For the first time in nearly two decades, the Colorado Rockies will not have Todd Helton as their starting first baseman after the eventual Hall of Fame talent retired this offseason.
That leaves the Rockies with a massive hole at first base, but one they’re apparently very interested in filling with free agent Justin Morneau.
Morneau, the longtime Minnesota Twins first baseman who was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates late in 2013 has drawn interest from multiple teams, though it appears the Rockies are pushing hardest to sign him:
With Brian McCann off the board, the Rockies continue looking for an impact bat, and have heavy interest in first baseman Justin Morneau. Morneau, a former Minnesota teammate of Michael Cuddyer’s, delivered 53 extra-base hits last season.
The veteran first baseman could thrive in Coors Field and with little competition for playing time, it seems like the pairing could be a good match.
He could be just one of multiple signings as the Rockies have been open to spending this offseason, though, have little to show for it as of now.