Baseball season is almost over, and yet another season without postseason baseball is upon us at 20th and Blake; however, there is still a lot to learn from this Rockies season.

The Colorado Rockies are playing solid baseball in recent times, sweeping the division rival San Diego Padres which included a dominant 16 strikeout performance by Jon Gray.

Sadly, the news flew under the radar due to the triumphant return of football around the country.

I’m not trying to take anything away from the football; I like the sport as much as the next person. In as my job as a Rockies reporter, I am simply trying to shed some light on stories that were overlooked this weekend.

While their season is basically over, there is still a lot to learn from the handful of games the Rockies have left.

Some headlines to keep an eye on in the final weeks of Rockies season are:

  • The team’s opportunity to play spoiler for the St. Louis Cardinals’ postseason hopes
  • See if Gerardo Parra has a legitimate shot at playing first base in the future
  • Finish with a home record above .500 for the third time in four seasons
  • See how Walt Weiss finishes out the final year of his contract
  • Watch young guns Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson, and David Dahl finish off their strong rookie seasons
  • Nolan Arenado could claim his second NL home run crown and should be a lock to lead the league in RBIs
  • DJ LeMahieu could finish the regular season with the highest batting average in the National League

A lot of these headlines are historic ones as well as franchise altering moves that could effect the team next season and beyond.

So, Colorado sports fans keep an eye out on your Colorado Rockies as the season dwindles down. There is still plenty to get excited about between Sundays.