With the conclusion of the divisional round of the playoffs, four teams advance with a shot at a title still alive. Conversely, four more teams join the rest of the league in thinking about next season. For the Rockies, Braves, Indians and Yankees, the offseason starts now. This is what lies ahead for the vanquished four.
The Rockies made the playoffs for the second consecutive season and advanced one round past 2017, when they lost in the wild-card game. They have an offense built around Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon. They finally appear to have a decent rotation backed by German Marquez, Kyle Freeland Jon Gray, Antonio Senzatela and Tyler Anderson. David Dahl did enough to earn a starting outfield spot and Brendan Rodgers is probably advanced enough to pencil in for the middle infield with DJ LeMahieu's impending free agency.