How big of an impact will Bud Black make on the Rockies this season? Big enough that he wins National League Manager of the Year. How about that?
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There’s been a lot of talk about Ian Desmond and Greg Holland as Colorado’s biggest offseason acquisitions. However, it could also be said that the hiring of Black was the best move the Rockies made during the chill of winter.
He won the National League Manager of the Year award in 2010 when he led the San Diego Padres to a second-place finish in the division and a 90-72 mark. Who’s to say that he couldn’t do the same thing with Colorado this season? Black has already proven you don’t have to win the division to win Manager of the Year, and his ability to turn the Rockies into postseason contenders could be just what is needed to earn the honor again.
We’ve already said that Nolan Arenado will win the MVP award. USA Today has already claimed that Trevor Story will go bonkers with his home run total. With all of that in mind, Colorado could easily become a candidate for October, pushing Black back into the forefront of the national media’s minds.