Sep 27, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) hits a single during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. The Rockies won 12-5. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Carlos Gonzalez — what a second half of the season he had. After struggling heavily prior to the All-Star Break, CarGo kicked it into gear in the second half, showing signs of his former self. CarGo hit 27 of his 40 home runs during the second half of the season, including 62 RBI’s over that span.
The question will arise: Will the Colorado Rockies trade Carlos Gonzalez? Well, I believe they will, yet I believe it won’t happen until next seasons trade deadline.
Colorado made the smart choice of retaining CarGo this past season, mainly due to his struggles at the dish early on. As the season progressed, CarGo found his rhythm, leading to more production out of Colorado’s All-Star.
CarGo’s trade stock is high right now, which is good for Colorado — especially if/when they aren’t contending next season. The best plan would be to hold onto him for now, trading him later on; perhaps to a contender — preferably outside of the National League, thanks.