It’s hard to imagine a team as successful as it was five years ago, standing high above the National League has fallen to bombshell bunker status, but they have and have done so in embarrassing fashion.
Despite Colorado leading the NL in runs scored, the other side of the coin appears much darker and has been the demise of a potentially great team. One might say that letting pitchers, like Ubaldo Jimenez, Jason Hammel and Aaron Cook, go wasn’t a big deal at the time but even one of those mentioned would be far better than what Colorado has dealt with this season.
The Rockies starting pitching is the worst in MLB and the sole reason why the Rockies are the punch line of the league. A lot can be said about the scouting but the buck stops at one place and one place only … the general manager. Dan O’Dowd touted starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie at the start of the season.
Right now the Rockies touted “ACE,” is sporting a chastening 7.02 ERA and wearing it disgracefully. The $8.2 Million dollar “ACE” is undoubtedly a fan un-favorite, especially after what some might call his wide receiver-esque demeanor by tweeting his displeasure of Colorado, “dude.” Then we all can’t forget his tip of the hat to fans after giving up seven runs to the Athletics in just the first inning. Guthrie’s tip of the hat that night still leaves a bad taste in the mouth of Rockies alum, and fans are all but screaming for his release.
Colorado headed to Philadelphia for a three-game series with the Phillies and will then travel to the Lone Star State to face the Rangers for three. On June 25, the Rockies return home to host the Washington Nationals.