Colorado Rockies: 3 simple ways to improve the offense

DENVER, CO - APRIL 11: Ian Desmond #20 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI sacrifice fly the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on April 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 11: Ian Desmond #20 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI sacrifice fly the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on April 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – APRIL 11: Ian Desmond #20 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI sacrifice fly the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on April 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – APRIL 11: Ian Desmond #20 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI sacrifice fly the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on April 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Bench Ian Desmond and bring Ryan McMahon back soon

I know, I know. There are plenty of you out there who believe it’s time to pull the plug on the Ryan McMahon experience and send him back to Triple-A. The Rockies obviously felt that way on Tuesday when they did just that and brought up Daniel Castro to help play infield while DJ LeMahieu is out. I, however, am not one of those people and disagree with the move. I am one of the people who believe that McMahon is only going to get better with regular playing time.

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It’s simple. Bring RyMac back. Put McMahon in as the starting first baseman and bench Ian Desmond. We all know Desmond’s struggles and, despite what he is making, he simply doesn’t deserve to be in the lineup right now. The Rockies have played 30 games, just under 20 percent of their regular season schedule. Now is the time to start noticing who has been underperforming and put those players on the bench.

With McMahon now in Triple-A, he will once again have to prove that he belongs in Major League Baseball. He hit .319 in spring training (I know, it’s spring training) but it was enough to prove he was ready for an Opening Day spot, right? Now the process begins all over again … and here’s hoping it is not a long time before he is back.

There was a reason why McMahon was penciled in to be the starting first baseman in spring training before the team signed Carlos Gonzalez. Give him regular at-bats and you’ll see how he responds.

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