The Colorado Rockies know what their issues are
This is one thing that Bill Schmidt is undoubtedly better at than Bridich: team evaluation. The Colorado Rockies know that they have issues. They know that they need help with their bullpen. They know they need some offense and they know they need outfield help.
With Bridich, it was a “we know they can be a playoff team” attitude but Schmidt said that he knows they have pieces to win in Colorado but said, “we just need more pieces.”
Most fans would probably say that they need a lot more pieces but Schmidt has at least admitted that they need more pieces.
That is a start. Whether or not the issues are solved is something that we can only evaluate when winter gives way to spring but they know there are issues when before, the issues were flatly denied and ignored.
Colorado Rockies fans are one year closer to seeing Zac Veen, Drew Romo, and others in the majors
The Colorado Rockies do not have a great farm system, especially at the upper levels of the minor leagues. Most of their talent lies in High-A Spokane and Low-A Fresno.
That’s where the Rockies top talent is, including 2020 first-round draft picks Zac Veen and Drew Romo. Veen hit .301/.399/.501 at Fresno in 2021 so he will likely start the season out in Spokane and, if he does well there, perhaps, the Rockies will promote him to Hartford by the end of the season. Romo also was in Fresno and he hit .314/.345/.439 so he will likely be in the same boat as Veen in 2022.