Colorado Rockies podcast: Looking back at 2021 and ahead to 2022
By Kevin Henry
With the Major League Baseball offseason paused by the lockout and New Year’s Eve knocking on the door, it’s a great time to look back at 2021 for the Colorado Rockies and look ahead to what 2022 might bring for the franchise.
In our latest podcast, we talk 2021 Colorado Rockies highlights and quirks, as well as what could change for the team in 2022
A 161-game schedule for the Colorado Rockies? The emergence of Connor Joe? Lucas Gilbreath becoming such a big part of the Rockies bullpen? Ryan McMahon taking his defensive skills to the next level? There was plenty to talk about from the 2021 season and we look back at some of the moments that stood out to us, as well as some of the statistics about which we are still shaking our heads.
We also touch upon an article by our Kevin Larson looking at potential New Year’s Resolutions for certain members of the Rockies as well as the front office. Two of the resolutions in the article center around Connor Joe and Raimel Tapia. What are their roles with the 2022 Rockies? We discuss the possibilities.
With the lockout in place, there are still plenty of questions surrounding the Rockies, including what (if any) free agents will be brought in. We also still don’t know if the designated hitter will really be a part of things for the National League in 2022. If it happens, do the Rockies have enough depth to find a DH from within and give players “off days” by letting them just hit during long homestands at Coors Field? It’s a question we discuss.
We also talk about the 2022 schedule and some of the road trips that might be interesting to be a part of in the New Year.
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