In this episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report, we take a deep dive into whether or not the Colorado Rockies could or should carry 13 pitchers and 13 position players or 14 pitchers and 12 position players on Opening Day.
Rockies manager Bud Black spoke about that with the media on Wednesday morning so we have his thoughts on the situation as well as our own thoughts on that.
We also discuss who could be on the bench or in the bullpen, depending on how many pitchers or position players they decide to carry. Some of the players that have played the best in spring training still might not find their way onto the roster.
Intertwined with that is how the Rockies schedule unfolds to start the season and through Memorial Day.
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The Rockies schedule to start the season is not an easy one.
The Rockies have a lot of NL West competition along with short homestands and road trips as well. They also have a five-week period with only two off-days.
But they have four off-days in the first three weeks so the Rockies could decide to carry fewer pitchers, as a result. They also won’t need a fifth starter until April 10. In the first two months of the season, the Rockies will also face their former teammate, Nolan Arenado, and the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis.
We also discuss our recent article on Greg Bird and what he learned while he was a New York Yankee, who he learned from, and how he is the “veteran” who is now sharing that information with young Rockies players.
We also discuss another recent article that we had where we made the case that the 2021 season will be the most important in Colorado Rockies history because the season could change the way the Rockies operate and, perhaps, even who’s operating the team in the near future.
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