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According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rockies "remain in contact" with free agent Mark Reynolds.

Of course they do. Despite Ryan McMahon having a strong spring and the pedigree of being a top prospect, the team just can't seem to quit the replacement-level Reynolds. He did hit 30 homers with 97 RBI for the Rox in 2017, and any Rockies player is worth considering for fantasy purposes given their home park, but it would be nice to see the team give McMahon a chance to hold it down at first base this year.
Mar 3 - 7:09 PM

Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that the Rockies are interested in free agent slugger Todd Frazier.

It's unclear how serious talks might be, and Harding notes that the Rockies are also considering reunions with Carlos Gonzalez and Mark Reynolds. The moving pieces on their roster gives them some options. If they were to sign Frazier or Reynolds, Ian Desmond would likely see most of his at-bats in left field. However, if they bring back Gonzalez, Desmond would simply play first base. The Rockies have some interesting youngsters in-house like Ryan McMahon, David Dahl, and Raimel Tapia, but they appear to be prioritizing a veteran corner bat.
Jan 30 - 9:29 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Wade Davis has agreed to terms on a three-year, $52 million contract with the Rockies.

The deal also reportedly includes a $14 million vesting option for 2021. The Rockies already re-signed Jake McGee and brought in Bryan Shaw but obviously weren't done upgrading their bullpen. They had interest in re-signing Greg Holland, but ultimately they've netted the top free agent closer on the market. Davis' walk rate ballooned in 2017 and he's now 32, but he still missed a ton of bats. Obviously this isn't an ideal landing spot for his fantasy prospects, but he should be in line for plenty of save chances on what figures to be a good Rockies team.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 10:47:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rockies have talked to Addison Reed's representatives.

Colorado is also in on Wade Davis and Greg Holland even after re-signing Jake McGee and bringing in Bryan Shaw. Reed wouldn't be an ideal fit for Coors Field as a flyball pitcher coming off a year in which he allowed 11 home runs, but the 28-year-old reliever boasts a 2.40 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 167/28 K/BB ratio in 153 2/3 innings over the last two seasons. He would likely serve as the Rockies' closer, unless they bring in even more bullpen help.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 07:18:00 PM

Giants selected RHP Julian Fernandez from the Rockies with the second pick in the Rule 5 draft.

Fernandez, who has never started a game as a pro, debuted in rookie ball in 2013 and has only progressed as high as Low-A ball in five years, but he has a huge arm and hits 100 mph on the gun regularly. Maybe the Giants can do more with him than the Rockies did, but he doesn't seem anywhere near ready to contribute as a major league reliever.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 09:35:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports confirms that the Rockies have signed reliever Bryan Shaw.

ESPN's Buster Olney says it's a three-year deal worth "something in the range of $9 million annually." Shaw has never held a closer job, but he has tallied at least one save in each of the last six seasons and the Rockies could try him in that role in 2018 with Greg Holland departing as a free agent. Shaw, 30, boasts a 3.13 career ERA in 446 1/3 major league innings and he led all MLB pitchers in appearances in 2017. It's a nice addition for the Colorado bullpen.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 08:00:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Rockies are "moving to try and finalize" an agreement with free agent reliever Bryan Shaw.

ESPN's Buster Olney has reported that other teams involved in the Shaw sweepstakes believe the 30-year-old right-hander already has an agreement in place, so this could reach the finish line rather quickly. Shaw is arguably the most durable and reliable relief pitcher on the free agent market this winter. He owns a 3.13 career ERA in parts of seven major league seasons.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 07:45:00 PM

Rockies GM Jeff Bridich has denied rumors that the Rockies are engaged in trade talks for Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald mentioned the Rockies as a suitor for Ozuna on Tuesday morning. A couple hours later, Bob Nightengale of USA Today pegged the Cardinals as the favorites to acquire the 27-year-old slugger. There's also believed to be interest coming from the Rangers, Nationals, and Blue Jays. Ozuna posted a stellar .312/.376/.548 batting line with 37 home runs and 124 RBI in 159 games this past season for Miami and he is under control through 2019.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 04:50:00 PM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Rockies and Blue Jays are also interested in Marcell Ozuna.

Add them to the list along with the Rangers, Cardinals, and Nationals, among others. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that the Marlins are trying to trade Ozuna and reliever Junichi Tazawa in order to get their payroll in the $85-90 million range. Tazawa had a rough first season with the Marlins and is owed $7 million next year, so they might try to pair Ozuna with him in order to shed his salary. There's enough chatter with Ozuna to suggest that a deal could get done this week.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:55:00 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Mets, Rockies, Blue Jays and Mariners "are among the teams eyeing" Jay Bruce.

