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MLB Winter Meetings: Walt Weiss meets with media; Josh Rutledge drawing interest from Angels

It's Day 2 of the Winter Meetings, and all is still rather quiet on the Rockies front.

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Big deals are being made in San Diego this week, but so far the Rockies have been holding their cards close. Manager Walt Weiss met again with the media on Tuesday to give a bit of insight on the plan for the team in 2015.

In this video from the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders, Weiss speaks briefly on the state of Colorado's starting pitching. With the rotation as it is now (and without considering any additions), Weiss claims that the organization needs its younger pitchers to "take the next step." This is a concept that comes as no shock to a ballclub eagerly awaiting the maturation of some of its highest-ranked prospects, including Jon Gray and Tyler Anderson.

When asked about the decision to keep the roster fairly intact, Weiss expressed confidence in his lineup:

Though the sentiment did come with a warning:


There is also a new trade rumor circling the Rockies, this time concerning shortstop/second baseman Josh Rutledge. Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports that the Angels have their sights on Rutledge and consider him one of their "top targets."