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30 Teams In 30 Days: The Colorado Rockies Remain Lifeless

For a while there, the Rockies weren't always good, but they were at least interesting. They had two pretty good seasons in 2017 and 2018 when they made the postseason and even won the National League wildcard game against the Cubs in 2018, but it rarely ever seemed like they were a World Series contender. But for nearly a decade, they were at least fun to watch offensively. The ball is obviously always going to fly Colorado, but they had great players like Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, and Nolan Arenado. They even had DJ LeMahieu winning a batting title for them. No such luxury exists anymore in Colorado. They have Nolan Jones. That's about it. 

The issue that will plague The Rockies is the issue that always plays them. It's the worst park to pitch in, and no free-agent starter in the right mind is going to sign a multi-year deal to want to pitch there. I would argue the Colorado Rockies are the hardest organization in sports to win with. They don't play in a tiny market necessarily, but they are held at such a disadvantage with that park, and there's really nothing you can do about it. It's not the design of the park; it's Mother Nature who's to blame.  It doesn't help that they also play in a competitive division. Obviously, the Dodgers have owned this division for a long time, but the Diamondbacks, Padres, and even the Giants are expected to be relatively competitive. I don't know what they're doing, and it doesn't seem like they do either. They better just hope that their player development system is elite, or else this dark age will continue for a long time.