First, great blog! I just discovered this blog and I'm impressed. It is great to find a place where I can read about the latest goings-on with the Rockies and their farm system. I am a Colorado ex-pat, who is stuck in the northeast for the forseeable future--as you might imagine Rockies fans in these parts are extremely rare.
Anyway enough of that...I was wondering if anyone else has come to the same conclusion I have...that the Rockies' offense isn't just bad, it is bad in historic proportions.
Aside from Helton, there is really nobody on the team that would be a starter on some of the better offensive clubs. Even with the Coors field effect, they are 3rd from the bottom in runs scored in the NL. The Rockies are averaging 3 runs a game, which puts them on a pace for fewest runs on the road of any team since at least 1999 (as far as I could find home/road splits)--by a fairly large margin. Compared to the league average, I'm guessing that this is one of the worst road performances on record--certainly in the last decade.
At this point, obviously the Rockies' are several years away from competing--I say trade everyone over the age of 30 that you can (except maybe Helton)--play even more of the youngsters and get ready to draft first next year.