“It appears the Rockies are taking seriously the glaring need to add a slugger to their lineup. Abreu would have made sense here on many levels. Called the “Cuban Barry Bonds,” Abreu profiled as Todd Helton’s long-term replacement at first base, a player capable of hitting 40 home runs in a season.”
Various reports indicated that the Astros offered somewhere around $50 million, with both Texas and Boston coming in near $40 million. The White Sox, then, blew everyone out of the water with their $68 million deal that won the bidding.
Renck goes on to suggest that the team could pursue fellow Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes this winter via trade or even look at Justin Morneau, who could prove to be a valuable weapon at the spacious Coors Field.
The good news for Rockies fans? The front office clearly isn’t sitting pat after a disappointing season under first-year skipper Walt Weiss. Moves will be made as the Todd Helton era draws to a close in the Mile High City.