Colorado Rockies: “What if” and the starting pitcher free agents

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DENVER, CO – APRIL 21: Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies (Getty Images)

Everyone has reported to Spring Training and games are underway … except for a few free agents we’ll get to later. Now teams are being graded on how they did in the offseason. We all know the Colorado Rockies went after guys for the bullpen and it was much-needed. They did, however, leave some questions unanswered … or perhaps they just want to fill those positions internally.

One question in particular that I had was that of starting pitching. As of now, we know that the most experienced guys in the rotation who have a spot are Jon Gray and Chad Bettis. There are still spots to fill … and there is plenty of competition for them.

Now I actually did make a hypothetical starting rotation that you can see here, but I somewhat believe maybe having a veteran arm might help the Rockies playoff push. My only reason because of the slight delay in signings of free agents. The market seemed to be revived after Yu Darvish agreed to terms with the Chicago Cubs. This leads me to analyze the current starting pitchers who are free agents.

There are three in particular I’ll be going over along with what’d it take to get them to come to Coors and how they would impact the team among many other things.

Sure, it may be a stretch to think all three (or even one for that matter) could land at Coors Field … but it’s still fun to think about, isn’t it? Let’s call it a little bit of fantasy baseball.

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