On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman tries to help understand why the Rockies had so many veterans, specifically Drew Butera, in their lineup on Sunday. Plus, the offense stays stagnant and the pitching looks good again and we look at a few more reasons to keep watching in the final stretch.

Drew Creasman
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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America.  

    • Only time will tell. I think he’s displayed enough to earn a shot at a spot in the rotation, especially as the best five starters may not be the five healthiest starters come Opening Day 2020.
      With Gray and Marquez the only starters as locks for next season, I think Freeland will have a spot in the rotation, too, even if it’s not all there. So, there are a lot of guys battling for the final two spots in the rotation. If Lambert is healthy, he’ll probably be given an edge next year, too. But a lot can happen between now and March 26 when they line up against the Padres in San Diego.
      It will be interesting to see how Colorado handles his success as there will be a roster crunch at the end of the season and some players, like Pat Valaika, may find themselves getting designated for assignment and off the 40-man roster. If that happens with Melville, look for them to bring him back as a minor league signing and non-roster invitee to Spring Training.
      Thanks for reaching out, Jerrod!

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