In 2017, the Colorado Rockies reached the postseason for the first time in nearly a decade. Almost every day of the journey brought a memorable moment. The first weeks alone saw MLB debuts for a pair of promising pitchers, late-game heroics from Nolan Arenado and Mark Reynolds, and the Denver Nine get out to a dramatic lead in the National League West beginning a campaign in which they were the only club in baseball to go wire-to-wire holding a postseason position.
Over the last 10 days of 2017, we will be highlighting the Top 10 moments from an incredible season. There was no shortage to choose from. As such, we tried to stick as closely to the idea of singular "moments" meaning consistently quality performance is likely to be a little overlooked. Don't worry, we will have more Top 10 lists for those kinds of evaluations in 2018. But for now, we thought we would take a look at the moments that Rockies fans are most likely to be looking back on fondly, years from now when they talk about the very beginning of this version of the Colorado Rockies.
It feels almost like a betrayal to reduce such a year to only 10 moments, so let us begin with the first of our honorable mentions:
Honorable Mention: It Was April, But They Were No Fools
Reynolds and Greg Holland were a pair of veterans with a lot to prove when they were signed by the Rockies to some team-friendly deals in the offseason. By the All-Star break, the former was watching a campaign grow to get him in the Midsummer Classic while the latter had firmly secured his third trip. Antonio Senzatela, on the other hand, found himself at the other end of the experience spectrum, making his MLB debut before he had even thrown 60 innings at the Double-A level.