Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Downward spiral continues as Colorado Rockies dismantled by Atlanta Braves--again

Dan O'Dowd is out of ideas for the Rockies. 
What is left to be said?

The only question that remains to be asked is, do the Colorado Rockies actually have to play out the final two months of their season? The unfortunate answer to that is "yes."

Sorry to be so negative about a team that is just eight games back of first place in the National League West. Maybe there are positives to talk about. Maybe it is time to re-focus and be reminded that this was a team that lost 98 games a year ago. Maybe it is time to reset expectations and be figure that this team is going to finish with a much better record than the 2012 season brought them.

That, however, is the easy way out. In most cases, in a franchise in rebuilding mode, that is exactly what fans would be talking about. The talk would focus around the core of the team getting better and the young players around them continuing to figure out the game at the big league level.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Colorado Rockies see the difference between a pretender and a contender in Atlanta

Freddie Freeman is leading a team that knows how to win. 
If the Colorado Rockies think they are contenders, they haven't been looking across at the other dugout the last two nights.

The Atlanta Braves showed why they are a team that is winning their division by a robust 10 games. The Braves are a team that pitches well, they hit well, and they lead the league in come-from-behind wins. They play with an edge that almost makes them scarier when they are losing.

Atlanta is packed with talent, but one player seems to enjoy playing the Rockies slightly more than the rest of the bunch. Freddie Freeman continued his tear against the boys in purple. On Tuesday night he drilled a 1st inning home run off of Juan Nicasio, then hit a three-run shot off of Edgmer Escalona in the 7th inning to bury the Rockies.

GUEST POST: Colorado Rockies made a mistake by creating Director of Development position

By Brian VanderBeek (Beat Writer covering the Modesto Nuts for the Modesto Bee)

Bill Geivett moved his office into the Rockies clubhouse one year ago.
MODESTO, Calif. - As I write this, there is no one looking over my shoulder, no one telling me my approach or emphasis is wrong.

I’m free to write pretty much anything I want because I have assumed control of this blog post.

In other words, I have much more freedom to express myself on paper than a manager in the Rockies’ organization has when he puts pen to lineup card.

Now, to a man, I really like the people I’ve met in the Colorado system, and in covering the Rockies’ High-A team since it relocated to Modesto for the 2005 season, I’ve met the majority of the decision-makers.

I appreciate that some of them have felt free to have frank discussions about players, organizational approaches and attitudes with me, holding close the confidence and trust that nothing we discuss will reach print. I’m not going to threaten that trust here.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Colorado Rockies lose in Atlanta, show why beating bad teams is important

Jorge De La Rosa has earned the right to have a bad outing.
Interestingly enough, the Atlanta Braves were able to do what the Colorado Rockies failed to do in their 10-game homestand. They beat a team that they should have beaten at home.

The Braves came from five runs down, then answered the Rockies again, climbing back over Colorado after the Rockies had regained the lead. After a blown save in the 9th inning, the Braves beat Edgmer Escalona and the Rockies with a walk-off double to left-center field, giving the Braves a 9-8 victory.

The loss spoiled a five-hit night for Carlos Gonzalez. The outburst came after not seeing a Major League pitch since Thursday. Although the national media is determined to discount the performances of anyone who plays half of their games at Coors Field, CarGo has shown that he is the real deal. He can hit anywhere. He is one of the games elite.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Colorado Rockies show fight, salvage some respect in disappointing homestand

Nolan Arenado has shown flashes of becoming a star for the Rockies.
In a 5-5 homestand against the most underwhelming teams in the National League, the Colorado Rockies still have some bright moments to build on. The starting pitching has been great, and despite some struggles, Nolan Arenado has shown his ability to get hits in big spots.

The Rockies starting pitching has been the most consistent part of their 2013 season. On Sunday, it was no different. The Rockies came back twice before finally finishing off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 at Coors Field.

Jhoulys Chacin was the unfortunate recipient of an no-decision, but once again pitched well enough to notch his 10th win of the season. Instead, Matt Belisle picked up the "W" in relief after giving up the tying and go-ahead runs on a Yuniesky Betancourt two-run homer in the top of the 8th inning.

