While the Rockies have been linked to Michael Young in recent trade rumors, reports differ on the likelihood of the Rox consummating a deal with the Rangers. For what it's worth, ESPN.com's Buster Olney (Insider required) asked five talent evaluators for their opinions on Young, and the responses suggested he'd be a good fit in Colorado. The majority felt that second base was the most appropriate infield position for Young, and though two evaluators expressed concern about the veteran's home/road splits, Coors Field is one of baseball's few stadiums that's as hitter-friendly as the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Here are the rest of this morning's Rockies-related links:
- Within a Denver Post piece about Troy Tulowitzki's offseason, Troy Renck says the shortstop is hoping the Rockies bring in another veteran hitter. There aren't a ton of free agent bats left, though Young would qualify as a second base upgrade.
- Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post wonders if Huston Street's days in Colorado could be numbered. The Rockies closer is under contract through 2012, with a 2013 option, but Armstrong suggests that the multiyear deals awarded to Matt Lindstrom and Rafael Betancourt give the club the flexibility to move Street if they want to.