Jeff Bridich: “A lot of times, the easy thing is to say, let’s just move on, get rid, get new faces in here and sweep in changes. But that’s not realistic for us. That’s not who we are. And sometimes the patience pays off.”
One of the examples given on Tuesday about players who have come back from bad seasons is Scott Oberg, who was optioned to Triple-A before transforming into Colorado’s most reliable reliever. The same was mentioned with Adam Ottavino in the years before he went to the New York Yankees in the offseason.
That seems to be the hope for many on Colorado’s 2019 roster, including Kyle Freeland. Patience was stressed time and time again on Tuesday, and you got the sense that the Rockies were hoping offseason work would result in bounceback years for many of the pitchers and players who faltered in 2019.
If you’re looking for big change from the Rockies, don’t expect it under the watch of Bridich. This is a franchise that will be looking for results from the players already in-house rather than making big changes and bringing in help from the outside.