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Colorado Rockies: Wild Trades For This Offseason

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The Colorado Rockies’ offseason has already been a crazy one. They decided to let David Dahl and Tony Wolters go to free agency. Now, with the team looking to rebuild, who could be the next Rockie to leave the team?

Cleaning house for the Colorado Rockies

Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies Cut Ties

This one is obvious. The Arenado trade talk started last offseason and it is starting to leak into this one. The question is who is going to pick up his huge contract? Arenado has been quiet about the whole situation but it seems like some teams are interested. In my article What is Nolan Arenado’s Plan I talk more about what he thinks of the situation. Of those teams, divisional rival Los Angles Dodgers are one of them.

If the Rockies are in serious rebuilding mode this would be a good opportunity to get some prospects for their farm system. If there is a chance that he is going to opt out of Colorado, you might as well get something from him and try to build a bright future.

Trevor Story: Another Shortstop Gone For the Colorado Rockies

Another player that is getting more attention this offseason is Trevor Story. Story has been amazing his five years in Colorado. He has a .277 batting average, 134 homers, .343 OBP, and 80 stolen bases. He is a special shortstop that can run well while also having power. Story will be a free agent next year and if the Rockies want to get more prospects for the future the can trade Story this offseason.

Scott Oberg: Another great pitcher leaving the Colorado Rockies

One of the better pitchers in the Rockies bullpen, Scott Oberg may have some value to him as well. Even though he was in my article Three Rockies that Disappointed in 2020, the reason he was included in it was that Oberg missed the whole 2020 season. Even though he missed the whole season, his 2019 stats were impressive for a pitcher in Colorado. In 2019 he went 6-1 with a 2.25 ERA. He also had 1.107 WHIP and 58 Strikeouts.

The best thing about Oberg is that he can be a utility guy. He had five saves with 8 opportunities. Oberg would be a great addition to a teams bullpen. He could be a setup man, a closer, or even a mid relief pitcher. This would be another tough option for Colorado if they want to try to add more playmakers in their farm system.

Colorado Rockies losing their Ace, German Marquez

Last but not least on this list is German Marquez. Marquez was the ace for the Rockies and did ok for them. He went 4-6 with a 3.75 ERA. He also had a 1.261 WHIP and 73 strikeouts. Marquez is a talented pitcher and even though he has been in the league for only 5 years has an overall record of 43-30. This is all coming from a pitcher that is only 25 years old too.

This would be a stretch for the Rockies to trade him, since he is so talented for the age that he is. If the Rockies were looking to fully clean house and try to get as many prospects as they can for their stars, Marquez’s name would for sure come up and he would fit perfectly into a team’s rotation.

Changes are coming for the Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies have been mediocre the last couple of years. They win games but they aren’t championship material. Cleaning house could set up the future for them, and with the huge picks this last year with Zac Veen, and Drew Romo this could pave a good future for the Rockies. In another article I talk about some of the Rockies Prospects To Watch For In The 2021 Season. If the Rockies are going to clean house then they can see some rising stars that they already have in their farm system.

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