Colorado Rockies Spring Analysis: Exclusive Chat with Chris Cotillo

Feb 16, 2017; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; General view of a practice field during a workout at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 16, 2017; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; General view of a practice field during a workout at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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So how are things looking on the national level for the Colorado Rockies? That’s one of the things I wanted to find out from Major League Baseball reporter Chris Cotillo of SBNation.com and MLBDailyDish.com.

I spoke with Cotillo earlier in the offseason when the Rockies were still looking for a first baseman and rumors were swirling about everyone from Matt Holliday to Mark Trumbo filling the position. You can listen to our previous interview by clicking here. However, it’s a new world for the Rockies, with Ian Desmond signed to a big contract to take over a position that he’s never played in organized baseball.

During our talk, Cotillo and I talked about the Desmond signing as well as the signings of Mike Dunn and Greg Holland to fortify a Rockies bullpen that has been anything but solid in recent years. Did those two signings really make Colorado’s bullpen stronger? That’s one of the questions Cotillo and I discussed.

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One of the things that Cotillo brought up during our discussion was the departure of Boone Logan with Dunn coming on board to presumably fill his role in the bullpen. Will it work for the Rockies?

Additionally, we talked about the state of the National League West and if the Rockies truly had enough firepower to overtake their big-spending rivals in San Francisco and Los Angeles. With the Dodgers and Giants both making big moves in the offseason as well, will Colorado be able to reach the postseason in 2017? We discussed the possibilities.

You can click here to listen to our audio interview. Don’t worry. We’ve made sure that it opens in another window so you won’t be taken away from RoxPile.com.

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We’re looking forward to having Cotillo back on as the season ramps up to discuss his takes on Colorado’s early successes (at least that’s what we are anticipating). In the meantime, be sure to follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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