For those who have not been paying attention, the Colorado Rockies have been playing some good baseball as of late. Winners of five straight and 10 of 17 in the month of June, the Rockies have shown there is still some fight in this team.
But don’t let the recent success deceive you. Just look at the Rockies’ overall 5-27 record on the road and it is still completely obvious that they are still a really bad baseball team.
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That being said, what do the future plans of the Rockies look like?
Especially if they just happen to have a somewhat respectable season and end up winning 70-plus games, what the Rockies future plans look like? Do they go with an entire rebuild approach (as they should) or do they try to build off some of the pieces that they have in place?
In the Nolan Arenado post-mortem press conference, owner Dick Monfort famously said that he believes that the team has the pieces in place to be competitive right now. As laughable as that statement was and still is, for that matter, he was completely serious and that is a scary thought for Rockies’ fans.
If he thinks the Rockies’ can be competitive in the extremely deep NL West with the core that he currently has, will he give interim General Manager Bill Schmidt or whoever is named the permanent GM the authority to make the necessary moves to build an actual winner that the people in Colorado deserve?
The idea of tanking, especially in baseball, is not good but if the Rockies don’t end up losing 90 or more games, Monfort might happen to believe that the Rockies are on a winning path and could decide to hang onto some of the expendable pieces that could bring a nice return to a depleted farm system.
As good as it feels to watch the Rockies not struggle for a change, this season is already a lost cause. Don’t give Dick Monfort hope that he did the right thing with the Arenado trade by having a respectable season.