Colorado Rockies: Looking at some of the trades from the Dan O’Dowd era

DENVER, CO - APRIL 13: (L-R) Dick Monfort, Owner/Chairman and CEO of the Colorado Rockies and Dan O'Dowd, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Colorado Rockies watch pregame festivities as the Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 13, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 13: (L-R) Dick Monfort, Owner/Chairman and CEO of the Colorado Rockies and Dan O'Dowd, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Colorado Rockies watch pregame festivities as the Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 13, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – JULY 20: Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies smiles in the dugout after scoring in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field on July 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Cubs 9-3. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – JULY 20: Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies smiles in the dugout after scoring in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field on July 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Cubs 9-3. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

More from Colorado Rockies History

12/3/13–Traded Dexter Fowler and player to be named to the Houston Astros. Received Brandon Barnes and Jordan Lyles.

This was one that wasn’t great for the Rockies. Barnes played in 286 games with the Rockies between 2014 and 2016 and struggled offensively (72 OPS+) but did well defensively (6 DRS combined between the three seasons).

I’m pretty sure you know how Lyles did in Colorado so I won’t bring his career in Denver but if you want to look at it, his Baseball Reference page is above.

Fowler only played one season in Houston but he did well there as he had an OPS+ of 120 but struggled defensively (-20 DRS). They traded him to the Cubs after the 2014 season.

Final Thoughts

Especially with a career as long as O’Dowd’s was in Denver, he definitely won some and definitely lost some. These are just some of the trades that were bigger ones. There are a lot more as well as a lot of signings, waiver claims, etc.

Next: How Kyle Freeland has changed on the mound

In fact, the final move that O’Dowd made as Rockies GM was a waiver claim for a little known pitcher that had struggled (79 ERA+) in parts of three seasons as a starter just 11 days before he resigned from his post…and that pitcher happened to be Chris Rusin.

[All stats are from Baseball Reference]

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