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Cubs Hot Stove Rumors: Wade Davis on Colorado’s Radar, Alex Avila Content with Backup Role

So limited are the scraps from the hot stove that we’ve been reduced to scavenging for second harvest. But fear not, we may yet be able to make chicken salad out of this stuff.

• According to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi, the Rockies are looking into various options at closer. It had been thought that they’d try to retain Greg Holland, who closed for them last year and who turned down both his $15 million player option and the $17.4 qualifying offer from Colorado. Despite plenty of familiarity, Holland clearly isn’t interested in a one-year deal and there’s risk in a 32-year-old who missed 2016 after TJS.

Hence the Rockies’ interest in both Wade Davis and Zach Britton, the latter of whom would be just a one-year rental and would also cost them prospects. It’s possible this tire-kicking is all part of the dance when it comes to negotiations with Holland, so we’ll have to see where it goes. The Rockies do appear very intent on having a proven closer in 2018, though, so they won’t want to wait too long.

• Alex Avila was expected to parlay the best offensive season of his career into new starting gig with a …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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