Colorado Rockies don't give themselves any margin for error

The Colorado Rockies lack a sense of urgency.
The Colorado Rockies lost a baseball game at home on Saturday night 7-5. The offense wasn't as terrible as it has been for the past five weeks, and the pitching wasn't as good as it has been for the majority of the season. Nothing came together perfectly.

Collin McHugh, making his Rockies debut after dominating the minor leagues since he was acquired for Eric Young, Jr., fell flat on his face. He toughed his way through five rough innings, giving up three in the 1st inning, another in the 2nd and two more in the 3rd. He settled down to get through five innings before coming out of the game.

The Rockies offense made a strong push, putting four runs of their own on the board in the 6th inning, then a Troy Tulowitzki solo home run in the 8th inning pulled the Rockies within two. However, after a 1:45 rain delay, the Rockies went quietly in the bottom of the 9th, allowing the Brewers to even the series.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tyler Chatwood continues his impressive season, picks up 7th win for Colorado Rockies

When the Colorado Rockies traded Chris Iannetta to the Los Angeles Angels for Tyler Chatwood, they knew they were getting a talented young arm. They may not have known just how talented he was.

On Friday night at Coors Field, Chatwood added to his breakout season. He went seven innings, giving up two runs on six hits. The most impressive part of his line, however, comes next. Eleven strikeouts to go along with zero walks.

Tyler Chatwood has been a huge surprise for the Rockies
It doesn't matter if Chatwood was facing a Ryan Braun-less Milwaukee Brewers lineup. There wasn't a lineup in baseball that would have done well against Chatwood on this night. His slider was working well, his fastball was humming, and filling up the strike zone.

When outfielders stand around looking bored, it usually means the starting pitcher is doing well. Chatwood recording 11 strikeouts is impressive enough, but the other eight outs were all recorded on the infield. Not a single fly ball out came in his seven innings of work.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Poor management, continued poor hitting, leads Colorado Rockies to unacceptable series loss to Marlins

It isn't Jonathan Herrera's fault that the Rockies lost.
With the tying run at the plate and one out in the bottom of the 9th inning, the Colorado Rockies sent Jonathan Herrera to the plate.

Jonathan Herrera.

While Herrera has had a very good year for the Rockies and plays the role that he has been given very well, he is frankly, not the guy anyone wants to see stroll to the plate with a chance to tie the game.

Herrera promptly hit into a double play, ending the late Rockies threat and giving the Marlins the 5-3 victory. As mentioned, Herrera has been very good in the role the club has asked him to play, but the situation he was in on Thursday is a no-brainer, pinch-hit situation where a guy with a big bat who can tie the game comes to the plate.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Time to give Jorge De La Rosa the credit he deserves as he wills Colorado Rockies to victory

De La Rosa is a quiet superstar.
A 2-1 victory for the Colorado Rockies means one thing, the offense is still lost.

It would be easy to focus on an offense that has been so bad that they have nearly played themselves out of the playoff picture. They continued to take bad at-bats and not work counts against young pitchers who they have never faced before.

Once again, the Marlins starter averaged under 13 pitches per inning. If it happens once, it might be a bad night, when it happens twice, it can be called a bad couple of games, when it continues for a month, it is a problem.

However, in spite of the Rockies offensive issues, one guy in particular has done nothing but put his head down and do everything that can be done to help the team win baseball games. What is surprising is how little recognition he is getting for it.

Jorge De La Rosa picked up his 10th win of the season after another phenomenal outing. He went six innings, giving up five hits and zero runs. He struck out five and walked one. He dealt with traffic in the first two innings, but worked out of it on both occasions. After those two innings, he was nearly untouchable. Because the Rockies seem to think that arms fall off of pitchers after 100 pitches, the Rockies ace was taken out after six innings, and the bullpen nearly gave away De La Rosa's 10th win.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Colorado Rockies change nothing, get the same results

Tough to be a Colorado Rockies fan.
Your 2013 Colorado Rockies are a joke.

Time to quit spinning it this way or that way. Time to quit pretending this team is good enough to win the National League West. Time to stop talking about being buyers at the trade deadline. All of that is a waste of breath. This team doesn't deserve that much credit.

