Colorado Rockies Winter Meetings Day 2 Quick Hits: Former Rockies, McCutchen, Coaching Staff rumors

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 29: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies hit a single against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on June 29, 2015 in Oakland, California. The single was Tulowitzki's third hit of the game. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 29: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies hit a single against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on June 29, 2015 in Oakland, California. The single was Tulowitzki's third hit of the game. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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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

these comments

that he made in August.

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  • One of the Rockies potential targets for the outfield was Andrew McCutchen with the emphasis being on was. Matt Gelb of The Athletic was the first to report of the agreement around noon PST.  The deal is reportedly for 3 years and $50 million, which is probably part of the reason why the Rockies decided to pass on the 32 year old outfielder. We speculated that he could be a fit for the Rockies in this article about a week and a half ago.
  • 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.

  • Our own Jake Shapiro reported in this article yesterday that the Rockies are talking to former D’Backs hitting coach Dave Magadan about becoming their new hitting coach, replacing Duane Espy, after Jeff Bridich spoke to media about Magadan in particular. Bridich also mentioned that some coaches may see their responsibilities changed for 2019. The main person that could be impacted is Ron Gideon, who has just been listed as a “coach” for the past two seasons.
  • Next. The Rockies did check in on the price with a rival. dark

    One other thing was also reported on but we discussed that in the above article earlier today.

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