As far as the 2014 season goes, the Colorado Rockies just needed to give us something to cheer about. Just give us something that we can focus on instead of the fact that it reads “2-8″ in the standings under their last 10 games and seemingly has for the better part of the last two months.
Nolan Arenado is back.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 3, 2014
To recap where Arenado was at this season before he broke his finger, here you go: he was batting .305/.333/.489 with six home runs and 26 RBI. He had a record-breaking hitting streak and a number of spectacular defensive plays that like this one:
Or this one:
The Rockies have reached the point where 2014, in all likelihood, is an opportunity to assess the state of the roster for 2015. In the lineup, that is a question of who they will keep or acquire to build a lineup around Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez (probably), Nolan Arenado, Justin Morneau (for now) and Corey Dickerson (if they’re smart).
Tulo and Arenado are arguably the top two on that list, so besides the enjoyment of fans watching the team, it is important for the Rockies to have him back as they assess what they have (and what they don’t have) for the future.