In recent years, the Colorado Rockies have not had great success on the free-agent market. However, in recent memory, the Rockies did strike lightning in a bottle with first baseman C.J. Cron.
As a result, Cron earned himself a two-year extension.
For the Rockies to contend next season, they have to make some changes to the team going forward and make more moves like that: moves that won’t break the bank but tremendously improve an area of weakness of the team.
There are three players, in particular, who will be free agents that could be like that for the Rockies in 2022.
Outfielder/infielder Chris Taylor could help the Colorado Rockies in multiple ways
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor could help the Colorado Rockies in a few ways.
First of all, everyone that knows the Rockies knows they love their versatile players and Taylor is just that. He can play second, short, third, left, center, and right and played all of those positions at least eight times each in 2021.
He also would be an upgrade on offense for the Rockies as he hit .260 with an OPS of .797 and an OPS+ of 110 in 2021.
Taylor has extensive playoff experience with the Dodgers and that would be another perk of the deal for the Rockies: he wouldn’t be on the Dodgers anymore.
Taylor, 31, made $7.8 million in 2021 and likely won’t get a lengthy contract because of his age so he could be another guy that will be relatively cheap and help improve the team.