Tulowitzki is open to a trade to a contender and the Yankees have a significant need at shortstop. But it remains to be seen how committed Colorado is to dealing him.
Rollins, 36, has a career .230/.277/.345 slash line over 200 at-bats at Dodger Stadium. He hit .243/.323/.394 over 538 at-bats last season. He's in the final year of his contract, and is set to make $11 million next year.Analysis:
"We've been looking at it. We've been talking to Alan Nero, who has represented Kang," Alderson said Tuesday, per ESPN. "It's about the transition from the Korean league to Major League Baseball. It's about questions surrounding the player's ability to stay shortstop -- or possibly having to move elsewhere. Those are really the two major issues for us. I'm not saying we won't make a bid, but I'd say right now it's less likely."Analysis:
The move completes the Felix Doubront trade. The 22-year-old shortstop hit .270/.315/.351 over 486 at-bats in High A last year.Analysis:
Desmond wouldn't indicate if he would be willing to negotiate for a new deal in-season, saying, "we're not at that point yet."
"Look, this isn't my first day on the job. I understand what's going on," Desmond said. "I wouldn't respect Mike (Rizzo) the way I do, like I said, if he just sat on his hands and did nothing. That's not how this organization got here, and it's not how it's going to continue to move forward. Hopefully I'm a part of it, but if not, I'm still going to be rooting for them."
Desmond is expected to make $11 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent in 2016. He slashed .255/.313/.430 with 91 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 593 at-bats in 2014. He also led all shortstops with 24 home runs on the year.Analysis:
"Cozart is our opening day shortstop and he's one of the best in the league," Jocketty said.Analysis:
"I think just mentally and maturity-wise, I think he's in a lot better place than he was last year for a lot of the season," Roenicke said of Segura, who became a father in October. "So I'm hoping he comes back and has another great year. If not, Hector [Gomez] is there, and [prospect Orlando] Arcia is coming."Analysis:
He should, however, be 100 percent by opening day.
Owings lost much of the season to injury, but performed decently when healthy. He managed a slash line of .261/.300/.406.Analysis:
Collins has a slightly different view than general manager Sandy Alderson, who said Sunday the likelihood of Flores being the starting shortstop are increasing.
"Where we are today, that's the likelihood but that doesn't mean it'll happen," Alderson said, per NJ.com. "If you look around at all the possibilities, is it more likely than not? Probably."Analysis:
"Reynolds is not on the roster. I expect he will be invited to spring training," Alderson said. "We’ll see how he does in the spring. But, if I had to bet right now, I’d say he ends up probably back in (Triple-A) Las Vegas.
“You know, if you look at his track record at the minor-league level, last year was an outstanding year. But it wasn’t an outstanding year on top of an outstanding year on top of an outstanding year. So I think there’s probably more experience that’s necessary there. He’s certainly someone we like middle to long-term."
Reynolds hit .343 with a .405 on-base percentage, .454 slugging percentage and .859 OPS in 126 games between Double-A and Triple-A last season. He also had six home runs, seven triples, 21 doubles, 61 RBI, 87 runs and 20 stolen bases.Analysis: