For Rockies It’s a Work in Progress

The season is over for these Colorado Rockies.  Manager Walt Weiss is gone already.   Finishing at 75 wins turned out to be about 12 too few to get a playoff opportunity, but things are looking up for the Colorado Rockies.  The 9-game improvement this year over the 2015 campaign may not be much to write home about, but here are some reasons to look … Continue reading For Rockies It’s a Work in Progress

Those Surging Rockies

What a difference four days makes! While the All-Star Game required only Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado to punch in, the Rockies used the four-day holiday to otherwise refocus on the MLB playoff picture. At 40-48 going into the break, the Rockies were treading water in the hunt, a distant 6th place from the last playoff spot. Since then, the Rockies have posted the best record in all the majors, going 14-5 after last night’s drilling of the LA Dodgers by a score of 12-2 at Coors Field. Impressive as the run has been, it’s even more so considering the teams that the Rockies have felled along the way. Continue reading Those Surging Rockies

The Other Shoe Drops in Rockies – Reyes Debacle

By: Jason Mumm   Jose Reyes signed with the Mets last week to headlines like Reyes Reunites with Mets or Jose Reyes Returns to Mets. What most of those stories were quick to point out is that he signed a minor league contract with the Mets and at the league minimum of $507,500. But don’t worry about Jose Reyes though because the Colorado Rockies have … Continue reading The Other Shoe Drops in Rockies – Reyes Debacle

Rockies Sweep Mets and Make Us Think of What Might Be

By: Jason Mumm The Colorado Rockies came from behind to nip the Mets and complete a three-game sweep on Sunday leading fans to wonder if there might be something interesting about this year’s club that could make them forget about the previous two consecutive years of flirting with 100 losses. This series was big for the Rockies, who have not performed very well at home … Continue reading Rockies Sweep Mets and Make Us Think of What Might Be

The Rest of the Story (Part 2 of 3): Offense

By: Jason Mumm   This is the 2nd in a 3-part series about what the Colorado Rockies must do in 2016 to demonstrate improvement, and the key themes and stories to watch as the season unfolds. The Stories to Watch in 2016 for Rockies Offense Most casual observers wouldn’t recognize it, but the numbers show quite clearly that the Colorado Rockies have had one of … Continue reading The Rest of the Story (Part 2 of 3): Offense

The Rest of the Story (Part 1 of 3): Pitching

By: Jason Mumm We are a week into the season and, predictably, the Rockies fan base is divided between those who think the team is some kind of tax shelter for owners Dick and Charlie Monfort, and a second camp blindly devoted to the love of baseball and its very presence in the Mile High City.  For the first group, the team is built to … Continue reading The Rest of the Story (Part 1 of 3): Pitching