Looking for when it all really started to go wrong for the Rockies? I'm no forensic scientist, but to my way of thinking, I'll take July 30 of 2011.

That's the day the Rockies embarrassed themselves as an organization by trading Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians — and then still making him go out and pitch after he and everybody else on the Rockies knew he had been traded.

It was bush league then and it remains bush league now.