The Colorado Rockies will look to return to the postseason in 2018. Last year, the Rockies surprised many around Major League Baseball with a record of 87-75, but they fell short in the National League Wild Card Game. With a revamped bullpen and a powerful lineup, the Rockies are poised to return to the playoffs this season.
The Rockies were perhaps the most aggressive team in terms of creating an elite bullpen during the off-season. General manager Jeff Bridich dished out over $106 million in contracts to relievers Wade Davis, Bryan Shaw, and Jake McGee. No team has ever invested so heavily in their bullpen, but the Rockies believe it will help balance out their dynamic offense. Bud Black expects to have plenty of assets at his disposal to use in the late innings during October.
Playing in mile high conditions, the Rockies have always produced a ton of runs. There’s never a shortage of offense during the summertime at Coors Field, and this year should be no different with MVP candidate Nolan Arenado leading the charge. All-Stars Charlie Blackmon and D.J. LeMahieu excel at getting on base ahead of Arenado, meaning he should once again find himself among the league leaders in RBI’s. Blackmon and LeMahieu both expect to compete for the National League batting title in 2018, an achievement Blackmon won last season and LeMahieu won two seasons ago. Rounding out the lineup, Ian Desmond and Trevor Story provide plenty of pop themselves.
The new ace of the pitching staff, Jon Gray, enjoyed a career year last season. Despite the home field conditions that have crippled starting pitchers in the past, Gray won 10 games and posted a 3.67 ERA. Behind Gray, Tyler Anderson, German Marquez, and Chad Bettis will look to solidify the starting rotation.
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