As the Rockies players, some of whom were begging ownership not to be sellers at the trade deadline, continued down the exact same path that helped them score 19 runs in 10 games before the All-Star Break, seven total runs in a series against the Cubs, then continued the trend by scoring one run against a Marlins team that wouldn't be .500 if they played in the Pacific Coast League on Monday, and finally doubled down on the strategy in a two run effort in Tuesday night's loss.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Lackluster, heartless offense to blame in Colorado Rockies loss, Pomeranz struggles again

Drew Pomeranz looks scared to death on the mound for the Rockies.
Mentioning Drew Pomeranz rough night is something that has to happen when evaluating the Colorado Rockies ugly loss to the Miami Marlins on Monday night at Coors Field. However, the young lefties struggles are a subplot to the disaster that is the Rockies non-existent offense.

On Monday, the Rockies scored one run against Tom Koehler, whose seven strong innings helped lower his ERA to 4.38 and improve his record to 2-5. The outing helped give the Marlins their 13th road win of the entire season.

One run. One solo home run off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki was all that the club who claims to have as good of lineup as anyone in the game could muster off of yet another hapless, mediocre starting pitcher.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tyler Chatwood continues his impressive season for Colorado Rockies

Tyler Chatwood has the Rockies contending.
The mark of a mature pitcher is one when he gets in trouble, he is able to work his way out of it. Tyler Chatwood has shown that he is a mature pitcher.

On Sunday, as the Rockies held on to a 4-3 victory, Chatwood continued his impressive, and frankly, dominate season. He gave up two runs--one earned-- in six innings worth of work. He gave up seven hits in the six frames along with four walks and two strikeouts.

Usually when a pitcher allows 11 base runners in six innings of work, they give up more than one earned run. However, the fact that Chatwood wasn't perfect speaks to how good he has become in such a short period of time.

In the 1st inning, Chatwood gave up back-to-back singles to Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo. With one out, Alfonso Soriano hit a slow roller to short that moved the runners to second and third base with two outs. Chatwood then walked Nate Schierholz, loading the bases and making things look like they could get ugly for the Rockies early.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Good at-bats key to Colorado Rockies victory over Chicago Cubs

The Rockies won a much needed game on Saturday.
The Colorado Rockies offense is as good as any in baseball--when they don't get themselves out.

Dexter Fowler broke the game open with a 4th inning triple for the Colorado Rockies. The hit came after the Rockies had continued their pre-All Star Break slumber at the plate for the first 12 innings. The triple gave the Rockies a 3-1 lead, that would turn into a 9-3 victory.

On Friday night, Fowler came to the plate after a four pitch walk and immediately swung at two off-speed pitches out of the strike zone. It wasn't just Fowler taking those types of at-bats, it represented the type of at-bats the Rockies had been taking for the better part of a month.

On Saturday, Fowler's triple was much-needed and impressive, but it represented something that this club needed desperately, it was a great at-bat.

Colorado Rockies offense forgets to bring bats back from All-Star Break

The Rockies blew another phenomenal outing from Jorge De La Rosa.
The Colorado Rockies embarked on a critical 10-game home stand against three of the worst teams in the National League. Sitting 4-1/2 games out of first place, the Rockies need to make up ground in the National League West when they can.

On Friday night, they picked up right where they left off. They got another phenomenal pitching performance from Jorge De La Rosa. The lefty has been a true star for the Rockies in 2013. What he has brought to the team has proven even his biggest doubters incorrect.

The six inning performance was another outing that was good enough to pick up the win and add on additional runs. De La Rosa gave the Rockies six innings, he gave up one run on five hits. He struck out four and walked three. He dealt with traffic in the third and sixth innings, but wiggled his way out of both jams.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

What will it take for the Colorado Rockies to win the National League West?

Can the Colorado Rockies win the NL West?
The Colorado Rockies return from a much-needed All-Star Break on Friday with an ultimatum. Win now, or watch interest head from 20th & Blake down to Dove Valley, where the Denver Broncos kickoff training camp in a week.

To say that the Rockies 2013 season has been a roller coaster would be an understatement. With a refreshed drive and spirit heading into spring training, with a new manager pushing for a tougher mindset and a clubhouse leader like Michael Cuddyer distributing t-shirts designed to eliminate a clubhouse full of excuses.

