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Despite what national writers think, the Rockies don’t need to add a bat

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On Friday, in a press conference officially announcing the Colorado Rockies' signing of closer Wade Davis, GM Jeff Bridich said he "would be surprised" if the team added any more relievers or starting pitchers.

That only leaves one type of player left to consider.

In both this conference and in an exclusive one-on-one interview with BSN Denver, Bridich has given every indication that he is still on the prowl for a bat.

But while some fans and national media members are climbing all over each other to be the loudest to claim this Rockies offense isn't good enough, we at BSN Denver submit that they are a year late to this conversation.

In April, we wrote that a group that had high expectations among many of these same pundits was likely to disappoint in the run production department. And they did.

Before that, in September, we wrote that this version of the Rockies would be different. We wrote that, despite the average fan or talking head not knowing their names, this team could win 90 games (fell three short) on the strength of their young starting pitching.

Now, the same folks whose projection systems would have seen the Rockies sign Jason Hammel or Doug Fister for five times the amount of money—blocking the likes of German Marquez, Kyle Freeland, and Antonio Senzatela—are arguing that Colorado must look elsewhere for offensive help.



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