The Colorado Rockies front office can best be described as a circus. Between former general manager Jeff Bridich alienating stars Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, interim GM Bill Schmidt refusing to trade anyone at the deadline, and their delusions that the Rockies will be a winning franchise in short order, few teams have been more laughable. If ever a team needed an outside voice, it was the Rockies.
Instead, they will continue to do the same thing they have always done. After five months as the interim GM, Schmidt is officially taking over as the Rockies look to find their footing in the NL West.
Colorado Rockies continue complacency
Schmidt is not the only internal promotion forthcoming. Danny Montgomery, who has been with the franchise since its inception, is the new vice president and assistant GM of scouting. Assistant GM Zack Rosenthal, who is now also a vice president, has been with the team for 15 years.
The definition of insanity is to continue to do the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. Instead of cleaning house and starting fresh, or bringing in a new voice, the Rockies will continue with the same tired old song.
That does not mean that things cannot change. For starters, actually spending money in free agency on a major league option would go a long way towards helping the roster. And considering that all the Rockies will be getting for Story and Jon Gray will be a pair of draft picks once they decline their expected Qualifying Offers, having the person that has been in charge of their drafts since 2000 not be a completely awful idea.
Yes, the Rockies were better this season than expected. But it is difficult to see a path for success moving forward. Their surprising record came with two players that will be long gone when the season is over, one of which has likely had the U-Haul waiting in the parking lot for the past two months.
Good luck to new Colorado Rockies general manager Bill Schmidt. Considering the status of the franchise, he will need it.