Colorado Rockies Tickets for Sale
Will this finally be the year the Colorado Rockies turn things around and get out of the NL West cellar?
Last July, Colorado traded shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and received Jose Reyes along with right-handed pitchers Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesus Tinoco. They saved $50 million in the process and added three great prospects to their already deep farm system. The Rockies are also changing up their outfield fences to try to deter the sheer volume of home runs. They are raising the outfield wall between right-center and right field by 8 feet and 9 inches to match the current height of the out of town scoreboard. The outfield wall height will also increase down the left field line by 5 feet to reach 13 total feet. Roster-wise, shortstop Reyes still has $48 million remaining on his contract and looks to be potentially untradeable as he is currently under review by MLB for a domestic violence charge. Prospect Trevor Story will most likely be called up earlier than anticipated to take his place. At second base, D.J. LeMahieu is coming off his first All Star Game and will be a major factor while Nolan Arenado at third has become one of the game’s elite. In the outfield, Charlie Blackmon has been stellar both defensively and as a leadoff hitter for Colorado. The Rockies signed a two-time Gold Glove winner in Gerardo Parra, to replace Corey Dickerson in left field to compliment a healthy Carlos Gonzalez in right. Rockies starting pitching had the lowest ERA in baseball last season with a 5.27. In 2016, they enter the season with promise in Chad Bettis, Tyler Chatwood and Jordan Lyles. All are very capable yet have previously sustained injuries that have held them back. The Rockies’ bullpen also had the highest ERA, (4.70) and most walks (249) out of all teams in 2015. They acquired free agents Jason Motte and Chad Qualls, to hopefully elevate the bullpen and close out more games. Adam Ottavino, who had Tommy John surgery in May will be back close to the All Star break and provide relief for this Rockies team.
Colorado loves their sports teams and want nothing more than to have a winning baseball club. They have some very promising pitching prospects with more on the way and the future looks bright at 20th and Blake. Coors Field is the ultimate spot to watch a ball game, so purchase your Colorado Rockies tickets and come on out to support these guys.
Colorado Rockies History
The Colorado Rockies played their first MLB game on April 5, 1993 against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium. They would play their home games that season and the next at Mile High Stadium home of the Denver Broncos. The Rockies inaugural season brought 65 wins, the most by a National League expansion club. Fans in the Mile High City loved having a team in town, as they came out in droves to buy Colorado Rockies tickets, smashing the baseball attendance record, as 4,483,350 went through the turnstiles in the first year.
In 1995, Coors Field opened on April 26th, outfielder Dante Bichete christened the new ballpark with a dramatic three-run homer to beat the Mets in a 14 inning battle. The Rockies would go on to finish with a 77-67 record that season and accomplish the franchise’s first Wild Card berth. They lost a tough series to the eventual World Champion Atlanta Braves and Manager Don Baylor was named NL Manager of The Year.
In 1999, the Rockies marked their seventh franchise opening day with a unique game. The Rockies and The Padres were the first ever to open a MLB schedule outside of the United States or Canada, playing in Monterey, Mexico.
Struggling throughout most of the early 2000’s, the Rockies finally reached the post season again in 2007, arguably the best season on record for the Mile High baseball club. Short stop Troy Tulowitzki pulled off a rare unassisted triple play on April 29th against the Atlanta Braves showing glimpses of what was to come for what would be a magical season. The Rockies would enter a playoff game for the Wild Card spot via help from the Brewers who defeated the San Diego Padres, a team that held a tie with the Rockies for that spot. Colorado had earned the right to play that game at home and took MLB by surprise and beat the Padres in extra innings with the help of Matt Holliday. The Rockies went on to beat the Phillies in the NLCS and shocked the world by earning a World Series berth. Sadly, the dream season and “Rocktober” came to an end and the Rockies were swept by the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 World Series.
Overall, the franchise has struggled to develop talent and management has been an issue for the club as well. Despite its shortcomings, fans continue to support the Rockies and their one sole World Series appearance. Coors Field is packed season after season and Rockies tickets continue to fly off the virtual shelves.