Who are the real Colorado Rockies?
The 2008 season should give the Rockies the perfect opportunity to let baseball fans know just who they really are. For the past few seasons, and for a good majority of the 2007 season, the Rockies looked to be capable of only poor or pedestrian play. Sure, they had some firepower and a few good arms but they never really seemed to move forward, until…well we all know what happened in September of 2007. Was that amazing run late in the season the result of a team that finally broke through or was it just a flash in the proverbial pan? With most of last year’s NL Championship team returning this season (they lost 2B Matsui to the Astros, reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the Yankees, and starter Josh Fogg to the Reds), the real Colorado Rockies should be able to stand up. Were the 2007 Arizona Diamondbacks an aberration? Nobody expected the Diamondbacks to take the NL West crown last season. Once they accomplished that improbable feat everybody expected them to receive a playoff dusting at the