Pursuing starting pitching is the Rockies' top priority of the Winter Meetings, vice president of Major League operations Bill Geivett said Monday. The Rockies also are pursuing bullpen help and a corner bat and are willing to look at free agents or pursue trades.
Rockies owner and CEO Dick Monfort, a longtime Green Bay Packers fan and Green Bay restaurant owner, took the Winter Meetings traveling group, which included manager Walt Weiss and senior vice president of Major League operations Bill Geivett, to the Packers' 22-21 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at frigid Lambeau Field.
Outfielder Michael Morse, who hit 31 home runs for the Nationals in 2011 and 13 for the Mariners last season while battling injuries and underwent postseason left wrist surgery, has emerged as a target in the Rockies' search for a right-handed bat. The Rockies also have interest in bringing back right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel.