Las Vegas – Charlie Blackmon, like the rest of us, isn’t getting any younger.
Obviously, this is not news for anyone. But for the man who has managed the expansive central position in Coors Field’s massive outfield better than anyone in franchise history, it might soon become an issue that needs addressing.
Again, this is nothing new. GM Jeff Bridich confirmed that an eventual move was discussed during Blackmon’s recent negotiations when he signed a 5-year extension.
We’ve been talking for a few years about Blackmon’s eventual move to a corner outfield spot, though that conversation has always been reliant on someone else emerging as a more suitable candidate for center field.
David Dahl’s skillset has made him the heir apparent in center since the day the Rockies drafted him in 2012, but an injury history has stopped him from having already taken over the position.
But it looks like it may finally be time for a changing of the guard.