With today being August 1 and the trade deadline coming and passing, we here at Rox Pile have decided to do a roundtable of some of our contributors and experts on what our thoughts on how the trade deadline went for the Colorado Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies enter the month of August with a XXX record, in XXX place. Some people are content with what they did at the trade deadline and some are not. Overall, the Rockies only made one trade (the acquisition of Seunghwan Oh) but they also made some minor league signings, including reliever Santiago Casilla, former Rockie Matt Holliday, and they are talking with their former closer Greg Holland on a minor league deal.
Obviously, the Rockies could also make some moves in August, whether that be waiver claims, minor league free agent signings, or trades (and all players would have to clear waivers) but it is a bit harder to do (you can see more info on how they work and the Rockies history with them in this article).
But since we obviously don’t know what moves the Rockies will make in the month of August, we will discuss which NL team is to beat (especially if it changed), which team (AL or NL) won the deadline, and grade the Rockies deadline with a letter grade and why. So let’s get started with contributor, Quinn Ritzdorf.