This Friday, Nov. 20, is Major League Baseball’s reserves deadline, meaning teams have through the end of the business week to add players they wish to avoid exposing to the Rule 5 Draft to their 40-man rosters.
All the gripes don’t change the fact that the Dodgers are a juggernaut that our home town Rockies will never be able to compete with even though as the Rockies twitter account pointed out, the Rockies were the only team to beat LA in a series in this abbreviated season.
Colorado Rockies stars Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon on Thursday were named Gold Glove finalists at their respective positions, according to Rawlings—the longtime sponsor of the award.
It will be the performance of the starting rotation that is worth keeping an eye on going forward; the unit, one of baseball’s worst at striking batters out, probably has some regression coming its way. But there’s an argument to be made that it could hold up if one pitcher in particular rediscovers his groove.
The Colorado Rockies—more so than just about any other team in baseball, really—know what they have at the top of their roster. Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, Germán Márquez, and Trevor Story have carried the team for years. But beyond those four players, things have been a bit of a crapshoot for the Rockies.
Remember when the Colorado Rockies, way back in 2017 and 2018, reached the postseason in two consecutive years? It seems like forever ago because, in some ways, it was; 2020 alone seems like it has been its own decade, but we can talk about that elsewhere. In terms of baseball time, Colorado’s success is in the distant past.
After a good start to the 2020 season, the Rockies bullpen turned into a true mess. The 6.77 ERA was second-worst in baseball and the highest mark posted by any bullpen in franchise history.
The Colorado Rockies are still alive in the National League postseason race, albeit barely.
The Colorado Rockies are three games out of what is currently a three-way tie for the eighth and final National League postseason spot.