The long and tumultuous offseason is finally over. Colorado Rockies pitchers and catchers reported to spring training and Opening Day is a mere six weeks away … but it didn’t take long for the front office to make things even more uncomfortable.
Asked by Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post on Tuesday if he had anything to say regarding Arenado, he replied: “Nothing. There is no comment. I haven’t had any comment to this point, so we’ll move past that. Next question.” You can see the tense Q&A moment here.
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Are you kidding me?!?! All you have to say is “no comment?”
For the last month, as this situation has been the headline in a countless number of articles and has created a lot of rumors and speculation, one would think that Bridich would know that this question was going to be asked as soon as he walked through the clubhouse doors. Yet, he still has no answer to an honest and extremely valid question.
If he can’t even put together a short answer to this question, I have different question for him: What do you do?
Over the winter, he made zero Major League signings to upgrade a team that only won 71 games in 2019. This lack of spending makes the Rockies the only Major League Baseball team to not spend a dollar in free agency.
If he was not thinking of a way to improve the club, wouldn’t you think he would have at least thought of a way to explain to the media the one question that he knew would be asked?
I have tried to give Bridich the benefit of the doubt. After back-to-back playoff appearances, he deserved it. Unfortunately, with the ridiculous past free agent signings and this never-ending Arenado saga, the truth has never been more clear. The Rockies will never build a championship-caliber team with Jeff Bridich at the helm.