starts). The terms of the deal are not yet known. The other more known name is Troy Tulowitzki and, surprisingly, with $38 million still left on his contract, the Toronto Blue Jays have released him. With that much left on his contract, it’s interesting to see this and some people have been speculating on why the Blue Jays are cutting ties with him. Personally, I think it has something to do with
that he made in August.
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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and MLB Network reported on MLB Network late Monday night that the Baltimore Orioles have decided on their six finalists for the managerial opening and Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond is one of the six. He also reported that they are leaning towards going to somebody with major league managerial experience, and Redmond does.
One other thing was also reported on but we discussed that in the above article earlier today.