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Rockies, Where Do They Go From Here?

2014 will be in all likelihood the 4th straight losing season for the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies entering into action on July 9th own a record of 38-53, which is only a half a game better than the worst record in baseball. 2014 is pretty much over but how do the Rockies make 2015 and beyond meaningful seasons?

Common Themes:
The Rockies this year have a lot of reoccurring themes just like past seasons. Even though the Rockies are 15 games under .500 they are very competitive at home (22-23) but poor on the road with the worst road record in baseball (16-30). The Rockies can hit (1st in the NL in runs by 35) but have the worst pitching in the NL with a team ERA of 5.02. Arizona has the second worst pitching staff in the NL with a team ERA of 4.28. Shows you how bad the Rockies pitching has been.

Rockies Have the Bats But:
The Rockies have plenty of bats to build around between Tulowitzki, Cargo, Morneau, Blackmon, Arenado, Rosario among others. They have plenty to offer via the lineup. However the Rockies do not have any foundation pitchers on their staff currently in my opinion other than Jordan Lyles and Jhoulys Chacin who is having a very rough year. It’s quite simply for the Rockies even though Colorado is a very tough place to pitch this is where they have to drastically improve. Continue reading

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Are the Rockies for Real?

After the May 6th games in MLB the Colorado Rockies find themselves with a 21-14 record just 1 game behind the first place SF Giants. The Rockies are 13-5 at home and 8-9 on the road. The Rockies have been hitting a ton as they are 1st in Average, Homeruns and Runs in the National League. But are the Rockies for Real?
The Lineup:
Like I said the Rockies have been a hitting machine 5 weeks into the season. What is scary is Carlos Gonzalez has yet to take off (did have a 5 for 5 night last night), Michael Cuddyer has only 60 AB’s due to his current DL stint and Wilson Rosario is only hitting .239. But Tulo has been the best player in the NL maybe in baseball with 9HR, 30RBI, 33R, .421 Avg, .522 OBP, .794 SLG and 1.316 OPS. But in addition the Rockies have got huge starts from Blackmon (7HR, 24RBI, 29R, .358 Avg), Arenado (6HR, 24RBI, 21R, .314 Avg) and Morneau (7HR, 26RBI, 18R, .336 Avg). Also the Rockies have received good production from their complementary hitters. The key to the Rockies lineup is that Tulo & Cargo stay healthy and play a full season. Tulo has played 140 games plus just once in the last 4 years going into this season. While Cargo has broken 135 games played just once in his career. If the Rockies are going to make a run at the division they have to have Tulo & Cargo in the lineup for most of the season.

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Is 2014, the year of Troy Tulowitzki?

Every single Rockies fan has one hope at the start of the new baseball season, is this the year our shortstop wins the National League MVP? Troy Tulowitzki has been in the major league for eight years now. He was a September call-up in 2006 since then he had up and down journey in his eight years. There is no doubt that Tulowitzki is one of the best players in the national league in both hitting and defence. The only reason that he not consider to be elite players in NL is because if his past. It happened every year when he goes down, The Rockies sink like a ship. I’m just waiting for him to get hurt this year. Tulo in the past had some minor injuries like last season when he went down with bruised ribs, he only miss 25 games however none can forget 2012 when he was out for most of the season due to a strained left groin. The good news is already missed one game in 2014 due to right quad injury. Troy Tulowitzki has had a hot start to the season. He has seven homeruns with 22 RBIs and is currently batting .364.

Troy Tulowitzki was born in Santa Clara, California on October 10,1984. His favorite role models were Derek Jeter and Nomar Garciaparra. Both players have had huge impact on his style of play throughout his career. He played his college baseball not from home at California State at Long Beach where he had great university career. In 155 games he played at the NCAA level, his numbers were hit 20 homeruns with 117 RBIs while batting .310. Continue reading