Colorado Rockies: Looking back on the Corey Dickerson trade
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McGee’s contract finally expired at the end of last season, but then a funny thing happened: he re-signed with the Rockies. McGee saw that the place that no pitcher wants to come is actually not a bad place to stay – and in a sense that may be the real value of this trade.
McGee has helped to conquer some of the Coors demons that have plagued pitchers since baseball came to Colorado and his success has been part of convincing other players, like star relievers Wade Davis and Brian Shaw, to take the Coors Field challenge.
Dickerson is off to an excellent start with his new ballclub as he has a slashline, entering Wednesday, of .303/.333/.461 with one homer and 12 RBI as well as seven doubles and 10 runsand it will be fun getting to see him again now that he’s back in the NL. On the other hand, there is no DH slot with which to hide his defense, so Pittsburgh is going to have to take the good with the bad.
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Meanwhile in Denver, the Rockies are coming off their first postseason berth in a decade, fueled in large part by the arms brought in by a trade that doesn’t look so out of touch today.