Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: Bridich on Arenado, Ottavino latest, more
A new week has started and it is also the start of another week of news and notes surrounding the Colorado Rockies.
With the departure of DJ LeMahieu from the Colorado Rockies to the New York Yankees, there is at least a sigh of relief from Rockies fans that the franchise’s best second baseman didn’t end up within the division. With both the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers rumored to be in the hunt for LeMahieu, the 30-year-old second baseman could have returned plenty of times to Coors Field in 2019 and beyond.
It is now said that another National League team had interest in LeMahieu. The Miami Marlins expressed interest in bringing LeMahieu on board but it is reported that the talks didn’t go very far. It’s a bit of a head-scratcher to think the Marlins might pursue the two-time All-Star when many consider them to be in rebuild mode and looking to trade off the centerpiece of their lineup in J.T. Relamuto.
Speaking of interest, it appears the Texas Rangers are interested in adding Adam Ottavino to their bullpen. There is little question that adding Ottavino would improve any bullpen but the Rangers are a bit of a surprise entry into the Ottavino sweepstakes.
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There have been mixed messages on whether the Rockies are still in the hunt for landing Ottavino for 2019 and beyond. However, it seems likely that Colorado is moving on from Ottavino and will look to Scott Oberg and others to fill the role that Ottavino succeeded in so often last season.
But will Nolan Arenado move on from the Rockies soon? Right now, Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich is trying to work through arbitration with his All-Star third baseman.
Bridich sat down with Tracy Ringolsby from InsideTheSeams.com to discuss Arenado and how things are progressing. You can hear some of his comments below…