The Colorado Rockies had a disastrous 2012 season, finishing with the second worse win total in franchise history. At 64-98 the Rockies easily secured last place in the National League West and only the Houston Astros (55 wins) and Chicago Cubs (61 wins) finished with fewer wins. The odds makers at TheGreek.com are expecting more out of Colorado this season, but not a lot more. The Rockies regular season win total is set at 70.5 games (Over and Under both drawing -115 odds) while the latest 2013 World Series Odds have the team listed as a +12500 moneyline play to win the Fall Classic.
Offense was not an issue for Colorado last season as the club ranked sixth in the major leagues with 758 runs scored. The Rockies also finished first in team batting average (.274), second in triples (52), third in doubles (306), and fourth in slugging percentage (.436).
With players Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki (for the time being), Michael Cuddyer, Dexter Fowler, and Tyler Colvin still filling out the lineup, Colorado should still bang with the best this season. The question is, though, can it bang enough, particularly outside the confines of Coors Field.
The Rockies pitching staff was nothing short of horrid last year, posting a league worst 5.22 ERA. Colorado’s starters were particularly horrendous as they combined for 29 wins (30th), a 5.81 ERA (30th), and a .304 batting average against (30th).
Colorado did almost nothing in the off-season to shore up its rotation, holding out hope that Jhoulys Chacin can meet his potential and Jorge De La Rosa can return to the form he exhibited in a partial 2011 season (10 starts, 3.51 ERA).
Colorado Rockies 2013 World Series Odds: Provided by TheGreek.com
To Win World Series +12500 (28 of 30)
To Win National League West +2200 (five of five)
To Win National League Pennant +6000 (14 of 15)
Regular Season Wins: Over 70.5 (-115), Under 70.5 (-115)
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