The mantra seemed to take hold. The Rockies stormed to a 13-4 start. They were winning games in 20 degree weather in dramatic fashion. They were coming from behind, they were holding leads. The Rockies were playing with a swagger that hadn't been seen since--dare it be said--2009.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Colorado Rockies don't need another pitcher to contend

Do the Rockies need a starter, or a hitter?
As the Colorado Rockies hit the All-Star Break, they sit just four games under .500. That might not sound great to those who have been watching them, but reality is, they have made huge strides in the right direction.

On Sunday, Jhoulys Chacin continued his impressive statement for the Rockies. In picking up his ninth win, the right-hander went six strong innings, giving up one run on six hits. He struck out six and walked three. He was done after 94 pitches.

The defining moment for Chacin, which was a prime example of the step that he has taken in his career, came in the 6th inning. With the Rockies up 3-1, Chacin walked Andre Ethier to begin the frame on four pitches. After getting A.J Ellis to fly out, Scott Van Slyke singled up the middle to allow the go-ahead run to step to the plate with only one out.

Rockies Review contest: Prime 9: MLB Heroics DVD

I have been working on taking Rockies Review to the next level. While I enjoy interacting with Colorado Rockies fans, I also think it would be fun to do giveaways, and work with companies looking to promote themselves. 

With that in mind, I am embarking on my first contest. In cooperation with A+E Networks Home Entertainment and MLB Productions, I am offering three copies of Prime 9: MLB Heroics DVD. It is a great DVD for any baseball fan, great for a baseball library or used as a gift.

Look for other giveaways, raffles and other activities from Rockies Review in the future.

The rules are as follows: The three winners must follow @RockiesReview on Twitter, "Like" Rockies Review on Facebook. The contest will be to submit either on the Facebook post for this article, or tweet why you are a Rockies fan. Be as creative as you would like. The winners will be picked by me and announced on Tuesday night after the conclusion of the All-Star Game. 

Despite Colorado Rockies struggles, Tyler Chatwood has become a bright spot

Tyler Chatwood has been a huge bright spot for the Rockies.
Another clunker, another disappointment. The Colorado Rockies lost 1-0 as Zach Grienke dominated them with Troy Tulowitzki sitting on the bench for reasons no one will ever know.

With two games under his belt after missing nearly a month with a broken rib, Tulowitzki was relegated to the bench, regardless of him reportedly being healthy. With the All-Star Break a day away, there is simply no reason the shortstop wouldn't be in the lineup when the team is playing an important game against a surging division rival while the offense has been non-existent for nearly a month.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Juan Nicasio finds his form as Colorado Rockies beat Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

Who was the Juan Nicasio that showed up on Friday night?
The look of bewilderment from Colorado Rockies fans is easy to diagnose. The pure confusion comes from mulling over the box score and seeing Juan Nicasio's line. Was it a misprint? Did someone mistake Clayton Kershaw's line with Nicasio's? Whatever it was, the Rockies went back to their hotel with a 3-0 win.

The reality is, Nicasio, the same Nicasio that was demoted to Triple-A two weeks ago after posting a 5.31 ERA and just over 81 innings in 16 starts. On Friday night, in a game the Rockies desperately needed if they want to continue to suggest that they are in the race, Nicasio delivered.

The right-hander, who frankly hasn't been the same since he nearly died on the mound, pitched perhaps the best game of his young career.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Colorado Rockies offense once again fails to show up as Pomeranz continues to struggle

Tulowitzki's return didn't spark a lifeless Rockies offense.
As the excuses continue to seep out of those who work for the Colorado Rockies, the team continues to lose ugly baseball games.

On Tuesday night, after the Rockies had made journeyman Eric Stults look like a Hall of Famer, Jerry Schemmel, the voice of the Rockies on 850 KOA, and employee of the Rockies, took to Twitter to announce that fans shouldn't be shocked that the Rockies couldn't score runs because they were missing Troy Tulowitzki, Dexter Fowler and Carlos Gonzalez.

Well, what is Schemmel's reasoning on Thursday night? The Rockies were shutout by the Chris Capuano and the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1. The irony is that the lack of scoring came the night that the club got both Fowler and Tulowitzki back from injury.

