Colorado Rockies: Five interesting quotes from the end-of-season presser

DENVER, CO - APRIL 25: The Denver skyline provides a backdrop for the ballpark as the field is prepared for the Pittsburgh Pirates to face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 25, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Pirates defeated the Rockies 6-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 25: The Denver skyline provides a backdrop for the ballpark as the field is prepared for the Pittsburgh Pirates to face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 25, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Pirates defeated the Rockies 6-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JULY 06: Daniel Murphy #9 of the Colorado Rockies gestures to the crowd after hitting a solo home run off of Robbie Ray #38 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning at Chase Field on July 06, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JULY 06: Daniel Murphy #9 of the Colorado Rockies gestures to the crowd after hitting a solo home run off of Robbie Ray #38 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning at Chase Field on July 06, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

Jeff Bridich: “I thought Daniel’s year all the way around was just OK.”

Colorado’s GM is talking about Daniel Murphy here, the biggest offseason signing for the Rockies heading into the 2019 campaign.

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The 34-year-old Murphy posted 0.2 WAR this season, hitting .279 in 478 plate appearances. That was the lowest batting average for Murphy since his first full season in the Majors in 2009 with the New York Mets. Of course, Murphy’s season was sidetracked in the second game of the season when he suffered an avulsion fracture of his left index finger. It wouldn’t be until early June that he raised his average above .240 as he rushed back to action without the finger fully healing.

It was disappointing for Murphy as he struggled in the field and at first base. However, Bud Black tried to spin it positively on Tuesday.

“I think another offseason with Daniel of getting in work at first base and taking the steps that he has told me he’s going to take this winter to come back with a vengeance and play like he’s capable both on defense and on offense, I think we’ll see a different Daniel Murphy next year.”

Rockies fans certainly hope so.

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