Once again, they scored runs aplenty, but 2014 was another season in which the Rockies couldn’t get within squinting distance of .500. While they managed to stay out of the basement in the National League West, the Rockies registered their fourth straight losing season with a 66-96 record. Until MLB starts having batters hit off a tee in games, the Rockies will have to solve this pitching thing, and they failed badly at it last season. Don’t blame Coors Field, though, as the staff had the highest ERA in the majors both at home and on the road. The organization seems to be content to stay the course, as they made few moves during the offseason. Free agent Michael Cuddyer was made a qualifying offer, but he chose to take a two-year deal with the Mets. In lesser moves, utility infielder Josh Rutledge was traded to the Angels and pitcher Brett Anderson had his team option declined, and he signed with the Dodgers. Then again, if the team gets a full year from Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado, all of whom missed significant time with injury, it could have the effect of adding three All-Star caliber players for no cost. At least in the case of Tulowitzki and Gonzalez, injuries just seem to come with the territory. That’s not great news for Fantasy owners, but the Rockies have shown that they have enough bats in the lineup to score runs without them. Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson seized their first true opportunities at regular playing time last season and became staples in standard mixed league lineups. Justin Morneau had a rebound season, as he slashed his strikeout rate on the way to a .319 batting average with 17 home runs and 32 doubles in 135 games. Wilin Rosario did not have his best year, as he saw his power output decline for the second season in a row. Recurring injuries could have been to blame, and he could return to being a key part of the offense. It’s just as plausible that he remains in the team’s doghouse and loses his last scrap of Fantasy value. While the Rockies had no shortage of bats, they had trouble just finding pitchers to take consistent turns in the rotation. Jorge De La Rosa (32 starts), Franklin Morales (22 starts) and Jordan Lyles (22 starts), were the only pitchers to make at least 20 starts, and none of the three had … – Click Here To Visit Article Source