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Full disclosure as well, I expect the Rockies to add another bat before the season, so this lineup can be improved, even though it’s not bad.
The Rockies also added Dave Magadan as hitting coach who was an instrumental part of the Red Sox runs in the mid 2000s.
Basically everyone on the Red Sox had career years last season; they had everybody playing well all at the same time, nobody really seemed to get hurt the whole season, and it culminated in one of the most dominant start to finish teams we’ve seen in a long time.
The Rockies were inconsistent to say the least last season. Ian Desmond never put it all together (and he hasn’t in a Rockies uniform thus far), the expensive bullpen was a mess, the catching was atrocious at times (offensively and defensively, with the exception of Tony Wolters), and the back end of the rotation never seemed to gain their footing.
But if you’re the Rockies, you’ve got to feel good about you’re team going into 2019, and if you use your own assets, which the Rockies have plenty of, to get the players to put you over the edge (i.e. Chris Sale, Steve Pearce and Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox in 2018), you could be looking at the Rockies’ best chance to compete for a World Series in their history.