Monday, February 24, 2014

No excuses for the Colorado Rockies with Jhoulys Chacin injury

Don't be surprised if Jhoulys Chacin is out for a long time.
Jhoulys Chacin was shut down by the Colorado Rockies for at least a week after feeling shoulder pain in his initial bullpen sessions.

Don't be surprised when that week turns into a month, and don't be surprised if that month turns into longer than that. Shoulder injuries, especially this early in spring training, are never a good sign. This isn't fatigue, this is something different. The Rockies will wait to find out the results of a Monday MRI, wondering if they will lose their right-handed ace for a significant amount of time.

The groaning among Rockies fans has already begun. Some bemoaning the Rockies injury woes, pointing to the plethora of injuries sustained by key players over the past four seasons. The team has certainly had it's fair share of injuries. However, pointing to injuries can no longer be an excuse for this team.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Colorado Rockies need for a president never more clear than after Monfort Twitter appearance

Dick Monfort wants to win, he just has no clue how to do it.
On April 20th, 2010, the Colorado Rockies and the community lost a great man.

Keli McGregor, the team president, died tragically in his hotel room from a rare affliction that caused his heart to give out. He was just 48-years-old. His death left a mark on the entire Rockies organization. From the players at the big league level, to the scouts and coaches at the lowest level, McGregor was remembered as a great man, and an even better leader.

McGregor's impact came, by all accounts, in his ability to get the most out of everyone who he came into contact with. In a 2011 USA Today piece, Troy Tulowitzki, speaking on McGregor said "he would be proud of us because we go every single night and play hard and that is all he ever asked of us. And I think not only on the baseball field, but I think being good role models off the field is what he really appreciated and standing for the right things."

Monday, February 10, 2014

Who are the 2014 Colorado Rockies?

Brett Anderson gives Rockies fans a reason to be optimistic.
Cynicism reigns supreme for fans of the Colorado Rockies.

Frankly, it's hard to blame any fan of the Rockies for being slightly sarcastic when it comes to this franchise. After all, this is a club that was poised to go on a run that propelled them into contention for several years. Instead, after two incredible runs in 2007 and 2009, the Rockies have faded back to a familiar position, irrelevant.

According to the pros, fans have a good reason to be cynical. SportsBettingDime.com lists the top 10 online betting websites, all of which don't give the Rockies much of a chance to be good.