There wasn’t a ton of news made for the Colorado Rockies at the 2018 Winter Meetings.
A bit of an understatement, to be sure.
A few rumors cropped up here and there and they hired a new hitting coach which may actually turn out to be a big deal. But the 40-man roster looks the same as it did meaning that the most interesting tidbits from the week were about players already with the club.
Whatever happens in the rest of the offseason, and signs still point to the Rockies adding a few guys who will impact the immediate MLB team, there isn’t going to be a massive influx of high-end talent. One way or another, the 2019 Rockies, much like the 2017 and 2018 Rockies, will be counting on a fair amount of internal improvement from high-potential young players.
The bad news for them is that each one of these players comes with more than a handful of question marks.
The good news is that they have quite a few of them.
Perhaps no single player, however, represents this dynamic more than starting pitcher Jon Gray.