Hats off to Jacob deGrom, 2014 NL Rookie of the Year! Hardware is always a positive, congratulations for getting something in the personal trophy case. When he pitched, it was must-see TV, which we had not had since Matt Harvey got hurt… and that guy will be pitching in 2015 as well. I am cautiously pumped.
I think I like the Cuddyer signing. Although he’ll be 36 around Opening Day, he’s definitely a professional stick, and if he can stay healthy, I think he’ll really help out the line-up. No, I do not expect him to put up the numbers he has the last few years, because, well, Colorado, but if he can stay healthy, I’m hoping for .280-20-85. Plus some clubhouse leadership, as well as a friend and ally for El Capitan, can be a major plus in helping turn around the team’s mentality, if not put it over the top.