Originally posted on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 6/19/13
The Rockies are a better team if Jeff Francis is part of the pastnot a part of the future.This Colorado Rockies lost their best player last week. However, that didn't stop them from finishing the week just one-half game out of first place.The prevailing feeling among Rockies fans is cautious optimism. Everyone wants to believe that the team that was 1/2 a game out of first place going into Tuesday's game is for real. However, something about this team makes even the most ardent supporters wonder if they are going to slip out of the race and take the position that they have become so accustomed to, dead last.With a few exceptions, the Rockies have performed extremely well at the plate. They haven't been a product of Coors Field, they have been able to take their performances on the road, when compared with Rockies teams of the past.The lineup, however, was never in doubt. The big question was how well the starting rotation would perform.  For the most part, the rotation shocked every...
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