The Rockies have started to branch out from just keeping their own players and bringing back those that left in free agency.
That began during the 2021-22 offseason when they emerged as the surprising victors in the Kris Bryant Sweepstakes. However, that turned sour when Bryant was injured for most of the year, leaving him as one of the few players in Rockies history with at least 100 plate appearances in Coors Field without hitting a home run.
Even a healthy Bryant will not solve all the Rockies’ outfield woes. Sam Hilliard cannot hit his way out of a wet paper sack. Yonathan Daza has yet to see a pitch he won’t swing at. Randal Grichuk is extremely inconsistent. Connor Joe may have been a nice story, but he is a fourth outfielder at best. The Rockies need a center fielder and another bat in the lineup.
Brandon Nimmo would solve both of those problems. Although the New York Mets outfielder would not be the only piece the Rockies need, he would be a perfect fit atop their lineup while his excellent defense is sorely needed in Colorado. It would also be a bit of a homecoming as Nimmo grew up in Wyoming.
The Rockies desperately need help in the outfield. Brandon Nimmo would be a step in the right direction.