Matt Holliday Intends To Play In 2019 | MLB Trade Rumors
Matt Holliday says that he intends to play Major League Baseball in the 2019 season. Holliday will turn 39 in January, but certainly showed that he can still be a productive bat in 2018 as a September call-up with the Colorado Rockies. While his defense in left field left much to be desired (as expected), Holliday appeared to keep himself in top physical shape and slashed .283/.415/.434, with two home runs. It stands to reason the Rockies and many other teams would be interested in taking a chance on Holliday with a minor-league contract and invitation to Spring Training this offseason, as Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors relays.
Why Rox may be long shots to land Realmuto | MLB.com
Perhaps there will be a greater chance of a reunion with Holliday than there will be of the Rockies trading for Miami Marlins catcher JT Realmuto. The Rockies are reportedly one of several teams to touch base with the Fish on one of the game’s most talented backstops, as Thomas Harding of MLB.com mentions. Jim Bowden suggested in an article for The Athletic ($) that the Peter Lambert and Garrett Hampson would make sense for a trade, but Miami will likely be looking for a bigger haul. While Realmuto’s agent has said that he will “definitely” be traded, the team has publicly said that they are still looking to sign the catcher to a long-term deal. Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich spoke highly of the job done by Rockies’ catchers in 2018 but did note that he would keep an open mind with regards to the position.
BSN Rockies Podcast: Can Colorado maintain their identity? | BSN Denver
In the latest episode of the BSN Rockies podcast, Drew Creasman delves into the rumor mill of the offseason, with a focus on the Rockies’ reported interest in Realmuto, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ reported interest in DJ LeMahieu, and the news that Bryce Harper rejected a 10-year, $300 million offer from the Washington Nationals, who have never won a playoff series.