12/7/11–Traded Huston Street and cash to the San Diego Padres. Received a player to be named later. The San Diego Padres sent Nick Schmidt (minors) (December 9, 2011) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.
Huston Street was the Rockies closer. He became the Padres closer and in 2 1/2 seasons there, he had 80 saves, and ERA of 2.03, and an ERA+ of 172. The Rockies got Nick Schmidt for him. That seems a little low on the package and that’s because it was. Schmidt never made it to the majors as he left professional baseball after the 2014 season.
Not the best trade for O’Dowd, not to mention that they sent cash with Street…to a division rival.
12/8/11–Traded Casey Weathers (minors) and Ian Stewart to the Chicago Cubs. Received Tyler Colvin and DJ LeMahieu.
On the flip side, this is one of the better trades that O’Dowd. Weathers never made it to the majors. Stewart played 55 games with the Cubs and hit .201.
Colvin was always injured but DJ LeMahieu is one of the best players currently on the Rockies. Two nominations to the All-Star game, two-time Gold Glove winner, and batting title in 2016 so it’s easy to see who won this trade.