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RamAlum98

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Pretty much the same thing I would've said to your post above.


The problem with Bridich's $106 million bullpen experiment is that he literally left the Rockies with ZERO wiggle room if it went south (and it did). He locked up Davis, McGee, and Shaw with multi-year, high-dollar contracts virtually guaranteeing the Rockies would have to eat most of their salary if they tried to unload them.

As to why Bridich didn't try to trade Davis, your guess is as good as mine. He seems like an arrogant ass, though, so he may have some of Dan O'Dowd's "Smartest Guy in the Room" syndrome. He probably figured he had enough leverage to move Davis without having to subsidize his lofty salary.

I don't bring up Dunn because he's gone. They DFA'd him in June and basically paid him half of this year's salary ($3.5 million) and next year's salary ($1 million) to go away.

I don't really understand the zeal to snag Ian Desmond. The initial thought with Desmond was they'd bring him in to replace Helton, but after his injury he couldn't unseat Mark Reynolds at first base. Last year they let Reynolds walk to make room for Desmond at first. Didn't work out. He was a dumpster fire. This year he's mostly been in the outfield, and the results have been mixed at best. At the plate the guy is a .264 lifetime hitter. He's started really slowly every single year he's been here. Last year it seemed like he grounded into a double play every time he came up to bat with runners on base. At the end of the day Bridich gave $70 million to a guy who's both an average defender and an average hitter. Not real smart.

They let DJ walk to make room for Brendan Rodgers, but based on his small sample size, he's not ready to be an everyday player. Bridich essentially replaced DJ with Daniel Murphy - for roughly the same salary that DJ got in New York. Downgrade. LeMahieu's been significantly more productive than Murphy.

Don't even get me started on Ottavino. Bridich spent so much on the bullpen that they didn't even try to keep Otto. That was a gargantuan mistake.

He also traded Mike Tauchman to the Yankees for LHP Phil Diehl. Diehl's pitched a whopping two innings all year, and Tauchman's pretty much turned into an everyday player in New York.

I like that the Monforts have loosened the purse strings and that Bridich has taken chances, but pretty much everything he's done has turned to crap. The Rockies only have a couple more years before Arenado can opt-out, and I really don't trust Bridich to build a championship-caliber team around him. It's time to stop screwing around and bring in a real GM.

(In response to this post by csupkp)

Posted: 08/12/2019 at 7:08PM



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