9:08 PM EST, Fri January 24, 2020
Rox Pile 10 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: What if Nolan Arenado is in the wrong?

The pitchforks are sharpened. The torches have been lit. It is time to run Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich out of town, right? The gigantic controversy between the team GM and Colorado Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado exploded this week and it is clear who the fans have sided with. It wasn’t a […] Colorado Rockies: What if Nolan Arenado is in the wrong? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row 11 hours ago
Jeff Bridich created this Nolan Arenado mess

Jeff Bridich created this Nolan Arenado mess

Understanding Bridich’s choices in the context they were made only hurts the Rockies position Less than 12 months ago, on this very website, we declared that Jeff Bridich was a general manager presiding over a golden age of Rockies baseball. His strengths and weaknesses had become clear, but there was enough evidence to say that he had done well because the Rockies were coming off back-to-back playoff appearances and their two most popular stars, Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado, were signed to long-term extensions. Oh, the difference a year can make. The Rockies went from a 91-win...
Purple Row 13 hours ago
Friday Rockpile: Stop trying to trade away Nolan Arenado

Friday Rockpile: Stop trying to trade away Nolan Arenado

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Rockies news and links for Friday, January 24, 2020 Kick Rox: Arenado's Still Elite, and Colorado Just Committed Malpractice | Baseball Prospectus ($) Matthew Trueblood has an excellent analysis of Nolan Arenado as a player as well as the context of this situation. First, he re-frames the opt out as a five-year player option, which points to the leverage Arenado has. Then he digs into Nolan's hard-hit rate and aggressive approach to signal that maybe his skillset is already starting to decline. However, BP's Deserved Runs Created (DRC) show that there are other...
Call to the Pen Jan 23, 2020

Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon is DJ LeMahieu 2.0

All the attention in Colorado has been on Nolan Arenado trade rumors and his discontent.  You should shift your attention to Ryan McMahon. The Rockies lost DJ LeMahieu to free agency which opened up a hole at major hole 2B. LeMahieu had been a solid player for the Rockies. It took a few seasons for him […] Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon is DJ LeMahieu 2.0 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile Jan 23, 2020

Colorado Rockies: Let’s face the truth, Jeff Bridich won’t be fired

Sorry Colorado Rockies fans, I have some bad news. I regret to inform you that general manager Jeff Bridich will not be losing his job anytime soon. By now, we all know the garbage heap of a mess that the Colorado Rockies have gotten themselves into. If not, here is a run down of the […] Colorado Rockies: Let’s face the truth, Jeff Bridich won’t be fired - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More