By Jack Etkin
Their rotation was a strength last season and one of the main reasons the Rockies won 91 games. It should be good once again and very cost effective. Only one of the projected starters will make $3 million this season, and the combined salaries for the five Opening Day starters are a mere $10 million.
The Rockies, entering their 27th season, are coming off back-to-back appearances in the postseason for the first time, wild-card entrants in both years. They have their sights set on winning their first National League West title and ending the Dodgers’ run of six straight division titles. To have any realistic chance of that happening, the Colorado starters will have to pitch well.
That’s entirely realistic, since it’s not an inexperienced rotation populated with green shoots, whom the Rockies hope will sprout. The Rockies starters all have had varying degrees of success.
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