Let’s face it … the Colorado Rockies are not going to make their third consecutive postseason appearance. It’s August 1 and the Rockies have a 50-59 record. They sit in last place in the National League West and are 7.5 games back of the second NL Wild Card spot.
With a very quiet trade deadline in the rearview mirror, what comes next for the Colorado Rockies? There are still two months left in the season and those two months should be spent evaluating talent to see what moves need to be made in the offseason to prepare the Rockies for another run at Rocktober in 2020.
September’s roster expansion will be a key to seeing exactly how deep Colorado’s farm system is and which players are ready to make an impact at the Major League level. We talk about that and more in our latest podcast, which you can hear by clicking below.
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Another move we discuss in the podcast is taking Wade Davis out of the closer role and handing it over to Scott Oberg or Carlos Estevez. If Davis isn’t going to be the closer in 2020, isn’t now a great time to see exactly who might be that guy for the Rockies?
Obviously there are a lot of things that the Rockies need to evaluate before the offseason, the Winter Meetings and the 2020 campaign. While nothing may come out of the 2019 season playoff-wise, plenty of foundation can be built heading into 2020 … if the Rockies approach it the right way.
That includes seeing if Ryan McMahon is ready to assume the role of the first baseman of the future for this team. With Daniel Murphy struggling defensively, could a swap be made with McMahon and Murphy on the infield to see what a difference it could make? It’s an idea.
We talk about this and much more in the podcast, which you can hear by clicking here.