“We feel good about how we are moving forward” – The Denver Post

It’s been a season of major transition for the Rockies, especially with the departure of three key figures from the front office, but team president Greg Feasel said the franchise is in good hands.

“Yes, there has been change, but we feel good about how we are moving forward,” Feasel said Wednesday after a news conference at Coors Field to unveil plans for next week’s All-Star Game.

General manager Jeff Bridich resigned on April 26. Longtime scouting director Bill Schmidt was named interim GM on May 3, the same day that Feasel was promoted from vice president of business operations to club president. Last month, Zach Wilson, the assistant GM of player development, resigned and assistant farm director Chris Forbes assumed Wilson’s duties.

Earlier in June, assistant general manager Jon Weil left the club by mutual consent.

Feasel declined to talk about why Wilson and Weil left the organization. He also reiterated that he’s confident that the current front office is capable of handling its wide array of duties.

Still, there is a lot on the Rockies’ plate. In addition to hosting the All-Star Game, the annual amateur draft starts Sunday. Plus, the July 30 trade deadline is looming and the Rockies are facing some major decisions, chief among them the decision on whether or not to trade star shortstop Trevor Story.

Schmidt said he wants to be considered for the job as the Rockies’ permanent GM. Feasel reiterated that the Rockies plan to begin their search for a GM after the season. Asked if Schmidt will be given consideration for the post, Feasel said: “Absolutely.  I think Billy, and everyone else, has done a great job during this transition period.”

Health update. Injured Rockies’ starter Austin Gomber (left forearm tightness) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday. Manager Bud Black said Gomber “felt fine.” He has not pitched in a game since June 19.