Colorado Rockies: Who was the better offseason acquisition?
Baseball analysts around the world were shaking their heads when news came out that Bridich signed Ian Desmond to a five-year $70 million contract to play…first base?!
Unfortunately, many analysts had to wait to see the results until April 30 due to Desmond being out to begin the season because of a broken left hand.
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Since his debut with the Rockies, he has played in 15 games (prior to Friday), hitting .317 with a pair of homers and eight RBI. He has been a huge impact to the Rockies since his return, because he has brought a spark to a relatively lukewarm lineup.
He also can play just about anywhere. With Reynolds playing as hot as he is, Desmond may not be able to play first base much. However, that isn’t a problem as Desmond has experience in the outfield and the middle infield during his eight years of baseball.
Ian Desmond was the best offseason acquisition for the Rockies because he has added depth to a lineup that has struggled to begin the season. He is also able to play multiple positions making him a super utility player. Not to mention he brings experience and leadership to a relatively young clubhouse.