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|Colors:||Purple, black & silver|
|Hall of Famers:||Larry Walker|
|Hall of Fame General Managers:||None|
|Rivals:||San Francisco Giants|
|Legends:||Larry Walker, Bryn Smith, Charlie Hayes, Joe Girardi, David Nied, Armando Reynoso, Bret Saberhagen, Andres Galarraga, Darren Holmes, Bill Swift, Eric Young & Walt Weiss.|
|Retired Numbers:||1: 17|
|World Series Championships:||0|
The Colorado Rockies are the second-youngest team in the MLB (along with the Miami Marlins) as they entered the league in 1993 as an expansion side. Their 23-year existence hasn’t entirely been filled with sunshine and daisies as they are yet to win the MLB World Series, and what is more disappointing is that they have only made it to that stage once in 2007, where they lost to the Boston Red Sox.
The Rockies though, didn’t take long to make it to the postseason as four days into the 1995 MLB season the Rockies signed Bill Swift who was a free agent and Larry Walker from the Montreal Expos, as both would have illustrious careers with the Rockies.
Swift would spend three seasons with the Rockies before returning to the Seattle Mariners in 1998, however, he did have a lasting impact with the side as he played 40 games, started 35, won 14 games, had an earned run average (ERA) of 16.68 (across his career at the Rockies), struck out 102 times and had 112 earned runs.
While Larry Walker would last 10 seasons at the Rockies (nine consecutively, as he returned during the 2004 season) and throughout his time in Colorado he played 1,134 games, had 4,076 at-bats, scored 892 runs while also scoring 258 home runs.
They were an integral part of the 1995 Rockies, who only entered the competition two years previously, played in their first-ever postseason after they finished second in the National League West with a 77-67 record.
That was enough to earn them a spot in the NLDS where they would meet the Atlanta Braves, however, the Braves got off to a flying start by claiming the first two games before the Rockies took out game 3, but the Braves only needed one more win and won game 4 and they progressed as the Rockies were knocked out.
The next few years would be torturous for the Rockies as they were the cellar-dwellers for nine years, however, in 1997 when the Rockies finished third in the National League West, Larry Walker became the National League MVP, however, by 2004 they traded him to the St Louis Cardinals.
With almost close to being at the bottom of the National League West, the Rockies then had somewhat of a golden generation. In the offseason, they signed LaTroy Hawkins, traded away Miguel Asencio for Willy Taveras, Taylor Buchholz, and Jason Hirsh, and also picked up Jason Jennings. Other players that they signed were Matt Herges and Steve Finley who were both free agents.
Despite losing their opening game to the Arizona Diamondbacks the Rockies finished the season in second place of their division winning the same amount of games as the Arizona Diamondbacks with 90 wins, but they also had one more loss than the leaders as well as a lower winning percentage.
However, that was enough for the Rockies to enter into the NLDS where they would meet the Philadelphia Phillies. They showed no signs of nerves as they won the series 3-0, it got even better for the Rockies as they knocked off their National League West leaders the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLCS winning the series 4-0, which meant they were in their first World Series.
Although the excitement of heading into their first World Series would soon be forgotten as the Boston Red Sox came out with composure winning the series 4-0. They didn’t have to wait long until another postseason appearance as two years later they made it to the NLDS after finishing the season in second palace winning 92 games, where they would meet the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Phillies took out game 1 of the series and there was hope for the Rockies as they took out game 2 to make it all square but any hope soon vanished as the Phillies would win the next two games to advance further in the postseason.
Ten years later, the Rockies returned but lost in the 2017 NLWC against the Diamondbacks. Things looked slightly more positive in 2018 when they finished second in the National League West after winning 91 regular-season games.
They defeated the Chicago Cubs in the NLWC and advanced through to the NLDS where they would meet the Milwaukee Brewers, and just like previous years, they couldn’t advance any further and they were defeated 3-0 in the series.
Since then the Rockies have finished fourth in the National League for the last two years. In 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league began in July and played 60 games instead of the traditional 162 game season, which saw the Rockies winning only 26 games.
The Rockies struggled in a competitive NL West, and finished the 2021 season in fourth place, with a record of 74-87. They struggled especially on the road in the 2021 season, with a record 26-54. They finished in the bottom half of the NL with their winning percentage at .460.
If you are a fan of the Colorado Rockies, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022 season. Do the Colorado Rockies have the star power to make it all the way to the World Series in 2022?
The Rockies look to be heading for a rebuild in 2022, after losing Trevor Story to free agency and the Boston Red Sox. It could be a down period in Colorado over the next few years. It doesn’t help that they play in the toughest division in baseball.
Coming into his 14th season as a Major League Baseball manager, Bud Black currently has a 998-1072 win-loss record in charge of the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies.
