Believe it or not, the Colorado Rockies still have something to play for this season. The team has been a miserable watch ever since the never-ending barrage of injuries it has encountered this season. Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzales, Michael Cuddyer, Nolan Arenado, Jhoulys Chacin, Brett Anderson, Jordan Lyles and Tyler Chatwood are just some of the players who have missed significant time due to injury this season.
Ownership has been frowned upon by Rockies fans. It seems that general manager Dan O’Dowd will never lose his job, which has fans going crazy. Also, manager Walt Weiss has made questionable and unpopular decisions during the season. The Rockies have been a complete disaster and really deserve absolutely no coverage the rest of the season.
The Rockies will want to put on a solid performance on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds, which is when Colorado will retire the number of Todd Helton. However, what the Rockies really have to play for during the last part of this miserable season is 17 wins, which ironically was the number worn by Helton.
Colorado must go at least 17-27 during its final 44 games in order to not lose 100 games this season. So why is this significant and something the Rockies need to push for? The Rockies and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are the only two teams in MLB not to lose 100 games ever in a season.
The Rockies do not have a huge laundry list of team accomplishments. The club has only made the postseason three times, having success only during their run in 2007, which resulted in being swept by the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. The fact that Colorado is only one of two teams that has never lost 100 games is a huge accomplishment in regards to how this team is run and operated.
So, it is time for the Rockies to buckle down and win 17 more games. Once that accomplishment happens or does not happen, it is clearly time for the organization to clean house beginning at the very top.