On this episode of the podcast, we discuss the news of the day: The Colorado Rockies announcing that they have mutually agreed to part ways with General Manager Jeff Bridich.
My co-expert, Kevin Henry, and I discuss the announcement and what it means for the Rockies going forward.
We discuss how we came to this, including the Nolan Arenado trade and the backlash from it as well as the lack of secondary talent surrounding the team for much of their team history, and we discuss The Athletic’s two articles on the Rockies this offseason and how they did a huge number on the Rockies. We also discuss how the Rockies play on the field to start the season may have impacted this move as well.
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We also discuss Greg Feasel and what his promotion means for the Rockies. He is now the Rockies President and Chief Operating Officer when, previously, he was an Executive Vice President and COO. He becomes the Rockies first team President since Keli McGregor passed away in 2010.
Is that a sign that the Rockies are considering hiring a team President full-time?
And does that mean that Dick Monfort may be following through on his statement in February, after the Nolan Arenado trade, where he said that he said that “I have thought about firing myself” from a baseball operations role?
We talk about how Cardinals President John Mozeliak said that he “felt nauseous” that the deal wouldn’t be completed.
We mention some internal candidates to replace Bridich as an interim general manager for the rest of the season, including the two candidates that we think have the best shot at it.
The Rockies said in their statement that they will hire an interim general manager for the rest of the 2021 season and then hire a full-time general manager next offseason. Will they decide to stay with an internal candidate or go outside of the organization for a fresh perspective?
We also discuss why the article linked above from five weeks ago is becoming more true by the day.
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