Colorado Rockies win with team effort against the Padres, need big series in LA before All-Star Break

It is impossible to describe how valuable Jorge De La Rosa is to the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies scored five runs in San Diego on Wednesday night, cruising to a much-needed series victory, winning the rubber match 5-4. Five runs for the Rockies seemed like 15 after the struggles this offense has had on the road in the past two months.

Jorge De La Rosa took the win for the Rockies in a workman-like outing. He has had better outings, with better bite on his breaking pitches, but ultimately, he got the job done, something the Rockies have become accustomed to in 2013 with their ace lefty.

De La Rosa didn't have his best stuff on Wednesday night, but showed how far he has come in his career in the 5th inning. After walking Logan Forsythe on five pitches, De La Rosa lost a battle with Nick Hundley on the 10th pitch of the at-bat.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Colorado Rockies early success has hidden continued bad upper management

Apparently Wilton Lopez was a better 7th inning option than Chacin.
97 pitches.

That was all Colorado Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin was allowed to throw on Tuesday night in San Diego. Despite giving up just one run on five hits through six innings, Chacin was done after the 6th. The reason was the same as it has been for the past two seasons. Pitch count.

Let's get this straight. A pitcher can warm up by throwing long toss, throw 20-30 pitches in the bullpen prior to the game, throw eight pitches before the 1st inning, then five more pitches between each inning, yet for some reason if he throws over 100 in-game pitches, he will magically get hurt?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Tyler Chatwood continues his impressive season for Colorado Rockies, team barely holds on for win

Tyler Chatwood has been a huge plus for the Rockies.
The Padres had lost nine in a row, the Colorado Rockies had lost three in a row and six-of-seven. Something had to give. On Monday night, the Rockies continued the Padres struggles, winning a nail-biter, 4-2.

Tyler Chatwood, a minor leaguer on Opening Day, continued his impressive season for the Rockies. He went 6-2/3 innings, giving up just two runs on five hits. He struck out four and walked three. The Padres didn't score a run until Chatwood ran into trouble in the 7th inning when he nearly worked out of a jam before giving up a run.

The Rockies, who despite their recent troubles have had a better season than anyone could have expected, really should give much of the credit to their young starting pitcher. After posting a 5.43 ERA in 19 big league ball games a year ago, Chatwood (5-2) hasn't resembled that pitcher in the slightest in 2013. His strong outing on Monday night lowered his ERA to 2.74.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Rock Bottom: Colorado Rockies swept by Diamondbacks after barely showing up

Walt Weiss is figuring out how difficult a 162 game schedule is.
Blake Street Bullies?

After watching the Colorado Rockies score a grand total of two runs in three games against a team that leads the division that the Rockies are vying for, the title that manager Walt Weiss dubbed his team during spring training seems like an absolute joke.

Getting swept is one thing, getting swept while scoring only two runs is another thing, but getting swept while looking lifeless, completely uninterested, and defeated before the games started is a whole different story. The Rockies showed up in Phoenix, but did little else to show anyone that they are anything close to a serious contender. The scary thing for the Rockies is the fact that they looked far more like the 2012 version of themselves than the team that looks like it tricked their fans into believing that they had a chance to play in October.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The downward spiral continues for Colorado Rockies in Arizona

Drew Pomeranz was terrible for the Rockies on Saturday.
Want to know what happened in the Colorado Rockies game in Arizona on Saturday night? Dig into the memory bank, back into a dark time. Look somewhere in the August to September range of 2012. Replay that game and that basically sums up the Rockies performance.

The hitting was a lackluster as Friday night, but it didn't really matter because they never had a chance. Drew Pomeranz, the Rockies prized possession after the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, bombed again on Saturday night. The talented lefty looked timid, dancing around the strike zone, and avoiding giving up the big hit at all costs.

Pomeranz worked just four innings, giving up five runs. He was seemingly behind in every count and made the same mistakes that he has been making since he debuted at the end of the 2011 season. Instead of pounding the inner half of the strike zone, the lefty continued to stay on the outer-half, and generally off the plate.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Colorado Rockies won't win division because of undisciplined play

Tyler Colvin is making fans miss Eric Young, Jr.
With a chance to make a statement to the leaders of a division that is very winnable, the Colorado Rockies took advantage and made that statement loud and clear.

