The Colorado Rockies have a lot of questions to be answered this offseason, but three very big questions will determine the fate of the team for years.
The Colorado Rockies have largely had the same team for the past four seasons and for two of those seasons, they were Wild Card playoff teams. For the last two seasons, though, they have had good starts to seasons only to fall off and play like one of, if not, the worst teams in baseball.
Whether the Rockies are truly the team that fans saw in 2017 and 2018, the team fans saw in 2019 and 2020, or somewhere in between is for you to decide.
As we head in 2021, though, the Monforts and the Rockies front office must answer three very important questions.
Will Nolan Arenado be on the team in 2021?
There were plenty of trade rumors surrounding Nolan Arenado last offseason (and recently, we looked back on three of the biggest rumors/proposals) and they will likely continue this offseason. Arenado can opt-out after the season and, with the way the Rockies have played in the last two seasons coupled with his desire to win a World Championship, he may decide to opt-out, especially if he has a season like he usually does.
There’s no question that Arenado’s trade value is down from where it was this time last offseason since the acquiring team would have one less year of control on Arenado and Arenado was injured for most of 2020 and, as a result, did not have a good season.
We all know as well that Nolan Arenado and Jeff Bridich have not been on the best of terms of late either. Recently, Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry discussed this as he believes that it is the most important thing to be answered this offseason.