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Based out of the Mile-High City of Denver, the Colorado Rockies have been a fixture of the MLB’s National League West Division since 1993. One of the newest teams in baseball, they have not yet played 25 seasons in the big leagues. As such, this franchise does not have an extensive trophy case. Their lone NL pennant was won in 2007 over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was only the second time two expansions franchises faced each other in the NLCS. The Rockies swept the series before being overmatched by their AL opponent in the World Series. The Boston Red sox made quick work of the Rockies, beating them in four straight games to take home the title of champions of baseball.
The purple pinstripes of the Colorado Rockies are known throughout the league. So, too, are their most famous players from years past. The list of names will always begin with Todd Helton, the consummate Rockies player. Joining him on the list of hometown favorites is Larry Walker, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Andres Galarraga, and Vinny Castilla.
Despite success hitting the ball in the thin air of the high altitude, pitching has always been the facet of the game that seems to hold back the team. This year, however, things may be changing. The lineup is still teeming with youthful sluggers. Trevor Story, David Dahl, and Tony Wolters all had impressive performances that they will look to build upon as they strive to crack the lineup as everyday starters.
Starting pitching talent could be the difference make this year as the Rockies hope to put together a winning record and make a push for the postseason. The starting rotation, consisting of Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson, Tyler Chatwood, Chad Bettis, and Jeff Hoffman, have a combined 11 years of experience between them. Youth and energy could prove a major factor down the stretch in a long and grueling MLB season. The new manager for the Rockies, Bud Black, is eager to get out on the diamond and see what he can do with the current squad. Additional reading about the Colorado Rockies can be obtained by clicking here.