The National League playoff field is set. With todayÆs 9-2 beatdown of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Colorado Rockies clinched their second playoff berth in three years. St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and now the Rockies will represent the National League in the 2009 postseason. ItÆs been a crazy year for the Rockies, trading arguably their best player, Matt Holliday, in the offseason, and lost arguably their best pitcher in Jeff Francis to a shoulder injury. Those losses, coupled with an 18-28 start to the season left many, including myself, to believe 2009 would be a lost cause for Colorado. Ah, but the baseball season is long. The Rockies fired manager Clint Hurdle and replaced him with Jim Tracy. The hiring of Tracy is just one of the reasons for the R ...
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Article written by Adam Bernacchio