Colorado Rockies Offseason Speculation: Part 1

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Aug 12, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) reacts after allowing two runs against the New York Mets during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado has lacked a true ace for mainly their entire existence in the Major Leagues. Names that come to mind are Ubaldo Jimenez, Pedro Astacio, Jason Jennings and. Jorge De La Rosa. Then again, most of these guys are number two or three options on any given ball club.

The Rockies future as of right now looks promising — a farm system built around arms such as Jon Gray, Kyle Freeland, Tyler Anderson, Jared Hoffman, Mike Nikorak and the list goes on. Will one of these guys pan out to be an ace the club has desperately yearned for? Time will tell, but you have to be impressed with the way the farm has shaped out to be.

Colorado had the opportunity to trade Troy Tulowitzki away to the New York Mets last season straight-up for Noah Syndergaard — how lovely would that have been? Syndergaard had an impressive rookie campaign, including his dominance in the playoffs. Then again, Colorado wouldn’t have received the package featuring Jared Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesus Tinoco.