The Colorado Rockies had their first full workout as a team on Monday in Scottsdale and there were four quotes from three different people that were intriguing.
The Colorado Rockies first workout as a team (both pitchers and catchers) was completed on Monday in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Rockies start game action on Saturday against their NL West and spring training complex rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks.
With the completion of the first workout, there was some quotes from players after the workout and Bud Black (before the workout) that were particularly intriguing and a few were a bit different than what we have heard in recent weeks. Let’s dive in.
The story of the offseason
If you’re reading this, you’re likely a Colorado Rockies fan so I don’t need to do a huge recap the entire offseason again. In short Nolan Arenado, who signed an 8-year extension last offseason, expressed his discontent the front office for their lack offseason moves a few weeks ago to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
As a result, the story has been the story of the offseason for the Rockies. If not for the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, it might actually be the biggest story of the offseason overall. However, Arenado is a bit surprised how much is has gained traction, locally and nationally, and he wants to move on from it.