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Rockies 2010: New Year, No Limits

The Colorado Rockies 2010 baseball season will only be described in one of two ways: met their goals or didn’t meet expectations. Meeting goals means winning their first NL West title in franchise history and a deep run in the playoffs while making the World Series for the second time in four years. There is no reason to believe this team can’t do this, and here is what will happen

  • Ubaldo Jimenez becomes the first 20 game winner in franchise history, and finishes with a split of 21-4 with a 3.15 ERA and over 220 innings pitched. In the process, he wins the first Cy Young Award for the Rockies and establishes himself as a dominant force.
  • Jeff Francis returns from injury and wins 15 games from the fourth spot in the rotation. Jorge De La Rosa, Aaron Cook and Jason Hammel all equal the success they had last year, keeping this rotation as one of the best in baseball from top to bottom.
  • Huston Street lives up to the big contract he signed in the offseason and delivers with 42 saves and an ERA of 2.70. The rest of the bullpen, which is among the best in the National League, equates their success from last season, especially Rafael Betancourt and Matt Daley.
  • Troy Tulowitzki continues off his success from last year with 35 home runs, 105 RBI’s and a .310 batting average to lead the lineup, all while winning his first Gold Glove at shortstop. This challenges him for the second MVP trophy in franchise history.
  • Carlos Gonzalez, Dexter Fowler and Seth Smith make up the best outfield trio in the National League in terms of hitting and defense combined. Ian Stewart, Clint Barmes and Chris Ianneta find their swings and find the baseball more often, cutting down on strikeouts, and build the lineup into one of the best in the NL.
  • Todd Helton stands pat and puts up his regular numbers of .320/15/90, splitting time with Brad Hawpe and Jason Giambi. Hawpe and Giambi lead a strong and clutch bench with Ryan Spilborghs, Melvin Mora and Miguel Olivo as well.
  • All of these players and their seasons lead to the first NL West title and another birth in the World Series for the Rockies.

It’s a new year, and there are no limits on how good the 2010 Rockies can be.

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