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Mostly quiet on the western front

Rockies news and links for January 4, 2019

Colorado Rockies: The hot stove is ice cold...and may stay that way | Rox Pile

The talk of the town for the Rockies lately has been quiet. There’s not much going on, besides rumors that we might try to re-sign Adam Ottavino. The Daniel Murphy signing had some buzz for a while, but that’s wrapping up. In rumors around the league, the Rockies aren’t really even mentioned as contenders to get top free agents. It’s fun to think about and imagine what players we can get, but the Rockies might just be done making moves for the offseason. So for now, it’s just rumors and speculation, and waiting it out till the new season.

Colorado Rockies rumors: Adam Ottavino’s decision could come soon | Rox Pile

There’s still talk about the Rockies trying to bring back Adam Ottavino, who was easily the most successful bullpen player last year. There are many teams currently working on filling in their bullpens, though, so it will likely have to be a competitive offer if the Rockies do bring him back. If the deal exceeds $10 million, then the Rockies might find themselves out of the running for the right hander. The Rockies do still have Scott Oberg, Seunghwan Oh, and Chris Rusin to rely on, but they’ll have to hope that Bryan Shaw and Jake McGee can step it up big time. It’s a tough call, but the Rockies are still in it for Ottavino.