Jeff Bridich’s GM Grades As Rocky Movies

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Jun 6, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman W. Rosario (20) hugs relief pitcher R. Betancourt (63) after their game against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field. The Rockies won 10-5. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Rocky BalboaThe Handling of Wilin Rosario

Rocky Balboa is a baffling picture. Baffling in the sense it didn’t need to get made, baffling in the sense that it’s a fight that is just stupid, and baffling in the sense that they basically became a commercial for Showtime boxing for the third act.

It’s a ridiculous, confusing jump for the franchise and although it was better than Rocky V it certainly wasn’t any good.

Wilin Rosario had value prior to this season, he did! It wasn’t high but certainly if Jason Giambi could get jobs around baseball long after he became useless on the field they could find a landing spot for Wilin Rosario. A player without a position, but with a strong bat that can crush fastballs.

Instead, the Rockies have stashed him away. They’ve started him a few times at first, worked his bat into the lineup every chance they got but appear destined to eat Wilin’s game checks and let him wither and die on the AAABQ roster for the next couple years before opting out of his contract and ending up in the Dominican leagues.

It’s ridiculous, it’s killed any semblance of value Wilin had and it’s a mistake on Bridich’s part. Granted, it’s a minor mistake but roster management mistakes like this add up. You can’t make two more Rocky Balboas every year and expect the team to have a championship. You just can’t.

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