After concluding his fifteen year career as a pitcher with the Mariners, Royals, Guardians, Blue Jays, and Giants in 1995, Black began his coaching/managerial careers in 2000, joining the Los Angeles Angels as a pitching coach.
Black was with the franchise in 2002 and was a part of the Angels 2002 World Series dugout that saw Los Angeles defeat the San Francisco Giants. This is Black’s second World Series championship, after winning one as a player in 1985 with the Kansas City Royals.
In November of 2006, Black was hired as the head coach of the San Diego Padres. Although the Padres went on a ten-game losing streak with a little over a month left in the season to cough up a 6.5 game lead over the Giants for the NL West title, Black was the winner of the 2010 National League Manager of the Year Award.
Having held the job for more than eight seasons with no postseason appearances, Black was fired after the team started the 2015 season at 32–33. He finished with a record of 649 wins and 713 losses.
Black returned to the Angels in November of 2015 as a special assistant to the new General Manager, Billy Eppler. However after just one season in Los Angeles, the Colorado Rockies announced the Black as their new manager in November of 2016.
Black has been the manager in Colorado since 2017. In that time he has recorded his 650th career win as a manager on his way to a 275-272 record with the Rockies. Colorado made back to back trips to the playoffs in 2017 and 2018, boasting a 1-4 record from his five games.
The former face of the Chicago Cubs has a new home in the high altitude of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Bryant will certainly thrive in the thin air as his homerun numbers are sure to improve.
As the face of the franchise in Chicago, Bryant was a member of the curse breaking 2016 World Series team. Now he will look to be the face of his new franchise, as well as help them compete in the loaded National League West.
Bryant should have a big 2022 in his new environment. He could easily put up 30 plus homeruns this season as he looks to keep the Rockies competitive against teams like the Giants, Dodgers and Padres.
After hitting at .255 throughout 27 games in his rookie season (2011), Blackmon spent the majority of the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the Rockies AAA minor league team. Once the club traded Dexter Fowler to Houston, Blackmon was able to establish himself as Colorado’s center fielder for the 2014 season.
In the 2014 season Blackmon became the fifth player in MLB history to have six hits, five RBI, and four extra base hits in a single game during Colorado’s home opener, setting up a season that saw him named to his debut All-Star game. Blackmon took his game to a new level in 2016, finishing with career highs in batting average, home runs, and RBIs, while also earning his first Silver Slugger award.
Charlie Blackmon is the face of the Colorado Rockies. In 2022 he will look to keep the Rockies competitive without Trevor Story by his side. He is a great hitter and has a great defensive game as well. 2022 could be another huge year for Blackmon on the field.
The Colorado Rockies were given +10000 odds to win the 2022 National League West division this season. Their odds to win the National League Pennant were +5000 prior to the season starting.
While their odds to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and win the World Series were set at +10000. Their total over/under for victories this season is set at 68.5, With odds of (-115) for both the over and the under. Last season they managed to finish the season with a record of 74-87.
Their odds to win their division are the 4th highest odds in the division. While their odds to win the National League pennant are the 12th highest. They rank 27th in total odds among the entire league to win the World Series this season.
Still got some burning questions about the Colorado Rockies? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Where do the Colorado Rockies play?
The Colorado Rockies play their games at Coors Field.
Who owns the Colorado Rockies?
The Colorado Rockies are owned by Charlie Monfort.
Have the Colorado Rockies won an MLB World Series?
The Colorado Rockies have never won the World Series.
Who is the Colorado Rockies general manager?
Bill Schmidt is the general manager of the Colorado Rockies.
Do the Colorado Rockies play tonight?
Are you wondering if the Colorado Rockies are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Colorado Rockies games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.
What is the Colorado Rockies record?
The Colorado Rockies had a 74-87 win-loss record for the 2021 MLB season.
Did the Colorado Rockies win last night?
Fans of the Colorado Rockies are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much are the Colorado Rockies worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Colorado Rockies are worth $1.3 billion.
Who do the Colorado Rockies play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the MLB, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Colorado Rockies play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Colorado Rockies?
You can watch the Colorado Rockies games on TV channels like AT & T SportsNet Rocky Mountains, Fox Sports, and MLB.TV.
Will the Colorado Rockies make the playoffs this year?
The Colorado Rockies did not make the playoffs in the 2021 MLB season as they finished in fourth place in the National League West with a 74-87 win-loss ratio.
Will the Colorado Rockies get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?
The Colorado Rockies received the eighth pick in the 2021 MLB draft.
When do the Colorado Rockies play?
Colorado Rockies fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game, and the all-important MLB odds.
Where did the Colorado Rockies finish the season?
The Colorado Rockies finished the 2021 MLB season in fourth place in the National League West.
How many games did the Colorado Rockies win?
The Colorado Rockies won 74 games during the 2021 MLB season.
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