By Manny Randhawa / MLB.com

DENVER — Though their season came to an end on Sunday at Coors Field, the Rockies took a step forward in 2018. As the final out was recorded in a 6-0 loss to the Brewers that completed a National League Division Series sweep, there was a sense of optimism in the Colorado clubhouse behind the immediate and poignant disappointment.

The Rockies reached the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history, losing in the 2017 NL Wild Card Game against the D-backs, then falling to Milwaukee in this year’s NLDS. But what they showed in the process is that there is a strong core to build around, and their window for winning is wide open.

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