This offseason has been surprising to many who possibly figured the Colorado Rockies to be non-threats to big name deals. They signed Latroy Hawkins this winter already and have also made a good bit of noise at the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings. Friday morning saw them announce the signing of lefty reliever Boone Logan and they already completed a low profile trade for potentially good starter Brett Anderson.
Anderson is certainly a risky signing because he has had some higher ERA issues and he is moving to the thin air of Coors Field. However he does have a big up-side if things are worked out in the best way. Also they didn’t drop the best prospects in baseball for him either. They didn’t really need a big name ace on the pitching staff anyway though they most certainly could use one of someone’s price comes down after the meetings.
They weren’t the most active but they did make a few really good moves which puts them in the plus side of the meetings because a lot of teams did little or nothing to help their team compete next season and the Rockies will be better because of this week; if only a little. In the end it is a profitable week that could lead into a more active winter season as players might view the team as a better option than they did before.