Colorado Rockies: Exploring trading away Jon Gray
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If the Rockies are willing to trade Gray and willing to take prospects, their pool of potential teams that would have interest would expand even further.
Teams like the Angels, who have zero pitching at the major league level and don’t have much on the major league roster that would be of use to the Rockies to fill one of their gaps, would join the ranks of the other teams that do have some major league talent that they could potentially trade away in a deal to the Rockies. Also, we’re talking somewhat realistic trades so, yes, Mike Trout would help out the Rockies but there’s no way the Angels would trade him to the Rockies for Jon Gray or for anybody, for that matter.
In reality, it would probably be best for the Rockies (if they were to trade Gray) to get both some major league talent but also a few prospects. The Rockies farm system is currently in the middle of the road (exact placement is dependent on which organization is ranking but Bleacher Report ranked the Rockies farm system as 13th best in the sport at the end of the season).
As with most trade talks, they never end up coming to pass but there are some trades that do.
However, if the Rockies float Jon Gray out there (which they, and every other team, should on any player) and get some interest and some offers that would help the Rockies out now, don’t be surprised if you see Jon Gray in a different uniform at the start of the season.