Get decent returns for Blackmon, Story, and Gray
Writing about Rockies greats (who defined one of the most prosperous eras in franchise history) leaving is painful, but it feels inevitable. Hopefully Charlie, Trevor, and the Gray Wolf have strong first halves of the season and the front office doesn’t let them walk for nothing. Unlike the trade with the Cardinals, it seems reasonable to get at least one top-10 prospect for at least one of these guys. If that’s too much to ask, maybe for all three of them? If it is, a nice story would be for Story and Blackmon to end up back near their roots in Texas and Georgia, respectively. They all deserve the best and much more.
The stands will be at full capacity in September
When all of Colorado’s best players are gone and the sun sets on an era, you won’t be able to tell by Coors Field attendance. Nearly two years away from baseball will have us all back in the stands and further motivating the front office that change isn’t necessary. As a great Purple Dino Podcaster once said, “Party Deck Against the World.”