With MLB’s season kicking off, I thought it would be interesting to look back at the offseason that was to see what were the most head-scratching and weirdest moves.
I tried to keep it pretty diverse between pitching and hitting, as well as trades and signings. I did originally list the White Sox not trading Craig Kimbrel on here but he was shipped off to Los Angeles almost immediately after I finished writing about it. I hope that gives off an idea of what I am kind of looking at throughout the offseason.
Let’s get busy!
Kris Bryant signs with the Rockies
I am going to go over this move more from both sides, trying to figure out the where exactly the Rockies are going in a YouTube video soon.
I don’t think anyone expected this. Even when the rumors came out about it, I don’t think anyone really believed them. Despite all of that, Bryant is in Colorado now with this team really being in a state of limbo where they could be a playoff team or maybe one of the worst in the league.
Oddly enough outside of the Nolan Arenado situation, the Rockies have not been afraid to spend money over the past five years or so. Between all the relievers like Wade Davis, Greg Holland, Jake McGee, and Bryan Shaw, giving Ian Desmond (a career shortstop or outfielder) $70 million to be a first baseman, the Charlie Blackmon extension, and signing Gerardo Parra and Daniel Murphy, money has flowed out of Colorado.
Who really knows what will happen with the Rockies but if you want a deeper perspective on the team be sure to check out my YouTube channel and subscribe so you don’t miss the video.