Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Matt Belisle has earned the right to struggle for the Rockies.The Colorado Rockies once again blew a late-inning lead on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco. Matt Belisle, once their most steady reliever, has felt the the overuse of the past three seasons finally catch up to his arm.This has been no secret. Belisle's velocity has been down, his slider flat, and his ability to keep the ball down in the zone has been a struggle since the beginning of September. In fact, he hasn't had a clean inning in the entire month.There is one thing that is certain, Belisle has earned his right to struggle. There might not be another reliever in the history of the Rockies who could claim that they were as willing to take the ball the way that Belisle has made himself available. He is a gamer. Look at his quotes from any interview and it is clear, he wants nothing more than to win the World Series. If winning the World Series means that he must start one day, relieve the next and then start on the...
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