Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich is in his third year as the team’s architect, and the 2017 version of the club feels completely different than the one he took over after a hugely disappointing 2014 campaign.
Sure, Bridich inherited stars (and, at the time, budding stars) like Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez, and DJ LeMahieu. But it wasn’t until after the Harvard grad took the reigns that the Rockies started to show significant player development strides at the major league level.
The pitchers—notably Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson, and the crop of impressive rookies this year—finally started to break through after years of unfulfilled promise. Hitters such as David Dahl, Trevor Story, and Tony Wolters—an out-of-nowhere waiver claim for whom Bridich deserves a ton of credit—have followed suit while they’ve been on the field. Free-agent signing Mark Reynolds has been a god send, and a presence to cover up the failures of other signings (namely, Gerardo Parra) during Bridich’s tenure.
Oh, and the picture painted from the He Who Shall Not Be Named trade is also a little clearer, though still far from complete. That’s in addition to the Corey Dickerson trade, which looks good for the Rockies so far due to the performances of German Marquez and Jake McGee.
We haven’t formally asked the readers and community for a quite a while. In fact, the last time we ran a poll was after the Rockies sat inactive at the 2016 trade deadline. Here’s the last update:
Now it’s once again your turn to weigh in—and we’ll make sure you get a chance to do so up through this year’s trade deadline, at the very least. The reason? This Rockies team looks good, but it’s not perfect. But for the first time in years, it appears they’ll be in position—and will be expected—to make moves to bolster the major league club.
We’ll keep you informed along the way about what potential players and deals will be out there and available to the Rockies. Your job is to express your level of confidence in Bridich and his staff to get those moves done, as well as take into account what the regime has already accomplished.
So, without further ado—make your choice, let us know in the comments why you made said choice, and we’ll round up the results and best responses and throw them in a post early next week.
Do you approve of the job Rockies GM Jeff Bridich is doing?
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