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There were a few others that we considered on this list but either due to injuries this season and/or poor seasons, we did not include them. They include catcher Matt Wieters (injuries and poor season), second baseman Daniel Murphy (the Rockies already have their own injury prone second baseman who is having a down year who is also a free agent at the end of the season in DJ LeMahieu), and Nationals closer Sean Doolittle (stress reaction in his left foot and he’ll likely be out until September).
With the other players on this list, though, the Rockies could be one of the teams who are scoreboard watching to see what the Nationals do this weekend against the Marlins as they defeated them 9-1 on Friday on the back of an eight inning outing by their ace Max Scherzer.
If the Nationals do decide to sell, however, the Rockies really could have some interest in some of the rental options for the Nationals.
Depending on the asking price, they could even make some moves with them to really make a dent in some of their needs and especially with the Dodgers trading for Manny Machado and the Diamondbacks trading for Eduardo Escobar on Friday, the Rockies may make a move in response…and it very well could be with the Nationals.