Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Colorado Rockies fans celebrating in the United States of America or wherever else you may be celebrating. We hope that you have a great time with your friends and/or family today and this weekend as well before the holiday season comes upon us.
As a Colorado Rockies fan, times have been tough in the last few seasons as the team has not been very good but there are five different things that Colorado Rockies fans should be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Jeff Bridich is out as the general manager of the Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies fans has something to be thankful for in April when Jeff Bridich resigned as the general manager of the club.
Rockies fans had been calling for his job for years due to his poor free agent signings, trades (or lack thereof when the team was in contention), and lack of franchise direction, among numerous other things.
Some Rockies fans are not happy that Bill Schmidt has been named as the new GM but anyway you look at it, at least thus far, he has been an upgrade over Bridich. That doesn’t say much but Schmidt has only been the official GM since October 2 (since he was the interim GM before). Fans should give him a little bit of time to see how he can differentiate himself from Bridich.
Schmidt did make what could be some mistakes in not offering Jon Gray a qualifying offer (and not resigning him) and not trading Trevor Story at the trade deadline. They look like mistakes now but with the way offseasons usually develop, anything could change.