The Rockies have played a whopping 26 games, or about 16% of the season, the equivalent of two and a half games in an NFL season. That’s...not a lot to go on.
But the team comes to the end of the first month of the season as one of the few teams without any rain/snow/ice-falling-from-the-sky outs and they are two games over .500 and find themselves in second place in the NL West, four back of the shouldn’t-be-surprising-anymore Diamondbacks. They’re also two games out of what figures to be a very interesting NL Wild Card chase.
What are the biggest takeaways you have from the first month of games? What are the lessons you think we’ve learned? What can/should be done to improve the team?
(Of course, there’s a meta-textual question of, “Is there anything that we can learn from a small sample size of 26 games?” but feel free to tackle that in a postscript or preamble or something.)
There’s plenty of fodder for discussion. It could be the disappointing offense, the up-and-down starting rotation, or the dominant bullpen. You could focus on individual players from Ian Desmond to Jon Gray to Adam Ottavino. Or maybe you think there is enough data to warrant some changes—if so, I encourage you to be realistic in your proposes solutions: the Rockies aren’t trading for Mike Trout anytime soon.
Write up a FanPost (if you’ve never done one here are a couple handy guides for you) and tell us all about it. Make sure to include “FPF” in the title and we will post some of our favorites on the front page next week.