2. The pitching may be the best in franchise history
Last year, the Colorado Rockies came out of the gate and the rotation fell flat on its face. Many people hyped it to be the best in franchise history and then they started slow. Now things came together in the second half and the rotation was middle of the pack in the second half last year. This year, the rotation yet again has incredible potential. German Marquez, Kyle Freeland, Antonio Senzatela, and Austin Gomber have all shown flashes of greatness at separate times. Marquez is an All-Star and Freeland was a Cy Young finalist. Gomber and Senzatela put up solid numbers. The only question in the rotation is if Chad Kuhl can fill the hole left by Jon Gray. I will not say he can fill that hole, but I trust him as the fifth man much more than the alternatives that the Rockies have lined up. An enormous problem with the rotation is that there is no depth past them. Rolison and Lambert are not yet ready. If an injury happens, then it is entirely possible that the rotation falls apart. As long as the rotation stays healthy, there is a lot to be hopeful for.
The surprising story of the 2021 season was just how good the bullpen became in the second half. They were bottom of the league to begin the season and then were literally top 10 once the Rockies actually performed. The bullpen has done nothing but improve this offseason, letting Chi Chi Gonzalez and Yency Almonte go was the right choice, and picking up Alex Colome should help strengthen the bullpen, letting Bard step down to setup-man (a role he was better at last year than closer). The bullpen is really a wild card, but there is a lot of potential. There is a genuine possibility that the Colorado Rockies pitching staff could be what saves the team in 2022.