Rockies' improvement tied to better defensive play

Originally Published: August 28, 2007
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The Rockies have tried almost every way to win in the thin air of Denver, which some will say is impossible. They have tried assembling ferocious offensive teams, some of the best in recent history. They have tried signing sinkerball pitchers. They have tried the humidor. And now they are closer than they've been in a while to getting it right.

The Rockies have the best defense in the National League. Through Tuesday, they had made only 59 errors, fewest in bthe majors, six fewer than ...

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