Players from each non-contender that the Colorado Rockies should look at
The Oakland Athletics
The Athletics are another peculiar team in baseball as they have a record of 30-28. However, they are in fourth place. They will not win the division as the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros will win the division again. However, two of the three biggest threats for the two Wild Card spots are in the same division so by the end of July, the A’s could find themselves being sellers, even if they are over .500.
If they do decide to sell, the main player that the Rockies should look at acquiring (or, in this case, reacquiring) catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
Lucroy did an excellent job with the Rockies in the final two months of the season. The Rockies are hoped to resign him this past offseason but he was, initially, asking too much and, as a result, they decided to sign Chris Iannetta to his second tenure with the Rockies.
In 2018, he has a slash line of .265/.321/.368 and an OPS+ of 92, which is slightly better than Iannetta’s .234/.333/.395 slash and 86 OPS+.
Lucroy’s contract with the A’s was only for 1 year and $6.5 million so if the Rockies were to try to acquire Lucroy for the second time in as many seasons, he, again, would not cost much in return.