In the past day or two, there have been a few items of note in the news about the Colorado Rockies.
On Wednesday, Mike Petriello of MLB.com reported the projected numbers for “fielding runs” and the Colorado Rockies are in the middle of the pack (16th overall). That might surprise some Rockies fans, considering the defense of
but with the outfield of
having a combined -33 Defensive Runs Saved last season per Baseball Reference, it’s easy to see why the Rockies are in the middle of the pack. They will all be at different positions in 2019 but also, the Rockies lost
to free agency. They were two of the three highest Rockies in DRS and they combined for 24 DRS last season.
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Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post published an article yesterday about how former Rockies outfielder
and how he has not yet been signed by any team. Saunders spoke to some Rockies players about him not being signed and one of them was catcher
. He said that he thinks that it is “terrible” that Gonzalez hasn’t been signed. Iannetta said that he doesn’t understand why because he is still a “[w]ell above average” player. Obviously, Wins Above Replacement isn’t the “be all, end all” in stats but at least by that, Gonzalez has a bWAR of 0.2 in the past two seasons with an OPS+ of 92.
largely agreed with Iannetta but he thinks that Gonzalez is still on the market because “teams that don’t have a chance to win the World Series aren’t going to sign someone who can make their ballclub better.” Reynolds thinks that the system needs to change and he has an idea how to change it as well. You can see what his idea is in the full article