Clubs like the Giants, Cardinals and Cubs have to move on to other key areas for improvement. What positions and players will they prioritize now?
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Catcher Chris Iannetta, who spent part of six seasons with the Rockies before being traded after the 2011 season, has agreed to a two-year contract to return to Colorado. The deal is reportedly worth $8.5 million.
Right-hander Tyler Chatwood agreed to a three-year contract with the Cubs on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but a source told ESPN's Jesse Rogers the deal is worth $38 million.
For these five teams that will be paying the price for extra punch through trades or free agency, S.O.S. might as well stand for Send Over Sluggers.
Greg Holland, who had 41 saves for the Rockies, was the NL Comeback Player of the Year. The Royals' Mike Moustakas won the AL honor after belting 38 home runs.
The Rockies actually need another thumper. As it happens, Carlos Gonzalez is a free agent and coming off an awful season, so Martinez would be a big upgrade.
If someone offers Gonzalez a one-year pillow contract for $15 million, he should quickly take it. Meanwhile, Greg Holland might come to regret declining a qualifying offer from the Rockies.
The Blue Jays, Rockies and Rangers have joined the Twins and Brewers as teams showing interest in free-agent righty Jake Arrieta.
The Rockies, who are considered playoff hopefuls, have a real shot at building on last season's improvement with the right additions this winter.
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired minor league pitcher Konner Wade from the Colorado Rockies for international signing bonus slot money.
The Rockies ranked last in first base WAR last season. Perhaps the second-best bat available on the market could offer a solution.
Brandon Kintzler finished the season as a setup man for the Nationals, but he is drawing plenty of interest as a closer in the free-agent marketplace.
There is untapped or hidden value with Chatwood that could be unlocked with a move to another market and increased use of his curveball.
None of the nine free agents to receive $17.4 million qualifying offers from their clubs accepted the offer by Thursday's deadline, the players' union announced.
Projections aren't as high on Charlie Blackmon for 2018, but they're very bullish on another Rockies' MVP odds.
Will it be Carlos Gonzalez or Carlos Gomez? Gonzalez's improved second half could make him a popular hot-stove commodity if he's open to a short-term contract.
Arenado, Blackmon win Silver Slugger awards
Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado and OF Charlie Blackmon were announced as National League Silver Slugger Award winners on Thursday. The award honors the best offensive player at each position in each league. It's Arenado's third straight Silver Slugger win and Blackmon's second in a row.
Jonathan Lucroy isn't getting a large deal, but his improved second half helped to salvage some of his value. Meanwhile, Greg Holland could regret turning down the qualifying offer if he does.
Charlie Blackmon is coming off a monster season, and if he can do it again, he'll be attractive even factoring in Coors Field concerns. Meanwhile, DJ LeMahieu looks like a good bet to leave Colorado.
Although Colorado made the playoffs and developed Jon Gray into, arguably, the best homegrown pitcher in franchise history, the Rockies went under .500 in the second half of the season.
The best and the brightest
The nine Gold Glove winners of the National League were announced Tuesday. The Rockies and the Diamondbacks each have two players receiving the honor this year.
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Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado would his 5th career Gold Glove Award. His 5 tie Larry Walker for the most in Rockies history. Arenado had his best season at converting outs on balls hit down the 3rd base line. He also had his lowest total of misplays and errors, while playing 157 games at third base.
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Rockies 2B D.J. LeMahieu won his 2nd career Gold Glove Award (also won in 2014). LeMahieu rated best among NL 2B at converting outs on balls hit up the middle. HIs DP conversion rate improved from 55% in 2016 to 67% in 2017.
Nolan Arenado, Jason Heyward and Alex Gordon each earned a fifth Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night. Derek Jeter and Reggie Jackson this week will receive special recognition for charitable work and lifetime achievement, respectively.
The construction of the 2018 Rockies is officially under way. What's their biggest need? Which one move would you like to see them make?