Aside from Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Todd Helton, we can’t name a single Colorado Rockies positional player. All we know about the Rockies is that they finished 64-98 in 2012 and had the third-worst record in the National League.
The 64 wins continued a downward losing trend. The Rockies won 92 games in 2009, the year they made the playoffs, but followed up their success by winning 83 games in 2010 and 73 games in 2011.
Will this be the franchise’s fourth straight season in decline?
The LVH SuperBook in Las Vegas seemed to think so, opening Colorado’s season win total at 70.5 games, the fourth-lowest over/under in the Majors ahead of only the Astros, Marlins and Twins. But over the last week, the Rockies’ win total has been bet up to 72.5—which suggests that SOMEBODY sees SOME potential in this team.
The two-game improvement is the biggest move of any team so far.
So, we ask you: What’s to like about the Rockies?
Talk about it in our 2013 MLB win totals thread in the forum.
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Biggest MLB win total moves:
- New York Mets (75.5 to 74.5)
- New York Yankees (88.5 to 87.5)
- Oakland A’s (83.5 to 84.5)
- Philadelphia Phillies (82.5 to 83.5)
- Washington Nationals (91.5 to 92.5)