Colorado Rockies: Reading between the lines of Nolan Arenado’s Sunday comments
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The 2020 Rockies are going to be a 94-win team?
Another one of the coinciding stories of the offseason is that Rockies owner Dick Monfort said that he believes the Rockies will win 94 games in 2020. That number was reached by “an analytical staff” that “interpolated” that number based off of what the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Rockies achieved.
Arenado discussed those comments on Sunday, as well.
"“We’re here,” Arenado said. “They believe it. They’ve said some things in the paper that they believe we can win, so I have to be optimistic. I can’t just sit here and just mope about this. I’m optimistic. It’s Spring Training. You never know what can happen.”"
What Arenado meant
He says that “they” believe that they can win 94 games. He does not share that belief. This is further backed up by his comments to Tim Brown on Friday and the comment in the next sentence of the quote where he said then, and on Sunday, that “I have to be” optimistic. He is not optimistic, at least fully.
Obviously, anything could happen since baseball is actually played by humans and not on a computer or on paper but since all we have currently to tell us what to look forward to in the season is computer projections and what the team looks like on paper, the Rockies are, as currently constructed, not close to a 94 win team.
If you have doubts on that, that record would make the Rockies the best team in franchise history? Is this team better than any Rockies team ever?