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The Rockies need to trade Wilin Rosario

The winter meetings are almost underway and it looks like the Rockies first move may be to trade Wilin Rosario.

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Patrick Saunders says if the Rockies really want to upgrade defensively behind the plate, they are going to need to find a trade partner for Wilin Rosario. I know very few here would have a problem with that methodology, but the question remains as to the value the Rockies could get out of Rosario coming off an injury-plagued and mostly pretty bad season.

I've always liked Rosario and won't be mad if he is still on next year's team, but I'd rather him not be our de facto starting catcher. If that means moving him, I would target some relief pitching or package him with someone else for a starting pitcher.

Hayden Kane over at Roxpile questions whether or not the Rockies' offseason plans – more specifically, this offseason's plans – tend to be more fluid than perhaps we might think. Much like with a specific player's decision-making holding up the entire league (Jon Lester) because other teams don't want to make a move until they know where that player goes, there will always be confusion around the Colorado Rockies as long as they are still listening to offers for Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez.

If one or both are traded, it changes the Rockies' direction quite a bit, though it seems more likely that these winter meetings will be about secondary moves for the Rockies. But it's probably best to keep checking Purple Row multiple times a day just in case something happens.