Morneau, who the Pirates acquired from the Minnesota Twins for a playoff run is questionable (at best) to return to Pittsburgh and could thrive in the rarefied Colorado air.
Per the Denver Post:
But acquiring Justin Morneau isn’t a longshot. He is on the Rockies’ radar. They need some thunder, whether it’s right- or left-handed. Morneau, a free agent, will give the Pirates an opportunity to keep him after having a good experience there during the final month of the season. But he’s open to signing with the Rockies, and will consider them.
Morneau is an under-the-radar type signing, a guy who won’t bring a lot of headlines but will produce on a daily basis for a relatively cheap (at least in regards to market price) contract. The Rockies could certainly do worse.