Jon Morosi of MLB.com and MLB Network reported yesterday in a tweet the Colorado Rockies are interested in some pitchers from the Baltimore Orioles.
Before the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles reached an agreement to send reliever Zach Britton to the Big Apple in exchange for a few prospects last night, Jon Morosi of MLB.com and MLB Network reported that, in addition to being interested in Britton (as we reported in this article from a few days ago), the Colorado Rockies are also interested in Orioles starters Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman.
The Rockies obviously like these two righties for their rotation because, as you may or may not remember, the Rockies have been linked to both of them in trade rumors before. In fact, a little over a year ago, we discussed those two pitchers potentially coming to Denver in this article. Obviously however, a deal never fruition as both Bundy and Gausman are still in Orioles uniforms.
Neither one of them have pitched particularly well this season in an Orioles uniform and the case could be made, for both, that they maybe need a change of scenery.
While Bundy and his potential are intriguing, Gausman is more intriguing considering the fact that he is a native of the Denver area. He is a native of the Denver suburb of Centennial, which is about 18 miles away from Coors Field.
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He graduated from Grandview High School in Aurora, which is about 24 miles away from Coors.
If you take a look at their contracts too, Gausman is arbitration eligible for two more seasons after 2018 and Bundy is only arbitration eligible for the first time this offseason.
It still seems like the the talks are in the preliminary stages so nothing seems to be imminent but I think that it may be a good thing.
If the Rockies decide to pull the trigger on getting a starting pitcher, they need to find a top of the line starter who is a veteran that can be the anchor for the team in their quest for a second straight postseason birth and, at least at this point in time, neither one of Bundy or Gausman fits that bill.