Major League Baseball was rocked on Monday afternoon when the Pittsburgh Pirates traded All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants. Yes, “Cutch” is now in the National League West and we talked about how that might be a wake-up call for the Colorado Rockies in an article you can read by clicking here.
The Giants aren’t the only team that are seemingly getting better with some offseason moves. The World Champion Houston Astros took advantage of Pittsburgh’s fire sale by grabbing starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. The Minnesota Twins improved their bullpen by adding Addison Reed. And, of course, the Rockies were the biggest spenders early on in free agency by adding Bryan Shaw and Wade Davis to their bullpen while re-signing Jake McGee. Bring on the “super bullpen” era at Coors Field!
However, there are still seemingly some boxes that need to be checked for the Rockies. Some of our readers have been asking us questions about what the rest of the offseason holds for Colorado, and we thought now was a great time to dive in and see what the answers to some of those questions might be.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to the current state of the Rockies. One is that Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich isn’t done making moves that will make a big splash in the market. Another is that any moves made will be relatively minor (as national writer Chris Cotillo talked to us about in this podcast).
Those are some of the questions we dive into on the following pages.