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National outlets starting to preview the Rockies ... and it's not pretty

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Some baseball media outlets have started with their 2015 season previews, and so far the prognosis for the Rockies is ugly.

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Effectively Wild Episode 613: 2015 Season Preview Series: Colorado Rockies - Baseball Prospectus
The Effectively Wild podcast from Baseball Prospectus spent the better part of an hour previewing the Colorado Rockies 2015 season. Actually, they spent the first 12 minutes or so talking about Dick Monfort and the team's ownership, finally coming to a conclusion of, "Hey, at least they're not Marge Schott." which is the highest praise I've heard for the Monforts in about a year. The podcast also wraps up with a chat with The Denver Post's Nick Groke.

The Colorado Rockies in a (Sad) Box - Banished to the Pen
Mikey Poley has a written season preview for the Rockies , which, as you can tell from the title, isn't very rosy. He does, however, highlight Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson as strong points in the lineup and Tyler Matzek as a breakout candidate in the rotation.

Healthy years from Tulo, CarGo vital to Rockies' success - Rockies.com
The all-too-familiar story of Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki trying to stay on the field for the majority of the season leads an article on the variety of Rockies who will be looking to bounce back in 2015. When an article like this exists, you know the previous season went very poorly.

Rangers, Rockies ready to rebound from DL-heavy year - Rockies.com
Tracy Ringolsby compares the Rockies and the Texas Rangers, two teams that suffered injury-plagued 2014 seasons en route to earning top-five draft picks this summer and hope to bounce back in 2015.

88-year-old dude tries to charge the mound at Rockies Fantasy Camp - Purple Row
I love this because it's exactly what it says it is, an octogenarian trying to charge the mound, and it went viral. Go Lew and go Rockies.