The Colorado Rockies need to address the starting rotation
The Colorado Rockies starting rotation was the team’s strength in 2021. So why do they need to address it? First and foremost, they need to address it because the Rockies lost Jon Gray. Secondly, when one (or more) starters were injured in 2021, what depth options did the Rockies have? Chi Chi González. That’s not a good option.
The Rockies, essentially, admitted they have no starting pitching depth when they called up Ryan Feltner from Double-A Hartford in September as an emergency starter for a few games. That says that they didn’t trust the guys in Triple-A enough that they decided to add a guy to the 40-man roster from Double-A who was in Reading, Pennsylvania (across the country) at the time.
That tells you all you need to know right there. They have little to no depth.
Sure, Peter Lambert is back and Ryan Rolison should be healthy but if the Rockies truly believe that they are going to be a playoff-caliber team like they think they will be, they aren’t going to have a) that little of depth and b) be relying on a pitcher just coming back from Tommy John surgery or a guy who was injured in 2021 and has never thrown a pitch in the majors for 150+ innings in 2022.
The Rockies, in all reality, are not going to be a contending team in 2022 but even to make a step forward, they can’t be regressing and that could be a regression on the team.