Colorado can’t move or hide their bad contracts
We talked in this article about the domino effect for the Rockies if they could move Daniel Murphy’s contract in the offseason. His is likely the most movable of the aforementioned big contracts.
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So the Rockies are likely stuck with veteran players who aren’t living up to their deals in 2020. Certainly, if those veterans can rebound, all will be well. But there’s a slim chance of that being the case. After all, as an example, Ian Desmond’s struggles have been well-documented in his three Colorado seasons.
So if the Rockies can’t move them, can they hide them somehow? Can Desmond be used solely against left-handers (where his splits are actually productive)? Can Davis, Shaw and McGee be used in low-pressure situations while the Rockies hope Carlos Estevez, Jairo Diaz and Scott Oberg come through when they’re needed the most?
The answers to these questions will play a big role in Colorado’s record next season.