Potential Trade: St. Louis Cardinals
Shipping: OF Charlie Blackmon, RHP Jeff Hoffman
As many of you remember, the Cardinals and Rockies were rumored to have engaged in trade talks surrounding Charlie Blackmon in February. As Derrick Goold, the lead Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweeted, the asking price than was high. After the season Charlie just had, it is safe to say the price will be equal or greater.
With that said, the Cardinals could use a middle of the order bat, with good speed, and the capability to turn a game around with one swing. That is what Blackmon brings to the table, as evidenced by his 37 home runs in 2017.
Throw in Jeff Hoffman, meaning the Rockies include a top pitching prospect seemingly not cut out to succeed in Colorado, and you could get a haul in return.
Ideally, the Rockies would receive three quality arms and a quality outfield prospect. Tuivailala and Weaver are experienced Major League arms still under the age of 25. Tuivailala, 25, is a middle reliever who flourished in the Cardinals 2017 bullpen with a 2.55 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 42 innings. He mixes a 95 mph four seam fastball, a two seam fastball, curveball, and slider. Weaver, who pitched down the stretch for St. Louis in 2017, cruised to a 7-2 record with a 3.88 ERA in 13 appearance (10 starts). He mixes a four seam fastball, a cutter, a curveball, and changeup in his arsenal.