Opening Day is almost here and the 2022 chapter in the story of the Colorado Rockies franchise is about to be written. But what will this chapter look like when all is said and done? That’s the focus of our most recent podcast as we try to predict the future.
What could be the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Colorado Rockies in 2022? We explore some of the options in this podcast.
In this episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report podcast, we take a look at the best, worst, and the realistic expectations for the 2022 Colorado Rockies. Could this be a team that contends for a postseason spot with the expanded playoffs as a part of the game’s fabric this season? Yes, it’s possible, but it will take more than a few things to go right for Rocktober to return.
Among those things that need to go right for the Rockies? The team’s starting pitching has to avoid injuries as depth is a question to start the season, particularly with Peter Lambert and Ryan Rolison (both at one point considered contenders for the fifth starter role before the Rockies signed Chad Kuhl to a deal) starting the season on the injured list.
If the Rockies can hold their own to start the season, it will also take some moves at the deadline to bolster the team for a run at the second half. Will Bill Schmidt in his first trade deadline as the general manager (not the interim GM as he was last season) be aggressive if needed? We discuss the possibilities.
We also take a look at the things that could go wrong for the Rockies, as well as the key piece that Charlie Blackmon could well play in the overall success of the team as he returns to the leadoff hitter role.
Additionally, we take a look at the National League and which teams stand out from the pack on paper and which ones could already be in trouble.
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