Colorado Rockies: Wish List for the Miami, Chicago, New York road trip

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DENVER, CO - APRIL 7: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies watches the flight of a fourth inning solo homerun against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field on April 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 7: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies watches the flight of a fourth inning solo homerun against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field on April 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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David Dahl of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 18: David Dahl #26 of the Colorado Rockies stands in the on-deck circle during a regular season MLB game between the Colorado Rockies and the visiting San Diego Padres at Coors Field on September 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Russell Lansford/Getty Images) /

The Wish List

Force Some Hard Decisions on the 25-Man Roster

With the injuries and suspensions the Rockies have had to weather early on in this turbulent season, plenty of younger role players have gotten some major playing time. After struggling early, guys like Ryan McMahon and, more recently, David Dahl and Noel Cuevas, are starting to hit their stride offensively.

David Dahl, in particular, has made a splash in the few games he has been up with the big league team, including a key two-run triple to help the Rockies win the rubber match against the Padres. It wasn’t his only triple either, which shines a light on another reason it is great to have David Dahl back with the Rockies: speed. It is no longer a secret that aggressiveness is the name of the game for us this season, and Dahl brings a welcome speed presence, as well as another dangerous bat in the lineup.

McMahon has begun to swing the bat a little better as well, and looks like he’s just a game or two from really breaking out and lifting the ball. Noel Cuevas was called up when Parra began serving his suspension, so while he doesn’t likely figure to remain with the big club long-term, he has also added a few hits and solid defense. With Parra and CarGo eventually returning, this will force some tough decisions for the Rockies coaches and front office as they decide who stays and who goes. It’s a good problem to have though, so let’s hope the young guys keep making it tougher.

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