Colorado Rockies: Which players should be on the All-Decade Team?

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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 05: Huston Street #16 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Washington Nationals during their game at Coors Field August 5, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Washington Nationals won the game 5-3. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – AUGUST 05: Huston Street #16 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Washington Nationals during their game at Coors Field August 5, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Washington Nationals won the game 5-3. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images) /

Closer

This is another one of those positions in which the Rockies have not been able to find consistency over the last decade. In the last 10 seasons, there have been eight different players who have led the team in saves with Wade Davis and Huston Street as the only two to do it in multiple seasons.

Davis has been widely considered a bust since the Rockies signed him to the largest contract for a reliever in MLB history and there is a reason why I dubbed Street as “Heart Attack Huston” during his time in Denver. However, I am giving the edge to Street for one reason. Even though this is an all-decade team, Street’s solid 35 saves and 3.06 ERA in 2009 season gives him three good seasons being in the backend of the bullpen.

Reliever

I wasn’t going to include this since there has been a number of relievers who have had solid seasons in relief for the Rockies. However, there is one player who deserves some recognition for his multiple seasons of being a reliable arm out of the ‘pen.

From 2009 to 2014, Matt Belisle was an absolute workhorse. During his time in Denver, he appeared in 392 games, pitched 412.2 innings, compiled a 32-32 record and 3.88 ERA. This includes the 2012 season in which he appeared in a staggering 80 games.

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There you have it. The best of what the Rockies had to offer in the 2010s. If you agree or disagree or if I overlooked someone, let us know in the comment section below or on social media.

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