Found February 24, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams. I always thought there would be some kind of magical turning point, when the Rockies went from a young and talented team on the verge of contending to bonafide World Series contenders, but it didn't happen like that. It didn't happen like that at all, really.To say the Rockies got off to a slow start in 2012 would be an understatement. They underwent a roster overhaul that started at last year's trade deadline, and nothing meshed right at first. Alex White and Josh Outman got off to a slow starts in their new, high-altitude home. Jorge de la Rosa came back slowly from his Tommy John Surgery. Todd Helton's old bones took a while to kick into gear. The Rockies only won eight games in April and when Jim Tracy tossed Troy Tulowitzki under the bus after a ninth-inning looking ...
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