The Rockies will hold their first full-squad workout of spring training Tuesday. Given that, now is the perfect time for my way too early 2021 predictions:
* Shortstop Trevor Story will win his first Glove Glove.
* He won’t win it wearing a Rockies uniform because he’ll be traded at the July 31 deadline, if not before.
* Nolan Arenado will win his ninth consecutive Gold Glove, but this time he’ll do it wearing Cardinals red.
* When Arenado returns for a series at Coors Field on July 1-4, 62% of the fans will wear red. Or thereabouts.
* Arenado will receive a standing ovation and it will move him more than he expects it to.
* Arenado will hit .293, smack 32 home runs and drive in 108 runs. Not to be specific or anything.
* Arenado’s Cardinals will qualify for the playoffs but make an early exit.
* Garrett Hampson will win the starting job in center field for the Rockies and become a fan favorite. My crystal ball sees a .282 average, 12 homers, 26 stolen bases, timely bunts and several great catches. Not to get specific or anything.
* The Padres will dethrone the Dodgers in the National League West. And not just because Alanna Rizzo no longer does TV for the Dodgers.
* Fernando Tatis Jr., the Padres’ $340 million man, will have a little bit to do with it.
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* Take note disgruntled Rockies fans, the Padres and Dodgers will be two of baseball’s most exciting teams. Might be worth a trip to Coors Field to watch them?
* Dick Monfort won’t sell the Rockies.
* Monfort won’t fire general manager Jeff Bridich. At least not during the season.
* Not to get specific or anything, but 73% of the fans who are planning to boycott the Rockies this season will end up going to a game at Coors Field once it’s opened to fans.
* I’ll get several nasty emails about the above prediction.
* If my memory serves me, I correctly predicted a Dodgers-Rays World Series last year, …read more
Source:: The Denver Post – Sports
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