In case you missed the new last night, the Colorado Rockies made their second free agent acquisition of the winter. Bryan Shaw is a great fit for the Rockies and while three years and $27M seems steep for a reliever, in the current reliever market it's par for the course.
This title seems a bit strong as all Bridich is quoted to say is that the Rockies haven't had any "recent" conversations about Ozuna which seems to imply that there has been conversations about him at some point in the past. Once the Rockies shift their priority to finding their slugging corner outfielder or first baseman after filling the pen, Ozuna could easily come back into play if the price is right.
Before the winter meetings, Jeff Bridich said the Rockies main priorities were the bullpen and finding another catcher. With Chris Iannetta and Bryan Shaw now in the folds it appears that more relief help is still the priority before the Rockies shift to looking for offense. It appears that all the top relievers on the market are still in play for the Rockies, so they might not be done making a splash at the winter meetings.
An often overlooked part of the winter meetings is the sheer quantity of interviews that a team's front office and management does during the week. It's really the one opportunity during the quiet offseason to get a look into your favorite team's mindset. Bud Black focused on the offense during his media session and the Rockies need to improve the consistency. While he's counting on some of the returning Rockies having better season, it would be nice for the Rockies to hedge that by acquiring another good bat.
Kevin Henry got a chance to talk to Warren Schaeffer who has taken over as the Yard Goats new manager. The Rockies former farm hand shared his thoughts on his own trip through the minors as well as his role within the Rockies organization.
Jake Shapiro breaks down the Rockies signing of Bryan Shaw. Shaw is a solid addition to the Rockies bullpen and hopefully will be able to keep his trademark consistency while pitching at Coors Field.