Where Do The Rockies, And Bettors, Go From Here?

Written By Ian St. Clair on 08/17/2021
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When it comes to the Colorado Rockies, there isn’t a lot to look forward to these days.

At least if it involves winning baseball, now or in the foreseeable future. Maybe ever?

And that’s a shame since it appears the Rockies have their best starting pitching in their existence. Led by Germán Márquez, Colorado has the allusive starting pitching that could lead it to success.

But given the mess that is the front office, there’s no doubt that will get wasted.

See: Trevor Story.

That’s now two superstars this franchise has found a way to repel.

Hey, at least owner Dick Monfort is consistent.

Since Coors Field is a glorified sports bar, the people of Colorado don’t seem to mind. They can head to lower downtown, have a few over-priced beers in a remarkable setting. You might overhear a random conversation that goes something like this: “Oh, this is a baseball stadium? Who’s playing? That sunset is amazing, did you see it?”

As it stands now, the Rockies (53-66) are 24 games back of the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants (77-42). That’s right, the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers (73-46), and favorite to repeat at Colorado sportsbooks, isn’t even the best team in the division right now.

If that wasn’t enough, you also have the San Diego Padres (67-54).

In other words, you need a franchise serious about winning to compete in this stacked division.

Since that’s not going to happen under Monfort’s watch, what is there to look forward to with this organization?

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From a Rockies betting perspective, it gets even tougher. Though there are some good betting opportunities around this team — you just have to look for them. One could come today with Márquez on the mound and Colorado the +1.5 underdog to the Padres, depending on the sportsbook.

For the latter, the Betfred Sportsbook in Colorado has you covered. If you wager $20 on the Rockies (one time) through the rest of the season at the sportsbook, you get $100. Plus, all newly registered accounts also receive a 100% first wager match of up to $500, win or lose.

In terms of the former, Larry Walker will have his jersey retirement and Hall of Fame celebration on Saturday, Sept. 25.

The ceremony will feature special pregame ceremonies for Walker that will include speeches from former players and an unveiling of his No. 33 in the Coors Field outfield.

As 9News points out, fans will also have the opportunity to take photos with Walker’s actual Hall of Fame plaque. It is only permitted to be outside of Cooperstown for this one day.

Since there isn’t a lot to look forward to with the Rockies, a little nostalgia and free money may help.

Photo by AP / David Zalubowski
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Ian St. Clair is an award-winning sports journalist. He is a University of Northern Colorado graduate, Colorado native and has over a decade of experience covering college and professional athletics. Ian does a weekly Broncos segment each Saturday on Klahr and Kompany on Denver radio station ESPN 1600 AM.

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