Colorado Rockies: Looking at some of the trades from the Dan O’Dowd era
Blanco played 88 games with the Rockies as their backup catcher in 1999. He played in Milwaukee for two years before bouncing around to eight more teams through 2013.
Wright struggled in three years with the Brewers as a starter (92 ERA+) before bouncing around to eight more teams. He saw his best success as a reliever with the Mariners, Dodgers, and Rays from 2011 through 2013 (115 ERA+).
Cirillo was the player who was best from the deal. He only spent two seasons with the Rockies but he was an All Star in 2000, with 11 home runs and 115 runs batted in (not a typo with the differential of homers and RBI) with 53 doubles and a slashline of .326/.392/.477. In 2001, he had 17 home runs and 83 RBI and a slashline of .313/.364/.473.
After the 2001 season, he was part of a trade that we’ll discuss a little later.
He played with five more teams after he left the Rockies (including the Brewers in a second stint) but his power faded drastically and quickly and he primarily became a pinch hitter and designated hitter. He wrapped up his career after finishing the 2007 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks.