After two consecutive postseason appearances, the Colorado Rockies finished the 2019 season with a 71-91 record. Now the biggest question looming in the minds of Rockies fans is how the franchise can return to their winning ways.
We recently published an article that you can read here on why the Colorado Rockies will be over the .500 mark in 2020. This is the counterpoint to that article as we explore some of the reasons why Colorado could potentially flounder again in the upcoming campaign.
It’s no secret that Colorado has an albatross around its neck this season in terms of the many large contracts paid to players who didn’t perform well in 2019 (Bryan Shaw, Wade Davis, Jake McGee, Ian Desmond and Daniel Murphy). It’s also no secret that those contracts will prevent the Rockies from making “some great big splash” in the words of team owner Dick Monfort.
So can the Rockies return to postseason relevancy or even just have a winning record knowing that? We looked at the potential good side of the coin previously. Today, let’s look at the potential bad side of it and what could bring down Colorado again in 2020.