Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, March 3, 2020 -- "Stasis and the Rockies"

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"The Rockies window has probably closed. They are 20 or 25 games worse than the Dodgers, and maybe the 11th- or 12th-best team in the league. They wasted a truly special stretch of player development by hiring a GM who spent nine figures on relief pitchers rather than getting the bats the team needed. By 2022, Arenado, Story, and Gray will be gone, and it may be a long time before the team is relevant again."