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Rockies news and links for December 31, 2018

Rockies have clear objective on to-do list | Rockies.com

As we wind down 2018, we can think about what went well this year as well as what things need some work for 2019. First and foremost, the Rockies need to work out a deal with Nolan Arenado. There’s still a lot to work out, in terms of cost and such, but this would certainly help the Rockies reach the playoffs for the third year in a row. It seems like the Rockies are holding out on expensive players, and this could possibly be due to saving up for a deal with Arenado.

Another to-do is potentially upgrading the catcher. The position behind the plate was somewhat problematic in 2018, at least in terms of offense. Tony Wolters and Chris Iannetta did pretty well, but the Rockies need that extra batting help in 2019. The Rockies also need to figure out what to do with the valuable depth that they have. Ryan McMahon showed some serious potential in 2018, and if the Rockies can figure out the best way to utilize him, they might find real success. The Rockies have shown that they are preferential to the veteran presence, but the youth have some real talent to offer.

Next, the Rockies have some solid options in terms of pitching. Kyle Freeland wowed us all in 2018, and German Marquez was nothing to scoff at. If Tyler Anderson and Jon Gray can figure their game out, the Rockies pitching could be unbeatable. Finally, the Rockies need to settle the bullpen. After spending a fortune on the bullpen last year, things didn’t quite pan out. If the Rockies can get this figured out, they are looking at a dominating 2019.

The best wins of 2018 for all 30 teams | MLB.com

There were some very impressive wins in the 2018 season. MLB.com has put together a list of the best of the 2018 season, and it’s worth a read, without a doubt. The Rockies win in the Wild Card Game made the list. This was a phenomenal game, with Kyle Freeland playing like a rockstar. It was a tough win, and it epitomized the Rockies 2018 season. It was a pitching battle, with Tony Wolters also doing his part. Check this list to see what kinds of wins each team had.