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Could this be the most disappointing season of Rockies’ baseball ever?

Rockies news and links for September 22, 2018

The Rockies are on the brink of their most disappointing season ever | BSN Denver
It’s hard to argue for a collapse greater than that of the 2010 Colorado Rockies season. It won’t be as mathematically disastrous if the Rockies don’t make it in 2018, but the fact that the current iteration of the Rockies is one of, if not the most talented in franchise history, means it will hurt. Despite the crushing sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rockies are not dead yet. “The Colorado Rockies season has died more times than Dracula,” writes Drew Creasman of BSN Denver, “And yet here they are.” The final week or so of the season is upon us and the Rockies need to prove their worth, playing their best baseball when games are at their upmost importance.

Colorado Rockies: Don’t panic. Just start winning games | Rox Pile
If the Rockies win seven to eight of their final ten games, they should be in a good position to make the postseason. It’s simple to imagine, but it’s not easy to execute. Still, the Rockies will be facing the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals— all teams that have been on the decline as the season has worn on. It’s time for the Rockies to capitalize, as Lucas Coryell of Rox Piles writes.

Colorado Rockies: Why this season and postseason push is far from over | Rox Pile
Rox Pile’s Aaron Hurt details what it will take for the Rockies to overcome their deficit and make the postseason. They’ll need to clean out any negative thoughts left over from the Dodgers’ series, take advantage of the recent poor play of the D-Backs, get good pitching from their starters, and hope for some help- in the form of losses from the St Louis Cardinals.

The best four-tool players in baseball | Beyond the Box Score
Baseball has its five-tool stars, but there are plenty of players who “prove that four tools is plenty,” writes Daniel R. Epstein of Beyond the Box Score. Making the list for the Rockies is center fielder Charlie Blackmon, who only lacks the tool of fielding. Blackmon’s defense has taken a turn for the worst in 2018, with an MLB-worst minus-27 Defensive Runs Saved and a minus-13.7 Ultimate Zone Rating. Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees, Lorenzo Cain of the Milwaukee Brewers and Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners also make the list.

2018 National League West: Sleeper Alert prospect results | Minor League Ball
John Sickels of Minor League Ball reviews the site’s preseason picks for sleeper prospects in the National League West. The choice for the Rockies was Sam Hilliard. The 24-year-old outfielder posted somewhat disappointing results for the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats in 2018, collecting a slash line of .262/.327/.389.

Step into The Relief Room | The Good Phight
Phillies fan Matt Edwards has attracted a lot of attention for his bathroom filled with pictures of Phillies relievers. It’s called “The Relief Room,” and Justin Klugh of The Good Phight has all the details.