For a moment, let’s head back in time to 2020. Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort “interpolated” that the team would win 94 games. That never happened because the Rockies only played 60 games that year.
Still, the Rockies still only won 26 games. In 2021, the Rockies went 74-87 so, again, nowhere close to 94 wins.
But back in early 2021 and other few times, Dick Monfort said that while he believed that the team was truly a playoff team, the Rockies had some players that they needed to “cut bait” with if they didn’t start performing.
“I truly in my heart believe that this is a very talented team that underperformed the last couple years,” Monfort said during the press conference announcing that the club had traded Nolan Arenado to St. Louis in February 2021. “We have a lot of guys that, to be quite honest, it’s time to cut bait. So this could be the challenge they need. They need to step up and fill this void.”
Fast forward to more than a year later and the Colorado Rockies have played some awful baseball in the last 3+ weeks. In their last 22 games, they have gone 6-16. That downfall has made the Rockies go from a 15-10 record (3rd place, 2.0 games back of first place) to a 21-26 record (last place, 12 games back of first place).
The problem for the Colorado Rockies is that nearly everything has been bad. Now would be a good time for Dick Monfort to live up to his word and start cutting some bait.