Colorado Rockies: Our 5 most popular articles from October

DENVER, CO - JULY 18: Greg Holland #56 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on July 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 18: Greg Holland #56 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on July 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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October was quite a month for the Colorado Rockies. The start of the month not only saw the first “Rocktober” since 2009 but also the heartbreak of losing in the National League Wild Card game to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The end of the month saw Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu earn Fielding Bible Awards for their defensive presence in the Colorado infield.

In between those moments, however, there were plenty of things happening with the Rockies. Fans showed their interest in Colorado Rockies news by ingesting a near-record number of page views on our site. For that, we are grateful and promise to continue to bring you the latest Rockies information and opinions.

With so much interest in Colorado news in October, we thought we would look back at five of our most popular stories of the month. In case you missed them, this is your chance to get ready for the real offseason that begins on Thursday. And don’t worry, if you click to read a story, it will open in a new tab so you won’t lose your place on this article.

Who could be the Colorado closer in 2018?

With Greg Holland to likely test free agency, we took a look at some of the players already in the Rockies system who could take over as the closer for the team next season.

3 players who will improve dramatically in 2018

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As good as Colorado’s season was in 2017, we still think the best is ahead for three players who will step up their game even more next season.

Which free agents could return to the Rockies in 2018?

There are plenty of question marks for the offseason besides just what happens with Holland. What about Jonathan Lucroy, Pat Neshek, Mark Reynolds and others? We looked into the crystal ball to give our predictions.

3 offseason needs and potential targets for the Rockies

As great as the 2017 season was, there are ways for Colorado to improve in 2018. We took a look at which players might be a good fit for the Rockies next season.

Next: Breaking down Colorado's positions by speed in 2017

Why first base should be the real focus of free agency for Colorado

Sure, the Rockies signed Ian Desmond last offseason to be the team’s current and future first baseman. However, strange things happened in 2017 that could make Desmond an even better fit in the outfield for the Rockies in the future … especially with some of the first basemen who will be available this offseason.

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