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Rockies GM Jeff Bridich has resigned, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. This news comes out of absolutely nowhere, which should tell the baseball world what’s ahead for the laughingstock of the division.
Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich steps down and Greg Feasel has been named Club President. pic.twitter.com/nk3HyHYBu8— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 26, 2021
Rockies GM Jeff Bridich has resigned.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 26, 2021
All we have now is speculation, and there could really be a few things at work here:
- Bridich was told by ownership to deal star shortstop Trevor Story before he hits free agency this winter. Story likely commands a contract extension of over $300 million that the team probably can’t afford during a rebuild.
- Ownership insisted on keeping Story, and Bridich didn’t believe he could fix the team without dealing the shortstop for a haul.
- He watched the Padres-Dodgers series and thought the Colorado Rockies are light years behind either of these teams, so he decided to leave before he’s eventually fired.
That last scenario is probably most likely because he would be right. The Dodgers were better than every other team in baseball last year, and they still added 2020 CY Young winner Trevor Bauer via free agency. No Rockies GM will ever have the authority to spend that way, so they’ll need a slew of prospects to build a team from the ground up.
And unfortunately for Bridich, the Rockies don’t have a farm system to be proud of. They currently rank 27th out of 30 MLB teams, according to Baseball America. Might as well get out before he’s sent packing, and there’s surely a better job out there than general manager of a Rockies team that ain’t getting any better.
Something should be said for not wanting to be the guy who traded Nolan Arenado AND Trevor Story. There’s always that.
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All Denver needs now is for James Dolan – or Dan Snyder – to buy the Rockies.
Hey look on the bright side…the Rockies got the ASG. /sarcasm
Didn’t ask you to care chief
Clearly you did because you comment on every article I write like it’s your day job, Chief.
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Listen slick I pay my money I will comment when and wherever I want
Listen slick I comment when and wherever all I said was I wasn’t watching what’s the big fucking deal
GS, I love your articles, but this comment is just petty. You’re better than that.
He’s long been the worst GM in the league.
Poor Greg Feasel probably got teased a whole bunch during his life for his last name.
Sounds like after years of the big red machine