Another target could be ruled out for the Rockies when the lockdown is complete
During the lockout, the Colorado Rockies will likely do their due diligence during the lockout by checking out some of the players in the free agent market or looking at other teams and their rosters to examine possible trades at the end. of the lockout. But at the end of the lockout, one of their targets could very quickly be ruled out. Our friend and colleague Robert Murray of FanSided and Redbird Rants reports that Kyle Schwarber was close to signing with the Philadelphia Phillies.
However, they were unable to reach a deal until the lockdown was put in place. They were, apparently, close to the finish line of a deal, but they fell through, possibly due to financial issues. But the two teams could easily reach an agreement soon after the lockout ends.
The Colorado Rockies would lose Kyle Schwarber’s big stick to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Colorado Rockies could really use a bat like Kyle Schwarber’s in their roster, but they could lose the Philadelphia Phillies to him. The Phillies, as Murray said on the “The Baseball Insiders” podcast with him and Mark Carman that he thinks Schwarber and the Phillies are a perfect fit.
The Phillies need a first hitter. Schwarber was a head hitter for the Chicago Cubs and, on occasion in 2021, he did the same for the Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox.
The Phillies need an outfielder because their current outfield is (left to right) Adam Haseley, Mickey Moniak and Bryce Harper. Schwarber would easily be their left fielder.
The Phillies need a player who could be a DH for them if it comes to the NL. Schwarber could easily do it.
The Phillies also have a new batting coach: Kevin Long. Last season Long was the batting coach for… the Washington Nationals. As Murray noted in the podcast, Long and Schwarber have a very good relationship and he helped Schwarber change careers last season.
In order for the Rockies to get Schwarber, they would likely have to come up with a four to five-year contract of between $ 17 million and $ 20 million a year. The Rockies could decide that’s too much and decide to pivot to another player.