Colorado Rockies: Should they trade for Justin Bour of Miami?
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What it would take to get him
Bour is eligible for arbitration for the first time in his career this offseason. MLB Trade Rumors projects that he will make around $3.5 million in 2018 so Bour is a cheap first base option, monetarily. However, to get him, the Rockies would obviously have to make a trade. Considering that Bour’s health has not been great in the past few seasons, he should be easier to acquire than his teammates outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher JT Realmuto.
Considering this, I think that it is tough to gauge what it would take to get him but I don’t think that he would require one of the Rockies top five prospects to acquire. However, if he were to come to Colorado with Yelich and/or Realmuto as well, the Marlins would obviously want more prospects in return.
Mike Petriello of MLB.com mentioned this possibility a few days ago on Twitter.
He makes an excellent point in the tweet: the Rockies cannot be content with the bullpen moves that they have made. They need at least one bat. Whether that be at catcher because, let’s be honest, Chris Iannetta isn’t hitting 30 home runs. The Rockies also need a first baseman and/or a corner outfielder.
Petriello also made some hot takes on the Rockies too.
The center fielders he’s talking about Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds and Jarrod Dyson, who is a free agent. Both are two of the fastest players in all of baseball.
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Be that as it may, the Rockies need to acquire at least one bat and Justin Bour would provide the Rockies with an affordable first base bat to put in the middle of the lineup.