Dodgers: Sizing Up the NL West Competition- Rockies
By Jacob Rudner
This article is part four of a five-part series in which I will break down the Dodgers’ competition in the NL West for the 2018 season. The articles will feature the teams’ offseason additions and subtractions, a pitcher to watch out for, a batter to watch out for, and a season expectation.
The Colorado Rockies are, like the Diamondbacks, a force to be reckoned with in the NL West. Their hitting is excellent as usual in their Rocky Mountain altitude, their pitching much improved, and their season performance was a step in the right direction.
Last year the Rockies put together their first winning season since 2010. They finished third in the division behind the Dodgers and D-Backs and lost in the Wild Card Game which marked their first playoff appearance in eight years.
Despite a loss in the Wild Card Game, the Rockies showed the rest of the division that they are ready to contend and push for first place. After a very interesting offseason, here is what you should know about the Colorado Rockies prior to the 2018 season.