Projecting The Rockies Killers


When I wrote about the Arizona Diamondbacks and their outfield situation last night, I was reminded of how much I perceive Cody Ross to be a Rockies killer. It just feels like that guy is always making diving catches, knocking clutch hits, and posing at home plate when he faces the Rockies. That got me thinking…

…who will be the biggest Rockies killers in 2013?

Now, a lot of players will presumably be getting healthy against the Rockies, so we need to narrow this down to the NL West. The familiarity of the imbalanced MLB schedule makes it such that we will all feel like we have seen way too much of these guys by the end of the year.

Cody Ross – already went there.

Adrian Gonzalez – remember that grand slam off Josh Fogg in the 2007 play-in game? Me too. Wanna know why? Because it was a predictable grand slam. You read that right: in a huge game, under unprecedented pressure and on a national stage, it was totally predictable that AGon would hit a grand slam. That’s how much he killed the Rockies as a member of the San Diego Padres. Now he’s back in the division as a member of the Dodgers. Wonderful.

Chase Headley – local guy, finally figured it out, plays in front of friends in Coors Field…you know the drill.

Ted Lilly – I don’t care if he is guaranteed a spot in the Dodgers rotation or not. He’ll find a way to make the Rockies miserable.

Ouch. Image: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

And finally…

Marco Scutaro – if the Rockies end up being cursed for the next 50 years or something, it will be the “curse of Marco.” Sure, when they traded him within the division to the San Francisco Giants we knew it wasn’t the greatest idea…but, come on, it was Marco Scutaro for Pete’s sake! What’s the worst that could happen? Now that he won the NLCS MVP, has a World Series ring, and will be back in the division, I’m not ruling anything out. That includes a curse that buries the Rockies in historical ineptitude for the better part of the 21st century.

So yea, I’d say he’s going to be a Rockies killer.