2012 record: 64-98
Finish: Fifth place, NL West
2012 final payroll: $84.2 million
Estimated 2013 opening day payroll: $73 million
Yahoo! Sports offseason rank: 27th
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Nothing exposes a franchise floating in the ether quite like an offseason of curiosity and indecision, of maneuvers unmade and ill-fated. To call the Rockies a rudderless ship at this moment would be an insult to rudders. This is a ship with a hole the width of its bow.
Walt Weiss may turn out to be a perfectly good manager. He is, by many accounts, a good leader, and the Mike Matheny-Robin Ventura double-shot of neophyte success last season emboldened the Rockies to pluck WeissRead More »from No. 27 Rockies: Rookie manager in tough spot; Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki wasting prime?