Colorado Rockies trade talk: Which prospects should the Rockies move?
By Colin Gaiser
Let’s say the Rockies are making a smaller deal for someone like the Kansas City Royals’ Lucas Duda. They won’t want to deal their top prospects for a rental bat, but some lower-tier prospects could make the deal happen.
If the Rockies feel confident about their pitching in the near future, they could offer pitching prospects like Jesus Tinoco, Ryan Castellani or Yency Almonte.
And if the Rockies feel set at first base — especially with the resurgence of Ian Desmond — a guy like Chad Spanberger is an enticing prospect. He’s firmly a first baseman, but he’s raking for the Class-A Asheville Tourists, slashing .313/.358/.577 with 22 home runs.
The Rockies are in an enviable position right now, and hopefully they make the moves necessary to bring October baseball back to Coors. Just be prepared to mourn the loss of a favorite prospect or two.
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But that’s baseball.