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The Colorado Rockies were the team that was supposed to push the defending World Champion Giants for the National League West title in 2011.
Things didn't exactly turn out that way.
The Rockies find themselves in third place in the West, and don't have much to hope for this season.
But come winter, the Rockies could go shopping for some starting pitching.
Colorado has plenty of offensive firepower with the likes of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez in the middle of a lineup that plays its home games at the best hitters' ballpark in the country.
But the Rockies rank 14th out of 16 NL teams in team ERA (4.32), and the only way they will compete in 2012 is by improving their pitching corps.
The Dodgers' Hiroki Kuroda could be Colorado's man this offseason. Kuroda is 10-14 this season, but has a 2.92 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP. Kuroda has a career ERA of 3.43 and a career WHIP of 1.19.
He could be donning the uniform of a division rival come 2012.