Colorado Rockies: At the trade deadline, the club must be sellers

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DENVER, CO - JUNE 10: Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies signals defensive changes during a pitching change on the mound with Chris Iannetta #22 in the seventh inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 10: Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies signals defensive changes during a pitching change on the mound with Chris Iannetta #22 in the seventh inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DJ LeMahieu of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – JUNE 9: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies hits a 2-run homerun in the fourth inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Other offensive firepower could be on the move

Concerning the rest of the offense, concerning the trade deadline, there is one more player the Rockies could potentially move. Many will not like this take as he is a fan favorite. However, there is no better time than now to find a deal involving D.J. LeMahieu.

LeMahieu has been one of the biggest offensive weapons the Rockies have possessed in the last handful of seasons. Always consistent, the team and fans alike can rely on his bat. Nevertheless, with the likes of Brendan Rodgers waiting like a rabid dog, as well as LeMahieu in his final contract year, finding value in a trade now would be a boon for the future.

The All-Star second baseman signed a one year/$8 million dollar this past offseason to stay in the Mile High City. Now, though, heading into next season will be an entirely different story. LeMahieu is set to become a free-agent and will assumedly receive a mega-deal from someone in need of a player like him.

The future of Brendan Rodgers is closer than many people think. By the start of Spring Training, it would not be a surprise if Rodgers worked his way onto the Opening Day roster next year. Trading LeMahieu to a contending team could bring back a nice return, as well as allow the move for Rodgers.

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