Players from each non-contender that the Colorado Rockies should look at
The San Diego Padres
The Padres are in a very similar spot as the Dodgers and Giants: they most likely won’t give their best pieces (i.e. Brad Hand) to a division rival and quite frankly, the Rockies wouldn’t want to give their best prospects (i.e. Brendan Rodgers) to them just to have them beat the Rockies to a pulp down the line.
To be totally honest with you, the Padres don’t have many players of any use for the Rockies that aren’t Wil Myers, Eric Hosmer, or Brad Hand on their roster. Really, the only other player who could potentially provide the Rockies with help is Tyson Ross.
Ross is one of the starting pitchers that we featured in this article about starting pitching targets yesterday.
As I said in that article, though, he is a back end of the rotation piece and, considering that the Rockies back end of the rotation actually isn’t the problem but actually the front end (because Jon Gray and Tyler Anderson, their two most veteran starters, both have ERA’s north of 5.00).
As a result of that, Ross is not really a great fit for the Rockies, for both already being in the division and not being what the Rockies truly need.
Now, we move on to the NL Central.