Players from each non-contender that the Colorado Rockies should look at
The Cincinnati Reds
For the Cincinnati Reds, they have actually improved off their horrid 3-15 start that cost their manager, Bryan Price, his job. Since then, under new manager Jim Riggleman, the Reds are 18-22. However, they are still in dead last and still on pace to lose over 100 games.
The main thing that the Rockies need is starting pitching but that is the last thing that the Reds have, because they have virtually no starting pitching. In fact, they have a starter’s ERA of 4.93, which is second worst in the NL.
The main target that Rockies should have with the Reds is Scooter Gennett. Gennett has expressed how he does not want to be traded (because he’s from the Cincinnati area) but considering the Reds current situation, they can (and probably should) try to get something out of Gennett.
This season, he has 72 hits, 11 home runs, 39 RBI, a .341/.378/.559 slash line, and a 152 OPS+. That puts him on pace for 209 hits, 38 doubles, 32 home runs, and 113 RBI.
He also won the NL Player of the Month Award for the month of May, when he had 8 HRs, 24 RBI, and a slash line of .398/.418/.720.
He has exclusively played second base this season for the Reds but he did play some other positions for the Reds last year, including third base, left field, and right field.
Another player that the Rockies could look at is Matt Harvey, since he has done well in Cincinnati (3.72 ERA in 4 starts), but considering how he was the Mets (and his off the field antics), he might not be the best fit for the Rockies.
The Rockies could also look at some of their relievers, including Raisel Iglesias, Amir Garrett, and Jared Hughes, all of whom have sub-2.00 ERAs.
The Rockies could also consider players like Joey Votto and Eugenio Suarez but due to their contractual status or position on the field, they aren’t that realistic.