|Colorado Rockies 2006 Summary|
- Colorado Rockies History
- The Colorado Rockies began play in 1993 baseball betting season at Mile High Stadium, the legendary home of the Denver Broncos, with a crowd of over 80,000 in an 11-4 win over the New York Mets.
- COLORADO ROCKIES 2007 PREVIEW
- The mile high city has had a mediocre record with baseball. The Rockies have been in town now for about a decade and a half and still have no post season hardware to show the fans.
COLORADO ROCKIES 2008 SUMMARY
The Rockies won’t be quite so undervalued this year but many people still don’t consider them favorites versus the baseball betting line. Baseball betting line players liked to take Colorado at home and go against them on the road.
That didn’t always work though as Colorado did okay away from home against baseball lines last year. The 2008 team will again be led by the offense. Todd Helton continues to produce but his numbers are starting to slip. Second baseman Kaz Matsui went to Houston so Jayson Nix should take over but overall the position is weak.
Troy Tulowitzki had a great season and got a huge deal in the offseason. He is probably not worth the money but he did have great numbers. It remains to be seen if Tulo can impact the baseball betting line on a nightly basis. Garrett Atkins is a solid third baseman according to baseball betting line experts and rounds out the infield. The catching is serviceable at best according to baseball betting line experts. Yorvit Torrealba and Chris Iannetta are behind the plate and neither hit that much. In the outfield the Rockies have superstar Matt Holliday, Willy Taveras, and Brad Hawpe. Holliday can impact the baseball betting line at anytime while the other two fill out the outfield.
The starting rotation is led by Jeff Francis who is favored almost every time at home against the baseball lines. He is coming off two solid years and is the ace of the staff. Aaron Cook is back but he never seems to stay healthy. He is not a number two starter according to baseball lines experts but that is his position on this staff. The real star of the staff according to baseball lines experts could be Ubaldo Jimenez as he has great stuff. The other two spots are up for grabs between Franklin Morales, newly acquired Josh Towers, Jason Hirsh, Mark Redman, and Kip Wells. Overall the pitching staff could be decent but there are no stars to stop a losing streak according to baseball betting line experts.
The bullpen has Manuel Corpas as the closer and he is solid. The Rockies picked up Luis Vizcaino from the Yankees and he will be better than LaTroy Hawkins was, according to baseball betting line experts. The Rockies could do anything this season against the baseball betting line and it would not be a surprise. Last year was a fluke but the National League West is nothing special and they can compete again according to baseball lines experts.