To start our 30 teams in 30 days series of MLB Team Previews, we look at the Colorado Rockies. They’ve made the playoffs two years in a row and look to make a third. Let’s dive into what they gained, what they lost, and how this season will shake out.
A prospect can be like a fine wine. The hope is they get better with age. Thankfully, for the Colorado Rockies, there is a plethora of talent which exists waiting in the wings for their shot to make their mark in the Show. As the team continues to build on their success from the previous two seasons, there is an ambiance of hope for the future of the franchise.
It is difficult to be a fan of Major League Baseball and not know the name, Larry Walker. If you talk to the Colorado faithful about the name, it is an aspect of Denver sports legend. The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame nominee list includes Walker for the ninth time. It means because of the reduction in eligibility, from 15 years to 10 years, Walker has only two total attempts to be inducted. Will his chances continue to grow this year?
In a crowded field of 1st-timers on the ballot that includes Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay, can Todd Helton become the first Rockie enshrined in Cooperstown? Or is the Coors Effect too much to overcome?
At 5:07 PM ET the first Division Series game will start. It features the Milwaukee Brewers hosting the Colorado Rockies. There are bound to be some home runs hit and some great pitcher vs hitter battles as both teams have power bats in their lineups and power arms out of their pens.
The Chicago Cubs host the Colorado Rockies in the National League Wild Card game tonight at 8PM ET. The game will feature two of the best left-handed starters in the National League in Jon Lester and Kyle Freeland. Let’s take a look at the tale of the tape for both teams.
Baseball is weird, which is why it can be so much fun. Today, there will be not one, but two tiebreaker games for division titles! That’s right, we have TWO Game 163s on tap today. And speaking of on tap, one of those will be the Colorado Rockies traveling to Los Angeles to face the Dodgers, because there are no ties in baseball. Unless you’re Bud Selig at the 2002 All-Star Game, but I digress.