I think they might be. I don’t know what the worst ever record in major league history is, but the Rockies have got to be on pace to challenge that record. Already the worst team in the NL two weeks ago, they have run off a streak where they have gone 2-9 in their last eleven games.
Other than Carlos Gonzalez, their best player at the moment is a raw, unheralded rookie named Josh Rutledge who is actually out-hitting and out-slugging Carlos Gonzales since he came up from class AA. Other than that there is nobody on this Rockies team that is even mildly interesting to watch.
Todd Helton is clearly done and needs to retire. I am a big fan of Todd, but he is simply not providing any spark for the team.
Josh Rutledge is really putting the Rockies in a tight spot. He’s a shortstop and right now he is playing so well that when Troy Tulowitzki comes back from his recent surgery he might find the Rockies considering asking him to move to third base so that Rutledge can stay at shortstop. It is more likely that they will move Rutledge to second base (especially since they just traded Marco Scutaro, their second baseman for most of the season), but in the past year’s worth of baseball Troy has been playing more like a third baseman than a shortstop anyway. Having two power hitting infielders covering the left side of the infield wouldn’t be a bad thing, and neither Josh or Troy wants to play second base anyway. Both want to play shortstop.
In fact the potential power struggle between Troy and Josh might be the only thing left worth paying attention to for this year’s team. Oh, except whether they set a new record for incompetence.
They suck man.