5 Ridiculous Overreactions To Colorado Rockies’ Early Action

5 Ridiculous Overreactions To Colorado Rockies' Early Action

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Expectations were understandably low for the Colorado Rockies entering the 2014 season, and for good reason. However, the Rockies are playing some decent ball at the moment, and are scoring runs at a league-leading pace. They currently sit at 11-10 on the season, a record that puts the Rockies right in the middle of the NL West division hunt. This surprising start has produced more than a few overreactions, and here are five such examples.

5. The Rockies Will Lead MLB In Runs Scored

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5. The Rockies Will Lead MLB In Runs Scored

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The Rockies always seem to be among the league leaders in runs scored. Of course, playing half of your schedule in the altitude at Coors Field certainly helps, but the Rockies have fielded some impressive lineups over the years. The Rockies currently lead MLB in runs scored with 114 through 21 games, but although this year’s lineup is potent, they will likely not finish at the top of this category.

4. LaTroy Hawkins Will Finish The Season As Closer

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4. LaTroy Hawkins Will Finish The Season As Closer

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LaTroy Hawkins has enjoyed a lengthy career, seemingly pitching for every single MLB team at one time or another. The 41 year old is currently closing for the Rockies, and has converted his first five save opportunities. While Hawkins is still a serviceable pitcher, he is also quite hittable, and will likely blow up at some point in the season. The much younger lefty Rex Brothers will eventually reassume the closer role.

3. The Rockies Will Make The Playoffs

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3. The Rockies Will Make The Playoffs

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While the Rockies are playing good baseball and are within range in the NL West, it is still very early. The Rockies are going to hit, but there are entirely too many question marks in both the rotation and bullpen. A division title is not a realistic possibility, and a wildcard spot is probably not likely either. If things go well, the Rockies could conceivably flirt with .500, but anything beyond that is hubris.

2. Justin Morneau Will Lead Team In Homers

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2. Justin Morneau Will Lead Team In Homers

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After signing with the Rockies in the offseason, Justin Morneau has enjoyed hitting in Colorado, and is currently tied for the team lead with four homers. Morneau should continue to drive in runs and hit for a respectable average, but the power is no longer sustainable for the veteran. Morneau has not reached 30 homers since 2009, and will likely fall somewhere around 20, provided he stays healthy for the full season.

1. Charlie Blackmon Will Hit .400 For The Season

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1. Charlie Blackmon Will Hit .400 For The Season

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Charlie Blackmon is absolutely on fire right now batting leadoff for the Rockies. He is currently hitting a silly .411, and is filling the stat sheet in other categories as well. This will be the first full season of action for Blackmon with the big club, and while the 27 year old will be productive at the top of a dynamic Rockies’ order, the robust batting average is simply unsustainable.

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  • Mother Earth Martyr

    5. Ridiculous overreaction huh? Well the Rockies still lead the MLB in total runs scored and with their ‘ridiculous’ lineup I’d say they’ve at least got a pretty good chance.
    4. Just by implying something doesn’t make it true – did a lot of people actually overreact and think he had sealed up as closer for the season after 5 saves? 5? He is not a reliable closer and the Rockies will definitely not have him closing in September.
    3. As a Rockies fan I can say w/out hesitation that I by no means believe the Rockies are ‘going to make the playoffs’, I believe they have a really good chance however, and judging by the many articles I’ve read recently about the Rockies being a threat for the NL West title, it’s NOT a ridiculous overreaction to have thought that and in hindsight it was ridiculous for a MLB expert to have thought it was a ridiculous notion, esp with that line-up and better-than-expected pitching. I hope they make the playoffs, it’d be ridiculous!
    2.. Why would you even include this ‘overreaction’? Was anybody but you overreacting that people were overreacting that he’d lead the team in homers after hitting four in the first 21 games? Nice guess for 20 btw, he’s now at 9 and gonna have surpassed your estimate by the end of July if not sooner.
    1. Charlie Blackmon batting .400 for the season? Whoever thought that .400 might happen for the entire season was being absurdly foolish and not someone who’s paid any attention to past MLB batting races and titles.

    Gotta hand it to ya, you did end up coming up with 3 ridiculous overreactions that were indeed ridiculous overreactions that nobody actually had (besides maybe a pundit or two such as yourself?) Your list was a ridiculous overreaction over 3 trivial overreactions nobody really thought much about, coupled with 2 realistic reactions that were not at all ridiculous ideas for fans to ponder. Here’s a list made by a diff rantsports writer that will show how much of a stupid overreaction it was for you to classify most runs and making the playoffs as a ridiculous overreaction. I feel like all FIVE of your overreactions were either completely wrong or so obviously ridiculous cuz they were in fact extremely ridiculous haha. Go Rox!!!