June 30, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies mascot Dingo before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Let’s look at all the good things about that: we’re not the worst team in the National League, according to the rankings, and we aren’t even the worst in the division! Arizona and Philadelphia both rank below us! Things could be worse! This could be our year!
Sarcasm aside, this is obviously not a surprise and, at least respective to the Rockies, fair and probably correct.
Fragnoli has a write-up about the Rox, too:
"You have to love the Rockies for at least trying year in and year out. They somehow manage to turn that Mile High air into an elixir for players needing a boost, as seen by the rise of Charlie Blackmon and the return of Justin Morneau, and the team is hoping that it’ll work its magic on newly acquired catcher Nick Hundley in 2015.However, this team will only go as far as health and pitching will take them, and both of them are big, big question marks year in and year out. The team revolves around Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, but it doesn’t seem like either can put the injury bug behind them. Additionally, the Rockies are going into Jorge De La Rosa and Kyle Kendrick at the top of the rotation and a whole lot of young and unproven arms vying for the other three spots."
Hundley would be a fun offensive breakout for the club, just like Blackmon, and Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson and Michael McKenry and batting champ Morneau and even Rafael Ynoa all were last year. It seems every season the Rockies have a guy or two (or five) who get the Coors Field boost. Well, hitters, at least. I don’t feel like talking about pitching right now because yikes.
Will the Rockies finish 28th when it’s all said and done in 2015?
Totally unrelated note to wrap this up: please hover your mouse over the picture of Dinger above this post. The USA TODAY caption calls him (it?) “Dingo” instead of Dinger.
Wouldn’t a dingo be an awesome mascot to replace an anthropomorphic purple dinosaur that inexplicably has, like, Dippin’ Dots all over his head?
The team could even run a campaign about the change from a dinosaur to a rabid probably-man-eating-werebeast: Maybe the dingo ate your dino.
But I digress. A good day to you all.