The Colorado Rockies might end up being active at the Winter Meetings, after all.
The club is fielding calls from other teams inquiring about outfielders Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Gonzalez seems to be garnering the most interest of the three and makes the most sense for the Rockies to move this offseason.
The Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals could be among several teams in play for CarGo, who has become a hot commodity at the Winter Meetings because of the price of comparable free-agent players, notes MLB.com's Thomas Harding. Gonzalez is coming off of his first 40-homer season and appears fully healthy after struggling with various injuries during the previous few campaigns.
Blackmon—a 2014 All-Star who is coming off of his best major league season—has reportedly drawn the interest of the Chicago Cubs, who will likely lose former Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler to free agency and thus are in need of a center fielder. It is not known which clubs have inquired about Dickerson, who missed most of 2015 with an injury but owns a career .299/.345/.534 batting line, albeit with subpar defense.
We'll obviously have more on these rumors and others as things continue to unfold over the next two days in Nashville.