Colorado Rockies: What they should be looking for at the trade deadline

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DENVER, CO - MAY 29: Relief pitcher Dereck Rodriguez #57 of the San Francisco Giants delivers to home plate in his Major League debut during the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 29: Relief pitcher Dereck Rodriguez #57 of the San Francisco Giants delivers to home plate in his Major League debut during the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 12: Starting pitcher Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch in the sixth inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 12, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 5-4. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 12: Starting pitcher Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch in the sixth inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 12, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 5-4. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /

The Colorado Rockies are really starting to look like buyers as we get closer to the trade deadline. Although the front office believed that they checked off needed solutions this offseason, many things haven’t panned out for them. We’ll give an overview of what position players the Rockies should look at trading for as well as what players to trade to acquire the needed ones. 

Starting Pitcher

As much as Colorado Rockies fans don’t like to admit it, the Rockies need a veteran arm in the rotation. Right now the starters aren’t really cutting it with the up and down of each outing they have. The main proprietor of this issue would be “ace” Jon Gray. He’s not really showing us that he has what it takes to be an ace at this moment in time.

We’re seeing way too high ERA’s from the entire rotation along with the fact that in most of their starts they can’t last deep into games. This will pose as a serious problem for them if they are able to make it to the postseason. 

The best way to combat this would be having at least one veteran pitcher who can hold down the fort and set the tone for the rest of the rotation. Who would be the best starters the Rockies should go after?

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