Colorado Rockies: 5 interesting quotes we heard from GM Jeff Bridich
By Kevin Henry
"“We’ll likely be a little more focused on our offense this offseason, as compared to last season when we were bullpen- and pitching-focused a little bit. A lot remains to be seen and learned at the GM meetings next week, and at the Winter Meetings. There are a lot of conversations still to be had and more information to be gleaned before a real, true course for our offseason is determined.”"
What could the Rockies have been like in 2018 if their hitting had matched their starting pitching? It may seem crazy to ever utter that sentence when talking about the Colorado franchise but it sums up many of the problems the Rockies faced last season.
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Those problems must be solved in the offseason. I asked Bridich later in the call if he thought the Rockies had enough young, homegrown talent to fill in some of the offensive gaps or would the Rockies have to look outside the organization and bring in free agents. His response was that it was probably going to be a mixture of the two.
We discussed in great detail last offseason how the Rockies needed to bring in a big bat to make an impact. That same drum will be beaten this offseason. However, it seems like Bridich may be much more willing to do it in 2019 than he was this time last year.
Also, don’t overlook the last part of this quote. Bridich’s quest for the NL West is still taking shape and could be somewhat determined by what he learns when he gathers with his colleagues over the next four to six weeks (and on phone calls in between).