Rockies free agent possiblities?
Reader Wayne Gould asks,
“Any chance the Rox open the checkbook a little and maybe entertain a Polanco or Hudson fronm the free agent market, or any interest in making a trade for Phillips in Cincy. I know that they seem committed to Barmes. What about Glaus or Figgins at 3rd?
I know they are committed to Stewart.
As you can tell I’m not sold on either Barmes or Stewart. I would not be unhappy if they stayed, but I feel those are the two areas needing the most upgrades offensively.
Also, if Marquis leaves, are there any right-handers out there that you thinks could give us the same results (12-15 wins) and come affordably enough. Hammel would be a great long reliever and spot starter, or he could very well beat out another righthander for number 5 spot.”
The loss of Marquis is taken care of with the return of. Marquis was acquired as a one-year fill in while Francis healed.
I am a BIG believer in Stewart. I wouldn’t touch Glaus. His time has past. Stewart has big time upside and is a very good athlete. His defense is at the top of the list. I don’t see Figgins fitting as a corner player for many teams. Sorry. I like run production at that spot.
Barmes will be the incumbent at second base but EY Jr., will get his chance and if he can play adequate defense, which is something he has to prove he can do, he will get time, too.