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07:23 AM ET 11.05 | Free-agent catcher Carlos Ruiz might make for a nice fit in Denver, and the Rockies know it. Motivated to improve their defense and get Wilin Rosario's bat in the lineup more often, the Rockies are pursuing [Ruiz] , according to multiple major-league sources. ... Rockies owner Dick Monfort has identified landing an impact bat as a priority this winter. Ruiz would not be expected to help on offense as much as on defense, where Rosario has struggled. Colorado has also expressed interest in free-agent catcher Brian McCann, but he could be the highest-paid player on the market, leaving the veteran Ruiz a more realistic target. Ruiz, 34, has multiple suitors, including the Phillies, whose pitchers want him back. He makes sense for the Rockies given his playoff experience, proven ability to handle a pitching staff and steady offense.

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November 5, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Why would the Rockies be worried about playoff experience???

November 5, 2013  08:35 AM ET

They'll probably end up with Saltalamacchia.

November 5, 2013  12:19 PM ET

there is a guy in San Diego, Hundley, he has been the off and on again starter for the past 2 years. The Pads got Grendal from Cincinnati in the Matt Lotos trade so they sit Hundley. He would be a good pick up for the Rockies at a fraction of the cost. Good on defense, decent enough power, batting average has mood swings. He could probably be had from the Padres for a song

 
November 5, 2013  12:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They'll probably end up with Saltalamacchia.

either one, both catchers would likely make the job at Denver :-)

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