A vital reason for the Rockies slide to the bottom are the Killer Bees, aka The Rockies Horror Pitching Show. The B's are the Bullpen B's - Belisle, Bettis, Brothers are the principal B's that have a canny knack for giving up leads. The starting pitchers have been reasonably good, but a typical scenario is a starter hits the 6th inning, leading 4-2. Belisle comes in and gives up three - now behind 4-5. Brothers replaces Belisle and gives up back to back home runs. Rockies lose, 4-7.
What I cannot fathom is why the management has not sent them packing to the minors - surely there are some very hungry pitchers in AAA, AA and A who could replace the Killer B's - shoot, I think that I could lose games for a whole lot less money!!
The Rockies make Denver a 'balanced ' city for professional sports - the Broncos are among the very best in the NFL; the Avalanche are far above average in the NHL; the Nuggets are far below average in the NBA; and the Rockies are among among the very worst in MLB. Wonder how the Rapids, Mammoth and Outlaws are doing??