30 MLB Teams in 30 Posts: #14

The next team in my rankings is a team that plays in a state that I've never had the opportunity to visit:

#14:  Colorado Rockies (2019 rank:  #8)

First, I have to be honest in saying that I'm not really sure how the Rockies fell six spots from their 2019 ranking.  If I had to guess, I'd say that it's mostly due to the way the Rockies seemed to treat their star Nolan Arenado.

Historically though, I'd say the Rockies have been a borderline Top 10 team for me year in and year out.  Generally speaking, I like a lot of the players that have suited up for the Rockies and since the Reds and Rockies play so infrequently there's no real rivalry (or heartbreak) between the two teams.  I also think the Rockies' field looks quite nice and I'd like to get there some day!

Unfortunately, there isn't much else to say about Colorado right now - they are a perfectly adequate team and that's about it currently.  The next team on my list is pretty much in the same boat as Colorado as far as I'm concerned (perfectly adequate but unspectacular).  I guess the next team does have a bit more recent success...and since they are in the opposite league from the Reds they are even less threatening to my team than Colorado might be.

2020 Rankings:
#30:  New York Yankees
#29:  Boston Red Sox
#28:  St. Louis Cardinals
#27:  San Francisco Giants
#26:  Washington Nationals
#25:  Miami Marlins
#24:  Chicago Cubs
#23:  Milwaukee Brewers
#22:  Houston Astros
#21:  Pittsburgh Pirates
#20:  Atlanta Braves
#19:  Los Angeles Angels
#18:  Los Angeles Dodgers
#17:  Texas Rangers
#16:  San Diego Padres
#15:  Baltimore Orioles
#14:  Colorado Rockies
#13:  ??

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Comments

  1. Yeah, I suppose I don't have much to say about the Rockies, either. Mostly that I'm glad they found the humidor trick, because before that playing major league baseball in Denver just didn't work, but they have good fans and deserve to have a team. Other than that, um, I like the purple in their uniform. And they employ Daniel Murphy...funny that I haven't thought much about what ex-Mets are where as we go through these teams. I should have given the Padres for signing a favorite of mine, Juan Lagares, but I didn't even think of it. (Also, for being Rod's team!)

    I'll guess the Twins are coming up next.

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    1. Daniel Murphy is a lot of fun to have on this team.

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  2. My favorite current Rockies player is Trevor Story, and I'm also a fan of Todd Helton and think he belongs in the HOF.

    Maybe the Mariners are next?

    Good Job!

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  3. Hmmm...Tampa Bay Rays...

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  4. Perfectly adequate AL team? Gotta be the A's.

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