During a recent conference call with local media members (including Rox Pile), Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich discussed how that one of his focuses for the offseason will be improving Colorado’s offense in 2019.
It’s no secret that the Colorado Rockies struggled last season at the plate, particularly in September and October when the franchise had a chance to grab its first-ever National League West title. It’s also no secret that the Rockies are going to have to do better offensively if they have any chance of dethroning the Los Angeles Dodgers in the division.
So if the Rockies are going to improve their offense, how will they do that? Will they rely on younger players like Ryan McMahon, David Dahl, Garrett Hampson and others to step in for players who are potentially departing the team? Or will they look to veteran players to come in and provide a jolt to the lineup?
That is the question that I asked Bridich during the conference call. Does he believe the younger players can raise up the Colorado offense or will he need to shop from other teams to make that happen? His answer to my question follows, as well as my thoughts on what his answer means.