With an eye on the present, Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich has taken care of the pressing matters in the past month. He brought back a Rockies original, catcher Chris Iannetta, and he revamped the bullpen by not only retaining lefty Jake McGee, but also by luring right-hander Bryan Shaw and closer Wade Davisoff the free-agent market.

Now comes the challenge of deciding if the time has arrived for Colorado to do some serious soul-searching about the long-term picture, with the focus on Nolan Arenado. Continue reading “Arenado Next on Rockies To Do List?”

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Little did Rockies pitching coach Steve Foster realize that a decision he was a part of with the Royals back in the spring of 2014 – moving Wade Davis into a full-time role in the bullpen – would become an asset for Foster and the Rockies.

It was the spring of 2014 and the Royals had reached a point where decisions needed to be made on how to align their pitching staff. And Davis, who had been turned into a reliever with Tampa Bay in 2012, but split time between the bullpen and rotation in 2013, was a center of the conversation involving Foster, the Royals pitching coordinator/assistant to the general manager at the time, Royals general managed Dayton Moore and pitching coach Dave Eiland. Continue reading “Wade Davis, What a Relief He Is”

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