The Colorado Rockies are only six weeks away from the start of Spring Training and they have yet to make a big move this offseason. Do they still have time to make one?
Going into this last offseason, most Rockies fans believed that the front office was going to make a splash in the free agent/trade market. Here we sit a mere six weeks from Spring Training and the Rockies have yet to make a move worth noticing.
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The Rockies have some real talent on their squad, there is no doubt about that, but they don’t have enough to go through the offseason without doing anything. If this club really wants to be able to compete with the rest of the National League West some big moves need to be made before Spring Training starts.
The only “big” moves Colorado has made this offseason are signing two veteran players, one an infielder in Daniel Descalso and the other a catcher in Nick Hundley. Correct me if I’m wrong, but these moves are hardly even worth noting.
As the offseason kicked off, many believed that Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez would be traded out of Colorado. Trade rumors for both players surfaced during the early part of the offseason but nothing ever developed. Trades for either player are not completely off the table at this point, but it is looking more and more likely that both of them will be wearing purple and black come opening day.
In my opinion, and in the opinion of most Rockies fans, the club needs to add a couple of good arms to their pithing rotation and something to beef up the bullpen.
Jhoulys Chacin is coming off of an injury-prone 2014 season and is questionable as to whether or not he will return to his 2013 season form. Tyler Matzek may or may not be better in 2015 and Jon Gray will either pitch really well or, you know, like a rookie.
The front office needs to add a new face or two in order to solidify the starting rotation. Heck, maybe James Shields is even an option. The Rockies need to do something with their rotation and bullpen or make move for a big-name player before Spring Training or else a 90-loss season may actually be on the horizon.