Colorado Rockies: 3 potential trade targets at first base
By Kevin Henry
Matt Adams, Washington Nationals
Adams is having a strong start to the 2018 campaign and the Washington Nationals are enjoying the benefits of signing him to a one-year, $4 million deal in the offseason. The 29-year-old has a .284/.394/.670 slash with a 1.065 OPS heading into Saturday’s games. Expected to split time with Ryan Zimmerman, Adams has played more than expected because of injuries … and has proven that $4 million investment to be a good one with 10 homers and 25 RBI to his credit.
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I talked about him being an offseason target for the Rockies in this article back in December … and it seems like the price tag would have been right. Could the Rockies be in line to bring him on board at the trade deadline?
He’s been a key to Washington’s success in the early season … but past trades could indicate that Adams could be had for a decent price perhaps. When he was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Atlanta Braves in 2017, it was for a corner infielder (Juan Yepez) at the Class A level. If the Rockies could offer lower level prospects in exchange for someone who could impact the organization immediately, it would be worth it for the Rockies to (once again I suggest) check on the availability of Adams.
Reality check: The Nationals have struck gold with Adams and it would be tough to now send him over to a possible competitor they’ll see in the playoffs.