It's been reported previously that the Mets were interested in a reunion with Bruce, and the Blue Jays have seemingly been eyeing the outfielder for a few years now. Bruce is reportedly looking for a five-year, $80-90 million contract this offseason, although he's surely going to have to come down from those demands. The 30-year-old batted .254/.324/.508 with 36 homers and 101 RBI last season.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 08:55:00 PM

Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that the Rockies are "taking a hard look" at free agent first baseman Carlos Santana.

Add the Rockies to a list which also includes the likes of the Indians, Rangers, Padres, Phillies, Red Sox, and Mariners. The Rockies have also been linked to Jay Bruce and Logan Morrison, but Harding hears that the club is "believed to have a stronger interest" in Santana than either of those players.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 02:29:00 PM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Cardinals and Rockies are "aggressively pursuing" Rays closer Alex Colome via trade.

The Rays are known to be shopping various players on their roster and the Cardinals and Rockies are widely expected to add a closer, so it wouldn't be surprising if there was a match here. Interest should reach well beyond these two clubs, as well. Colome led the majors with 47 saves this past season and owns a 2.63 ERA over the past two seasons. He's arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 08:13:00 AM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rockies have expressed interest in free agent Wade Davis.

Morosi says the Rockies are "pursuing various options" to fill their vacancy at closer and have even reached out to the Orioles about acquiring Zach Britton. Davis rejected a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer from the Cubs earlier this month and will be seeking one of the richest relief contracts on the market this winter after registering a 2.30 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 79/28 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 regular-season innings in 2017.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 12:40:00 PM

MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that the Cardinals and Rockies are showing interest in Brandon Kintzler.

He could potentially close for either team, depending on what other bullpen pieces they might bring in. Kintzler saved 29 games while posting a 3.03 ERA for the Twins and Nationals this past season while making his first All-Star team. He doesn't miss bats, which is a big reason why many clubs would probably prefer him as a setup man, but he could be a fallback option for the ninth inning in a lot of places.
Source: MLB.com
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 08:50:00 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Twins "have fielded a lot of calls" on Brandon Kintzler.

Kintzler is a fit for just about every contending team as a bullpen rental. The 32-year-old impending free agent has registered a 2.78 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 45 1/3 innings this season while racking up 28 saves. There's known to be serious interest from the Diamondbacks, Nationals, Rockies, and Rays.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 12:05:00 PM

Rockies acquired C Jonathan Lucroy from the Rangers for a player to be named later.

The 31-year-old backstop was set to be a free agent at season's end, so the Rangers were willing to flip him for whatever they could at the moment. He's hitting just .242/.297/.338 with four homers and 27 RBI on the season, but should welcome a return to the National League and the friendly confines of Coors Field.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 09:30:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Rockies have acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Rangers.

No word yet on the possible return from the Rangers, but it's a huge get for the Rockies. Even though he's having a down season, he should still be a massive upgrade behind the plate for a team that's fighting for a Wild Card berth in the National League.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 09:18:00 PM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram hears that the rumor about Jonathan Lucroy possibly being traded to the Rockies "has legs."

Lucroy is hitting a disappointing .242/.297/.338 with four homers this season for Texas, and they don't think they'll lose much, if anything, by going with Robinson Chirinos and Brett Nicholas at catcher at this point. The Rockies, though, evidently view Lucroy as an upgrade over their Tony Wolters/Ryan Hanigan combo.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 10:10:00 AM

According to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, the Rockies have discussed A.J. Ellis with the Marlins.

He's also been connected to the Cubs, who are looking for a backup to take some of the pressure off Willson Contreras. Ellis has played sparingly behind J.T. Realmuto this season, logging just 82 at-bats over 27 appearances. He hasn't hit much either, slashing .232/.300/.341 with two homers and five RBI. With that said, the 36-year-old is a well-respected teammate who calls a good game behind the plate. His contract is up after this season.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 09:58:00 PM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Brewers, Rockies, Royals and Yankees remain interested in Marlins' right-hander Dan Straily.

There were reports on Friday that the Marlins had pulled Straily back off of the trade market, but it may have been a ploy to generate interest. He owns a 3.84 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 107/33 K/BB ratio in 117 1/3 innings on the season.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 10:52:00 AM


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