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Rockies reportedly have interest in Jonathan Lucroy

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Rockies news and links for Monday, January 13, 2020

Rockies Have Interest In Jonathan Lucroy | MLB Trade Rumors

The Rockies need a catcher. The Rockies really need a veteran catcher. Sure, we have talked about Drew Butera and Elias Díaz but is there someone else the Rockies could be interested in? How about Jonathan Lucroy? This a name we all know from his 2017 stint with the Rockies. Lucroy was acquired just before the trade deadline and played 46 games with the Rockies. He stood out as a helping hand that lead the Rockies to the post season Wild Card Game. In his 175 plate appearances for the Rockies he batted .310/.429/.437. While he was useful during his time with the club, his last three seasons have been less than impressive.

Could the Rockies really be interested in bringing back Lucroy? It’s hard to tell right now, but there aren’t many options left on the free agent catcher market. Perhaps this could be an inexpensive move to have another veteran catcher vying for an Opening Day roster slot. For right now, a rumor is just a rumor.

Poll

If you had to choose, who would you have on the Opening Day roster in addition to Tony Wolters?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Drew Butera
    (22 votes)
  • 80%
    Jonathan Lucroy
    (277 votes)
  • 13%
    Elias Díaz
    (45 votes)
344 votes total Vote Now

With trade of Nolan Arenado feeling inevitable, are Rockies also messing up beautiful thing with Trevor Story? | The Denver Post ($)

We know the Rockies were just a mere $750,000 off from reaching a deal with the arbitration eligible Trevor Story. We know the Nolan Arenado rumors aren’t stopping. What does it all mean? Is an Arenado trade really in the works? Will the difference of $750,000 ruin something great with Story? I have so many questions for the front office, and these are just a small number of them.

I personally don’t want to see Arenado or Story leave the Rockies. Arenado is an incredible player that will undoubtably have trade rumors surrounding him. Who wouldn’t want the superstar third baseman donning their team’s uniform? Story has proved that he is a valuable asset, it would be a shame to burn a bridge with a player who has immense talent over such a relatively small dollar amount.

We have to wait to find out if Arenado will get traded. We have to wait and see if a deal can be reached with Story before heading to an arbitration hearing, though technically neither side has to continue discussions. All of this is just a waiting game, and I don’t know about you, but I’m impatient.