In his third season as general manager, Jeff Bridich expects the Colorado Rockies to contend for a playoff berth.

The Rockies must compete with the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in the tough National League West.

"I do feel like we're ready to take that next step," Bridich said. "We accomplished that goal of playing meaningful games in August and September (during 2016). It didn't work out for us in terms of postseason last year, but we accomplished that.  It's time for us go from a talented group to a good team that challenges for the playoffs and truly is a playoff team."

Colorado signed Ian Desmond to a five-year, $70 million contract and acquired Greg Holland in a trade with the Kansas City Royals this winter.