Just a few weeks ago, prior to the all-star break, the Colorado Rockies were one of the more promising teams in the National League West. They even led the division for a time and were certainly right on the doorstep a few times just before the break. With the turn to the second half of the season however, the Rockies have spiraled downwards so badly that instead of competing for the playoffs, they should think about next year.
Where as they were only a game or two out, or leading for a short time, the Rockies are now 11 games out and show no signs of turning things around. Carlos Gonzalez’s nagging injury continues to be as much of a bother as it is a mystery. They don’t know when it will get better or hurt worse and don’t really seem to know why it is injured. What they do know is that even if it is better, one bad swing could make it way worse.
That will probably all result in CarGo heading to the disabled list in a move that will officially signify the end of the 2013 season for the Rockies. They surely have a lot to look forward to in 2014 if they can keep playing well for longer and stay healthy. Perhaps for the rest of the second half of the season the Rockies could focus on what they will be able to do to get ready for next season. Since there are nearly zero redeeming qualities left in this season, they really would have nothing to lose by mailing it in for the rest of the year and trying to get ready for the 2014 campaign.