After a 2012 filled with bad pitching and, well, more bad pitching, the Rockies are after pitchers, and according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, they’re specifically targeting late-inning relievers and closer-types. Lefty Daniel Schlereth is amongst the Rockies’ targets for a possible reliever spot, according to Renck.
As for Dexter Fowler, there’s still lots of interest, as the Cincinnati Enquirer and CSN Philadelphia report that the Reds and Phillies are after the center fielder. Right now, the asking price still appears to be too high for a deal to be struck, but the interest is there, and there’s little doubt that the Rockies need pitching. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Rockies want pitching from Philly in any Fowler move.
In the meantime, let the rumor mill churn. The winter meetings in Nashville started on Monday and will run through Wednesday, with plenty of chatter and possible movement expected in the meantime.