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The Rockies are interested in Mark Trumbo, but they're in the same boat as the Orioles

The Rockies are interested in Mark Trumbo, but they're in the same boat as the Orioles

The Colorado Rockies have a big hole at first base and they would love to fill it with someone like Mark Trumbo. New manager Bud Black said as much on Monday morning, but the Rocks -- like the Orioles -- have to figure out how a big contract for a veteran slugger fits into their long-range outlook.

Black confirmed reports that the Rockies have been in regular contact with Trumbo's agent, Joel Wolfe, and why not? At the moment, the Rockies have former Orioles outfielder Gerardo Parra as their tentative starter at first base.

Here's the problem: Like the Orioles, the Rockies have to consider what it might cost to sign young superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado to a long-term...

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