As the Colorado Rockies wrap up their 2013 season they can have a lot of good memories but also a ton of regrets. That is the case for most every Major League Baseball team I’m certain but the Rockies could have done more this season. Instead of capitalizing on their chances to grasp the coveted first place spot in the National League West, injuries repeatedly got the better of them and they fell towards the bottom of the division.
Going into the off-season and looking towards the 2014 campaign, they will want to improve upon this season. They know they can compete with the best teams in baseball when they are healthy. The problem for this team over and over again seems to be health. For whatever reason things just happen to their big guns and after that the team falters. The healthiness of the big bats and building a better pitching staff to keep the runs lower will be the most important thing next season.
They have a lot of good things to point to and the superb career of Todd Helton to build upon as a guide to how they all should play the game. Also they need to find a good and steady replacement for Helton but that actually will not be the most difficult obstacle between the Rockies and success in 2014. The main thing that must remain the main focus will simply be to keep everyone healthy as much as possible.