Remember that moment in the movie Groundhog Day where Bill Murray’s character utters the immortal line, “There is no way that this winter is ever going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out.” This is where we are with the Major League Baseball lockout that has shut down any kind of transactions (and momentum) with the Colorado Rockies or any other MLB team.
In this podcast, we talk about the current Major League Baseball lockout and its impact on the Colorado Rockies
With the Colorado Rockies having made no moves before the lockout went into effect in an effort to improve the team from last year’s 74-87 mark, will a lockout that could impact the length of spring training and (worst case) regular season schedule hurt the Rockies more than those teams who brought in free agents before the lockout kicked into place? We discuss the possibilities and what a shorter signing period might mean for the franchise and its pursuit of free agents.
We also discuss a recent article from The Athletic (subscription required) that discusses the one player who might not be on his current team’s roster when the Opening Day of the 2022 season finally rolls around. For the Rockies, that player is Raimel Tapia, a player we have also discussed as a trade target in the past. We talk about this article as well as other players on the list who could potentially be a fit for the Rockies.
Will MLB owners and the MLBPA come together to bang out an agreement before the start of spring training? That’s the hope, but it’s looking like a longer and longer long shot as each day passes. What will that do to the sport and any enthusiasm for it? We talk about the possibilities.
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