Another year, another set of injuries for the best Rockies players. This year, Troy Tulowitzki was the best player in baseball (or second at worst) up to and including the All Star Break. Then he remembered he hadn't been on the DL yet in 2014 and promptly injured his hip and missed the rest of the year. But Tulo wasn't alone. Carlos Gonzalez, also one of the best players in the game, had a rough start to the season which turned out to be caused by a small tumor in the index finger on his left hand. At first it was a scary thought, then doctors described it as a completely benign "fatty mass with tentacles." Rumors were abound as to what the tumor actually was, but I alone have obtained a photo of this tumor.
|Scary, isn't it?|
Many other injuries beset the Rockies as well with Nolan Arenado and Michael Cuddyer each missing significant time. Along with the position players, starting pitchers for the Rockies were not immune to injury either. The Rockies used 15 different starting pitchers with Jorge de la Rosa the only pitcher with more than 22 starts. For the most part, the Rockies fielded a AAA team for a good chunk of the season.
Much like the past two years, I will be starting off a team with some random facts and/or personal opinions. Since this year's set is based upon a Score set, I will have the team's best and worst score from the season.
ROCKIES TEAM TRIVIA
Total # of Rockies in 2014 - 49
# of new Rockies in 2014 - 22
Best score in 2014 - September 17 vs. Dodgers 16-2
Worst score in 2014 - April 8 vs. White Sox 15-3
Border color that worked best with this team - Yellow
Border color that worked least with this team - Blue
Position on last year's list - #1 = same
Let's take a look at the first half of the 2014 Colorado Rockies with the manager's card leading the way.
I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2. As usual, your thoughts are always welcome and encouraged.
Thanx for reading.