Colorado Rockies GM Jeff Bridich on Wade Davis, Nolan Arenado
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Bridich then fielded a question about what the signing means for the bullpen. Bridich responded by saying that signing Davis puts them “in balance” in more ways than one. Bridich says that they would be balance in age, left handed or right handed, experience, and in the late innings. However, as Bridich noted, the main thing is that they pitch like they are a balanced bullpen.
They are very capable of pitching very well and being balanced but baseball isn’t played on paper: you have to show it on the field. With that, Bridich later said that he’d “be surprised” if they signed any more relievers (or starters) this offseason.
Bridich on Arenado
Later on in the Q&A, Bridich seemed to be surprised that Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com asked a question about trying to “do something” about Nolan Arenado before he enters his walk year since the club has resolved their bullpen and catching situations. Bridich had a very interesting response to the question.
"Well, I think that there are conversations that will happen with Nolan. It’s a natural part of where he is in his career and kind of where we’re at as an organization and the relationships that have been built over a long period of time now between Nolan and the organization. So, I think that will be a natural part of it–its not like there is a specific time clock on it–but for right now, we’re focused on–as is Nolan–getting ready for spring training and we’ll figure that stuff out…and we’ll have conversations [on resigning Arenado] when it’s appropriate."
Ringolsby pushed Bridich further and asked if age was factor in a potential deal with Arenado. He said that it was “part of the equation” but he said that “we are going to do our damnedest to keep things in perspective and remember what’s important now and that’s getting ready for prepping for 2018 and some of those off the field things will come as they may.”
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To me, that doesn’t sound like negotiations are going swimmingly on that front.