Rockies Notes: Smith, Iannetta, Wigginton, Offseason

Let's round up the latest updates on the Rockies, courtesy a pair of Denver Post scribes….

  • The deepest part of the Rockies' roster is the bullpen, writes Troy Renck. The team figures to try to take advantage of that depth, and deal from a position of strength when they discuss trades this winter.
  • Within the same piece, Renck adds that, while Colorado will listen to inquiries on Seth Smith and Chris Iannetta, Ty Wigginton is the position player most likely to be traded. There are "strong indiciations" that the Rox would pay a chunk of Wigginton's salary if it would help facilitate a deal.
  • GM Dan O'Dowd discussed the team's outlook with Renck's colleague Jim Armstrong, saying that his approach in the offseason will depend on what's available on the trade market: "In reality, to be a championship club, we probably need a front-of-the-rotation starter, and we also need another middle-of-the-lineup bat."
  • More O'Dowd: "I'm telling you we absolutely will (spend), but it's got to be something we really like. We're not going to spend money for the sake of spending money. If we don't find that piece, it will be more finding the Mark Ellises and complementary pieces that bridge the gap until the (prospects) are ready to come."

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5 Comments on "Rockies Notes: Smith, Iannetta, Wigginton, Offseason"

3 years 11 months ago

The Rockies need a front of the rotation starter? 

You know who’d be really good for that? Ubaldo Jimenez.

3 years 11 months ago

Yea. He is the greatest ever.

3 years 11 months ago

Not that far.

3 years 11 months ago

Dan O’Dowd will need to do more than listen to offers for his players – he needs to research and go after other teams’ players and higher end ones than in the past. He has prospects, many he might not want to deal but he should consider trading anyone for the right return.

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3 years 11 months ago

CJ Wilson &  Prince Fielder..spend the money on free!
And trade for David Wright…Do it…Do it.. you know you want to!
That would be spending money to win..not just for the sake of spending money.