Colorado Rockies: 4 things they can do to improve in August

DENVER, CO - JULY 03: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates a fourth inning solo homerun with DJ LeMahieu #9 during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on July 3, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 03: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates a fourth inning solo homerun with DJ LeMahieu #9 during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on July 3, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Matt Holliday of the Colorado Rockies
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 03: Matt Holliday #17 of the New York Yankees looks on prior to the American League Wild Card Game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Call up Matt Holliday for the Angels series

When the Rockies invade Anaheim to take on the Los Angeles Angels for a two-game series, the calendar will read August 27. It’s a Monday and September 1 is on Saturday.

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So why does that matter? The 38-year-old outfielder will have had plenty of time in Triple-A to get his timing back and can serve as Colorado’s DH for the pair of games against the Angels. You won’t have to worry about playing him in the outfield in those contests and he can serve as a bench bat when the Rockies head to San Diego and National League play.

To call Holliday up on August 27, it’s just a few days before the September 1 roster expansion date when Holliday could well be called up anyway. Why not give him some DH at-bats against the Angels to kick things off?

Yes, Holliday will need to be added to the 40-man roster to make all of this happen and the Rockies will have to make a move for it and the 25-man active roster if he is going to be called up in August. However, if the Rockies could get a right-handed power bat in the lineup and jumpstart an offense that has struggled mightily at times in recent games, wouldn’t it be worth it? We think so.

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