Colorado Rockies podcast: The return of Mark Reynolds and more

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 01: Mark Reynolds
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 01: Mark Reynolds /

We are less than two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to the Colorado Rockies spring training complex in Scottsdale. Despite the short timeline, there are still plenty of questions to be answered about this year’s squad.

Among those questions is perhaps the most agonizing query of all: Can the Colorado Rockies finally overtake the Los Angeles Dodgers this year and capture their first-ever National League West title? Both teams have made moves recently to bolster their roster with the Dodgers signing A.J. Pollock away from their division rival in Arizona and the Rockies bringing back Mark Reynolds on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Does the Pollock signing cement Los Angeles at the top again? Will the Dodgers or Rockies make any more moves that could shift power or raise some eyebrows? These are just some of the questions tackled by Rox Pile’s Jake Shapiro in his latest Rockie Road podcast.

During a recent scrum with local media members, Shapiro sat down for an exclusive chat with Colorado catcher Tony Wolters. The hero of last year’s Wild Card Game win talked about the offseason and what can be expected from Colorado’s battery this season.

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There is no question that Wolters will be under the microscope this season as he works to bounce back from a disappointing 2018 campaign. Can Wolters, Chris Iannetta and perhaps even Tom Murphy be enough to help the Rockies reach their third consecutive postseason?

Shapiro also discusses the Yankees signing Troy Tulowitzki, DJ LeMahieu and Adam Ottavino and how the Bronx suddenly has a lot of purple surging through its veins.

Next. Bud Black discusses the competition for the starting second base job. dark

All of this and plenty more (including a look back at some of the predictions made by a media roundtable during a recent Rocky Mountain SABR event) can be found on the most recent Rockie Road podcast. Click here to listen to it.