Colorado Rockies: The 3 biggest tasks left in the 2019 season

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 07: Mike Moustakas #18 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates scoring on a balk by the pitcher Scott Oberg #45 of the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning of Game Three of the National League Division Series at Coors Field on October 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 07: Mike Moustakas #18 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates scoring on a balk by the pitcher Scott Oberg #45 of the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning of Game Three of the National League Division Series at Coors Field on October 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 23: Dom Nunez #58 of the Colorado Rockies reacts after striking out in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on August 23, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players’ Weekend. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 23: Dom Nunez #58 of the Colorado Rockies reacts after striking out in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on August 23, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players’ Weekend. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) /

Thing 2: See what the youngsters/new players have

It feels like we have said this numerous times, but the Rockies need to see what young players like Dom Nunez, Sam Hilliard, Josh Fuentes, Yonathan Daza and Garrett Hampson can bring when provided regular playing time.

Not occasional playing time. Regular.

The franchise also needs to see how pitchers such as Sam Howard, Phillip Diehl, Joe Harvey, Wes Parsons, Rico Garcia and James Pazos can make a difference on the mound … or can they?

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I understand the concept of competitive play, but rolling out Jake McGee, Wade Davis and Bryan Shaw does little to help the Rockies understand what the next generation of the bullpen can do against some of the best current teams in the National League.

Certainly, keeping the lack of a 100-loss season alive is great and playing spoiler is tremendous, but even more important is seeing what the Rockies actually have in some of these younger players and what they could (or could not) bring to the franchise in the future is more important.

Wins and losses at this stage of the season aren’t as impactful on the 2020 season as looking at young players now in actual game situations. Put in the fresh faces and let’s see how they perform.

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