MILWAUKEE – The Colorado Rockies just announced their 25-man roster for the National League Division series and there are a few notable names not on the list.

While it is easy to understand and justify why each of these players did not make the cut, it is still worth reflecting on how crazy it is that the Rockies got to this point despite their struggles and have made the tough decision to move forward, for now, without them.

First is Opening Day starter Jon Gray who has had as tumultuous a season as anyone in the National League. The Rockies were expecting big things from him after his second half in 2017 was arguably the primary reason they managed to reach the postseason. He was as good as anyone during that stretch but famously collapsed in the Wild Card game and has since begun to develop a reputation for failing in big games.

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Drew Creasman

Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America.