Colorado Rockies Poll: What’s The First Offseason Move?
Aug 20, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder C. Blackmon (19) and shortstop J. Reyes (7) and right fielder C. Gonzalez (5) and shortstop D. Descalso (3) celebrate the win over the Washington Nationals at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Nationals 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The offseason is quickly sneaking up on the Colorado Rockies. If you’re the general manager, what’s the first (and/or most important) offseason move you would make?
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The Colorado Rockies and general manager Jeff Bridich have quite a bit of work to do this offseason, and considering how badly they are wrapping up the year (again), it’s imperative the new(ish) general manager get on it immediately and make this team his own.
There are a few moves that ought to be self-evident to the thinking Rockies fans among us; trading Carlos Gonzalez, for one. Trading Wilin Rosario — if the Rox can even find a trading partner — is another. Then there’s that whole getting some good pitchers thing. Yeah.
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But if you were GM, what move is most important? What challenge would you tackle first? What, above anything else, do the Colorado Rockies need to do first? Your poll question today:
Personally, I think you can kill two birds with one stone by trading CarGo. As we’ve written about recently, he has to go. It makes absolutely no sense to keep him for 2016 and it’s short-sighted, emotional rather than logical, and ultimately a risky decision not to move him this winter considering his injury history.
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If (when?) the Rockies do that, too, they would likely see a return that includes some number of pitching prospects. These are good things. The more well-regarded prospects you have, the better chance you’ve got that some will actually pan out. Or maybe I’m just lying to myself.
Anyways… tweet us @RoxPileFS, or me @BobbyDeMuro with your thoughts on what the Colorado Rockies’ most pressing needs are this offseason.