There's a man out there! On the wing of the plane! (mmmmjournal) wrote in nl_west,
There's a man out there! On the wing of the plane!

Hope in Colorado? (Time to talk baseball again!!)

It's almost time for pitchers and catchers to report (yay!), and all major sports publications are coming out with their predictions for 2006.

There's plenty of debate over who could win the West this year, about whether the Padres are prepared to defend their title, about the health of Barry Bonds, and about the myriad of moves the Dodgers have made this offseason. Seems like evrybody's got their opinion about which team really has a chance to come out on top.

But look at any preview of the NL West and there seem to be two major points everyone agrees on:

1) The NL West is baseball's weakest division.

2) The Colorado Rockies are going to finish dead last again.

Am I the only one here who thinks the Rockies shouldn't be taken lightly? I think they have a chance to surprise people if Helton returns to form and the team stays healthy.

Hey, they weren't all that bad last year, and if this really is baseball's weakest division, how come everyone is so quick to write off Colorado?

So here's my (hypothetical) argument: The Rockies will not be the worst team in the division this year. Discuss.
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