Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd has been a busy man this offseason as he looks to turn his team into a contender. As a result, the Rockies have made a number of trades this winter.
O'Dowd was able to send Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later to the Houston Astros in exchange for Jordan Lyles and Brandon Barnes. In Lyles, the Rockies received a young, controllable starter with high upside.
The Rockies were not done adding to their rotation via trade. Colorado sent Drew Pomeranz and Chris Jensen to the Oakland Athletics for Brett Anderson. While Anderson has struggled with injuries, he has shown that he can be a top starter when he is healthy.
On Wednesday, the Rockies also acquired Drew Stubbs, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, and Franklin Morales, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, in separate trades. Morales will help bolster the team's bullpen, which has already been improved by the signings of LaTroy Hawkins and Boone Logan. Meanwhile, Stubbs will be added into what is an already crowded mix in the team's outfield.
Additionally, the Rockies have signed Justin Morneau to replace Todd Helton. Adding a former American League MVP to the mix should add another dimension to the team's offense.