The Yankees have discussed the possibility of trying to trade for Nolan Arenado from the Rockies, says the report | CBS Sports
The New York Yankees have had internal discussions about the trade for third baseman Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies, writes Dayn Perry of CBS Sports. With former Rockies player Troy Tulowitzki, DJ LeMahieu and Adam Ottavino, they all joined the Yankees this offseason, it would be hard to see Arenado as the next. Note that there has been no indication from Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich that the Rockies are interested in swapping Arenado, however. The team's approach seems to be more about locking up their third star base in a long-term agreement.
The epistemology of the coup; o What constitutes an event about Nolan Arenado? | The hardball times
Evan Davis of The Hardball Times has reason to believe that Arenado can be a better player than Rockies fans had previously thought.
How the bullpen of the Colorado Rockies accumulates without Ottavino | BSN Denver
With Ottavino leading the Yankees, the Rockies are without a key piece in their 2018 bullpen. Drew Creasman of BSN Denver examines the best and worst scenarios for relievers currently employed at the club (and there are many of them to badyze).
Saunders: The Rockies expect Bryan Shaw and Jake McGee to recover with Adam Ottavino missing | The Denver Post ($)
Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post badumes the Rockies simply did not have enough money to sign Ottavino with the three-year, $ 27 million deal he signed with the Yankees. Saunders presents Bridich's appointments at the Winter Meetings, where he said the team will rely on Bryan Shaw, Jake McGee and Chris Rusin to recover in 2019.
General manager Jeff Bridich: Colorado Rockies "have not been too aggressive" for gardeners | Rox Pile
At a town hall meeting at Denver's No. 3 restaurant, Bridich also shared some information about the Rockies 'gardeners' search, or lack of them. Bridich said the team is not being "too aggressive" in the free agent market. Bridich spoke specifically about Matt Holliday, saying that "it would not be as good as an attack" as it was last season. Noah Yingling from Rox Pile has more details.
Adam Ottavino is a dominant addition to an already known bullpen of the Yankees | Beyond the score of the box
The Yankees already had a good bullpen before signing with Ottavino, with Aroldis Chapman, Zach Britton, Dellin Betances and Chad Green already in the mix. And hey, do not forget about Tommy Kahnle! But in what is expected to be an East League career with the Boston Red Sox, Ottavia's potential 1-2 extra wins could be very important, as Devan Fink of Beyond the Box Scores writes.
Alonso leads the list of the 10 best prospects 1B | MLB.com
And to think he was worried about the depth of the Rockies at first base after they exchanged Chad Spanberger! Among the 10 best MLB Pipeline first base prospects, two Rockies were on the list: Grant Lavigne at No. 8 and Tyler Nevin at No. 9. Lavigne and Nevin were also among the prospects who have the best tool of group success by Jim Callis of MLB.com.
Stark: My Hall of Fame ballot (this year, it's personal) | Athletic ($)
For me, a very good Hall of Fame ballot includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Todd Helton, Larry Walker and six other players. Whoever those six players are I do not care much, as long as the total reaches 10. My six personal ones are Lance Berkman, Edgar Martinez, Manny Ramirez, Mariano Rivera, Curt Schilling and Billy Wagner, but I have not seen a single person take the Same opinion, so we will agree to discuss there.
Jayson Stark of The Athletic is within my very good Hall of Fame ballot category and has good reasons for all your choices. As usual, Stark's piece is also full of interesting facts regarding all the players involved.