Colorado Rockies: Looking ahead to 3 interesting arbitration cases | Rox Pile
The season is over for all but two teams, and unfortunately the Colorado Rockies are not one of them. With the offseason underway for our favorite team, many have started to look at what sort of moves the team could make for 2019. Much of the focus has been on potential trades and free agent expenditures, but there will also be a focus on the payday of the Rockies’ arbitration-eligible players, of which there are eight. The focus will be on Nolan Arenado, who is projected to earn a record-setting $26.1 million in his final trip through the arbitration process. Kevin Henry of Rox Pile highlights three other intriguing cases— Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson and Trevor Story.
2018 Phillies in review: The Gabe Kapler Decision Maker | The Good Phight
I quite enjoyed this “Choose Your Own Adventure”-styled review of Gabe Kapler’s management (or mismanagement) of the 2018 Philadelphia Phillies. Credit to Ethan Witte of The Good Phight for putting it together.
Yasmani Grandal’s October From Hell | FanGraphs
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal has not had a good postseason. For the Rockies, perhaps a team looking for catching help in the offseason, perhaps this could be good news! The price tag for impending free agent Grandal could come down a bit considering that the backstop’s struggles both offensively and defensively have been so pronounced. On the other hand, the Rockies may shy away from a player who has been offering such little value at a time when it matters most. Jay Jaffe of FanGraphs goes into detail on Grandal’s overall rollercoaster ride of a season offensively and features quotes from the catcher on his own defensive struggles. For his part, Grandal underplayed the notion that he was doing much wrong defensively, insisting that there’s little a catcher can do when a ball hits the dirt.