Colorado Rockies: 5 guarantees for the rest of the 2017 season
You thought after that last point that I was going to guarantee that Rockies Twitter would freak out after every low point, right? Oh come on, that’s too easy.
No, the fourth guarantee is that as good as Charlie Blackmon or Nolan Arenado are this season, they’re not going to get the national recognition that they deserve … unless Colorado keeps winning. We’ve already seen with the first installment of the All-Star Game voting that Arenado didn’t get the love that he deserves from fans around the country. At least Chuck Nazty was second among National League outfielders in voting. We’ll give a thumbs up at least to that part of the voting.
Arenado won’t start the 2017 All-Star Game. Get ready for it. It’s simply not going to happen. The Chicago Cubs fan base is too far-reaching to let that happen. Kris Bryant may not be the league’s best statistical third baseman, but he’s going to be anchoring the hot corner in Miami for this year’s Midsummer Classic.
Colorado’s All-Star third baseman (or Blackmon, for that matter) also isn’t going to be in the running for Most Valuable Player honors if the Rockies don’t make the playoffs. It’s that simple. Without making the postseason and grabbing the nation’s attention, they’re not going to grab the votes from the East Coast. It’s sad but it’s true. I mean, isn’t that why Nolan finished so low in last season’s All-Star voting despite his statistics?