Colorado Rockies: Things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 16: A detail of the scoreboard honoring the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues on display during a game between the Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers at Coors Field on August 16, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

We promise this article is not a joke. To deal with being a Colorado Rockies fan, it’s almost a necessity to look at the glass half full even when the glass is clearly empty.

Almost nothing about 2020 has been pleasant and the Colorado Rockies were no exception. Rumors of Nolan Arenado going to the Dodgers bring shivers up our spine and thoughts of “Why the heck not? Just add it to my 2020 tab.”

Trust us, it’d be much easier to write about a few things to gripe about this Thanksgiving article. But in the spirit of the holiday, we’re going to write about a few things we’re grateful for being a Rockies fan this year. At least it’s better than logging in to our umpteenth-thousandth Zoom meeting.

The Tulo trade is (almost) over

Believe it or not, the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays was more than five years ago. In return, the Rockies received Jose Reyes, Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco.

Reyes was brought in to bridge the gap at short while the Rockies farm system and, ultimately, Trevor Story emerged to step up at the position. Reyes was immediately disgruntled that he had to play in the Mile High City and was never popular with Rockies fans. It didn’t help that he was charged with domestic violence against his wife in the offseason. He was suspended and never played for the Rockies again. Reyes batted .259 with 3 home runs in 47 games in Denver. He will never be remembered as a Rockie and rightfully so.

Then there was Miguel Castro who is a reliever. You’d be forgiven if you don’t remember him. He played in five games after being called up in September 2015 with a 10.1 ERA. He only appeared in 19 games in 2016 for the Rockies with a 6.14 ERA. He was designated for assignment in early 2017 and traded to the Baltimore Orioles. He is in the New York Mets organization today.

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