Colorado Rockies: Hey Miami, we’ll take Justin Bour

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 1: Justin Bour. Getty Images.
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 1: Justin Bour. Getty Images. /
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Ryan McMahon of the Colorado Rockies
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 23: Ryan McMahon #85 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 23, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images) /

Who would the Rockies be giving up?

If you take a look at the Yelich trade you see that the Brewers had to give up around four prospects. Now analyzing that I’m not sure if Justin Bour is really worth four prospects, but maybe two or three. According to our friends at Purple Row the equivalent for Yelich would be Brendan Rodgers, Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson, and a low level guy.

I’d say let’s switch it up with this scenario. To get Bour, Rodgers would not be in a trade but I think that a trade for McMahon, Hampson, and a lower level guy. Perhaps, maybe even McMahon, Hampson, and Pat Valaika could be a deal.

With McMahon, they would get a major league ready player that could succeed Bour at first base. Plus, he has also played second and third base in the minor leagues so he could play at any of those three positions for them. Valaika would help in the same way as he’d help the Marlins piece together a team for 2018. Valaika becomes a free agent in 2023 and McMahon in 2024 so the Marlins would have a lot of control and they could even use them for when they plan on contending again.

Hampson and the potential lower level prospect would obviously provide the Marlins with even longer term players, if they make it to the majors.

The Rox could also throw in Ian Desmond, if that’s something they wish to do, but with the Marlins trying to get rid of money, they probably wouldn’t want Desmond in the first place. Which leads me to what I’d do with Desmond.