Holy cow, you guys, the Colorado Rockies are playoff contenders in August of 2016. How did we get here? How long will it last? What will our crushing depression do to us in the inevitable event that they don't win the World Series?
On the 83rd episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast, we attempt to answer all those questions and more. Jon Gray and Tyler Anderson have been eye-openers. How? David Dahl refuses to go a game without getting at least one hit. How? Also, why does he have to be so good looking Is Walt Weiss a competent manager now? If so, what does that mean? Trevor Story is out for the rest of the (regular) season, but can the Rockies replace his production with a rebounding Nolan Arenado and a surging Carlos Gonzalez?
Plus Richard Bergstrom from Rockies Zingers joins the show to offer up his takes on the Rockies' inaction at the trade deadline, what has made Colorado's pitching staff successful in recent weeks, and what he'd do in the 2016-17 offseason.
STOP FREAKING OUT, OK? THEY'RE CONTENDING, AND NONE OF US KNOWS HOW TO HANDLE IT, BUT JUST STOP FREAKING OUT.