What Are the Rockies World Series Chances?
By JD Jensen
The Rockies could see a number of teams in the World Series: Boston, Cleveland, Houston, The Yankees and Kansas City. To keep it simple, we will say it is the Boston Red Sox coming out of the American League. Colorado’s chances: Little to none.
Just to start, what a World Series this would be. I know a lot of people want to see the “Clash of the Titans” featuring the Dodgers and Astros. But what about a 2007 World Series rematch featuring a young team that exceeded expectations and an already established franchise. To draw even more comparisons, the Rockies would be coming in as a wild card, just like in 2007. Which was now exactly 10 years ago.
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The Rockies would have little to no chance of winning this series. The Boston Red Sox are quietly one of the best teams in baseball. Boston’s pitching rotation would have a huge advantage over anything Bud Black comes up with. The Rockies usually have an advantage as far as offense goes, but I’m not sure that’s the case with the Sox. Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts are already dominant. Throw in Jackie Bradley Jr as well as many others, and the Red Sox are elite. The Rockies also would be trying to cap off the hardest World Series route in maybe MLB history. You could argue the Rockies play 4 of the top 5 teams in the Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Nationals, and Red Sox.
The Rockies actually have a record that’s 2 games better than the Red Sox. This would mean the Rockies get home field advantage. If the Blake Street Bombers refused to lose at home, they could take the series in 7 games. We all know home field advantage is a bigger advantage for Colorado than any other team in baseball. This means the Rockies would actually have a chance, as little as it may be.
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The MLB is the only sport in the world right now where any team in the playoffs has a chance to win it all. Were the Memphis Grizzlies going to win the NBA Championship? Did the Miami Dolphins really have a chance to win the Super Bowl? No one gave them a chance. However, in the MLB, any team in the playoffs can get hot and win the pennant. The odds are stacked against them in just about every matchup, but a chance to win always has to be given.