A 71-91 record in 2019 followed by an offseason with no Major League signings has those in Las Vegas and beyond thinking it could well be another rough season for the Colorado Rockies.
According to the Action Network, the Colorado Rockies are being picked to finish in fourth place in the National League West with 75 projected wins. That would put their record at 75-87 for the season, an improvement over 2019 but still a disappointing campaign.
Only the San Francisco Giants (68 projected wins) are picked to finish lower than the Rockies in the division. Once again, it’s Los Angeles that is projected to win the division (96 projected wins).
Those 96 wins are the most in the National League and the second-most in all of Major League Baseball, just behind the 98 projected for the New York Yankees.
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The Action Network also lists the over-under for Colorado’s win total at 74.5 and also has the Rockies with a 1 percent chance to win the division, giving them 10,000-to-1 odds at their first-ever NL West crown. To say they are a longshot in the eyes of the casinos could be one of the early frontrunners for understatement of the decade.
Now certainly these are just projections and rebound seasons from Kyle Freeland, Wade Davis and others would make this a bet that some Rockies fans would want to take. It’s also a bet that Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich and owner Dick Monfort seem to be making as well, with Colorado entering Thursday as the lone MLB team to not spend a dollar on a new Major League contract for the 2020 season.
So what do you think, Rockies fans? Would you take the bet? In a recent poll we conducted on Twitter, 60 percent of respondents said they believed Colorado would have 79 wins or less in 2020. Where do you place your win total for the team? Let us know in the comments section below.