Like so many of you, I have been counting down the days until the Colorado Rockies once again take the field. Pitchers and catchers reporting and spring training getting underway sounds especially good on chilly days such as these in Denver.
We talked about one of the biggest questions facing Colorado the other day in this article. That rather large question mark is this: Who will replace Adam Ottavino in the Rockies bullpen? A pitcher who was so dominant on so many occasions last season will certainly be missed in late innings and clutch situations in 2019.
Sure, there are players who can step up to fill Ottavino’s role … but will they? That is the question that is nagging so many Colorado fans right now and one of the biggest reasons why there was so much angst when the deal with the New York Yankees was reported.
Of course, we don’t have a crystal ball to know the answer to that question … or some of the other burning questions entering the latter stages of the offseason. However, today, we’re going to take our best guesses. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of those questions and make some bold predictions.