SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Colorado Rockies have already made some free agent signings to change the look of their roster, but what do the moves really mean for the team in 2022? That’s the focus of the latest episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report podcast.
In our latest podcast, we talk about the new position players and pitchers that could impact the Colorado Rockies this season
From shortstop José Iglesias to outfielder Scott Schebler (who we talked with exclusively for this article) to pitchers Alex Colomé and Chad Kuhl, there are some new additions for the Colorado Rockies as spring training kicks into high gear at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick here in Scottsdale. Of the four players listed above, only Schebler is being brought in as one of 10 spring training non-roster invitees.
That means, while he could impact the team this season, the likelihood of the other three making a bigger splash is much greater. That list starts with Iglesias, a veteran shortstop who takes over a position that has a history of star power (Troy Tulowitzki and Trevor Story) at Coors Field. What can Iglesias contribute to the team from an offensive and defensive standpoint? We discuss the possibilities.
Colomé will also be a new player to watch this season, especially as his role develops in the Colorado bullpen. While manager Bud Black has not yet called him the closer, we look at what Colomé brings to Coors Field as well as how he fits into a back end of the bullpen where Daniel Bard and Carlos Estévez are also expected to play roles.
The fifth starter position for the Rockies is also an area to watch. Will Kuhl and his background with the Pittsburgh Pirates land him the job as the veteran, or will Ryan Rolison or Peter Lambert take the final spot? It’s another topic of discussion in this episode.
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