Charlie Blackmon, Daniel Bard, and CJ Cron
We looked to the future, now let’s look to the past. There wasn’t much to be thankful for this year, but I believe these players deserve a special shout-out (Brendan Rodgers already got his in the last section).
Charlie Blackmon may not have had his best season, but man does he love being in Colorado. He is a Rockies legend whose number deserves to hang next to Helton and Walker when he finally hangs up the cleats. Naturally, I am always thankful for him and his beard.
Daniel Bard was an absolute shining star for the team in 2022 and I am thankful that the Colorado Rockies took him in after retiring from pitching for 7 years and turned him into an MVP-vote getter. If he continues to pitch like he did this season (and 2020), Bard could see an All-Star nod come his way soon.
I am finally thankful for CJ Cron, the Colorado Rockies lone All-Star in 2022. Seemingly the only person on the team who could hit the dang ball. I talked extensively about how he should’ve been traded at the deadline here, but I hope he can continue to produce for the team in 2023.
While there are a lot of things for Colorado Rockies fans to lament about the previous season: the poor performance, the incompetent FO, etc. I think right now is the time to look at the little things that we fans have to be thankful for. Enjoy the turkey and a Happy Thanksgiving to all.