For seemingly the first time since Bridich became the GM there were actual rumors regarding future Rockies transaction throughout Day 3 of the MLB Winter Meetings.
Rockies willing to move Cargo, Blackmon, or Dickerson - MLBTraderumors.com
The Rockies seemed open to moving any of their left-handed outfielders as various rumors regarding them circulated through the twitter channels yesterday including these.
#Rockies have had a flurry of Carlos Gonzalez-related talks in Nashville. Getting plenty of hits.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 9, 2015
While CarGo seemed to be the most popular, there was also some action involving Blackmon and the Chicago Cubs.
Cubs have been talking to Rockies. Charlie Blackmon among the guys they're interested in.— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) December 9, 2015
However, despite all the rumors, no trade involving the Rockies was completed yesterday, and Jason Heyward may be the reason why. Patrick Saunders, from the Denver Post, tweeted this out.
Regarding the #Rockies trading any of their outfielder, Bridich said coming free-agent signings are "part of the equation."— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) December 9, 2015
It seems that many of the Rockies potential trading partners are waiting for some of the free-agent outfielders to sign before making trades. This makes sense as a team like the Cubs may be trying to sign Heyward, but if he signs elsewhere they will fall back to a contingency plan involving Blackmon.
Cubs have clearly identified other OFs (Blackmon) if Heyward doesn't pan out. Now that Castro is gone, hard to see them moving Baez.— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) December 9, 2015
After David Price and Zack Greinke signed their deals, the teams that missed out on them quickly responded with their own signings and trades as they regrouped. With Ben Zobrist already off the market, watch for a flurry of moves, some possibly involving the Rockies, when Heyward signs.
Rule 5 Draft Results - MLB.com
The MLB Rule 5 draft was this morning, and unlike this year the Rockies did not have anyone selected in any stage of the draft. However, they did select RHP Luis Perdomo from the St. Louis Cardinals in the MLB draft and Luis Niebla, a RHP, from the New York Yankees.
Since the draft, the Rockies have since traded Perdomo to the Padres.
#Rockies trade their Rule 5 Draft pick, RHP Luis Perdomo, (from #Cardinals), to #Padres for player to be named or cash considerations.— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) December 10, 2015
Rockies close to deal with Mark Reynolds - Denverpost.com
The Rockies seem close to signing a one-year contract with Mark Reynolds late last night, though nothing has been confirmed since then. Reynolds could be a nice right-handed platoon partner at first base and also provide some serious power off of the bench. However, that will most likely be accompanied by a fairly large amount of strikeouts.
With the winter meetings wrapping up today, be sure to stay tuned to Purple Row for any further developments in any of these stories.