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You could say the Colorado Rockies are having an identity crisis. If the team is going to have a decent 2009, “new leaders must emerge,” writes The Denver Post. The 2007 team that went to the World Series and lost is long gone. Clutch hitter Matt Holliday now plays for Oakland. Todd Helton has back trouble and will be playing less than in years past. The list goes on. It appears three key players will have to step up: shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, third baseman/first baseman Garrett Atkins, and catcher Chris Iannetta.