Colorado Rockies: Trade targets if they were to be buyers

DENVER, CO - JULY 10: Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson #44 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to home plate during the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on July 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 10: Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson #44 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to home plate during the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on July 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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ST PETERSBURG, FL – APRIL 16: Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches during a game against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field on April 16, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL – APRIL 16: Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches during a game against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field on April 16, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Blake Snell

The New York Mets choices are a bit out of this world right now, especially with interest from other teams. So in order to balance out the trade targets, it’s imperative to add more realistic trade partners when looking for pitchers. The Tampa Bay Rays are yet another team in a rebuilding era and it’s high time that teams such as the Rockies think about becoming trade partners.

Blake Snell is having a great season despite being on a team that’s struggling. He currently has an ERA of 2.27 in 119 innings pitched, while he’s racked up 134 strikeouts. It’s been such a good year for him that he made the All-Star team for the first time in just three years of pitching. At 25, he’s on his way to becoming a top-tier pitcher … but only if with the right team. If the Rockies were to deal for him, they’d have control over him until 2023.