Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/14/14
In this young season, much has been made of all the high profile teams off to slow starts. Kicking the Jays, Rays and Angels while they are down has become something of a recreational sport at this point. However teams on the opposite side of the coin aren't receiving nearly the same level of attention. To see what I mean look no further than the NL West leading Colorado Rockies and their nifty yet underpublicized 10-4 record. In a division that was supposed to be controlled by either the defending champion Giants or the Federal Reserve-backed Dodgers, the Rockies were supposed to be a mere afterthought. In fact, when it came to teams getting buzz as dark horse contenders in the division, most of the attention went to the scrappy, gritty, tough Diamondbacks with most of the rest settling on the hip, young Padres. The Rockies got nary a mention. Was the baseball public right to slight Colorado or did we all overlook a team that is setting up to be this year's Orioles? ...
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