Colorado Rockies: NL West outlook based off Spring Training

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 05: A detail of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick during a spring training game between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies on March 5, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 05: A detail of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick during a spring training game between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies on March 5, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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So, this is what the standings currently look like, entering Friday, in the Cactus League with all 5 teams that reside in the National League:

  1. San Diego Padres, 10-8 record, .556 winning percentage
  2. Arizona Diamondbacks, 11-9 record, .550 winning percentage
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers, 11-9 record, .550 winning percentage (tied with the Diamondbacks for second place among teams in the National League West.
  4. San Francisco Giants, 10-10 record, .500 winning percentage
  5. Colorado Rockies, 8-12 record, .400 winning percentage

That’d be pretty crazy if this happened. After going through each team I feel as though the Dodgers are still the Rockies biggest threat. The Dbacks aren’t as scary as they were last season due to the loss of J.D. Martinez and many of their players are injury prone and/or already peaked at their career potential.

Even Zack Greinke, the D’Backs ace, isn’t a big threat due to his fastball only being between 84-86 mph and him potentially missing opening day. The Padres would need some miraculous miracle to not stay in last place on the team they’ve got. The Giants’ offseason seems to be making quite the impression with journalists. So much of an impression that many believe they’ll surpass the Rockies and perhaps even get a Wild Card spot. It’s a bit…outrageous we’d be living in a dream world if that were to happen.

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In the end, the current standings of Spring Training will most likely not match what happens during the regular season…and, as of now, that’s a good sign for Rockies fans.

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