Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black: We’re looking for a “big bat” and pitching depth this offseason
Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black spoke with media on Wednesday and among other things, he discussed the team’s offseason priorities.
Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black made his rounds with the media on Wednesday as he went on MLB Network’s High Heat and MLB Network Radio’s Power Alley but to end his day, he spoke with the media, including Rox Pile, for nearly an hour. In that hour, he discussed a wide array of things, much of which we will bring to you in the ensuing few days.
First off, though, he was asked about the Rockies offseason priorities. Last offseason, the Rockies were, essentially, dormant. They did not make a single MLB signing on the free agent front and did not make a single trade. As a result, their few moves this offseason, while not sexy trades or signings, have made them already more active this offseason.
They traded Jeff Hoffman and one of their 2020 draft picks to Cincinnati for pitcher Robert Stephenson and a prospect. They also cut outfielder David Dahl and catcher Tony Wolters from the roster since they were non-tendered and made a few other “under the radar” moves, in the words of Black.