Colorado Rockies: Diamondbacks series to be closely watched

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PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 04: A general overview of the field during the National Anthem before the start of the National League Wild Card game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on October 4, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 04: A general overview of the field during the National Anthem before the start of the National League Wild Card game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on October 4, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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All eyes will be on Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez. Getty Images.
Carlos Gonzalez. Getty Images. /

This one shouldn’t come at a surprise. The Colorado Rockies didn’t have the best stats from CarGo last season. With a .262 batting average and only 14 home runs and 57 RBI, it wasn’t ideal for a guy who’s 2016 was a contract year. Though after a very slow free agent market and many questions surrounding whether he would be signed again, here is back with the Rox for at least one more year.

The front office and fans alike are sure to be closely watching CarGo. This is a redo year for him and with that there has got to be a lot of added pressure. Hopefully, he can get back to his 2016 form and be an All-Star once again. Because of the signing, a few guys had to get sent down. However, that doesn’t mean that there still isn’t a gold mine of outfielder waiting to take CarGo’s spot if he doesn’t pan out. I still question if this signing helps or hurts the Rockies.

It also should be noted that CarGo really picked up the pace on his offense in the final two months of the season as from August on, he had 8 home runs, 31 RBI, with 18 doubles, and a slashline of .325/.407./.583.

So, like all other Rockies fans, I too will be seeing what we’ll be getting from CarGo this season.

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