As hard as it is to consider, the Rockies are not very likely to bring back stoic second baseman DJ LeMahieu. There are simply too many big future purchases to consider, as well as the signing of Charlie Blackmon with a long contract, that the Rockies cannot afford to hang onto him. The Rockies have promising prospects that will be able to fill the hold at second base, like Brendan Rodgers, Ryan McMahon, and Garrett Hampson. It appears that there have already been three teams who have talked to LeMahieu about the 2019 season. The teams that have expressed interest are the Washington Nationals, Minnesota Twins, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. It would be difficult to see him go to the Dodgers, not only as our division rivals, but since we play them so many times and LeMahieu plays markedly better at Coors Field. Time will tell where the second baseman will go, so we’ll have to wait and see what kind of offer LeMahieu will get.
It’s still early days, but moves are starting in the hot stove season. One such move was the Braves signing Josh Donaldson. Thus far, it’s still just a bunch of rumors about other players, a waiting game until teams start wheeling and dealing. One thing we do know is that the Rockies are likely to try to build a stronger offense. They’re playing it close to the vest, though, with Bridich only hinting at various things. It seems that the Rockies will not try to make any offers to free agents DJ LeMahieu or Adam Ottavino. We can only hope that the Rockies are willing and able to make the kinds of moves they will need for another playoff season.