Colorado Rockies: The State of the franchise

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 07: A general view of Coors Field before the start of Game Three of the National League Division Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Colorado Rockies on October 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 07: A general view of Coors Field before the start of Game Three of the National League Division Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Colorado Rockies on October 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – JULY 25: A general view of the stadium as the Colorado Rockies take on the Houston Astros during interleague play at Coors Field on July 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Astros 3-2. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

With the real State of the Union being delivered later tonight, we have decided to give the state of the Colorado Rockies…and it’s not all sunshine and roses.

My fellow Rockies and baseball fans,

2018, despite the ups and downs of a 162 game schedule and some unforeseen issues, was an excellent year for the Rockies as they reached the postseason in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history.

They were in the hunt for the National League West until Game 163 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. While they lost in Game 163, they defeated Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs by a score of 2-1 in 13 innings, despite Baez saying that the Rockies and their future opponents (which never came along as a result of their elimination) “know that we’re the best.”

The Rockies, however, were vanquished handedly in a sweep in the NLDS by the Milwaukee Brewers, who advanced to face the Dodgers in the NLCS. The Brewers went to a seventh game in the NLCS before the Dodgers won and advanced to the World Series for the second straight season (and lost for the second straight season).

For the Rockies, that simply is not good enough, especially when the state of the franchise could be at a crossroads this time next year.

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