To say the 2019 season has been a disappointment for the Colorado Rockies is a massive understatement. Coming off back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time in franchise history, there were plenty of expectations for a third straight Rocktober this season.
However, the Colorado Rockies have looked anything like a playoff team in recent weeks. Now at 58-73 after suffering a four-game road sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Rockies are 20-41 on the season against teams who had a record at or greater than .500 when Colorado faced them.
There is a lot of work the Rockies (who have won just five road games since July 1) need to do the rest of this season and in the offseason to be back in contention for a postseason berth in 2020. After coming within just one game of winning their first-ever National League West title last season, Colorado needs a lot of retooling in order to be back in the neighborhood of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the top of the West next season.
So what do the Rockies need to do throughout the rest of the 2019 campaign and into the 2020 season opener on March 26 in San Diego against the Padres? Here are some ideas.