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Rockies’ need outfield power, but can they afford a player like Kyle Schwarber?

Bill Schmidt enters his first offseason as the Rockies’ general manager facing a daunting to-do list:

* Figure out how to replace all-star shortstop Trevor Story, who’s now a free agent.

* Shore up the bullpen.

* Find another starting pitcher, especially if Colorado is unable to re-sign free-agent right-hander Jon Gray.

One item, however, leads Schmidt’s list.

“Our lineup needs to get more impactful,” he said. “We have to get more offensive. It has to come from the outfield.”

Schmidt indicated he is exploring the free-agent market and possibly a trade to try and fill the need.