The Colorado Rockies are expected to lock up outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to a seven-year, $80 million contract extension this week that will keep him in Denver through the end of the 2017 season.
Colorado Rockies Rumors
If the Texas Rangers want to trade Michael Young, the Colorado Rockies want to be involved in the discussions. If a trade happened, the Rockies would move Young back to second base.
Big hitters continue to exit the National League West and the Colorado Rockies lose a key player from their 2010 team to a division rival.
The Colorado Rockies need right-handed bats, and Jeff Francoeur, Ty Wigginton or Russell Martin could provide versatility as well.
The Florida Marlins have traded second baseman Dan Uggla — once a rumored target of the Colorado Rockies — and several teams have zeroed in Rockies free agent pitchers Jorge De La Rosa and Jeff Francis.
As former Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle picks up a new job with the Pittsburgh Pirates, his old organization is trying to put together its 2011 team.
The Colorado Rockies were not buyers, sellers or rearrangers at the trade deadline, making no moves as their division rivals were among the most active.
The Colorado Rockies haven’t found much of a market for Aaron Cook and are reportedly telling teams they aren’t trading Brad Hawpe because they need him given the uncertain health of Todd Helton.
SI.com’s Jon Heyman tweets that the Colorado Rockies would be willing to trade from their starting pitching depth but aren’t really buyers or sellers.
Jon Heyman at SI.Com tweets the MRI on Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street was clean, but the team still plans to take it slow with him.
The Kansas City Star reports the Colorado Rockies have inquired about reliever Juan Cruz to boost their bullpen, which has been hampered by multiple injuries.
The Colorado Rockies popped up in a few rumors during baseball’s winter meetings, but with Rafael Betancourt coming back and Yorvit Torrealba looking increasingly likely to do so as well, the Rockies’ shopping list is pretty small.