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T-T-T-Tulo and the Rox

The Rockies are playing good baseball right now. Check that, the Rockies are playing SCARY good baseball right now.

Sure we had a bit of fun with Oriole pitcher Jeremy Guthrie because he enjoys Bieber, but since Troy Tulowitzki changed his walk up music to Bieber, he has been the most dangerous hitter in the NL. Utility man Jonathan Herrera has taken over the job at second base and has hit over .400 and has become a very dangerous table setter for Tulo. And Carlos Gonzalez, who almost won a triple crown last season hasn't even hit his stride yet in 2011.

Scary good.

If this team pitches well -- and once Ubaldo Jimenez comes back there is no reason why they shouldn't -- and everyone in the line-up stays healthy, they could cruise through the NL West. I had the Rockies as my pre-season pick to win the NL Wildcard, but the way they're playing makes me think they should have been my pre-season pick to win everything.

This team is a perfect example of what can happen if a franchise stays true to their model of success, keeps their homegrown talent on the roster, and allows most of their players to come through the system together. Most of these guys have known only one organization, and they are committed to winning for Colorado.

And you heard it here first: with the way he is playing, I would be shocked if Troy Tulowitzki isn't your NL MVP at season's end. He has been a solid player for a couple years now, and we've seen flashes when he has put it all together for a few weeks, but I have rarely seen a guy locked in the way he is right now.

How many games do you think the Rox will win this year? Send me a tweet.

The Rockies are playing good baseball right now. Check that, the Rockies are playing SCARY good baseball right now.

Sure we had a bit of fun with Oriole pitcher Jeremy Guthrie because he enjoys Bieber, but since Troy Tulowitzki changed his walk up music to Bieber, he has been the most dangerous hitter in the NL. Utility man Jonathan Herrera has taken over the job at second base and has hit over .400 and has become a very dangerous table setter for Tulo. And Carlos Gonzalez, who almost won a triple crown last season hasn't even hit his stride yet in 2011.

Scary good.

If this team pitches well -- and once Ubaldo Jimenez comes back there is no reason why they shouldn't -- and everyone in the line-up stays healthy, they could cruise through the NL West. I had the Rockies as my pre-season pick to win the NL Wildcard, but the way they're playing makes me think they should have been my pre-season pick to win everything.

This team is a perfect example of what can happen if a franchise stays true to their model of success, keeps their homegrown talent on the roster, and allows most of their players to come through the system together. Most of these guys have known only one organization, and they are committed to winning for Colorado.

And you heard it here first: with the way he is playing, I would be shocked if Troy Tulowitzki isn't your NL MVP at season's end. He has been a solid player for a couple years now, and we've seen flashes when he has put it all together for a few weeks, but I have rarely seen a guy locked in the way he is right now.

How many games do you think the Rox will win this year? Send me a tweet.