Thomas Harding has a good recap of what went down in 2016, both good and bad, on and off the field. He highlights some of the major developments for the team last season that have people thinking the team’s contention window might be opening in 2017.
Another reason many people are optimistic about the Rockies in 2017: one of the best lineups the team has had, perhaps ever. Check out FOX Sports to see where they rank among the top in baseball.
All the optimism doesn’t mean we are without questions headed into 2017. There is still an open question whether Ian Desmond will be the one to man first base for the Rockies next season, or if there is another transaction (or transactions) before the team breaks camp at Salt River Fields. Chris Carter? Mark Trumbo? A mystery man behind door number three? MLB Trade Rumors has a roundup (and a poll!).
One of the most interesting storylines awaiting us in spring training is the battle for the fifth starter spot. Nolan Lees breaks down the contenders for the spot.