The Colorado Rockies are a team that hasn’t finished a season above .500, since 2010. They never really seem able to put a pitching staff together that has the capability of winning. Despite years of failed attempts to cobble together a pitching staff that can thrive in the thin air of Coors Field, the Rockies just keep fighting a losing battle.
In July of 2015, the Rockies finally decided to trade their five-time All-Star shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki. They traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes, and pitching prospects Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco. It was a sign that the Rockies might go into full rebuild mode, but they haven’t made another significant trade since.
The NL West figures to be a very tough division next season, with the Diamondbacks additions of Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller, the Giants adding Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, and the defending division champs, the Dodgers, adding Scott Kazmir and Kenta Maeda. The Rockies don’t figure to be contending in the division, as of right now. With that, here are five major questions for the Colorado Rockies in 2016.