Prior to Wednesday afternoon’s getaway game, Colorado Rockies manager and newly tabbed interim general manager Bill Schmidt spoke to the media, including Rox Pile.
We learned five things from them about how Schmidt views the team and how the Rockies will look going forward.
Here’s what they had to say.
Bill Schmidt on what could happen with Trevor Story and Jon Gray
Schmidt was asked multiple times by multiple reporters on Zoom about what the future of Trevor Story and Jon Gray will be with the Rockies.
After all, if Schmidt ends up just being the interim GM and the Rockies find another GM this offseason, his tenure will end up being known for what he ended up doing with Story and Gray and, ultimately, on whether or not Schmidt helped the Rockies find a path to take since they are currently at a crossroads.
So, here’s what he had to say about the future of Story and Gray in a Rockies uniform.
"“We’ll address that at the appropriate time and now is not the appropriate time,” said Schmidt."
That was the entire quote for the first time he was asked. He doubled down when somebody else asked about it in a different way.
"“Like I said, we’ll address that at an appropriate time,” said Schmidt. “Right now, he’s a Rockie. When you draft and develop kids, yes, you fall in love with them. You care a lot about them, because you’ve known them when they’re 17, 18 years old and your intent is always, as a scouting director, that they’re going to be with the Rockies forever (but the) reality is, as we know, is not case. There will be an appropriate time to (discuss that)”."
When asked if it would be him, owner Dick Monfort, and/or Rockies President Greg Feasel in charge of trying to extend him, Schmidt said “I’d like to think that I’d be a part of that conversation and we’ll do it as a group.”