On Thursday morning’s edition of MLB Network’s morning show, MLB Central, they came up with a potential trade proposal that could help the Colorado Rockies in more ways than one.
We here at Rox Pile have discussed how they have been awful offensively in 2018, but particularly, at first base. In fact, at the first base position as a team, they have a offensive slash line of .166/.256/.299. All three stats are far and away the worst of all 30 MLB teams at the position, as the next lowest number in each category is .189/.269/.327.
The main person who has played first base has been Ian Desmond, who is the main culprit of the Rockies stats being so atrocious at first base offensively. That’s why we have also discussed some potential candidates to be acquired to play first base for the Rockies.
Trade rumors have been brewing already because, even though it’s only May 18, there are already eight teams that are on pace to lose 99 or more games, so the “haves” and “have-nots” have separated themselves.
One of those eight teams are the Texas Rangers. One of the players that they have who had been a first baseman previously was Joey Gallo. He is currently splitting time between left field and first base.
So, on MLB Network, they proposed a trade that would send Gallo to Colorado. But how much of a fit could Gallo actually be?