Colorado Rockies: Lack of moves in 2014 will hurt new GM Jeff Bridich

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The Colorado Rockies sat on their hands for most of the 2014 season. That inaction could hurt new general manager Jeff Bridich as he starts his first off-season in the big chair.

Jeff Bridich has pieces to work with. The Rockies have talented players on their roster and a decent number of intriguing prospects. If we want to give Bridich the benefit of the doubt, then we should wait to see if he shows some creativity and forward thinking in his moves in order to maximize the assets that the Rockies do have.

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We might not get a fair impression of Bridich this off-season, however. The young GM is in a tough spot because of the moves, or lack of moves, from Dan O’Dowd and Bill Geivett during the 2014 season.

The Rockies have big contracts that will get bigger starting in 2015. They have aging players who make big chunks of their payroll. They have depth in certain spots (outfield) and a woeful lack of depth in others (bullpen). Rather than seeing that as an opportunity to maneuver and improve the overall quality of the roster, the Rockies stood pat and threw their hands up in the air when things didn’t work out last season.

Here are the moves that the Rockies didn’t make that will hurt them this off-season.