What Should The Rockies Be Thankful For?

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A New Front Office

We have to start here, right? For years we lamented the fact that nothing was going to change in Colorado as long as the same leadership was in place in the front office. That only felt more true when the Rockies made the baffling decision to name co-general managers back in 2012, splitting those duties between Dan O’Dowd and Bill Geivett, or whatever that was.

We finally have a new general manager. Jeff Bridich is in, O’Dowd and Geivett are out. Maybe things are going to proceed in the same frustrating fashion under Bridich, but if his handling of the Michael Cuddyer situation is any indication, Bridich is willing to think on his own and trust his own assessment of situations to do what is best for the team.

We don’t know what the future holds under Jeff Bridich, but the fact that we get to wonder and feel hopeful after way too many years of the same, broken front office is reason enough to be thankful.

Now let’s just hope that Dick Monfort stays out of the baseball side of things.