Denver's old friend Benjamin Hochman takes a look at the Rockies' outfielders who might be enticing to the Cardinals, and if the Coors Field effect is really such a big deal. Hochman suggests that the Cardinals target Carlos Gonzalez, but isn't willing to part with Alexander Reyes in the return. He also details his top ten supporting actor characters and a few other fun Hochman-esque things.
Mark Polishuk takes a look at all of the managers around baseball in the last year of their contracts, including our own Walt Weiss, who is in the last year of an extension signed following the 2013 season. No one is sure if Weiss will be given an extension or the Rockies will look for someone new to bring in, and this article says about as much. What do you think?
In one of the strangest stories I've read this year, the City of San Diego and the Padres lost ownership of Petco Park to a mentally ill man who walked into the county recorder and filed a deed transfer. The court process has been long and caused a headache for the city and the team. It creates problems in selling properties, but this man seems to have had no intentions to benefit in a monetary fashion from the transfer. Hat tip to our very own Matt Gross for finding this one, it's a hell of a read.
The Rockies' NL West rival Dodgers don't really look like the Dodgers, at least not yet this winter. There is still plenty of time for trades and signings, of course, but as of now the Dodgers certainly haven't won the west this offseason. Tracy Ringolsby has more here for MLB.com.