Last year, in the midst of a contending first half, the Colorado Rockies found themselves as buyers. This season, however, the team is fighting to keep its head above water.
The 2017 Major League Baseball season was one of success for the Rockies. Finally finding the postseason for the first time in nearly a decade, the club made baseball fun again in the Mile High City.
During the midpoint of the season, the team found themselves in a unique position to buy, as the trade deadline arrived. In years past the Rockies have been involved in some significant trades. The Matt Holliday-for-Carlos Gonzalez swap worked well, while selling the former golden boy of the club, Troy Tulowitzki, in 2016, did not.
Nevertheless, the team is back in the passengers’ seat this season. Following a relatively fair start, the Rockies are in another nosedive, having lost four of sixand eight of the last ten within the National League West. They currently sit 8 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks, needing to put it back together.
As we enter July, and the midway point of the regular season, there will foreseeably be many contending teams as buyers. The Rockies, however, should see themselves as sellers.