The statement, however, wasn't what Rockies fans were hoping it would be. The Rockies made it clear on Friday night that they aren't very good, and they have no intention of getting better.

As difficult as it might be to hear, this team, the way they are currently playing, is showing that they have no business in a division race. They don't play good baseball. It is one thing to get owned by a Cy Young candidate like Clayton Kershaw. It's even explainable when a top prospect like Tyler Skaggs comes up and dominates a lineup missing Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Jhoulys Chacin maturing as a pitcher at the right time for Colorado Rockies

Jhoulys Chacin is maturing as a starting pitcher for the Rockies.
It was another step forward in the progress for Colorado Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin. He won his 8th game of the season for Colorado, as the Rockies avoided the sweep, winning 9-5.

Chacin had been brilliant his past three outings. He was nearly untouchable. So in a way, it was a welcomed sign when the Rockies right-hander came out and didn't have his best stuff.

That may be confusing, but everyone already knew that when Chacin is on, his stuff is top-shelf. When his slider is moving, it is tough to hit and opens up the possibilities for him to throw his change up on the inner half to right-handed hitters.

However, over the course of his career, Chacin has either been very good, or very average, nothing in-between. The Venezuelan pitcher has been known to have a good few innings, then let things get completely out of control and give up four or five runs in one inning, letting the game get out of hand.

Difference between Colorado Rockies early success and current struggles? Sloppy Play

Wilin Rosario must do a better job behind the plate.
What happened to the Colorado Rockies?

The surprise team in Major League Baseball in April has fallen back to earth, as many predicted that they would. After a 10-8 defeat at the hands of the surging Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, the Rockies take the field on Independence Day three games under .500 and only still in the picture because no one in the National League West wants to win it.

Had the Rockies continued to play like they did in April, or even at a slightly slower pace, they would be so far ahead of the pack in the NL West that fans would be cutting back on expenses to store money away for their October playoff fund. Instead, this team is mired in mediocrity.

The starting pitching has been anything but what people predicted. Despite struggles from Jon Garland, Jeff Francis and Juan Nicasio, the Rockies rotation has been very good. Surprise performances from Jorge De La Rosa, who shows no lingering effects of Tommy John surgery, Jhoulys Chacin, who seemingly has figured out his focus issues, and the surprise of Tyler Chatwood, who surrendered his first home run all season long on Wednesday, have gone a long way to make these Rockies far better than 2012, and also a legitimate contender.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Roy Oswalt leaves plenty to be desired after another rough start for Colorado Rockies

Roy Oswalt didn't look like the answer the Rockies were hoping for.
It didn't take long to determine who was going to win on Tuesday night at Coors Field. The Colorado Rockies had the unenviable task of defeating Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

It might not have been a fair matchup for his Coors Field debut, but Roy Oswalt got the call on the mound for the Rockies. For Oswalt, the majority of his career came from the side of Kershaw. Opposing teams felt like they didn't have a chance against him, and if they were going to face him, they needed their starter to have his best stuff.

On Tuesday night, Rockies fans are hoping that they didn't see Oswalt's best stuff.

When Oswalt gave up back-to-back singles to start the second inning, it was evident that his stuff wasn't the swing-and-miss stuff that he brought with him to the mound for the majority of his career. When Nolan Arenado mishandled a ground ball from Matt Kemp that could have been thrown to the plate to cut down the first run, but instead went as a fielder's choice with Kemp being thrown out at 1st, it felt like it wasn't the Rockies night.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Making a trade is easier said than done for the Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies deserve their fair share of criticism
It's time for a little rant.

When I started this blog, it was because I felt that I had different viewpoints on the Colorado Rockies than many of the people who were commenting on Denver Post articles, or in other forums on the internet. It was my way to express my viewpoints, and in-turn, give others like myself an avenue to see some different Rockies perspectives.

Over the course of time, as the Rockies have gone from good, to mediocre, to bad, to really bad and have started the road to recovery. I have read plenty of blogs. Many are very good. Purple Row, the biggest Rockies blog, is a phenomenal blog full of more information than most people have time to digest. Other blogs are full of bias and can't see their team objectively. My goal was to provide a viewpoint different than a fan, who falls in love with every player and dismisses their faults, and provide an honest look at the Rockies from someone who follows every move.