Colorado Rockies podcast: Reactions to the first road trip, the Mets come in to town, and Theo Epstein

DENVER, CO - JULY 14: The sun sets over the stadium behind the scoreboard as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 14, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Brewers 12-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 14: The sun sets over the stadium behind the scoreboard as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 14, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Brewers 12-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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In episode 49 of the Rox Pile Rockies Report podcast, we discuss the Colorado Rockies first road trip of the 2021 campaign.

The Rockies got swept by both the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, dropping to 3-10, which is tied for the 2005 and 2019 Rockies for the worst record in the first 13 games of a season in franchise history. The 2005 Rockies went 67-95 and the 2019 Rockies went 71-91.

Their 3-10 record is also the worst record in baseball right now.

The Rockies got swept largely because their offense has not clicked.

We also discuss the Mets and things to look for in the series, including pitching matchups and, since Friday’s game was postponed to Saturday, we also discuss baseball’s doubleheader rules that have carried over from 2020.

The Mets are a team that has an excellent starting rotation and, on paper, a good offense but they have struggled to start the season. The Mets have also had an astounding seven postponements to start the season due to rain, COVID (they were going to face the Nationals for Opening Day but the entire series was canceled since numerous Nationals player and personnel tested positive), and now, snow.

We also discuss this article from The Athletic (subscription required) where former MLB general manager Jim Bowden says that the Rockies “should weigh” giving three-time World Series champion General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein to become a part-owner of the Rockies and be the team’s CEO and President of Baseball Operations.

We discuss our thoughts on the possibility of it happening and whether the Rockies should do it.

We end the podcast with a rant from yours truly. This time, I rant on replay reviews and what should happen, including something that is imperative in most facets of life: communication.

You can listen to the podcast above or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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