As usual, the Colorado Rockies have been a considerable disappointment in 2015. Not only have they struggled on their way to a 44-59 record and residency in the NL West division cellar, but they also recently traded away their fan favorite shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki, who had spent his entire career in the organization.
In return, the Rockies received Jose Reyes and a few minor leaguers, which could serve as a glimpse into their future.
While Colorado’s newest haul isn’t expected to save the club’s season, the silver lining in a lost year may be the value fans can get via Rockies tickets the rest of the way. With Colorado Rockies tickets averaging out at just $58.55 over the rest of the season, fans should be able to withstand the losing and still enjoy the power the offense can bring to the table on a regular basis. In fact, their 469 runs scored this year leads the entire National League.
To get a better idea of just how much value Rockies tickets offer, let’s take a look at their cheapest and most expensive games in August, with information provided by Razorgator:
Cheapest – 8/5/2015 VS. Seattle Mariners at Coors Field | Avg: $35 | Get-in: $3
Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano come to town with their lumber in the first week of August, as the Rockies will try to stifle the visiting Mariners. With both teams sporting disappointing pitching rotations this year, it looks like there won’t be any shortage of runs on the scoreboard, so Rockies fans can expect a good one here. The Mariners have some punch in their lineup, which also boasts Kyle Seager and Mark Trumbo, but the Rockies have some notable firepower of their own even despite losing Tulo, with Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado leading the way. Both teams are in similar positions in the standings but regardless of what goes down, fans from both sides get a killer deal on tickets to see the Mariners and Rockies tangle for just $35 on average.
Most Expensive – 8/29/2015 @ Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park | Avg: $87.73 | Get-in: $16
Rockies tickets see a solid spike for their road trip to PNC Park when they take on the Pirates, yet their most expensive game left in August doesn’t even top $90. It adds up to outstanding value at first glance, especially considering the probably-playoff-bound Pirates are one of the hotter teams in baseball. Stacked with solid offense and quality pitching, Pittsburgh poses a big threat for Colorado and should be a challenge when these two meet for the first time this season. Rockies fans will be pulling for an offensive showdown, as they seek to play a little spoiler and attempt to dash the Pirates’ chances of securing first-place in the NL Central. Win or lose, Rockies fans can hit up PNC Park for $16 if they want the cheap seats, and they’ll get to see a playoff-caliber team led by former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen. In addition, they also may see the NL’s leader in wins, Gerrit Cole, toe the rubber.