In general, the Colorado Rockies are one of the most under-the-radar teams in baseball. The players stay out of trouble (for the most part), upper management is traditionally hush-hush about most of their dealings and off-season spending is never a priority.
This winter, tradition will take a backseat to progress. Dan O’Dowd will be opening up his wallet to acquire starting pitching, bullpen arms and potentially a big bat.
Earlier this month, the Rockies were in heavy pursuit of Cuban outfielder Jose Abreu. The White Sox won the bidding war, dishing out $68 million.
However, the Denver Post’s Troy Renck believes the Rockies involvement with Abreu shows their willingness to spend this off-season.
He’s right. Colorado can potentially be big players in the free agent market, especially because it appears to be much weaker than usual.
While the upper office has the ability to spend, there are a few minor moves that could benefit the Rockies in 2014.
Here are some under-the-radar free agency moves the Rockies should consider heading into next season.