The Rockies are taking a hard look at switch-hitting free-agent first baseman Carlos Santana as a run-producing corner bat, a source has told MLB.com. The club has not confirmed the pursuit of Santana.
Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich acknowledged that the has had conversations with the Rays about closer Alex Colome — as was the hot rumor on Monday’s first day of the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Manager Bud Black is looking for the Rockies to build on the 2017 season, when they made their first postseason trip in nine years.
Rockies fans have the opportunity to bid on two unique experiences — one during Spring Training at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz., the other a VIP treatment during the regular season at Coors Field — to benefit the Katharine Feeney Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich arrived at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sunday with money to spend to improve the 2018 Rockies. But he is already showing that he’s just as inclined to buy smart.
The Rockies reunited with free-agent catcher Chris Iannetta on a two-year deal on Friday.
Mike Hampton lasted just two seasons with the Rockies before going to the Braves in a three-team trade. It was clear that trying to “win” the offseason with big-money pitching — with the effects of Coors Field on starting pitching an X-factor that’s still being examined — was a losing strategy.
The Rockies are likely to stick with a young rotation, even though they officially waved goodbye to their most experienced 2017 starting pitcher when righty Tyler Chatwood signed with the Cubs on Thursday.
Rockies right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis’ inspiring return from a battle with testicular cancer has earned him the 2017 Tony Conigliaro Award.
In some ways, the Rockies will enter next week’s Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in the same spot as last year — believing they could contend. The difference this time is they have a postseason appearance in the rear-view mirror.
The Rockies got some of their best production out their bullpen and at the catcher position in 2017, and those two areas have become the focus for general manager Jeff Bridich this offseason.