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2014 Rockies Preview: Looking To Rebound

Adam Wolf

Adam Wolf

Adam began writing for RotoWire in the spring of 2012 as an undergrad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He primarily serves as the site's day-to-day editor of NHL content, while also working as the Chicago Bears and Colorado Rockies beat writer, managing the site's Closer Grid, and contributing to the football and baseball magazines.

The final standings may have shown a last-place finish in the NL West for the second consecutive season, but the Rockiesí 10-game improvement in the win column amounted to a respectable showing for first-year manager Walt Weiss. A shortstop for the prosperous Blake Street Bombers squads of the mid-90s, Weiss appeared to have the Rockies on track for a return to those halcyon days right out of spring training, as the team roared out to a 13-4 record in April on the strength of a hot-hitting lineup and, most surprisingly, competent starting pitching.

April would end up being the high-water mark for the Rockies, however, as the familiar issues that plagued the team during its 98-loss 2012 season started to reemerge again. Injuries limited stars Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki to 110 and 126 games, respectively, with their replacements mostly struggling to replicate the lost production. A lack of rotation depth undermined the teamís ability to sustain any sort of winning str

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