A wise man once said that Rome wasn't built in a day. That would be a good phrase for Rockies fans, and some members of the local media, to hold onto as the Rockies wrap up another losing season.
I'd like to see the Rockies contending again as much as anyone else, but it is important to keep in mind that the team only recently committed to a rebuild and that baseball doesn't work like football. You can't have one good draft, sign a couple of free agents and turn a last place team into a contender in one offseason, it takes patience. However, if you rebuild well and are patient, you will be rewarded, just ask the Royals, or the Pirates, or the Cubs, Astros or Mets.
If you want more of this discussion, here are several links:
Kiszla: Will Jon Gray ever win his first big-league game? - The Denver Post
Yes, I know it's Kiszla, but there is an important point to be made here. In his column, Kiszla laments Jon Gray's early struggles, questioning everything from his mental makeup to his ability to be the Rockies' ace in 2016. It would serve Kiszla, and anyone concerned about Gray at this point, to go look at the rookie seasons of John Smoltz and Randy Johnson, both of whom were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July.
Rockies Mailbag: Coors Field upgrade, Cubs World Series, developing pitching and more - The Denver Post
In his bi-weekly mailbag, Patrick Saunders answers questions regarding DFAing Tyler Matzek, moving DJ LeMahieu to shortstop and acquiring free-agent pitching, none of which would be prudent for a rebuilding Rockies team.
Trading Carlos Gonzalez would be a mistake for the Colorado Rockies - BSN Denver
David Martin says the Rockies should only trade Carlos Gonzalez for a veteran pitcher because, like Kiszla, he doesn't understand how a rebuild works in baseball.
Baseball heading for a truly rare postseason - FOX Sports
"By the time it’s over, we may describe September 2015 as one of the most cathartic months in North American professional sports history." That is how FOX Sports' Jon Morosi begins his column about baseball's postseason, which as of now would feature four teams, the Blue Jays, Astros, Mets and Cubs, that have missed out for at least the last six seasons. Those four teams all went through rebuilds as the Rockies are doing now, and this article could pertain to Colorado, probably not next year, but soon after.
Nolan Arenado reaches 100 RBIs with two-run HR - rockies.com
Nolan Arenado has been a very bright spot in a rough season this year, and his NL-leading 33rd home run last night made him the first Rockies player since 2011 to drive in 100 runs.
Justin Morneau nears return from injury - rockies.com
After more than three months on the disabled list, Dargan Southard reports that Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is on the cusp of a return to the field.
Colorado Classic: George Frazier relayed a pitcher's opinion to fans - The Denver Post
Irv Moss writes an ode to outgoing Rockies broadcaster George Frazier, who spent 19 season behind the microphone for on broadcasts and did a whole lot of talking about mayonnaise on hot dogs.