Colorado Rockies: Drawing parallels between the Rockies and Red Sox

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DENVER, CO - JULY 25: A general view of the stadium as the Colorado Rockies take on the Houston Astros during interleague play at Coors Field on July 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Astros 3-2. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 25: A general view of the stadium as the Colorado Rockies take on the Houston Astros during interleague play at Coors Field on July 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Astros 3-2. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 02: Wade Davis #71 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs during the National League Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field on October 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 02: Wade Davis #71 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs during the National League Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field on October 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The Rockies are deep looking into 2019, and a key should be the bullpen. The team spent over $100 million on the bullpen last offseason and it almost totally flopped. Wade Davis had his ups and downs and had a decent 2018 but could still be better, but where to look in the ‘pen in right at Bryan Shaw and Jake McGee. If those two are healthy and on top of their games, the Colorado bullpen turns into a weapon versus a liability, and the stress can be taken off of the starters more.

Let’s take a look at the projected rosters for the upcoming season. Both are in fact PROJECTIONS, due to the fact that there are still some key free agents on the board.

C – Sandy Leon // Christian Vazquez

1B – Mitch Moreland
2B – Dustin Pedroia
SS – Xander Bogaerts
3B – Rafael Devers

LF – Andrew Benintendi
CF – Jackie Bradley Jr.
RF – Mookie Betts

DH – J.D. Martinez

SP – David Price // Chris Sale // Nathan Eovaldi // Rick Porcello // Eduardo Rodriguez

Bench: Eduardo Nuñez, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart, Vazquez//Leon

Bullpen: Ryan Brasier (CL), Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, Steven Wright, Tyler Thornburg, Bobby Poyner, Carson Smith

(All Red Sox roster info was garnered from our friends at BoSox Injection and Baseball Reference.)

The Colorado Rockies

C – Chris Iannetta

1B – Daniel Murphy
2B – Brendan Rodgers // Garrett Hampson // Ryan McMahon
SS – Trevor Story
3B – Nolan Arenado

LF – David Dahl
CF – Ian Desmond
RF – Charlie Blackmon

P – Kyle Freeland // Germán Márquez // Jon Gray // Tyler Anderson // Antonio Senzatela

Bench: Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson, Tony Wolters, (extra outfield bat)

Bullpen: Wade Davis (CL), Bryan Shaw, Mike Dunn, Jake McGee, Scott Oberg, Chris Rusin, Chad Bettis, Harrison Musgrave

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