Colorado Rockies: 5 interesting Winter Meetings quotes from Jeff Bridich
By Kevin Henry
"“That doesn’t mean we ignore Major League free agents and that definitely doesn’t mean we ignore trade possibilities with other teams. Or waiver claim possibilities with other teams. There is no perfect equation or set of variables in an equation that is going to let us know how a pitcher is going to do at Coors Field. A lot of it, I think, is what goes on between the ears.”"
Translation: Bridich was asked about the importance of having a pitcher come up through Colorado’s farm system and be prepared for pitching at altitude. His last sentence is very telling. Sometimes it boils down to the mental side of the game as much as the physical side.
Colorado’s GM likes what he has in Kyle Freeland, German Marquez and Jon Gray. He also likes that the group does this…
"And you have a young group like that that can literally grow together and challenge each other and make each other better. There’s value in that, too."
Can Peter Lambert and Antonio Senzatela be part of this young group that makes an impact on the mound in a big way? The Rockies are betting on it. And they’re betting on it more than spending money on someone to come in from outside and try to figure out the difference in pitching in Denver versus somewhere much closer to sea level.