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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Colorado Rockies

Key injuries and poor pitching hurt the Rockies in 2011, but help is on the way

Originally Published: September 20, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Carlos GonzalezDoug Pensinger/Getty ImagesThe Rockies' fortunes took a turn for the worse when CarGo went down with a wrist injury.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines an overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

Today we offer a farewell salute to the Colorado Rockies, whose lineup and rotation just had too many holes. It's time to kiss the Rockies goodbye.

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