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Scott Oberg reflects on a breakout season with the Rockies

Rockies news and links for November 10, 2018

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Former TMHS Baseball player helped Rockies into playoffs once again: Oberg produced his best season yet in the Majors | Tewksbury Town Crier
Jamie Pote, sports editor for the Tewksbury Town Crier, recently had a very detailed conversation with Colorado Rockies’ reliever Scott Oberg. Oberg, an alumnus of Tewksbury High School in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, had a breakout season with the Rockies in 2018. Their conversation includes Oberg’s transition to life as a father, the ups and downs of being sent to Triple-A and missing time due to injury and how Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis played a role in helping him to see improved results. Oberg also provides very in-depth analysis of his own performance in a number of late-season games.

Bowden: 30 teams, 30 set of needs to fill this offseason | The Athletic ($)
Jim Bowden assesses the needs of all 30 teams for this offseason. For the Rockies, Bowden lists offense, offense and also offense as the primary areas of need. Possible free agent targets include Bryce Harper, AJ Pollock, Michael Brantley, Andrew McCutchen, Jed Lowrie and DJ LeMahieu. All indications seem to be that the Rockies and LeMahieu will not be reuniting in 2019, however. On the trade market, Bowden suggests that the Rockies may look to go after names like Paul Goldschmidt, Mitch Haniger, Nicholas Castellanos, Carlos Santana, Jose Martínez or Starling Marte.

Bowden also lists teams possibly including Nolan Arenado in their trade targets- the Chicago Cubs, the St Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Padres.

BSN Rockies Podcast: The rumor mill is heating up | BSN Denver
In the latest episode of the BSN Rockies podcast, Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons discuss the possibility of the Rockies going after names like JT Realmuto and Marwin González. Creasman notes the ability of González to slot into a number of scenarios as a key to his value.