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The rumor mill still going over Adam Ottavino

Rockies news and links for January 7, 2019

Colorado Rockies: The most recent update on Adam Ottavino | Rox Pile

Nothing has been officially decided about Adam Ottavino and the Rockies yet, but we’re not out of it yet. Ottavino did well enough last year to keep the Rockies interested in the offseason. It would certainly mean shelling out, but he could definitely be worth it. He could be tempted by the hometown offer with the Yankees, so that’s something the Rockies will have to compete with. However, with their signing Zach Britton, an Ottavino deal might not be so likely. From how it sounds for several teams, Ottavino is of interest, but not a serious pursue for many. The Rockies, though, are more likely to wait to see if they can get a deal later on, so if anyone snags him up soon, he might fall prey once again to the cold Rockies’ hot stove.

Sources: Rockies showing interest in Dozier |

With DJ LeMahieu no longer on the Rockies’ roster, the team needs to keep an eye out for someone to play second base. While they have some young players who could step up, the team has been reported to have shown some interest in Brian Dozier. The 31-year-old would bring some veteran presence and potential power hitting. The Rockies just have to be cautious with their budget. After signing Daniel Murphy, they have to keep an eye on their finances if they hope to be able to offer something worthwhile to Nolan Arenado. The Rockies do have some solid back up in their young prospects, so they might be okay passing on this kind of opportunity. Time will tell.