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Rockies preparing for the new year

Rockies news and links for January 2, 2019

New Year’s resolutions for all 30 teams |

We’re all preparing ourselves for a new year, and 2019 holds all the promises we could hope for. Will Leitch at takes a look at the kinds of resolutions each team needs to make for success in 2019. The big one for the Rockies is figuring out a deal with Nolan Arenado. If they can snag him now, that will give them something to build toward in the future and could be the start of something big for Colorado baseball.

Colorado Rockies: What the Michael Saunders signing might mean | Rox Pile

Amidst the celebrations of ringing in the new year, the Rockies signed a minor league deal with outfielder Michael Saunders. Saunders has some quality experience. The 32-year-old has played in 775 games, playing for the Blue Jays, Mariners, and Phillies. He will not get a spot on the 40-man roster, as that was filled with the Daniel Murphy signing. The Rockies have a lot of youth on the team right now, and Saunders, even in the minors, brings some experience. He also adds a lefty bat into the mix, which could help out. It’s not a terribly risky move, but at least it’s something for the Rockies in this quiet offseason.