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Thursday Rockpile: Rockies may still be an option for James Shields

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There is still one big fish on the free agent market, and a report today has the Rockies as a possible suitor.

James Shields at Coors Field, might this become a regular sight in 2015?
James Shields at Coors Field, might this become a regular sight in 2015?
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What are top 5 destinations for Shields? - MLB.com
Jim Duquette lists his top five possible spots for free agent pitcher James Shields and has the Rockies third on the list, only behind division foes Arizona and San Diego. Several reports locally have said that the Rockies are yet to make an offer to Shields, but that does not preclude them from doing so going forward.

Rockies notes: Rosario plans, Blackmon trade, Shields rumors - The Denver Post
In The Denver Post, Patrick Saunders has updates on several Rockies topics, including Wilin Rosario's plans for 2015 and rumors involving trading Charlie Blackmon and signing James Shields.

Rockies Chance to be Bold - Rockies Zingers
Along with Drew Creasman's piece on the Rockies possibly trading Troy Tulowitzki to the Nationals, Ryan Hammon spotlights one Washington player in particular the Rockies should be targeting, whether for Tulowitzki or someone else entirely, right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg.

So you want to build a bullpen at the last second: a guide for procrastinating teams - SB Nation
Everyone's favorite Giants fan, Grant Brisbee, has a look how teams like the Rockies that are still looking for bullpen help can find it, whether via free agency, trades or by other means. He also brings up some still-available names that are very interesting for the Rockies.