The month that we’ve all been waiting for. The Colorado Rockies had to decide whether to be buyers or sellers as they are a team reaching towards contention. Like what happened this past week the Rockies did go after a a reliever, however it wasn’t Seunghwan Oh. They decided to go after Orioles’ reliever Brad Brach who was having a very good year. This trade was essentially the exact same as the Oh trade with the Orioles receiving two prospects. But Colorado did not stop there.
Ian Desmond wasn’t really working out for the Rox at first so why not go ahead and find a true first baseman that knows that position like the back of their hand. Low and behold, there was Justin Bour sitting on the trade block.
The Marlins wanted an outfielder along with some young talent so due to the outfield depth of the Rockies they went ahead and pitched Gerardo Parra as the main man on the trade since his contract would be up by seasons end. So, it became a done deal once the Rockies added another prospect to the deal and the Marlins got a true first baseman.
Was Colorado done, though? Not at all. Their last trade was for a starter as the rotation was beginning to digress and there was most definitely a need for a veteran starter to come in and help. So back to the trading block they go, and do they find?
It’s a Washington National, but he’s fairly overlooked on the team, but would certainly be a solid addition to the Rockies rotation. So after debating for a few weeks towards the end of the trade deadline the Rockies finally decided to make a trade. So the Colorado Rockies traded for starting pitcher Tanner Roark for Mike Tauchman and a player to be named.
However, during the adjustment period and the All-Star break the Rockies did get pushed down to 3rd place in the division. The Diamondbacks then turned it around and rose to first while the Giants took first place, in the Wild Card.
On a happy note, Charlie Blackmon participated and won the Home Run Derby.