Rockies Rumors: Colorado Wants Michael Cuddyer, Views Josh Willingham As Plan B

The Colorado Rockies clearly aren't satisfied with Seth Smith as their primary left fielder, so they've been out on the prowl looking for possible targets. According to Troy Renck of The Denver Post, the Rockies are focused on acquiring free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer, but they view fellow free agent Josh Willigham as a possible alternative should those efforts fail.

Rumored ties between Colorado and Cuddyer have been going on for a while now. It appears that the Minnesota Twins, Cuddyer's former team, are the Rockies' primary challenger to completing a deal. Previous reports have said that Cuddyer is seeking a long-term deal and the Twins have offered him three years guaranteed, but that offer from Minnesota hasn't been confirmed yet.

Willingham is reportedly garnering major interest from the Twins and the Cleveland Indians in addition to the Rockies. He'll likely come cheaper than Cuddyer given that teams seem to really appreciate Cuddyer's defensive versatility. 

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