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Mychal Givens agreed to a one-year, $4.05 million deal with Rockies to avoid arbitration. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rockies acquired Givens from Baltimore near the trade deadline last season. He compiled a 3.63 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 22 1/3 innings between the Orioles and Rockies. He scuffled during his time in Colorado, though, putting up 6.75 ERA over 9 1/3 innings. He should serve in a setup role next season.

Category: Transactions

Antonio Senzatela agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Rockies to avoid arbitration. (Source: Robert Murray on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was a deserving pay day for Senzatela, who was solid for the Rockies in the shortened 2020 season. He registered a 3.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 41:18 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings (12 starts).

Category: Transactions

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Wednesday morning that the Colorado Rockies "want to engage" on trade talks with the New York Mets regarding Nolan Arenado. (Source: SNY)

Fantasy Impact: "The team that I am watching very carefully -- that I was told even this week is the team the Rockies want to engage with -- is the New York Mets," Morosi reported. He adds that Colorado prefers not to trade Arenado to the Dodgers since they play in the same division. A possible deal could be based around Robinson Cano (to offset some of the money), Brandon Nimmo, and a prospect. Of course, the Mets wouldn't be giving up all that much in this hypothetical, which makes it more of a salary dump for the Rockies. Arenado has six years and $199 million remaining on his contract.

Category: Rumors

The Colorado Rockies and RHP Daniel Bard have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.925 million contract. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 35-year-old was recently named National League Comeback Player of the Year. Bard's 2020 season was his first in the majors since 2013. It was a remarkable story and he even wound up earning six saves for Colorado. It'll be important to monitor the Rockies' bullpen moves this offseason to get a feel for whether or not Bard has a shot at any saves in 2021.

Category: Transactions

The Rockies non-tendered OF David Dahl. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dahl was an All-Star two seasons ago but he once again struggled with injuries in 2020. The 26-year-old hit just .183 with a .469 OPS in 24 games. He's still young enough that a team will be willing to give his talent a chance, but Dahl has mostly disappointed (largely due to injuries) since getting to Colorado.

Category: Transactions

Mark Feinsand of is reporting that the Rockies are expected to tender RHP Jon Gray to a contract Wednesday. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: "There’s been a lot of chatter about the Rockies non-tendering Jon Gray, but I am hearing the right-hander is expected to be tendered a contract by tonight's deadline," per Feinsand. Gray dealt with shoulder inflammation and was shut down in mid-September. He is expected to be fully recovered by Spring Training. Gray struggled in 2020, posting a 6.69 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 22:11 K:BB over 39 innings.

Category: Transactions

Elias Diaz signed a one-year deal with the Rockies to avoid arbitration. (Source: Rockies Club Info on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Diaz struggled mightily offensively as the backup catcher in 2020, posting a 58 wRC+ in 26 games. He is not fantasy relevant.

Category: Transactions

Jairo Diaz avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal with the Rockies. (Source: Rockies Club Info on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Diaz blew up in 2020, posting a 7.65 ERA in 20 innings. His 13.2% walk rate needs to come down to have any success as a key cog to a bullpen.

Category: Transactions

Rockies RP Scott Oberg (shoulder) began a throwing program on Monday. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Oberg missed the entire 2020 season after blood clots formed in his arm and shoulder over the summer. The 30-year-old is aiming to be at full strength whenever the 2021 season begins. He could factor into the saves mix in Colorado if he's healthy.

Category: Injury Updates

Jon Morosi of reports the Reds are "prioritizing" the addition of a starting shortstop this offseason. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morosi notes that possible trade options are Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story. Free agent options could be Marcus Semien, Andrelton Simmons, and Didi Gregorius. Prospect Jose Garcia is likely the "future" Reds SS as of now, but the team is making it clear they want a big-league contributor for 2021.

Category: Rumors

Jeff Hoffman traded to the Reds

Wed, Nov 25th 2:07pm EST
By Brad Camara

The Rockies traded RHP Jeff Hoffman and RHP Case Williams to the Reds in exchange for OF Jameson Hannah and RHP Robert Stephenson on Wednesday. (Source: Robert Murray on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hoffman struggled for the Rockies in 2020, posting a 9.28 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 20 strikeouts over 21 1/3 innings. He spent the first few seasons in his career as a starter, but transitioned to the bullpen last year. Hoffman will give the Reds a late-inning arm, but is low in the pecking order for save opportunities with the move to Cincinnati.

Category: Transactions

RHP Dereck Rodriguez signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies that includes an invite to spring training. (Source: Gavin Kahn on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez appeared in just two games for the Giants last year, allowing six earned runs in four innings pitched. He could provide depth for Colorado next year.

Category: Transactions

Rockies 1B Daniel Murphy officially became a free agent on Wednesday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Murphy and the Rockies had a $12 million mutual option, which Colorado declined. The aging first baseman will receive a $6 million buyout instead. Murphy hit just .236 with three homers in 40 games with the Rockies in 2020. He'll likely have to settle for a one-year deal somewhere.

Kyle Freeland fell to 2-3 on Sunday against the Diamondbacks, giving up six runs on eight hits over 2 1/3 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Freeland struck out two and walked two as the Rockies lost 11-3. It's a disappointing performance for anyone who streamed him on the season's final day. Overall, Freeland bounced back from a disastrous 2019 campaign in which he was optioned to the minors. Still, it's not as if he can be counted on as a reliable fantasy starter heading into 2021.

Category: Game Recaps

Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: That gives Blackmon 42 RBI for the year. He was flirting with a .400 average a few weeks into the season but that figure now sits at .307 with just one game remaining. Blackmon obviously cooled down after that torrid start, but he has still been a major fantasy asset for anyone who drafted him.

Category: Game Recaps

German Marquez improved to 4-6 on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, allowing three unearned runs on five hits over seven innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Marquez struck out seven in the outing, which lowered his ERA to 3.75 ERA for the season. The 25-year-old finished the season on a roll, allowing three runs or less in each of his final five starts. Marquez will once again be a polarizing player to analyze this offseason. It's always tough rostering a Rockies starter in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Ryan McMahon 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the second game of the Rockies' doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: McMahon is hitting just .220 with a .718 OPS in 50 games this year. Even with the benefit of playing half his games in Coors Field, McMahon just hasn't been fantasy relevant in 2020.

Category: Game Recaps

Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI, and a run scored in the second game of the Rockies' doubleheader against the D'Backs on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Pilliar is hitting .322/.359/.471 since being acquired from the Red Sox at the trade deadline. It hasn't been enough to keep the Rockies in playoff contention, but perhaps they'll look to resign him as a free agent this winter.

Category: Game Recaps

Raimel Tapia went a combined 4-for-6 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in the Rockies' doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Tapia is 9-for-20 over his past five games. The 26-year-old is finishing the season on a high note and has established himself as Colorado's leadoff hitter. He could be an interesting late-round pick next year if we know that he's going to bat first again.

Category: Game Recaps

Garrett Hampson went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and two steals in the Rockies' extra-innings victory over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: The two steals give Hampson six for the season. The speedster caught fire for a while back in August but he eventually cooled down. A perennial offseason breakout candidate, Hampson is batting just .245 with an OPS under .700 this season.

Category: Game Recaps