Colorado Rockies: Should they trade for Justin Bour of Miami?

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Justin Bour #41 of the Miami Marlins hits a two RBI double in the seventh inning during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on September 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 29: Justin Bour #41 of the Miami Marlins hits a two RBI double in the seventh inning during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on September 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Justin Bour of the Miami Marlins
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 29: Justin Bour #41 of the Miami Marlins hits a two RBI double in the seventh inning during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on September 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

We have discussed potential options for the Colorado Rockies to acquire as trade candidates and they have almost exclusively been position players. This has been because the Rockies, with the signing of Wade Davis, have one of the best, if not the best, bullpens in the National League. They seem to be content their starting pitching staff considering that they have so many options internally. However, one thing that they must improve upon for next season is their offense.

In 2017, the Rockies struggled a lot offensively. By OPS+, they had the fifth worst offense in all of baseball. This was, in part, because of their lack of power as they were tenth in the National League in home runs. Also, a big reason was that they were inconsistent.

With batting average each month, they had a 50 point spread from their worst month (.247 in April) and their best month (.297 in July). By on-base percentage, they had a 40 point spread from April (their worst month at .310), to their worst month (July at .350). In slugging percentage, they had a 77 point spread between their worst month (June at .413) and their best month (July at .490).

To address this, we think, as we have shown in a few different articles going all the way back to July of last year, that the Rockies and Marlins would be good trade partners. We have discussed people like Giancarlo Stanton in this article, before he was traded to the Yankees, Marcell Ozuna in this article before he was traded to the Cardinals, Christian Yelich in this article, JT Realmuto in this article, and some others in this article just before the July 31 trade deadline. However, one player we have not discussed is their first baseman.

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