As the 2022 season wraps up for the Colorado Rockies, there is a lot to make of what we have seen on the field and who is getting playing time.
With another losing record in the books (their fourth in a row), the Rockies have turned to more rookies in their lineup. This has been one thing that we haven’t seen much of in recent years and Rockies GM Bill Schmidt has been fairly forthcoming on what he thinks the club’s issues are.
On this episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report, Kevin Henry and I discuss what Schmidt said and much more.
Colorado Rockies: What to make of Bill Schmidt’s comments
Unlike his predecessor, Colorado Rockies GM Bill Schmidt is fairly open with the media on things. Some of the things that he said this past weekend were not necessarily backed up by the numbers, though, so we discuss the two main areas where this is the case.
We also discuss how the Rockies could look very different next year by how their lineups have been. Some players on their active roster have struggled in recent months and those players are getting very little playing time.
Michael Toglia has also been getting a lot of playing time but Elehuris Montero isn’t, despite Montero being the higher-ranked prospect. For each of them, their best defensive position is at first base … but the club’s lone All-Star C.J. Cron is there.
We discuss what that could mean for the trio and whether or not we think Charlie Blackmon will be back with the Rockies in 2023.
With all of the prospects coming up in recent months as well, we take a look back on the trade deadline and look to see where the Rockies could have alleviated some issues on their current roster and their roster heading in 2023.
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