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Colorado Rockies Predictions

Colorado Rockies Predictions 2015 Over/Under: 71.5 Boy, it just keeps getting worse in the rarified air of Colorado. They can’t keep talented members of their offense on the field and the pitching continues to be brutalized.  Add to it that the front office doesn’t seem to want to make the types of moves that winning organizations make, and one has to wonder how much longer classy manager Walt Weiss will hang around. Where They Will Succeed:  The lineup is again peppered with some really talented hitters. SS Troy Tulowitzki remains the preeminent middle infielder in the game. He’s a consisted .300/30/100 threat – when healthy.  Carlos Gonzalez brings that rare blend of outstanding power and above-average speed. He can anchor the three-spot in the line-up and be an MVP candidate – when healthy. 1B Justin Morneau enjoyed a fine comeback season, but experienced a mysteriously low flyball rate last year. Expect improved power production. 3B Nolan Arenado and OF Corey Dickerson are the latest in a long line of young mashers.  Both could experience .290/25/80 seasons, and Dickerson may toss in 15-20 steals .C Wilin Rosario and the OF duo of Charlie Blackmon and Drew Stubbs  will also provide some punch. The Rockies will be strong defensively as well, especially in the infield. Arenado and 2B DJ LeMahieu won Gold Gloves last year, while Tulo and Morneau are both outstanding glovemen. Gonzalez, Dickerson, and the platoon of Stubbs and Blackmon can all cover ground and will save a few runs throughout the season. Where They Will Struggle:   Staying healthy.  Tulo and Car-Go COMBINED for 575 Abs last season. Arenado...