The Colorado Rockies are the only National League team on this list and the only National League team I could see Yasmani Grandal signing with this winter. Of course, I could always be wrong but on paper, the Rockies seem like a great fit for Grandal.
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The Rockies are also a team that would likely be willing to spend on a power-hitting bat like Grandal, especially considering he is familiar with the Los Angeles Dodgers and would provide insight in how to finally dethrone the team in the National League West.
You might be a tad confused considering the team has both Chris Iannetta, Tony Wolters and To Murphy all as catching options. While that is the case, Grandal is undoubtedly better than all three guys, who combined to post the second-worst offensive rating in baseball last year at catcher, per FanGraphs.
Colorado has no real help in the farm system that could make a huge difference behind the plate. If the team wants to make that final push with Nolan Arenado to convince him to stay past next offseason, going all in on a bat like Grandal is the move to make.
Plus, there is the added benefit of playing Grandal at first base, which I actually think we could see a lot of if he does indeed go to Colorado.
Ian Desmond can help fill in the outfield alongside Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl while Grandal plays first base. Against certain matchups, Grandal can be behind the dish with Desmond playing first base.
Plus, just imagine how good Grandal’s offensive production would be if he played half of his games at Coors Field. That would undoubtedly have an impact on his power numbers.
While Grandal has struggled at Coors Field as a member of the Dodgers, getting to call that his home park would only increase his already great power numbers as a catcher.