In his latest Rockie Road podcast, Rox Pile’s Jake Shapiro tackles the news and rumors of the offseason so far. And, let’s be honest, there has been a lot more of “what might happen” when it comes to the Colorado Rockies than “this is what happened.”
However, one of the few bits of true news that has happened this offseason has been the recent 40-man roster moves by the Colorado Rockies. Protecting players from being picked off in the upcoming Rule 5 draft, the Rockies made moves to make sure those players with a promising future in the organization were kept safe. However, Jordan Patterson was the casualty of the roster moves as the Rockies designated him for assignment. Shapiro goes through the moves and what they mean in his podcast that you can hear by clicking here.
Shapiro also discusses the recent coaching changes that happened within the Rockies organization, most notably the decision to part ways with hitting coach Duane Espy. Who will take his place and how will it kickstart the offense? We talked about it in this article and, on the podcast, Shapiro dives into his thoughts on the matter as well.
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And let’s not forget all of the rumors swirling regarding the Rockies. Are they going to make a splash of any kind in the offseason? Will they strengthen their positions behind the plate, at first base and/or in the outfield? Will they rely on young players who have come up through the system to fill the needs? Or will it be a mixture of both? Shapiro gives his thoughts on the matter.
Again, to listen to the latest Rockie Road podcast, please click here.
We know the MLB Hot Stove will be heating up soon and Rox Pile will be in Las Vegas for the upcoming Winter Meetings, keeping you updated on the latest rumors and happenings. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter for the latest news.
As always, you can submit your questions for an upcoming podcast by reaching Shapiro at RockieRoadPodcast@gmail.com. Also, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below!